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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 596

Highlights include:

  • Meet the Meep – Miriam Margolyes, who voices the Meep in the first 2023 Special The Star Beast, talks exclusively to DWM about her lunch with David Tennant, her affection for Tom Baker, and why she’s the Fourth Doctor’s companion who never was.
  • Noble intentions – Jacqueline King and Karl Collins – who play Donna’s mum, Sylvia Noble and her husband, Shaun Temple – on their imminent return to Doctor Who after 13 years.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on important dates for your diary!
  • The Beast Unleashed – go behind the scenes on the brand-new making-of show Doctor Who Unleashed.
  • Star Makers – comic book legends Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons – and two of their biggest fans, Russell T Davies and David Tennant – tell us why it’s The Star Beast’s time to shine.
  • Drawn Upon a Spin Off… – episodes of Doctor Who have inspired everything from comics and novels to audio dramas and video games. But what about those times when the inspiration has gone the other way?
  • Memory Worm – The Worm deletes your past – and it’s loose! DWM continues to test Doctor Who contributors for signs of contact with the creature. This issue: Jamie actor Frazer Hines.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Effective Management – Matt Nathan, VFX editor on the forthcoming special episodes and the next series of Doctor Who, reveals how he manages the magic we see on screen.
  • “Nothing in the World Can Stop Me Now!” – with an animated reconstruction of 1967’s The Underwater Menace on the way, DWM reassesses at Joseph Furst’s baroque performance as Professor Zaroff.
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Thirteen – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Tenth Doctor and Donna’s first reunion episode, 2008’s Partners in Crime.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 596 is on sale Thursday 12 October from and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from priced £6.99

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine



  • Anthony Fagn

    October 29th, 2023 - 6:43pm

    Just hope there’s readers of DWM that like HEAT magazine…

  • atl

    October 12th, 2023 - 4:02pm

    i haven’t got mine yet was it the last part of legacy of the daleks comic strip this month

    • Gareth Pugh

      October 12th, 2023 - 8:41pm

      No – looks like there’s one more instalment to come in the next issue after this one.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      October 15th, 2023 - 1:29pm

      I’m glad it’s nearly the last installment. The comic started well, but it’s become as convoluted as ‘Flux’.

    • atl

      October 15th, 2023 - 4:17pm

      i think up to 4 or 5 parts for a comic is long enough

  • Lewis Frisby

    October 12th, 2023 - 3:35pm

    For the book doctor who 60 moments at 60 panini have the release date on 9th or November but Amazon have the release date 26 October are these the same items is there anything different

    • Theforce

      October 17th, 2023 - 12:41pm

      Hopefully panini know the correct date. Amazon quite often makes dates up as holding dates for their system.

  • Anon

    October 12th, 2023 - 2:38pm

    Lookong forward to those 2 new silva screen music soundtracks to Revenge of the cybermen and Time and the Rani in November.

  • Theforce

    October 12th, 2023 - 11:42am

    Out on schedule maybe Meep has destroyed the delivery issues

    • Kevin225

      October 12th, 2023 - 7:31pm

      Perhaps Meep has focussed on the Royal Mail instead. No post in our part of the backwater known as Bristol,since Monday. I hope not back to the dark days of earlier this year when 3 postal deliveries a fortnight became the norm. First World problems!

  • DanWFA

    October 11th, 2023 - 1:25pm

    So exciting to think the next issue will be the good ol ‘Back on TV!’ issue and then the Xmas issue straight after that! Then we’ll get the exciting ‘Ncuti Gatwa Is The Doctor!’ issue and issue 600 which comes out around March I think.

    Exciting times ahead for DWM

    • Golden Pineapple

      October 11th, 2023 - 2:45pm

      I imagine the December issue will have the “Ncuti Gatwa IS the Doctor!” cover, since he’ll be the incumbent Doctor after the regeneration in the 60th (which I think is safe to assume will happen!). Barring any delays etc., issue 600 should be out 1st February. Hopefully some big plans for that issue. Doesn’t feel like that long ago since 500 – what a wonderful time that was too!

    • GallifreyStands

      October 16th, 2023 - 7:12am

      December issue goes up to £8.99 for posters, etc 60th anniversary, new dr, etc

  • James

    October 11th, 2023 - 9:06am

    Due out tomorrow. But I’ve got it today delivered in store. Don’t know about other shops. Mistake or making up for delays of previous issues lol

    • Golden Pineapple

      October 11th, 2023 - 9:48am

      What part of the country are you in, and what store?

    • James

      October 11th, 2023 - 10:33am

      East anglia. Centre parcs Woburn. Checked and local WHS store (bedford) has also received it.

    • Theforce

      October 11th, 2023 - 11:30am

      Which store?

    • James

      October 11th, 2023 - 12:15pm

      Golden pineapple. Center parcs Woburn. But local Whs (Bedford) has it in store also today

  • The Fishmonger

    October 10th, 2023 - 10:11pm

    I met Dave Gibbons at a book signing last weekend, he is amazed that Beep the Meep is coming back!

  • bob hellier

    October 10th, 2023 - 7:04pm

    its good to see David Tennant again as the 14th doctor and catherine tate as the companion and cant wait to see ncuti gatwa as the 15th doctor at christmas

  • Doug Who

    October 10th, 2023 - 2:36pm

    Fantastic! Brings back happy memories of the Weekly. Excited now!

    I would already be excited for a figurine of Beep if Eaglemoss hadn’t sadly collapsed. I can see a plush toy coming though…Meep Meep!

    • Meep

      October 10th, 2023 - 5:28pm

      Character Options are still making stuff……. Make a good online exclusive

    • bryan

      October 10th, 2023 - 7:55pm

      There was a plush Adipose but I can’t remember who made it. Plus plush Daleks and Cybermen.

      The stuffed Bear shop might be a good fit to make a plush Meep.

      I am so excited for this birthday trilogy . This DWM looks so good

  • Fred

    October 10th, 2023 - 2:17pm

    When’s this out?

    • David

      October 10th, 2023 - 3:25pm

      The new DWM is out on Thursday.

  • Ken

    October 10th, 2023 - 1:57pm

    Well that’s a must buy!

  • Moodbeam

    October 10th, 2023 - 1:48pm

    I need a Meep in my life! Genius for merchandise really, I see it being very popular.

  • atl

    October 10th, 2023 - 1:33pm

    nice cover

  • Loobop

    October 10th, 2023 - 1:12pm

    how long till a plush talking meep is a thing?

    • Chris Phillips

      October 10th, 2023 - 10:06pm

      I have to be selective about my purchases these days.
      But I would buy a meep

  • Shaun

    October 10th, 2023 - 12:45pm

    Helen A would surely want one as a pet…

    • Rory

      October 10th, 2023 - 5:08pm

      That would make me happy.

      Are you happy?

  • Nick

    October 10th, 2023 - 12:25pm

    Sooooooo cooool!

    • Nick

      October 10th, 2023 - 12:25pm

      I want one!

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