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July 31st, 2020 39 comments

Doctor Who Annual 2021 Time Lord Victorious Exclusive tie-in

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Penguin Random House Children’s and BBC Studios announce the publication of Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2021 which includes an exclusive tie-in to the Time Lord Victorious story.

Time Lord Victorious is a brand-new multi-platform Doctor Who story told across audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games. Time Lord Victorious will launch in September 2020, with products and experiences releasing until early 2021.

The 2021 annual is jam packed with activities, puzzles, stories, facts and illustrations, including a thrilling peek into the world of the TARDIS with a TARDIS Tour and TARDIS Trip Reviewer. Plus more in depth fact files on episodes like Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror and multiple opportunities to get to know your enemies better with breakdowns of monsters like the Skithra, the Dregs, the CyberMasters and much more.

The 2021 annual will publish on 3rd September 2020 in hardback priced £7.99 and is the perfect collectable gift for Doctor Who fans of all ages.

Categorised under: Annuals, diaries and calendars


  • The Monitor

    September 12th, 2020 - 12:10pm

    I bought this annual in Forbidden Planet this morning.

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2020 - 1:07pm

      Lucky you! I ‘ve tried two local WHSmiths & also a local Waterstones – None of them had it for sale

  • Judooning

    September 4th, 2020 - 6:17pm

    Very interesting start to the Timelord Victorious in this Annual. Looking forward to all the the other stuff now

  • Coleman

    August 2nd, 2020 - 7:02pm

    Loads of anonymous’s on this thread.
    It looks like someone keeps answering there own

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 7:17pm

      they are all different people, anyone who doesn’t fill out a name comes up as anonymous

  • Anonymous

    July 31st, 2020 - 9:38pm

    Tour of the Tardis?? All the wonderful rooms we never get to see anymore that will be just the horrible control room then…

    • Doctor Stu

      August 1st, 2020 - 2:35pm

      Throughout series 1,2,3 and 4 we saw just one different room a grand total one one time. Throughout series 5 and 6 we saw corridors in one episode. Throughout series 7, 8, 9 and 10 we saw different rooms also in only one episode. I don’t understand the ‘wonderful rooms we never get to see anymore’ comment when for 12 series’s we’ve seen ‘wonderful rooms’ a grand total of 3 times

    • Anonymous

      August 1st, 2020 - 4:06pm

      Even in the 26 years of original who we saw a handful of rooms, a community bedroom in hartnell era plus corridors. Troughton we saw a power room in mind robber. Non in pertwee era. Tom Baker. Masque of mandragora showed a couple of open doors and then the secondary console room. Invasion of time showed several areas. Then we get Romana’s bedroom in full circle. The cloisters in logopolis. Davison era shows various bedrooms and the zero room which is promptly deleted! Colin and Sylvester both visit the wardrobes and that’s pretty much it. Mcgann we revisit the cloister room. Not exactly a huge amount. Over the years we’ve seen very little of the tardis interior.

  • Dalek z

    July 31st, 2020 - 7:15pm

    Nice cover, we don’t often get the companions of the annual cover now

    • The Monitor

      July 31st, 2020 - 7:29pm

      I love this cover. It is all about JW. Rightly considered. Where do we buy it now. Options are diminishing

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 9:05pm

      I’ve got mine ordered from waterstones mainly because using my points card I’ve got it for free. Amazon and other companies will be selling it. Oh, and yes, love the cover. Love Jodie.

  • Anonymous

    July 31st, 2020 - 12:21pm

    Presume it’s a comic strip or a text story. Either way the current doctor looks to be included so maybe that will silence the conspiracy theory people!

    • Chris Howarth

      July 31st, 2020 - 12:34pm

      How so? The annual was already planned, so a TLV tie-in can only be an attempt to boost sales.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 12:55pm

      Don’t belive these conspiracy people. They have their own twisted, hidden agendas. They never have facts all they have are sad, insecurities and time on their hands.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 1:07pm

      You do realize that the planned annual will have been planned with tlv included? Tlv has been in the planning for some time before the annual was even announced.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 3:51pm

      13 isnt going to be in TLV and that was confirmed at the start. The annuals have always had a foot in “classic” who and 10 now falls into that category

      The annual will include a feature that includes info and facts of “the dark times” which is a central location of TLV.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 4:29pm

      Does it matter? Story or factual it doesn’t really matter. You don’t have to buy this. I’m getting mine free via waterstone’s anyway

  • Dr Evil Fez

    May 12th, 2020 - 8:44am

    The 2006 annual is still the best. Stories, comics, behind-the-scenes, cool pictures, games…

    • Anonymous

      May 13th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      To be perfectly honest I wish they would go back to the Doctor Who Storybook like 2009’s Issue & use that for the forthcoming Annuals from now on…

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2020 - 1:07pm

      2006 wasn’t a BBC annual.

  • Mrs Croot

    May 11th, 2020 - 9:49pm

    Got the 2019 annual for a staggering amount of 1p in Waterstones. God the 2020 annual was disappointing.

    • NickD

      May 12th, 2020 - 7:51am

      Aren’t they always? I’ve not purchased one for the better part of a decade. They seem to be aimed at a preschool audience, or they assume children are very unintelligent, which is most sad.

    • Doctor…Who?

      May 12th, 2020 - 8:02am

      I agree, I still buy them though. Just need this to get all of them from 1965-2021

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2020 - 9:30am

      They are aimed at a young audience. They are not aimed at adult fans

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2020 - 10:49am

      Well it depends how annoying they’re being

    • Anonymous

      May 15th, 2020 - 7:25am

      Have you seen the Blu-ray covers he did? I don’t think he’s an adult fan.

    • Anonymous

      May 15th, 2020 - 7:28am

      or she or whatever gender they are. I don’t usually assume

  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2020 - 12:27pm

    Hope this is better than 2020’s annual!

    • Reece

      May 11th, 2020 - 2:25pm

      Agreed! last year’s was an insulting piece of tat – I believe it’s the first annual ever to not include any sort of original fiction.

  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2020 - 12:24pm

    I started getting the annuals regularly with the new series, the only old ones I have are 1 davison, one colin Baker and a compilation featuring stories from 1-6. As an adult you have to remember that they are written for young kids not 50 odd year old fans! Loving the Jodie covers.

  • MJS

    February 1st, 2020 - 5:20pm

    The annual is a delightful little momento of each year. I enjoy collecting them. Read them once and on the shelf they go.

  • Anonymous

    February 1st, 2020 - 3:06pm

    Still collect these as done for many years although not as good as they used to be!

    • Daz

      February 1st, 2020 - 4:05pm

      I collected all of them from 2005 until about 2013 never really read them just collected them.
      Lost interest and gave them away I just kept a old 5th Doctor one I remember having as a kid and yes they were much better back then I agree. Oh I bought the last one as I liked the picture of Jodie on the cover and it was £1.99 in the sale.

  • Daz

    February 1st, 2020 - 10:50am

    I like how they used a picture of deep space on the cover!

    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2020 - 12:41pm


    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2020 - 12:55pm

      It’s a black holding picture. It’s just not reproduced above yet. I thought it was a subtle hint that omega was back… black hole… black cover…

    • Daz

      February 1st, 2020 - 4:02pm

      Maybe it is a hint Omega is back lol, just thought it was funny being so blank usually they pop some image on it we know what Jodie looks like any picture would have done for now.

    • Bobby Davros

      May 11th, 2020 - 5:29pm

      Omega only does anniversaries.

    • Doctor…Who?

      May 18th, 2020 - 7:28am

      Until a certain number of years has passed since An Unearthly Child was first broadcast, Omega waits in his antimatter universe, playing ping pong with the gel guards…

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