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June 25th, 2022 7 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 579


Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive from Russell T Davies, Doctor Who’s incoming showrunner, on the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to the series.
  • Newly released documents reveal the details behind the classification certificates of Doctor Who videos in the 1980s and 90s.
  • Robert Sidaway, who played Avon in The Savages (1966) and Captain Jimmy Turner in The Invasion (1968), talks about his Doctor Who roles for the first time.
  • The friends, colleagues and admirers of Verity Lambert pay tribute to Doctor Who’s first producer.
  • Authors James Moran and Rona Munro discuss their forthcoming Target books, The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light.
  • Writer Juno Dawson and producer Ella Watts on the making of the acclaimed podcast series Doctor Who: Redacted.
  • Visual effects designer Paul Mann recalls the making of Timelash (1985) with the help of previously unseen photos from his collection.
  • Chris Cassell and Justin T Lee explain how the special effects of Timelash have been newly enhanced for the Season 22 Blu-ray box set.
  • Fear of the Future, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.
  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the hidden secrets of 1985’s Vengeance on Varos.
  • Apocrypha revisits the seminal 1993 New Adventures novel Deceit.
  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Sufficient Data and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 579 is on sale now from and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from priced £5.99

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  • bob hellier

    July 2nd, 2022 - 5:18pm

    when is Doctor who magazine 579 arriving it looks like it was taken off the panini website for sale anything to do with the rail strike as it was supposed to be available on 23rd june

  • [email protected]

    June 22nd, 2022 - 11:39pm

    My subscriber copy arrived today. Looks a very good issue.

  • Sascha

    June 21st, 2022 - 9:25am

    Has someone an Idea/Information when the Next Collection of DWM Comic Strips After Mistress of Chaos will be Released?

    549-552 / 556-558 / 559-562 / 570-571 / 572 / 574-577 / 578 Are the issues with Comics covered so gar

    Mistress of Chaos has covered the Comics of 18 issues DWM so I guess Even with COVID breaks there Are now 19 issues of Comic Content – i am looking forward to it

  • [email protected]

    June 20th, 2022 - 11:44pm

    I look forward to the article on Doctor Who and the BBFC.

    I presume it relates to the home video market as the BBFC have nothing to do with tv broadcasts.

    • TheCertificate

      June 21st, 2022 - 7:53am

      Its to do with censoring episodes to get the relevant age certificate

      Thats what the BBFC is

  • Mac

    June 20th, 2022 - 10:15pm

    Can’t wait for the 60th.

  • Loobop

    June 20th, 2022 - 10:06am

    great release timing my mum gets 15% tesco staff discount this friday,never again would my mum think she’d hear this phrase again “mum can you get me doctor who magazine”


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