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July 3rd, 2013 35 comments

Achieve It 50th Anniversary Special Magazine – Updated

Character Options supports Welsh special school with enterprising Doctor Who project

Proceeds from this very special magazine will go to the Wales air ambulance service.

Character Options, master toy licensee for Doctor Who, is to support a Welsh special school in a unique Doctor Who project, sponsoring the printing and production costs of the school’s one off Doctor Who fan magazine that is written, designed and published by the pupils taking part in the school’s enterprise scheme.

The magazine will be available from the school from the 2nd July and costs £3.50 (100 pages).

All enquiries to Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn school

Interviews inside…

  • David Tennant
  • Tom Baker
  • Peter Davison
  • Colin Baker
  • Brian Blessed
  • William Russell
  • Katy Manning
  • Russell T Davis
  • Dan Starkey
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Rula Lenska
  • Mike Collins
  • Anjli Mohindra
  • Louise Jameson
  • Bonnie Langford
  • Helen Griffin
  • Mike tucker
  • Sarah Louise Madison
  • Anneke Wills
  • Yee Gee Tso
  • Includes a never seen before short story by Mike Tucker

Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn school in Swansea is a school of 114 pupils with a wide range of specials needs. Each year the Sixth Form run a variety of Enterprise Projects, to gain new skills, learn about enterprise and gain an Agored Cymru Qualification in (Running An Enterprise Project).

The original cover artwork from The Dalek Project now put to a very worthwhile use…


With this year being the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, the group decided that to create a one off magazine based on five decades of the Doctor’s adventures would be a perfect fit and approached Character Options to help fund production, which the company was more than happy to help with.


Mark Hunt, Brand Manager at Character Options, commented: “We are delighted to be involved in Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn’s Enterprise project. Looking at the work they have achieved to date, we know it’s going to be an amazing magazine that will be enjoyed by all that are lucky enough to own one. It’s packed with nearly 100 pages of facts, features, interviews and graphic work and the quality that has been achieved is remarkable. We are therefore proud to fund the print production which we know in this auspicious year will be in high demand.”


James Williams, Community Co-Ordinator at the school said. “We are delighted to be working on this Doctor Who project with Character Options. Many of the pupils have an affinity with the series especially as its home is just down the road in Cardiff, and I am extremely proud of the work they have created. But like all projects, funding is required and this allows us to give our pupils new experiences and learn new skills that they can take on with them to college. We therefore would like to thank the team at Character Options for their incredible support, not only financially but also their knowledge of Doctor Who. Over the next few weeks a great deal of work needs to be achieved and we look forward to working even closer with the team in seeing the final magazine come to fruition.”

The school’s magazine will be launched on 3rd of July 2013 at an event at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.

All enquiries to Ysgol-Pen-y-Bryn school

Categorised under: General Sci-Fi Magazines, Magazine


  • Garry Jones

    July 11th, 2013 - 1:57pm

    Recieved a copy of this in the post today, it really is a fantastic piece of work and a credit to all the staff and pupils of the school who were involved in the project.

  • josh smith

    June 28th, 2013 - 7:25am

    katy manning my fav companion. I love u.

    im seeing you in comic con next sunday xxxx

  • Carlos D

    June 19th, 2013 - 12:17pm

    I would like to get this new Doctor Who Magazine but can’t get to the Doctor Who Exhibition. Will i be able to buy the magazine from the internet?

    • dalek 105

      June 20th, 2013 - 7:18am

      only a school in wales

  • Jayk

    June 17th, 2013 - 12:34am

    Looks AWE-some!But I wonder if it will be available outside of Cardiff

  • pupbenny

    June 13th, 2013 - 5:28pm

    Erm…. I knew this cover looked familiar.
    It’s the original, cancelled, 10th Dctor cover for The Dalek Project.

    • Esterath

      June 13th, 2013 - 7:09pm

      It says that on the article.

    • pupbenny

      June 16th, 2013 - 12:06pm

      Eh, I didn’t read it.

    • Jayk

      July 4th, 2013 - 1:25am

      Cancelled Cover???But I just seen a Copy of “The Dalek Project ” with that cover in my nearest FP the other day

    • booboo

      July 4th, 2013 - 7:56am

      strange, the book was re-scheduled and the cover was changed to this one

  • UnitedGamers2013

    June 12th, 2013 - 5:35pm

    Is this to do with you Booboo? I can put it on the front page of my website if you want

  • Doom Dalek

    June 11th, 2013 - 10:32pm

    How much is it? ❓

    • drwhobob

      June 16th, 2013 - 8:55pm

      unknown i think

    • dalek 105

      June 20th, 2013 - 7:25am


  • Colin the 3rd

    June 11th, 2013 - 8:43am

    Fantastic, Mike Tucker short story as well

  • The master

    June 11th, 2013 - 8:42am

    looks like its worth every penny, need to get hold of this

  • Simeon

    June 11th, 2013 - 8:41am

    very impressive list of interviews, well done all

  • Liason Ice

    June 11th, 2013 - 8:02am

    Another demonstration of the fact Doctor Who has the best fans in the world

  • Cyberman V2

    June 11th, 2013 - 7:48am

    Very nice mag.

  • The Monitor

    June 10th, 2013 - 8:22pm

    Seldom do we get a piece of merchandise like this. It really is an amazing achievement. And makes you very proud to be a fan.

  • themasterfan

    June 10th, 2013 - 6:49pm

    I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • matt9982

    June 10th, 2013 - 5:50pm

    Booboo where can we get this from? 🙂

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2013 - 8:38am

      we will let you know when we know

    • matt9982

      June 12th, 2013 - 6:49pm

      Ok thanks 🙂

  • The Doctor

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:47pm


    • The Monitor

      June 10th, 2013 - 8:20pm

      I think that word is very overused for merchandise in general. But here is one piece where it truly applies.

  • DavidH

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:44pm

    This is a great idea, I hope it raises loads of money for a good cause

  • Seekles

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:40pm

    What an excellent idea. A massive well done to the school, its pupils and Character Options! 😀

  • George

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:21pm

    Fantastic stuff – here’s one ‘limited edition’ from Character that I won’t be complaining about…

  • Dr Evil Fez

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:21pm


  • doc fan

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:16pm


  • the astronaut of death

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    cool that school is lucky

  • JaffaCakes

    June 10th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    Kawow! That’s a heck of a lot of Who people!

    • themasterfan

      June 10th, 2013 - 6:50pm


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