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September 17th, 2018 93 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 530 Deluxe Edition

The deluxe edition of this issue is also available, exclusive to WHSmith. As well as the regular edition, it includes:

SERIES 11 GUIDE featuring new interviews with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill

DOCTOR WHO CD
from Big Finish

FOUR DOUBLE-SIDED ART CARDS of the Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yasmin

A MASSIVE, DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER featuring scenes from the new series

FOUR DOCTOR WHO DOWNLOADS from Big Finish and BBC Audio

Doctor Who Magazine 530 is on sale 20 September. Regular edition £5.99, deluxe edition £9.99.


Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine

93 comments

  • The Contessa

    September 23rd, 2018 - 9:38am

    Is this limited edition? Been to 2 WHSmiths & none left in stock, only the standard edition.

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    • Anonymous

      September 24th, 2018 - 7:35pm

      Went to my WHSmiths on Saturday, and they said they’ll be getting 12 over the next few weeks. Will look tomorrow to see if there are any there.

    • The Contessa

      September 25th, 2018 - 5:48pm

      Thanks Anon! Will keep checking!

    • Anonymous

      September 25th, 2018 - 5:49pm

      Managed to get the deluxe edition from the WHSmiths in Kingston. (Got The Time Machine with it, which I am very happy to get)

    • The Contessa

      September 27th, 2018 - 10:17pm

      Thanks again Anon! Kept looking & found a new batch in Newcastle. Better than paying £25 on ebay! Keep looking guys!

  • DalekAgent

    September 23rd, 2018 - 8:52am

    Ive noticed people have a different BBC audio download from pictures ive seen so what BBC audio did everyone get, i got the Second Doctor story The Roundheads

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    • Anonymous

      September 25th, 2018 - 5:49pm

      I got Carnival of Monsters.

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2018 - 7:34pm

    What are the list of Big Finish releases available? I heard they have an updated cover, is this true?

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    • Anonymous

      September 24th, 2018 - 7:34pm

      I highly doubt that. The downloads are The Starship of Theseus, Tidal Wave and The Boundless Sea (along with a random BBC audio download). The CD selection is either a companion chronicle or a destiny of the doctor release.

  • Totalbritish25

    September 20th, 2018 - 11:41pm

    hey booboo stupid question but entered the doctor who cross word puzzle completion for the first time In ages and was wondering do they send a conformation email to let you know that you have entered

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    • DalekAgent

      September 21st, 2018 - 12:37pm

      Im not booboo obviously but to answer your question no you dont but once you enter all your details, the page should just refresh and say thank you for your competition entry

  • Anonymous

    September 20th, 2018 - 8:31pm

    Whats on the other side of the art cards?

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    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 10:21pm

      Another part of the picture, basically you’d need two sets to make the image

    • Gareth Pugh

      September 20th, 2018 - 11:20pm

      No in fact – rather like the Star Wars cards of my long lost youth, the back of the four a5 art cards form one big A3 picture but it’s a different painting altogether from the four individual character portraits on the front (same artist and same style though, it’s a very similar image as was on one side of the poster last issue). But you don’t need two sets to make up that picture.

  • Anonymous

    September 20th, 2018 - 7:14pm

    So everyone, is the deluxe version worth it?

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    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 8:03pm

      Depends, if you like big finish then yes, I pretty much bought it just for that the audios. The CD is random and will either be a companion chronicle or Destiny of the Doctor. The downloads are each worth about £10 each and aren’t available as single purchases. the CD is between £3-8 so it’s good value, all the other stuff is pretty meh.

  • Anonymous

    September 20th, 2018 - 5:34pm

    I just notieced something, it says it comes with 4 doctor who downloads but there is only 3 on the bit of paper

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    • Galactic yo yo

      September 20th, 2018 - 6:00pm

      If you look, there’s another bit of paper with a BBC audio book.

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 6:57pm

      Oh yeah now i see it hahaha thanks

  • TARDIS_H63

    September 20th, 2018 - 4:10pm

    What free Big Finish did everyone get?

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    • TORCHWOODFAN1

      September 20th, 2018 - 5:13pm

      I got the great space elevator

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 6:03pm

      Nelicon Prime

    • Totalbritish25

      September 20th, 2018 - 8:22pm

      I got the the time museum

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 9:22pm

      Here There Be Monsters!

    • TARDIS_H63

      September 21st, 2018 - 7:11am

      I got the Glourious Revolution

    • Anonymous

      September 21st, 2018 - 4:31pm

      tales from the vault!

    • Anonymous

      September 25th, 2018 - 5:50pm

      The Time Machine

  • Geoff Lake

    September 20th, 2018 - 2:44pm

    I managaged to get the special edition from W.H.Smiths. The free Big Finish in my pack is Trouble in Paradise. A Colin Baker story performed by Nicola Bryant. Pleased as I don’t already have it. It IS in a correct Plastic CD case.
    The other gifts are not much use. At 58 I don’t want postcards or art cards. The so called souvenir guide is little more than a few words from each cast member. Hardly interviews. The magazine is pretty poor tbh. Not interested in Cos-Play or cartoon strips. Nice bit on the Tardis control room though.

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  • Tim M

    September 20th, 2018 - 12:55pm

    I managed to get the special release in WHSmith much to my surprise. Well worth the 9.99 price tag. I was really happy with the CD. I got one of the companion chronicles cds. ‘The Sentinels of the new Dawn’ read by the late Caroline John. It’s a perfect CD for me as I’ve been re-watching the brilliant Season 7 recently, and have always greatly enjoyed Jon Pertwee’s 3rd Doctor alongside Caroline John’s Liz Shaw.

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    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 1:22pm

      Lucky! My local Smiths has sold out.

  • DalekAgent

    September 20th, 2018 - 10:01am

    Just picked up this edition (i also got the subsriber one) and i got Tales from the Vault which im glad because its one i havent got, what cd did everyone else get?

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    • me

      September 20th, 2018 - 12:10pm

      the time machihe .part of destiny of the doctor i have got it o naver mind

    • Kevin225

      September 20th, 2018 - 2:47pm

      How many pages is the ‘Souveniur Guide’ – is it worth it?

    • DalekAgent

      September 21st, 2018 - 7:29am

      It has 14 pages in and it has Moments in Time where it just tells you all the things that happend from the 13th Doctor announcement up until the first episode and it has an interview with Jodie, Bradley, Tosin and Mandip but in my opinion though its not the best thing that the deluxe edition came with

  • Slitheen97

    September 18th, 2018 - 7:38pm

    Ooh, I’m glad I work at WHSmiths, Will be picking this up! 🙂

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  • Demdike@CultLabs

    September 18th, 2018 - 12:47pm

    To me the £9.99 version isn’t worth it. The poster would get binned, the art cards have that child friendly cartoony look to them, the downloads i wouldn’t bother with and the episode guide will be all over the internet by Thursday afternoon.

    I suppose what it inevitably comes down to is the souvenir guide. If that’s like the one with issue 500 then it will be a shame to miss it but if it’s just 16 pages then it matters not.

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    • Anonymous

      September 18th, 2018 - 7:28pm

      Posters, art cards and promotion so CD used to be free gifts. Ah, those were the days…

  • Anonymous

    September 18th, 2018 - 9:41am

    What’s the point in buying this now I like the idea of the deluxe package but I’d rather buy the standard version because it’s cheaper than the deluxe and I don’t have a WHSmiths in my area so that’s the standard is the only option for me

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  • Anonymous

    September 18th, 2018 - 7:46am

    It says below the CDs on the packaging that the Cds will vary. So it won’t include all three CDS just one of the three.

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    • Anonymous

      September 18th, 2018 - 9:25am

      And it presumably could also be a different CD altogether.

  • whovian

    September 17th, 2018 - 9:07pm

    I haven’t had this magazine for a few years, so to have a choice between paying £5.99 for a magazine with two episode titles/descriptions or paying like £2 or a small bit more for the Radio Times, which usually has the episode guide for a whole series in it, I’ll definitely be choosing the Radio Times over this.

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  • Anonymous

    September 17th, 2018 - 8:26pm

    oh great, i’m a subscriber and will probably get the textless standard edition, oh dear looks like someones going to have to get the deluxe one themselves

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    • Anonymous

      September 19th, 2018 - 6:20pm

      Personally I’m not a fan of the textless covers as a subscriber should have been given a choice! Won’t be renewing when it ends.

  • TARDIS_H63

    September 17th, 2018 - 7:15pm

    Anybody else realise that the cover for The Starship Theseus is different?

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    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:31pm

      Yep: it’s the new Big Finish cover style (with the 13th Dr logo on it). The original cover has the old “black stripe” on the left.

    • TARDIS_H63

      September 18th, 2018 - 6:15am

      Yep I know but why have they changed an already existing cover?

    • Anonymous

      September 18th, 2018 - 8:15am

      Because Doctor Who Merchandise is being “unified”.

  • TARDIS_H63

    September 17th, 2018 - 4:39pm

    I know this might sound silly but do people know if the free cd will be in a plastic case or in a card sleeve because I would definitely prefer plastic case!

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    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 5:07pm

      Its a download?

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 5:08pm

      Ohhh I’m not sure? I guess just the regular packaging – they just wanna get rid of the cds

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 5:55pm

      There are 4 downloads, 3 of which I have identified: The Starship of Theseus (from The Eighth Doctor: The Time War 1), Tidal Wave (from UNIT: Assembled) and The Boundless Sea (from The Diary of River Song Series 1).

      The CDs that are in the illustration are: The Time Machine (Destiny of the Doctor no.11), Trouble in Paradise (Destiny of the Doctor no.6), The Invasion of E-Space (a Companion Chronicle), Fear of the Daleks (another Companion Chronicle) and yet another companion chronicle which I am yet to identify.

    • T Slader

      September 17th, 2018 - 6:40pm

      Doesn’t actually sound that free does it? Says download but you’re paying £4 more for very little.

    • doctorwhomad

      September 17th, 2018 - 6:47pm

      It looks like it might be Ferril’s Folly.

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:37pm

      @doctorwhomad: Possibly, or Shadow of the Past.

  • Eoghan

    September 17th, 2018 - 4:22pm

    I’m Irish any clue how to get my hands on the deluxe, can I order online?

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  • AT

    September 17th, 2018 - 3:03pm

    As a subscriber I hate this Deluxe Addition idea, I feel subscribers should get more but instead we get less. I didnt want a textless covesr but didn’t get a choice. The Magazines tone is increasingly catering for a certain smug know it all youth audience – yes thats you Time Team!. Ive been buying the magazine since 86 and have always loved it but more and more Im having reasons to fall out of love with it and stop subscribing. To pay and additional £10 for something you already get but just with a couple of extra interviews, posters and an old BF CD is taking the mick!

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    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 4:32pm

      I agree
      I saw a comment from ages ago (probably on here) saying that if you buy the magazine you’re paying the wages for them so as much as much as there’s stuff I love … I don’t read it all and I don’t have time to nowadays

      I think I’ll probably cancel mine

    • T Slader

      September 17th, 2018 - 6:43pm

      Totally agree. I’ve been getting it since issue one but the smugness you focus on and the dressing up aren’t my thing. Haven’t read the comic strip for ages.., sadly maybe growing out of it. Still new fans are the programmes life blood and if that’s what they want then onwards.

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:33pm

      I’ve emailed DWM, to complain about it. Should be getting a reply soon.

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:35pm

      (About subscribers not getting the deluxe additon, that is)

    • Gareth Pugh

      September 17th, 2018 - 8:07pm

      I’m not sure I understand the comment about paying their wages if you buy the magazine. As a commercial business, sales of their product would surely be how they pay their staff, office rent, overheads etc?

    • Kevin225

      September 21st, 2018 - 6:41pm

      The latest issue is offering an Amazon voucher as a competition prize for feedback on the magazine. I suggest that anyone with comments on the recent run of issues perhaps that forum might be worth pursuing. For those 30/40+’s, there is perhaps little value in complaining about Cosplay and the ‘know-it-all’ Time Team. We were young once! In my opinion it is the lightweight nature of a lot of the content across the board that is a more relevant concern. Gary Gillatt’s editorship produced a largely excellent run of issues with no concurrent TV show. There was plenty of interesting things to say then. What about now with >10 new seasons etc. And who cares about articles about musicians loosely basing their music on the programmer!!

    • Kevin225

      September 21st, 2018 - 6:56pm

      Whilst it doesn’t appeal to me – the smugness/dumbing down and the Cosplay is kind of understandable. What I have an issue with is the superficial and tangential nature of a lot of the content (e.g articles on musicians who base their work on connections to Doctor Who). Gary Gillatt’s editorship has a lot of interesting things to say when there was no new TV show for pretty much 15 years. The current team should be spoilt for choice!

  • Nilso

    September 17th, 2018 - 1:38pm

    Subscribers get less at Doctor Who Magazine

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    • Doctor Mysterio

      September 17th, 2018 - 8:42pm

      Not sure why, as a subscriber, I can’t just get a magazine and that be it. Why all these variants? I’m only going to buy one…

  • Anonymous

    September 17th, 2018 - 1:06pm

    Do subscribers get the deluxe with textless cover or ordinary with textless cover? Or don’t we know?

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    • 100,000BC

      September 17th, 2018 - 1:15pm

      Previous DWM said there were three versions – standard version, subscribers version with textless cover and deluxe version with extras. That implied to me that subscribers don’t get deluxe but I could be (and would love to be) wrong.

    • Gareth Pugh

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:59pm

      It said in the news section of issue 529: subscribers get a textless cover version of the magazine. But not the deluxe package.

  • Andrew

    September 17th, 2018 - 12:45pm

    Wonder if the deluxe set will make it stateside. We’ve been decent with those, the 500th set made it to Barnes & Noble stores, at least.

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    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 5:56pm

      The deluxe set is a WHSmith exclusive, and a UK exclusive.

    • booboo

      September 17th, 2018 - 6:04pm
    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:39pm

      But if subscribers got it, more people would subscribe wouldn’t they? Either way it would be exclusive: subscribers’ exclusive OR WHSmith exclusive.

    • booboo

      September 17th, 2018 - 8:06pm
    • Gareth Pugh

      September 17th, 2018 - 8:17pm

      I read a comment from one of the DWM team that WHS are not just offered it by Panini – they are contributing some of the initial production costs (co-investing) so however frustrating it is for some (subscribers who have no option to just top up to get the extras, or regular readers who may not have the extra few quid to spare), you can understand why there’s no incentive for WHS to let Panini also send it to customers Mrs who aren’t contributing to WHS coffers.

  • Lege

    September 17th, 2018 - 10:35am

    We know what the CD and downloads are?

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    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 10:44am

      From the looks of the cover, the downloads are an episode each from The Diary of River Song, The Eighth Doctor: The Time War and UNIT: Assembled (if you look into it you can probably find out the exact episodes from the covers you can see), plus an unknown BBC audiobook.
      The CD is random from a 1hr release from the Destiny of the Doctor or Companion Chronicles ranges (the Companion Chronicles visible on the cover are from series 1 and 5 so that’s potentially quite a range of stories, although we don’t actually know how many are included in the possible gifts)

    • NG

      September 17th, 2018 - 10:44am

      The downloads looks to be
      They look to be 1.3 River Songs dairy
      4.3 from the same range
      7.1 from Unit

      The 4th download will likely be the CD.
      And the cd is 1 of multiple either The Companion Chronicles Fear of the Dalek
      Comapnion chronicles Romman 2 stroy
      Another story
      Destiny of the Doctor 11

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2018 - 11:10am

      Me again. Just checked over with the covers online, the downloads are River Song 1.1 The Boundless Sea, Eighth Doctor Time War 1.1 The Starship of Theseus and UNIT 4.2 Tidal Wave. Given that it says ‘from Big Finish and BBC audio’ and all the visible covers are Big Finish covers, I’d guess the fourth was a BBC title.

    • Lege

      September 17th, 2018 - 11:22am

      Thanks guys I’m blind so you have all been a great help.

    • MJS

      September 17th, 2018 - 12:03pm

      If I recall right, destiny of the doctor was commissioned by BBC and produced by BF. I’m assuming the 4th download or cd will be one of those.

  • the ergon

    September 17th, 2018 - 10:03am

    I think i might just have to get this issue for the episode guide and to hear what old bradleys got to say.Can,t believe we are less than three weeks off now.

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    • the ergon

      September 17th, 2018 - 2:12pm

      Radio times will most probably get the full episode titles, its just saying episodes 1 and 2 for the mag.

  • 100,000BC

    September 17th, 2018 - 10:03am

    Would love this but am subbed and don’t want to buy it twice!! Also those look like the covers for ‘Cold Vengeance’ and (at a guess) ‘Zygon Hunt’ in the new logo format on the right hand side – new Vinyl releases??? (Going for the familiar monster factor…)

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    • NG

      September 17th, 2018 - 10:46am

      I’m buying it twice soley for the CD among other things at a great value.

    • booboo

      September 17th, 2018 - 11:01am

      Looks like it they seem to be using the old series 3 steelbook image to me

    • Gareth Pugh

      September 17th, 2018 - 8:24pm

      Good spot – I think you must be right, because a close look at the Zygon Hunt cover shows the same design of Orange and white ‘Sainsbury’s exclusive’ sticker that Energy of the Daleks has. And I do know that Sainsbury’s Issue waves of vinyl exclusives in October (as well as the spring). I wonder if one is for Sainsbury’s and the other for HMV, or Amazon perhaps?

  • The Outcast

    September 17th, 2018 - 9:54am

    I wish I could get this edition, but living in Australia…

    *Sighs*

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  • Anonymous

    September 17th, 2018 - 9:48am

    Amazing! My only complaint is the art cards are double sided as usual- how are we meant to display them all together without buying two magazines for £20?!

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    • Gareth Pugh

      September 17th, 2018 - 7:56pm

      It’s 4 cards. I would assume between them they display the full set of 4 portrait paintings and the backs are something else?

  • DannyTheNerd

    September 17th, 2018 - 9:20am

    I’d love to get this version, but my WHSmith is in town, and I don’t usually go into town very often.

    Reply

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