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January 31st, 2012 49 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 444

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 444

106 episodes from the black-and-white years of Doctor Who are missing from the BBC’s Archives; the original tapes long since wiped.

However, film copies were made and sold all over the world in the 1960s and 70s.

Where did these episodes go – and, more importantly, could they still exist somewhere today?

DWM 444 presents the ultimate guide to which episodes were sold, where and when – and the chances of their survival. The answers might surprise you…


As work begins on the new series of Doctor Who, showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT takes DWM readers into his confidence, and looks ahead to the final fate of Amy and Rory – and just what might happen next…

At last, more than 30 years since the TV production was abandoned, SHADA has been completed – thanks to BBC Books! DWM talks to author GARETH ROBERTS about the challenges of writing a novel based on Douglas Adams’ lost ‘Fourth Doctor’ story.

DWM goes back to the 1977 and celebrates the season which introduced K9 and attempted some of the most ambitious stories in Doctor Who’s history, as COUNTDOWN TO 50! continues.

The Doctor and his new Greek philosopher chum Socrates meet the Gods of Olympus, while Amy and Rory face danger in ancient Athens! Don’t miss the latest thrilling instalment of the brand new comic strip, THE CHAINS OF OLYMPUS by SCOTT GRAY, with art by MIKE COLLINS.

Go on an ANT hunt, explore the Ice Caves and feel the Dragon’s fire! With fascinating new facts and photos, THE FACT OF FICTION guides you through the 1987 Seventh Doctor story that introduced Ace – DRAGONFIRE!

If the love of your life is a Doctor Who fan, should you share their enthusiasm or leave them to it? KATHERINE HADOKE (wife of Toby) and GIGI CANDON (wife of Johnny) discuss the pros and cons as the regular DWM debaters defer to their better halves in A BATTLE OF WIVES!

The Tenth Doctor and Rose team up with Queen Victoria to battle a savage werewolf in Scotland, 1879! With their mistletoe at the ready, what will THE TIME TEAM of Emma, Chris, Will and Michael make of TOOTH AND CLAW?

The mysterious Watcher remembers a landmark in Doctor Who publishing, champions another Supporting Artist of the Month and challenges readers with his Six Faces of Delusion. Don’t miss the latest WOTCHA!

All the latest official news, reviews of TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword – and much, much more!

Leave no stone unturned! Discover DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 444 in your newsagent on Thursday 9 February, price £4.50.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • McGann is the Doctor.

    March 9th, 2012 - 8:38am

    Oh, I’m so lucky that eason’s don’t sell the latest issue until after release date; I got this one the 7th March, that’s the day issue 445 comes out.

    So relieved to find they still had this one, I also bought the 11th Doctor companion volume 4.

    Hope volume 5 is Blue, we’ve had pinkish purplish vortex in the background, then it was emerald green, then it was orangey red, then it was bright green, next it should be dark blue ! 😀 You know what I mean.

  • kiwi63

    February 14th, 2012 - 9:37am

    oh no…….
    i’ve just recieved this issue in my subscription…
    but..i havent recieved the krynoid/zygon issue yet…something is wrong

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      February 14th, 2012 - 10:22am

      That’s why I don’t think I’ll ever subscribe.

      I wouldn’t get to choose which cover I want, and I prefer to have my issue just WHENEVER I want it.

      You should write to them.

    • Finlay

      March 4th, 2012 - 3:44pm

      You can’t choose when you get it. It comes to you the day before or after it’s out in shops.

  • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

    February 10th, 2012 - 5:39pm

    Got it today!! 😀

  • matparks08

    February 8th, 2012 - 10:51pm

    Is this out tomorrow?

    • Finlay

      February 9th, 2012 - 8:28am

      yes,it’s out today but if you suscribe you get it early!

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      February 9th, 2012 - 1:09pm

      Actually it may have been delayed because of the snow since my local Sainsburys and Tesco didn’t have it this morning when my Mum went shopping.

    • matparks08

      February 9th, 2012 - 7:40pm

      Picked up my copy this morning – now looking forward to next months ’80s’ issue! 😉

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      February 9th, 2012 - 7:57pm

      Oh looks like nowhere near me must have got it on time yet.
      Guess I’ll try again tomorrow.

  • seesaw

    February 3rd, 2012 - 8:12pm

    i know where to find some lost classic dr who film bits… 😉

    • aaron

      February 5th, 2012 - 7:09pm

      where ?

    • seesaw

      March 1st, 2012 - 5:45pm

      i kind of found a short film of these patrick throughton eps:

      The Moonbase
      The Evil of the Daleks
      The Macra Terror

      One of my family members used to work for BBC in the 60s. 🙂

    • booboo

      March 1st, 2012 - 5:47pm

      the clips that exist on lost in time i presume

    • seesaw

      March 2nd, 2012 - 4:50pm

      I have seen “Lost in Time” the clips I mean, but the film bits aren’t on the DVD or the DVD’s easter eggs.

    • booboo

      March 2nd, 2012 - 5:25pm

      how do you mean, you have film clips that are not on the DVD’s?

      what are they of and where are they from?

    • seesaw

      March 2nd, 2012 - 5:49pm

      booboo, I mean the film clips on Lost in Time are not the film clips that I have found.

      The film can’s label says “Doctor Who: The Macra Terror”, “Doctor Who: The Evil of The Daleks” and “Doctor Who: The Moonbase”.

      I don’t know where they came from, but I was clearing my Great-Grandad’s BBC suitcase, and I found these film reels/cans of whatever. But not 100% on where he got them.

    • booboo

      March 2nd, 2012 - 5:58pm

      you do release what a serious matter new footage of these episodes are?

      There have been numerous hoaxes and false alarms which dont go down very well

      if you genuinely have them can you take a picture of the tins/reels and send them to me then?

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2012 - 7:02pm

      :O wow

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 3rd, 2012 - 9:11am

    This cover is awesome, how did they make it ?

    It isn’t based on a real image, it must be a brand-new authentic piece of art ! 😀

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2012 - 7:04pm

      it is an original images from the 60’s but made in colour


    February 2nd, 2012 - 4:20pm

    why was my comment first booboo

    • booboo

      February 2nd, 2012 - 4:22pm

      how do you mean?

    • Nemeth

      February 13th, 2012 - 10:48pm

      I mean why wasnt it

  • m.j.who

    February 2nd, 2012 - 10:50am

    cool cover dose this come out today?

    • Bow tie of Doom (Previously The Wooden Prince)

      February 2nd, 2012 - 4:17pm

      Nope this comes out next Thursday 🙂

  • Bow tie of Doom (Previously The Wooden Prince)

    February 1st, 2012 - 5:58pm

    Doesn’t seem that long ago since seeing DWM GO ON THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING EPISODES written at the back of last months issue and going absoulotely mental because I was filled with excitement! Time flies! 🙂 can’t wait for this issue!

    • King of the Cybermen

      February 1st, 2012 - 6:06pm

      This is off subject, but you sure love changing your name, Bow tie of Doom! I’m the same. I was first StetsonsAreCool, then Dalek Supreme, Commander Kaagh (for a week), King of the Sontarans (a week and a half) and now King of the Cybermen. Lol I might change it soon to King of the Veil (from SJA)!


      February 1st, 2012 - 6:08pm

      I haven’t changed my name since I joined the Site!

    • King of the Cybermen

      February 1st, 2012 - 6:10pm

      I know, but when a name comes to my mind I just want to use it, hhmm should I change it now?? I’ve only been 2 and a half weeks as King of the Cybermen! 🙂

    • booboo

      February 1st, 2012 - 6:11pm

      it also confuses people


      February 1st, 2012 - 6:11pm

      You could do, you’ve had that name longer than the previous few!

    • King of the Cybermen

      February 1st, 2012 - 6:13pm

      Actually, I think StetsonsAreCool was nearly 3 months.

    • Bow tie of Doom (Previously The Wooden Prince)

      February 1st, 2012 - 6:30pm

      “On their planet, “Doctor” translated as “Jeweller”- Jeweller to the stars they named me. I like that. So much less aggressive than “the Oncoming Storm” or “Destroyer Of Worlds” or “Bow tie of Doom”. No one has ever really called me that, by the way. Bow ties are never doom-y. Well, rarely.”
      -The Eleventh Doctor in Horror Of The Space Snakes by Gary Russell. The second story in the brand new 2 in 1 book Monstrous Missions.

    • Black TARDIS

      February 4th, 2012 - 9:42pm

      Luckily, I subscribe, so i get this 1 day before WH Smiths release!!!!

    • Commander Strax

      March 2nd, 2012 - 5:15pm

      me 2 booboo junior

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 1st, 2012 - 9:09am

    Woah ,that’s a great picture of the First Doctor.

    Haven’t bought the Krynoid issue yet, having only just finnished the previous one ! ❗

    However, with my fiver on me, I intend to buy it from Easons today. when is the next issue ❓

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    February 1st, 2012 - 6:57am

    Cool cover 🙂

  • kiwi63

    February 1st, 2012 - 4:10am

    I’m probably behind one issue, must sort that out

  • matparks08

    January 31st, 2012 - 8:41pm

    Brilliant cover. I’m wondering…….if for the 50th anniversary next year whether Dr Who magazine will have a cover for each Doctor (eg< Hartnell in January, Troughton in Feb, etc through to Smith in November and a special all Doctors cover for Dec)


      January 31st, 2012 - 8:43pm

      That’s not a bad idea!

    • King of the Cybermen

      February 1st, 2012 - 7:03am

      Awesome idea, and have the companions he had with them (for example 10th with Rose, Martha and Donna. 11th with Amy, Rory and the new companion) and you get what I mean!! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2012 - 4:44pm

      good idea! bet the radio times will have an issue where theres 11 collectable covers.

  • the astronaut of death

    January 31st, 2012 - 7:57pm


  • crazy guy

    January 31st, 2012 - 5:40pm

    definitely getting this

  • TheMadManWithABox1

    January 31st, 2012 - 4:42pm

    Nice! Can’t wait to by it!

  • The 13th Doctor

    January 31st, 2012 - 4:16pm

    That cover is amazing

  • Gary

    January 31st, 2012 - 4:03pm

    Love that cover

  • Dave @ WHO Blackpool

    January 31st, 2012 - 4:02pm



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