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June 21st, 2021 26 comments

Doctor Who: Chronicles Issue 2: 1975

Available to order from (In Stock Now).

The second issue in a new series of bookazines from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Tom Baker’s debut came as a shock to some critics and even regular viewers, but his charismatic portrayal of the Doctor soon propelled the series to new heights of popularity. In 1975 Doctor Who attracted both critical acclaim and controversy in stories that many regard as the benchmark for everything that would follow.

This 116-page bookazine includes newly discovered images and all-new features, including:

  • A summary of the year’s most significant events in the Doctor Who universe (both on and off screen)
  • Highlights of the memorabilia released in 1975
  • Tom Baker’s column for Reveille!
  • Dr Where and other spoofs
  • The story behind the ‘lost’ radio interview with Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Ian Marter
  • Doctor Who in the popular press
  • Archive rarities, including director Christopher Barry’s notebooks, the BBC’s Audience Research Reports, concept artwork from The Sontaran Experiment and unused props created for Pyramids of Mars
  • The Doctor Who and Dalek annuals
  • The Doctor Who Monster Book and other Target publications
  • Special effects and production techniques
  • Overviews of Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars and The Android Invasion
  • And much more!

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1975 is on sale now, RRP just £9.99 from and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. It’s also available digitally from priced £8.99.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • TheMaster

    July 5th, 2021 - 11:20am

    WH Smiths have just recived their copies in stores

  • Alan Silvester

    June 22nd, 2021 - 11:51am

    Anyone received this from Panini yet? Came out almost a week ago??

    • Chris Howarth

      June 22nd, 2021 - 2:49pm

      Yes, I got mine from Panini last week.

    • Pete X

      June 22nd, 2021 - 3:50pm

      Yes. Arrived on Saturday. The email telling me it had been dispached came almost 48 hours later.

  • GuyTheZygon

    June 22nd, 2021 - 8:15am

    If theY are sticking to the 5’s (for now) bound to cover 2005 as that was the revival Year, huge amount of publicitY, merchandise and media coverage

    • Anonymous

      June 22nd, 2021 - 12:39pm

      1985 next then possibly

  • Nick

    June 21st, 2021 - 7:23pm

    Thoroughly enjoying reading this edition – my favourite year of Dr Who. Very well put together and interesting. Really like the infographics on the back page regarding the ratings – excellent idea! Can’t wait for the next edition. Looking forward to a Troughton year 1967 edition, as well as the Pertwee year 1971 and Leela year 1977 editions. Keep up the excellent work!

  • Anonymous

    June 21st, 2021 - 6:23pm

    Saw this in w h Smith on Friday.

    • Anonymous

      June 24th, 2021 - 2:42pm

      Which whsmith?

    • Ben

      June 24th, 2021 - 2:44pm

      Which whsmith?

  • Anonymous

    June 21st, 2021 - 6:23pm

    dose anybody know where i can get the Doctor Who Chronicles: 1965 Bookazine

    • Anonymous

      June 21st, 2021 - 7:22pm

      WHSmiths will be your best bet, they usually get all the Who mags eventually.

  • Nick Betts

    June 15th, 2021 - 5:11pm

    It is a superb magazine, bought it this morning from Tesco

    • Ben

      June 24th, 2021 - 2:43pm

      Which Tesco

  • Kevin Quick

    June 8th, 2021 - 8:26am

    Delayed by a week to 16 June according to DWM Twitter

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      June 10th, 2021 - 11:07pm

      Ah right. Explains it. I was just going to ask if anyone had located a copy as i hadn’t today.

  • Doctor Thirteenth

    May 23rd, 2021 - 2:09pm

    Does anybody remember the Doctor Who chest set that came out where you had to subscribe to it I remember that they did all 7 doctor’s with fourth being the first with a Dalek

    • Anonymous

      May 23rd, 2021 - 8:25pm

      I remember the Danbury Mint one, was it that?

  • Anonymous

    May 20th, 2021 - 8:21pm

    Are they doing these by decades? 65 to 75? 😀

    • Philip Shaw

      May 21st, 2021 - 11:29am

      Looks like just covering the year on the cover, like the last one just featured thr year 1965.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    May 19th, 2021 - 4:03pm

    Love the cover. It reminds me of the Typhoo tea cards.

  • Anonymous

    May 19th, 2021 - 2:44pm

    Another nice cover, some really terrific bad guys on their.

  • bryan

    May 19th, 2021 - 1:23pm

    I suppose it’s understandable that Dalek Mania ( 1965) and now 1975 might be seem to be the easiest to make.A lot of info is already around for those years. So more unusual lower key years might need a bigger journalistic dig for the wider reaches of the Chronicles .

    I do wish for something more unusual. 1973;1990;1964 etc. I hope we do get them all. This just seems a little like low hanging fruit. That’s not to say it won’t be fantastic as 1965 was , just a bit obvious.

    Ordered from the panini website with WELCOME10 FOR 10% OFF TOTAL PRICE.

    • Bobby Davros

      May 19th, 2021 - 2:23pm

      1990 would be about 4 pages long.

    • bryan

      May 19th, 2021 - 3:21pm

      Hi Bobby Davros

      It might not be a viable year, but that the point.

      There was a lot of coverage still going on. with plans already in place for what whould have been the next series (see Big finish lost stories) . Plus the constant ,will the BBC sell it/bring it back . who would be the next Doctor etc etc.

      thats why it would be more interesting in many ways, than the big hitters. 1991 might be slimmer but I doubt it. In some ways 1990 is the end of the classic series, as we knew it.

      All through the decade Dapol, Product Enterprise/corgi, Danbury mint. were still selling. enough for Danbury to make a third special set for 1996/7

      There is still lots to see and read for the Lesser years.

  • Daniel

    May 19th, 2021 - 11:53am

    Available from: 10/06/2021


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