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October 27th, 2011 38 comments

Doctor Who Insider Magazine Issue 08

Doctor Who Insider Issue 08

This month Arthur Darvill talks exclusively to Doctor Who Insider and looks back on how this year’s adventures and revelations have impacted on the life of his alter‐ego, Rory.

Also this issue: Doctor Who Insider talks Cats, lambs and all things show business with Bonnie Langford who joined Doctor Who as companion Melanie Bush in 1986.

We resist the temptation to hide beneath the bedclothes and nervously (but exclusively!) talk to author and actor Mark Gatiss who wrote this year’s creepy Night Terrors.

Mark Eden casts his mind back to 1964 when he played the famous Venetian explorer opposite First Doctor, William Hartnell in the seven‐part adventure, Marco Polo.

Insider zooms in on the moment, in the very first episode of Doctor Who, where two school teachers stumbled through the doors of an old police box and discovered the TARDIS for the first time.

The all‐action Third Doctor and his friends from UNIT are this issue’s subject for scrutiny.

Insider takes a pictorial amble through the eventful life of one Martha Jones who travelled with the Tenth Doctor before joining UNIT and working with Torchwood.

Previews of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including the DVD release of the Third Doctor adventure, Colony in Space, featuring an exclusive mini‐interview with Katy Manning who recalls working with Roger Delgado who played the Master. Simon Guerrier tells us about writing The First Wave, a new audio adventure for the First Doctor, and Peter Purves tells us what it’s like to once again be playing the First Doctor’s companion, Steven Taylor. Author Dan Abnett writes exclusively for Insider about bringing back the Ice Warriors in this year’s special, holiday‐themed hardback Doctor Who novel, The Silent Stars Go By. And David Howe rounds up the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including a wind up Dalek and TARDIS.

In The Recreation Generator, Insider presents another selection of readers’ Whoinspired art, craft and costumes.

PLUS! The latest official news and a giant, double‐sided poster of the Eleventh Doctor with Rory, and the Third Doctor.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Insider, Magazine


  • rabid frog

    October 30th, 2011 - 6:46pm

    Should I subscribe to this or doctor who magazine

    • McGann is The Doctor.

      October 30th, 2011 - 7:12pm

      Probbly this, because with DWM you don’t get any free gifts,

      although I don’t know what the benefits are when you subscribe to DW Insider , I would recommend it because it aint available locally, in the UK that is. 😀

  • Dalek Jake

    October 28th, 2011 - 1:33pm

    I love this magazine. I live in the UK and I get every issue.

    • doctor 2011

      October 28th, 2011 - 1:45pm

      same !!!!!!!!

    • TheDoctorOfWho

      October 29th, 2011 - 8:49am

      I live in Australia and I get them all as well!

    • McGann is The Doctor.

      October 29th, 2011 - 7:01pm

      I orderd two issues of ebay which I want to give my younger cousin on christmas. I think he would enjoy them alot more than DWM 😉

      Not that DWM isn’t as good as these, it’s just less appealing to kids than DW Insider. 😉

    • maddrwhofan

      October 30th, 2011 - 9:32am

      i dont

  • King of the weevils

    October 28th, 2011 - 11:37am

    I wrote it on another page but what the fog shark?
    And it still doesn’t feel five minutes ago since Saturday 3rd January 2009

    • doctor 2011

      October 28th, 2011 - 12:19pm

      happy birthday to matt

  • doctorwhofan27

    October 28th, 2011 - 11:07am

    happy birthday matt smith

  • maddrwhofan

    October 28th, 2011 - 8:46am

    oops i was a sposed to put where do you find 1 of these

  • maddrwhofan

    October 28th, 2011 - 8:42am

    what never ever seen 1 of these

    • King of the weevils

      October 28th, 2011 - 10:15am

      that’s because the mag is only available in the US but places like forbidden planet sell it and there’s a best of issues 1-4 on sale in the uk. At least I think it’s still on sale. Go and check your local whsmith. If it’s there they should have lots. It’s really great mag! 🙂


    October 28th, 2011 - 7:28am

    Happy birthday Matt Smith

    • 11matt

      October 28th, 2011 - 7:52am

      how old is he ?

    • crazy guy

      October 28th, 2011 - 8:39am

      i think he is 28

    • King of the weevils

      October 28th, 2011 - 8:41am

      He was 28 but now he’s 29

    • maddrwhofan

      October 28th, 2011 - 8:43am

      its matt smiths birthday today

    • King of the weevils

      October 28th, 2011 - 10:04am

      Yes it is

    • doctorwho321

      October 28th, 2011 - 11:17am

      happy birthday to you,happy birthday to you,happy birthday dear matt smith,happy birthday to you.Lets hope daleks come to the party(hopefully not silence!).

    • doctorwho321

      October 28th, 2011 - 11:23am

      To celbrate (i think thats how to spell it.)Lets make the biggest line down of comments ever!! ill start

    • doctorwho321

      October 28th, 2011 - 11:23am

      matt smith

    • King of the weevils

      October 28th, 2011 - 12:56pm

      The groske will come to the party but only if there’s free pizza.

    • crazy guy

      October 28th, 2011 - 2:36pm

      happy birthday to you

    • Commander Strax

      October 28th, 2011 - 5:15pm

      And dalek galic bread

  • King of the weevils

    October 27th, 2011 - 6:59pm

    Booboo do you know if they’ll be an issues 5-8 of doctor who insider for the uk like they did with issues 1-4?

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    October 27th, 2011 - 6:13pm



    October 27th, 2011 - 5:19pm

    Just to say, happy b’day Matt Smith

    • Commander Strax

      October 27th, 2011 - 5:31pm

      its tomorrow

    • anthony

      October 27th, 2011 - 5:49pm

      is it tomorrow can i say it on hes facebook page ?

  • David

    October 27th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    To be honest I don’t like Doctor Who Insider 🙁

    • Finlay

      October 27th, 2011 - 4:08pm

      Why not?

    • crazy doctor who fan

      October 27th, 2011 - 5:09pm

      it is not sold in the UK

    • crazy guy

      October 27th, 2011 - 5:16pm

      yeah but to be fair we have adventures and the magazine for older viewers we don’t need another one plus we had the first four come out in the UK and you can buy them online.

    • David

      October 28th, 2011 - 3:59am

      I bought the first 3 magazines when i was in Vancouver, but i stopped cos i just didn’t like it

  • Commander Strax

    October 27th, 2011 - 3:24pm

    looks great


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