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August 19th, 2019 24 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 542


Featuring exclusive contributions from: Paul Cornell, Sarah Dollard, Matthew Graham, Peter Harness, Pete McTighe, Steven Moffat, James Moran, Rona Munro, Robert Shearman and Toby Whithouse.

This issue also includes:

  • Exclusive interviews with Billie Piper and Camille Coduri ahead of Big Finish’s new audio series Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon.
  • The Robots of Ravolox – investigating Robert Holmes’ final mystery.
  • Bonnie Langford answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • 1980s script editor Eric Saward reflects on the troubled production of The Trial of a Time Lord.
  • The Trial of a Time Lord on trial: could it be Doctor Who’s most underrated story?
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2008 Tenth Doctor story Planet of the Ood.
  • An exclusive preview of Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 23.
  • Part Three of Power of the Mobox, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

On sale from Thursday 22 August 2019 £5.99 (UK)

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • jvm2701

    August 28th, 2019 - 7:42am

    Still no copies in Belfast yesterday- maybe today…

  • me

    August 27th, 2019 - 3:29pm

    i finally got it in taunton they only had 1 copy

  • Anonymous

    August 25th, 2019 - 8:19pm

    I’ve checked Fareham shops Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. Assuming it won’t be available til next Thursday now.

    • Andrew

      August 25th, 2019 - 10:47pm

      Got one today in Morecambe

  • simonhalon77

    August 24th, 2019 - 4:27pm

    i live in kettering and i went town to get my copy on thurs 22 fri 23 and sat 24 and i have been everywhere and cannot find a copy anyway!
    so it would seem that this issue can be presumed lost in the vortex…
    and i am now wondering if issue 543 will appear in the shops in sept or if this will be lost in the vastness of the vortex

    • Timelord63

      August 25th, 2019 - 11:08pm

      Got hold of a copy in Driffield on Saturday

  • me

    August 24th, 2019 - 4:10pm

    can t find it in somerset

  • jvm2702

    August 24th, 2019 - 12:57pm

    None in Belfast this morning again unfortunately.

  • GuyTheZygon

    August 24th, 2019 - 8:52am

    Yep late delivery issue, none in the whole of Leicester…

    • Timelord63

      August 24th, 2019 - 11:23am

      Managed to get hold of a copy today

  • jvm2701

    August 22nd, 2019 - 12:55pm

    Is this in the shops in England, Scotland and Wales today? Have just checked several places in Belfast and there is no sign yet.

    • David

      August 22nd, 2019 - 2:33pm

      I’ve tried three places in my home town in England and they haven’t got it either…

    • Jamie

      August 22nd, 2019 - 5:32pm

      None to be found in Portsmouth 🙁

    • Timelord63

      August 22nd, 2019 - 8:16pm

      No copies in Hull either

    • Anonymous

      August 23rd, 2019 - 9:58am

      Issues are usually put on sale in shops on a thursday. You might get them a day or 2 earlier if you subscribe.

    • Pjd94

      August 23rd, 2019 - 12:37pm

      We get it in the shop where i work. Hasn’t turned up yet. Phoned the supplier who said it hasn’t been released yet for some reason.

    • booboo

      August 23rd, 2019 - 12:46pm

      DWM tweeted there had been a delay in distribution should be in the shops tomorrow

  • dazzleshell

    August 21st, 2019 - 11:57am

    Looking forward to finding out more about the Season 23 set. Can someone post info here please as I wont get to WH Smith for a couple of weeks. Cheers.

  • Dan Fellows

    August 21st, 2019 - 10:41am

    Hmm… 3rd cover in a row that hasn’t the current Dr on it?

    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2019 - 11:43am

      They publish several covers a year without the current doctor on them. This is nothing new. Without a new series there isn’t much to report about and so there is little reason to include her on the front cover. Also she was on the cover of issue 540.

  • Daz

    August 19th, 2019 - 8:34pm

    I do prefair those 80’s Cybermen more than the Ironman look.
    At least the face is retro like the 2nd Doctor era Cybermen

  • MadZagreus

    August 19th, 2019 - 6:17pm

    Try the one in Vortex.

  • Rose Tyler

    August 19th, 2019 - 12:51pm

    Can anyone let me know if the article on Billie Piper’s Dimention Canon is worth picking this mag up. Cheers

    • Anonymous

      August 19th, 2019 - 8:00pm

      The one in Vortex is free on the big Finish website right now

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