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January 2nd, 2018 25 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Special 2018 Yearbook

On sale Thursday 4 January 2018

£5.99 (UK) $11.99 (US)

At the end of 2017 a remarkable chapter in the history of Doctor Who draw to a close. Two incarnations of the Time Lord overcame an existential threat… before the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor heralded a bold new era for the programme.

The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is a unique celebration of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventures, from The Return of Doctor Mysterio through to Twice Upon a Time. Packed full of all-new features and previously unseen images, this is the essential guide to the year in Doctor Who.

Highlights include exclusive new interviews with:

  • Joe Browning, Jimmy Mann, Gary Pollard and Kate Walshe (Millennium FX)
  • Ysanne Churchman (the voice of Alpha Centauri in Empress of Mars)
  • Matthew Clark (graphic designer, 2017 series)
  • Rachel Denning (Erica in The Pyramid at the End of the World)
  • Mark Gatiss (Captain Lethbridge-Stewart in Twice Upon a Time)
  • Stephanie Hyam (Heather in The Pilot and The Doctor Falls)
  • Adele Lynch (Iraxxa in Empress of Mars)
  • Rove McManus (host of Australian show Whovians)
  • Rachel Talalay (director of three episodes in the 2017 series)
  • Alexandra Tynan (designer of the original Cybermen)

Editor Marcus Hearn says: “The latest Yearbook is out a little later than usual, because we wanted to complete our coverage of the Twelfth Doctor’s stories by including Twice Upon a Time. This issue covers more episodes than any previous Yearbooks, but there are many other fantastic articles in there too. We hope this is a great souvenir of an incredible era.”

The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2018 is on sale now at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £5.99.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • Still not ginger

    January 6th, 2018 - 8:46pm

    How long is this on sale for?

    • Weeping Angel

      January 6th, 2018 - 9:20pm

      Usually around just over 1 month whilst stocks last

  • skonnos

    January 5th, 2018 - 1:05pm

    I got mine

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    January 5th, 2018 - 12:26pm

    Picked this up today from WH Smith. Looks good.

  • Monsterry

    January 4th, 2018 - 12:25pm

    Just come back from Valencia and saw the Science Park – it really is spectacular and you realise why they chose it – ready-made futuristic sets. Valencia itself is also interesting. Worth a visit if you want to recreate the “Smile” experience….

  • Kevin

    January 4th, 2018 - 12:17am

    This is now available to purchase (£7.99) and download in the Doctor Who Magazine app on the iPad…

    It’s listed as Doctor Who Special 48

    • Philip

      January 4th, 2018 - 6:14pm

      It’s £5.99 got it today…

    • Weeping Angel

      January 5th, 2018 - 5:26pm

      The printed version is £5.99, I saw it today in WHSmith.

  • Anonymous

    January 2nd, 2018 - 11:02pm

    Random question but why is it called the 2018 yearbook when it covers everything from last year (2017)

    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2018 - 8:06am

      It works in the same way an annual does.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    January 2nd, 2018 - 9:10pm

    And what a year it has been. Certainly Capaldi’s best.

    • Tim M

      January 2nd, 2018 - 10:25pm

      Definitely Capaldi’s best year. I could so easily have watched another series with the 12th Doctor and Bill, but alas, it wasn’t to be.

  • Jack

    December 28th, 2017 - 9:16pm

    Has this actually been released yet as I haven’t had my copy in the post and haven’t heard anything on it?

    • black orchid

      January 4th, 2018 - 1:42pm

      I too have not received my copy

  • alan

    December 28th, 2017 - 11:27am

    Anyone got this yet? not seen even the proper cover yet and it’s supposed to be released today?

    • booboo

      December 28th, 2017 - 1:42pm

      not seen anything on it

    • Timelord63

      December 28th, 2017 - 3:06pm

      Yeah, supposed to be out today but not seen it anywhere. Reckon it’ll be out in next week or so.

    • Gareth Pugh

      December 29th, 2017 - 12:08pm

      Yep, Peter Ware (the Deputy Ed) posted on Gallifrey Base this morning that it’s been put back a week to January 4th 2018.

      Reasons given are a ‘last minute change in publishing schedules’ and wanting to give this year’s Christmas episode fuller coverage.

  • Dowding1997

    December 16th, 2017 - 10:31am

    Is this special edition 48?

  • Andrea Laford

    September 20th, 2017 - 7:38pm

    What date will it be available?

    • Rorypond11

      November 26th, 2017 - 10:51pm

      28th December according to DWM

  • Dalek4ever

    September 20th, 2017 - 7:10pm

    The cover looks so much like the 2017 one. Power of the Daleks? Class? Target Novels? I mean literally everything on the cover was from last year! Where is Series 10? The Doctor and Bill is from where Pearl was announced

    • Stop that TARDIS

      September 20th, 2017 - 7:11pm

      Pretty sure it is the 2017, they’ll change it soon it’s just a placeholder

    • booboo

      September 20th, 2017 - 7:16pm

      this is just the solicitation cover (when its put out for retailer order) they generally always change it

    • Brad

      September 21st, 2017 - 9:25am

      Oh I thought I was going mad, haha! Maybe there’ll be more info on the apparently forthcoming Shada release for November, hence not releasing proper image yet?

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