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Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Insider #9

Described as being “like a magical Christmas story” by star Matt Smith, the Doctor Who Christmas special isn’t far away – so it’s appropriate that the 9th issue of Doctor Who Insider should take a look behind the scenes and speak to guest‐stars Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, Paul Bazely and Alexander Armstrong to find out what’s in store in Doctor Who Insider, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

THE FLIP SIDE
Insider talks to the cast and crew of the Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama, The Fourth Wall, and meets the Sixth Doctor’s new companion, played by Lisa Greenwood.

MOVER AND SHAKER
Doctor Who’s resident choreographer, Ailsa Berk, tells Insider how she makes the monsters move!

THE CREATURE SHOP
Visual effects designer, Mike Tucker looks back to the earliest days of Doctor Who and reveals the role that the independent company Shawcraft Models played in creating some of the show’s most iconic monsters that still feature in the present day series.

WHO’S THAT GUY?
Insider talks to Gary Russell, Anwen Aspden and Phil Ford about how they went about creating The Gunpowder Plot, the latest downloadable Doctor Who adventure game, featuring the Rutans and the Sontarans.

THE FORGOTTEN DOCTOR
Doctor Who Insider looks back to late 2003 when Richard E Grant played the Doctor in the animated Doctor Who drama, Scream of the Shalka.

I WAS… JAMIE McRIMMON (FOR TWO EPISODES)
Hamish Wilson recalls his brief time on Doctor Who in 1968 when he temporarily replaced Frazer Hines as the Doctor’s companion, Jamie.

NEXUS POINT
Insider looks back to the fateful moment when the Tenth Doctor met River Song for the first time in Silence in the Library.

DATA FILE
This issue we look at the life of the bohemian Fourth Doctor and have a rummage through his pockets and check out his friends.

MERCHANDISE
Previews of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including a chat with Jason Arnopp, author of the new Eighth Doctor audio drama, Army of Death, and an interview with Anneke Wills who plays Polly in the Fifth Doctor audio adventure, The Five Companions. Plus, Gary Russell tells us about the trials and tribulations of writing Doctor Who – The
Encyclopedia.

PLUS! The latest official news and a giant, double‐sided poster of the Eleventh Doctor
with the cast of the Christmas Special, and the Fourth Doctor.
Don’t miss the ninth issue of DOCTOR WHO INSIDER, out December 8, priced just $6.99!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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