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November 4th, 2013 36 comments

The Mirror Collection: The Doctors: The Archive

The Mirror Collection The Doctors: The Archive

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An unofficial guide to 50 years of time travel

Since Doctor Who began its incredible run on British television in 1963, the Daily Mirror has always been there to cover the adventures of the Time Lord.


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From the show’s earliest days, The Doctors: The Archive features stunning unseen images from the Mirror’s archive. For the first time, fans can see the show’s original star William Hartnell having his wig put in place, and see behind the scenes on many of the show’s episodes which have now been lost in time.

The extensive photographic coverage features rare and never-before-seen pictures from not just the show’s early years, but throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, plus exclusive pictures taken during the recording of the revived television series which has become a sensation in the 21st century.

Featuring archive and brand new interviews, this special publication to mark the Time Lord’s birthday is an essential read for all fans of the show.

This 84-page glossy magazine, published under our Mirror Collection series,salutes and commemorates 50 years of Doctor Who on the BBC and will be hugely collectable.


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  • The Flying Shark

    May 16th, 2014 - 7:08pm

    I got this today, along with a TARDIS vinyl sticker, a set of Hedgewick’s World badges and other things.

  • Peter the Pom

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:21pm

    And pray tell me where we might get our hands on this in Australia please.

  • lucy jones

    November 20th, 2013 - 10:52am

    went is out in martin books

  • nichloas r

    November 20th, 2013 - 1:59am

    got my copy yesterday well worth buying some unseen pics

  • Sam Bentley

    November 17th, 2013 - 10:18pm

    Not to sure on this cover, maybe the Mirror needs a new graphic designer? I’d be happy to offer my services! Aha!

    But this book does seem very interesting, and probably a great read.

    • Sam Bentley

      November 17th, 2013 - 10:18pm

      Not book, magazine – sorry!

    • Kenny Smith

      November 18th, 2013 - 11:53am

      Technically, our guys have been calling it a “bookazine”. So you’re sort of right!

  • booboo

    November 16th, 2013 - 11:26am

    just got some copies of this, its very very good

    and there is a picture of me in it!

    • Kenny Smith

      November 16th, 2013 - 7:15pm

      Thanks, BooBoo! I wrote the text and compiled the images, so thank you! What page are you on?

    • booboo

      November 16th, 2013 - 7:21pm

      nothing grand, in the crowd at The Doctor Who experience at the end

    • Kenny Smith

      November 16th, 2013 - 7:26pm

      Ah! If everyone likes it and sells well, we’ve already talked about potential a second volume. We’ve already sourced more pics that came in after the deadline.

    • booboo

      November 16th, 2013 - 7:28pm

      its very good

    • Doctor Rules

      June 22nd, 2014 - 8:17pm

      which ones you booboo?

  • Karen Cadman

    November 14th, 2013 - 3:09pm

    This magazine will be available to buy from 19.11.2013 from Asda, WH Smith high street & travel, Sainsburys and all other independant newsagents including Waterstones.

  • BlackGuardian

    November 5th, 2013 - 12:42pm

    This looks great – and very reasonable at £4.99 (and only £2 postage to Europe). I’m definitely getting this 🙂
    Now come on Radio Times special, where are you???

    • booboo

      November 5th, 2013 - 12:45pm

      was wondering about that, Radio times have done some terrific books in the past

    • Johnny

      November 5th, 2013 - 1:06pm

      I thought it was confirmed that there would be no Radio Times special this year as there were enough other magazines doing special issues.

    • Dark Lord

      November 5th, 2013 - 8:36pm

      If that’s true, then it’s a damn shame! I’m very surprised that RT would miss such a classic opportunity to showcase it’s most iconic programme!!

    • Johnny

      November 6th, 2013 - 8:51am

      The didn’t do one for the 30th or 40th anniversaries either.

      You have to remember too that RT is not produced by the BBC anymore but is owned by an independent publisher, and maybe the new owners aren’t interested in special editions like there have been in the past

    • BlackGuardian

      November 6th, 2013 - 7:26pm

      There was a pull-out in the regular edition of RT for the 40th anniversary, but I would be very surprised (and hugely disappointed)if they weren’t planning a special for the 50th. Maybe they’re keeping it under wraps until the 23rd.

    • 100000BC

      November 6th, 2013 - 7:32pm

      Only didn’t do 30 and 40 because DW wasn’t on TV.

    • nichloas r

      November 6th, 2013 - 9:38pm

      “shame cant the radio times reprint the 20 year special like they did with the 10th one back in 2003

    • Johnny

      November 7th, 2013 - 3:20pm

      @ 100000BC – Just because “Doctor Who” wasn’t on the television didn’t mean there wasn’t a fanbase willing to buy an anniversary magazine. DWM sold constantly when the series owas off the air.

      @ BlackGuardian – Prepare to be “surprised (and hugely disappointed)”.

  • DoctorWhoFan101

    November 3rd, 2013 - 11:40am

    So, basically, it’s £5.99, for me anyway. Cool! I’m getting this :mrgreen:

  • DoctorWhoFan101

    November 3rd, 2013 - 11:38am

    Is there a picture for this. Either there isn’t or my laptop is playing up (Again).

    • booboo

      November 3rd, 2013 - 11:40am

      there was but it hadn’t been approved so we didn’t show it, i thoght the final version may be up by now

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      November 3rd, 2013 - 11:40am

      Ah ok, thanks a lot, Booboo.

  • Rose

    November 2nd, 2013 - 4:39pm

    This looks interesting. I might get this for my collection.

    • lucy jones

      November 6th, 2013 - 10:57am

      its rose piper from doctorwho

    • 100000BC

      November 6th, 2013 - 7:33pm

      Would that be “Rose Piper” who was companion to “Peter Eccleston”?


    November 1st, 2013 - 7:27pm

    I’ll be getting this, I remember faithfully cutting out every Dr Who piece from the newspapers for my scrap book as a youngin’.

  • The Monitor

    November 1st, 2013 - 5:18pm

    Just hope it is available in shops, but can see from above that is unlikely…

    • Johnny

      November 4th, 2013 - 8:41am

      WH Smiths usually carry these type of publications.

  • Johnny

    November 1st, 2013 - 3:21pm

    Before anyone asks, it’s £4:99 plus £1 P&P.

  • Tardis’nt

    November 1st, 2013 - 9:31am

    Sounds pretty good!


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