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Published on February 6th, 2013 | by Philip Bates

Interview with Jon Pertwee in DWM 457!

Pick up Doctor Who Magazine #457, out tomorrow, to read an exclusive, previously-unpublished interview with the Third Doctor himself!

DWM 457

Jon Pertwee, the actor who took Doctor Who to new levels of success in the 1970s, gave an extensive interview about his life and times to two young reporters back in 1994. The vast majority of the interview has remained unpublished – until now…

I had no preconceptions about the programme when I joined it… I only knew I did not want to be like the Doctors who had gone before. However, the old producers wanted me to play it for laughs, you can see that in the first episode. The hat business. The shower. I had already decided I want to play it straight. Luckily those producers left after the first story and were replaced by Barry Letts who let me play it my way…


Doctor Who‘s showrunner and head writer, Steven Moffat, replies to DWM readers’ questions on Vastra’s lips, River’s name and his favourite story from each and every Doctor. Some of his answers will surprise you…!


Amy and Rory. The Doctor and Rose. Captain Jack and everyone. Yes, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jonathan Morris turns down the lights, gets out the choccies and takes a romantic look at Doctor Who‘s greatest love stories!


The Eleventh Doctor has the surprise of his lives, as he’s reunited with Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright in Coal Hill School! And the shocks don’t stop there, as the latest comic strip, Hunters of the Burning Stone by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty, continues…


DWM uses its beryllium atomic clock to turn back time to 1996, and the momentous evening that Doctor Who returned to TV, starring Paul McGann, as Countdown to 50 continues.


The Third Doctor faces certain death, while giant arachnids plot to invade the Earth! The Fact of Fiction brushes off the cobwebs from 1974′s Planet of the Spiders, Jon Pertwee’s final adventure as the Time Lord, and uncovers a wealth of new information and rare photos.


All the latest official news, reviews and previews, a prize-winning crossword and competitions and much, much more!

Catch DWM #457, on shelves nationwide, for £4.75.


About the Author


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

One Response to Interview with Jon Pertwee in DWM 457!

  1. avatar daniel says:

    Its a brilliant interview with Jon Pertwee i have to say. Some of the ground is familiar to those who saw him at conventions or one man shows. However, Jon really gets on with the interviewers who a) did thorough research and b) have shared interests which endears them to Jon…and they get a lot more out of him as a result

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