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May 2nd, 2024 11 comments

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Doctor Who Magazine Special 66 The Fourth Doctor

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June marks the 50th anniversary of the Fourth Doctor’s first appearance. Doctor Who Magazine is celebrating with an 84-page Special Edition, packed with all-new features, interviews, infographics and fiction.

“Tom Baker made such an extraordinary impact that, to some people, he will always be the Doctor,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “In our latest Special Edition we’ve interviewed many of the actors who appeared alongside him, including Hilary Ryan, who’s never spoken about Doctor Who before. As well as casting new light on some of the series’ best-loved episodes, we’ve also added an exclusive adventure to the Fourth Doctor’s journey with a new short story by Christopher H Bidmead. There’s something here for everyone who loves the Fourth Doctor!”

Highlights of the new DWM Special Edition include:

  • A joint interview with Louise Jameson (Leela) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), who remember their TARDIS travels with the Fourth Doctor.
  • Interviews with Fourth Doctor guest stars Gareth Armstrong (The Masque of Mandragora), Janet Ellis (The Horns of Nimon), Hilary Ryan (The Invasion of Time) and Guy Siner (Genesis of the Daleks).
  • June Hudson is reunited with the famous burgundy coat she designed for Tom Baker’s Doctor – courtesy of the collector who now owns it.
  • Dave Gibbons looks back on the seminal artwork he created for the golden age of Fourth Doctor comics.
  • A timeline of the Fourth Doctor’s television journey from 1974 to 1981, with details of the off-screen adventures in between.
  • Light-hearted guides to the Fourth Doctor’s numerous costumes and everything that came out of his pockets.
  • Our choice of 20 moments that define the Fourth Doctor, including classic scenes from The Ark in Space, The Deadly Assassin, City of Death and more.
  • Plus… new fiction by Christopher H Bidmead, who wrote the Fourth Doctor’s final television story, Logopolis.

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: 50 Years of the Fourth Doctor

is on sale Thursday 2 May from and WH Smith priced £9.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from priced £8.99.

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  • F D R

    May 2nd, 2024 - 1:17pm

    not a bad read and it has a new bit of fiction in it in the form of a short story

  • GallifreyStands

    May 2nd, 2024 - 11:33am

    Shock it’s actually in Wh smiths on day of release in the north

  • Darkbill

    May 2nd, 2024 - 10:22am

    Surprised that a fourth doctor special doesn’t include a new interview with Tom, even a very brief one. Yes, I know he is getting on in years, but still seems to be quite dynamic taking part in signings etc. even if attending events is now longer possible. It just seems something of a glaring gap in the content.

    Sadly it is also a reminder of how many companions from the era are no longer with us – Liz, Ian, Mary, Nick.

    And I imagine a contribution from Lalla would be a bit awkward.

  • Cully’s Pal

    April 25th, 2024 - 5:16pm

    Wonder if theres another one of the specials relating to a specific year in preparation….

    • Bobby Davros

      April 26th, 2024 - 7:04am

      I suppose this Baker special probably explains why we got 1971 so soon after 1973, and not 1977 or 79 which they might have considered a 4th Doctor overkill. We haven’t had a second Tom year since issue 1 of the chronicles.

    • Cully’s Pal

      April 26th, 2024 - 3:26pm

      Anything key to time season related would be good waiting for the box set too…..

    • bbb

      May 1st, 2024 - 3:41pm

      if they do another chronicles i hope its for 1970 or 1980 2 of my favourite years of who

  • pupbenny

    April 25th, 2024 - 4:49pm

    Literally just finished Planet Of The Spiders right now. Forgot that it’s very soon half a century since it aired! Haha.

    • Anon

      April 25th, 2024 - 9:57pm

      Time does fly. Its 20 years for eccleston next year…

  • Grant P

    April 25th, 2024 - 3:54pm

    Deffo going to get this!!

    • Duncan

      April 27th, 2024 - 12:18pm

      Me too ! Ive not bought DWM or any related since Matt was the Doctor so time to treat myself!

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