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December 14th, 2020 29 comments

Doctor Who Magazine 2021 Yearbook

Packed with all-new content and previously unseen images, Doctor Who Magazine’s 2021 Yearbook is the essential guide to an extraordinary year.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan); guest stars Laura Fraser (Kane in Orphan 55), Anjli Mohindra (Queen Skithra in Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror) and Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty (Jake and Adam in Praxeus); plus writers Ed Hime (Orphan 55) and Maxine Alderton (The Haunting of Villa Diodati).
  • Analyses of all the episodes from the 2020 series.
  • The inside story of the new YouTube serial Daleks!
  • Behind the scenes of the Radiophonic Workshop’s latest project.
  • Tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2020.

and much more!

DWM Special Edition 56: The 2021 Yearbook is on sale from Wednesday 16 December at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from priced £6.99. A digital edition is also available, priced £5.99 from

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  • Izza Jane C. Pe Benito

    May 20th, 2021 - 1:50pm

    I like this Doctor Who Magazine 2021 Yearbook , My colorful pages & collector’s edition of 2 New Years Special Episodes.

  • Richard

    December 19th, 2020 - 3:43pm

    Got mine in the post this afternoon from Panini UK Store.

    • mick

      December 20th, 2020 - 4:14pm

      did you get a dispatch email, i ordered one 3 days ago and havent had nothing to say its been sent off

    • CyberLewis

      December 20th, 2020 - 4:26pm

      I’ve had no dispatch email either and it still hasn’t arrived

    • Anonymous

      December 20th, 2020 - 4:53pm

      I didn’t get a dispatch notice about the daleks book from panini but it arrived so I wouldn’t be too concerned yet.

  • Karl Clemmy

    December 18th, 2020 - 12:46pm

    Got mine and a friends from WH Smith in Lancaster, quite a surprise, cause usually it’s weeks behind it’s release date before it appears in store, they’ve got quite a few copies too

  • Mick

    December 17th, 2020 - 2:19pm

    Anyone found this in any shop yet?

    • Timelord63

      December 17th, 2020 - 7:03pm

      Yes, surprisingly I got it at WHsmiths on its release date.

  • Ash

    December 16th, 2020 - 5:17pm

    Any subscribers had their copy yet?

    • Kevin225

      December 16th, 2020 - 9:00pm

      Yes, mine came today.

    • Anonymous

      December 17th, 2020 - 1:09pm

      Mine has arrived today.

    • Anonymous

      December 17th, 2020 - 1:51pm

      Got mine today!

  • Stephen

    December 16th, 2020 - 7:45am

    The DWMSEs are usually on time, more or less. This one and the last one have Wednesday release dates rather than Thursdays for some reason. Redcar WHS didn’t have it on the Wednesday but had plenty the day after. I suspect it will be the same this time, but I will of course be checking, just in case.

  • Gareth Pugh

    December 15th, 2020 - 5:31pm

    Up for pre-order now (a bit early) on the Panini UK store

    • daz

      December 15th, 2020 - 7:07pm

      Thanks Gareth.

      Got my order in.

  • Anonymous

    December 15th, 2020 - 1:14pm

    Analyses of all the episodes from the 2020 series.What 2020 series???

    • Anonymous

      December 15th, 2020 - 2:56pm

      Series 12. It aired in 2020

    • Luke Leo Ryan

      December 15th, 2020 - 2:58pm

      The one we had at the start of the year – Series 12, ran from 1st January to the 1st March.

    • Dalekz

      December 15th, 2020 - 6:26pm

      Easy to forget the series aired this year because this year feels like 3 years.

    • Bobby Davros

      December 16th, 2020 - 2:34am

      Taxi for Anonymous 1.

  • Dalekz

    December 15th, 2020 - 12:11pm

    The 13th Doctor and Jack are going to be so much fun! I love it when a old friend who has travelled with other Doctors return!
    Jack is probably the only one to be totally on board straight away with the fact the Doctor looks all new, he even looks like he’s excited the Doctor is totally different again.

    • daz

      December 21st, 2020 - 6:47pm

      Got mine today from Panini.

      No dispatch email either or update on my order page on their site.

  • WillItArrive

    December 15th, 2020 - 8:50am

    So will this Really come out tomorrow or will it be First week in January in reality as WH Smith’s take at least 3 to 4 weeks to put these out.

    • booboo

      December 15th, 2020 - 8:54am

      it comes out tomorrow, DWM have no control over shipping delays in the current climate or when retailers put it on the shelves

    • daz

      December 15th, 2020 - 10:29am

      I’m just gonna order it from panini as is free delivery too. Rather than try and hunt it down in the Christmas crowds.

    • Gareth Pugh

      December 15th, 2020 - 10:50am

      In fairness in my experience WH Smith are usually pretty good at getting THIS line of DWM specials on the shelves on the day of release, or by the weekend immediately afterwards. It’s the Bookazines they struggle with and as suggest, can take weeks to be on the shelves (the silver ‘Essential’ guides, the recent 12th Doctor Companion guides and most recently the ‘Daleks!’ comic compilation were all part of the Bookazine line. This is one of DWM’s usual thrice-yearly (in normal times) specials, distributed the same way as the regular mag. The Bookazines apparently have to be distributed by a book distributor to WHS and that can take quite a bit longer, so it is said. But yeah, in Covid times there’s a chance this may filter through a bit slowly, I don’t know. But the last Special (‘Production Design’, end of September) wasn’t too badly affected.

    • James

      December 15th, 2020 - 3:26pm

      It’s a magazine so comes with regular magazine titles. Staff do as best they can to get deliveries done and out ASAP. If they arrive late this is due to the supplier delivery late arrival. I know from experience of working on the high street

  • Deano

    December 14th, 2020 - 6:50pm

    Looking forward to receiving this for Xmas especially the inside story of the Daleks YouTube animation

    • NickD

      December 14th, 2020 - 11:41pm

      Me too ☺︎

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