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August 3rd, 2022 20 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Special 61 Guest Stars

Doctor Who Magazine Special 61 is on the way! ‘Guest Stars’ will be available from branches of WH Smith and selected UK supermarkets from 11 August, priced £7.99. Preorder now while stocks last from

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  • Billy

    August 8th, 2022 - 5:03pm

    It goes without saying Philip Madoc will make the top 100. Though I’d also like to see Marius Goring, who like Kevin Stoney, was foolish enough to think they could make deals with Daleks. George Pastell as Klieg. The Sci Fi equivalent of the character he played in Hammer’s Mummy films. And Peter Barkworth. When I finally saw “The Ice Warriors”, I was struck by just how good he was in that, and how seriously he took the role of Leader Clent.

  • aow

    August 4th, 2022 - 8:45pm

    Long overdue as a topic for one of these specials. Lots of competition, but I’m hoping that Alethea Charlton, Zienia Merton, Stephanie Bidmead and Carmen Munroe have made the list.

    • Mervyn Capel

      August 8th, 2022 - 3:07pm

      Totally agree about their merit but I fear they won’t be regarded as “stars”, likewise early “names” like Alan Wheatley. I rate him, the ones you mention, others e.g. Gary Watson, Jeremy Young, Fiona Walker higher than big name “Stars”!
      What’s the betting Peter Glaze gets a mention, and the other crowdpleasers from Light Entertainment! MERVYN

  • JRT!

    August 4th, 2022 - 7:05pm

    I’m just waiting for the second special on toys and action figures. Isn’t it supposed to come out in August?

    • JRT!

      August 4th, 2022 - 7:24pm

      Oooops,I misunderstood,lol. The speical coming out in August is this one. Gotta learn to read numbers,lol. That’s what I get for having dyscalculia. Does anyone know when the second one about action figures is out though? I really enjoyed the first one.

    • Anonymous

      August 7th, 2022 - 9:46pm

      if you mean the 1963-1996 magazine, that came out back in April.

  • Jason Z

    August 4th, 2022 - 1:32pm

    Hopefully they will include actors who were famous then but mean little to non-fans now. Didn’t Kevin Stoney win some award for his performance in Daleks’ Master Plan? Famous in the ’60s, but not any more…

    • Anon

      August 4th, 2022 - 10:29pm

      No he didn’t win an award for his doctor who work

    • Billy

      August 5th, 2022 - 9:03pm

      Kevin Stoney didn’t win an award, but Mavic Chen was named “Villain of the year” by one of the national newspapers.

  • Jake

    August 4th, 2022 - 10:50am

    Looking forward to reading this, the cover could have been better though.

  • Shaun

    August 3rd, 2022 - 8:51pm

    Nothing in ze vorld can stop me now…
    Go, Zaroff, go!

  • Doctor Stu

    August 3rd, 2022 - 7:51pm

    Would be nice if there was a couple of pages on the celebrity cameos they’ve had as well. The news readers, blue Peter presenters, Sharon Osborne, Anne widdecombe (shudder), Brian cox, McFly, Anne Robinson, davina McCall, Alan sugar, Paul o Grady, Richard Dawkins, Patrick Moore etc. etc.

  • The Flying Shark

    August 3rd, 2022 - 5:03pm

    Feels like they’re straining a bit for content with some of these now >< they don't HAVE to put out three specials a year

    • scotel

      August 3rd, 2022 - 9:06pm

      They have a subscription with the three specials included. People have paid for them, they have to put them out.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      August 4th, 2022 - 9:17pm

      I don’t buy every ‘special’ magazine unless it interests me, and this particular issue doesn’t. I don’t even buy every ‘regular’ magazine, unless I find enough of the features interesting. Plus with the cost of living I’m definitely being more careful what Doctor Who merchandise I actually want more than others.

  • John T

    August 3rd, 2022 - 1:35pm

    100 actors who stole the show – hopefully for the right reasons!. Iconic performances i’m Thinking Gabriel Woolf as Sutekh, Jago and Litefoot that kind of thing rather than actors who have fluffed their lines. Sounds an excellent read though so I have preordered and looking forward to getting it.

    • Gareth Pugh

      August 3rd, 2022 - 2:35pm

      Oh I think we can safely bet on Graham Crowden (Horns of Nimon) here.. 😉

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2022 - 3:16pm

      Steven Berkoff certainly tried to steal the show.

    • the Ergon

      August 3rd, 2022 - 4:21pm

      I thought Steven Berkoffs performance was quite subdued and restrained compared to some of his other wildly over the top performances.

    • Jason Z

      August 4th, 2022 - 1:30pm

      Ergon, that’s because Berkoff’s performance was so unusable that they had to edit it all out and change the ending. They changed to make him a hologram, or whatever he was, and gave him minimal interaction with the other actors. I would really like to see some sort of version of the original ending!

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