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Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition The 2015 Yearbook

It’s time to look back on on Peter Capaldi’s first year as the 12th Doctor!

This Special Edition reviews an incredible year for the programme, including the spin-offs and licensed merchandise.

The magazine features some major highlights including the first major interview with the show’s executive producer, Brian Minchin, where he reflects on Peter Capaldi’s first year as the Doctor and looks forward to further adventures.


* Features on every episode in Peter Capaldi’s first series.
* We speak to the team that accompanied Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the Doctor Who World Tour.
* Fourth Doctor Tom Baker discusses his return to television and audio Doctor Who.
* Eighth Doctor Paul McGann reveals what he thinks about Capaldi’s Doctor.
* Orchestrator and conductor Ben Foster previews the 2015 Symphonic Spectacular.
* Inside the new ‘making of’ show, Doctor Who Extra. Behind the scenes at the new Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.
* Interviews with some of the key players behind recent books, soundtracks, audio dramas, DVDs, Blu-rays and action figures.
* Highlights from the year’s newspaper and magazine reviews of Doctor Who.
* A round up of Doctor Who’s awards and honours from the last 12 months.
* Detailed tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away in 2014.


Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Featured, Magazine



  • Izza Jane C. Pe Benito

    November 8th, 2020 - 3:36am

    I Love The 12th Doctor Because Is Old Man In Time and Space Travels Through
    To The Other Enemies!

  • Philip Nicholls

    January 25th, 2015 - 8:07pm

    Been struggling to get this, live near Leeds been to several shops in leeds WHSmith forbidden planet etc. When I have asked they all say that it’s not arrived. Does anyone know anywhere near Leeds that has it in stock?

  • Ian

    January 6th, 2015 - 10:47pm

    Is this only available from WHSMITH? Would like to get it from my local newsagent is possible.

    • The five doctors

      January 18th, 2015 - 10:32pm

      WHSmith seems to be where people are buying it as when I went to Tesco one night and thought I should check if they have the yearbook in so I went to the magazine bit and there wasn’t any DWM specials the only DWM they had was the latest one with Jenna on the front but I got mine today from my second local WHSmith

  • StetsonDoctor

    December 29th, 2014 - 8:37pm

    This is a very good DWM Special, with some very interesting exclusive features and interviews.

    For merchandise fans, there are articles on the subjects of Character Options toys/figures, BBC Books, BBC DVDs and Silva Screen Soundtracks. Here are some snippets about ‘the future’…
    -Action Figures: Skovox Blitzer will be able to hang off walls (apparently). There’ll be a new Clara variant with a better likeness, plus new Cybermen variant included next year. Also Electronic Daleks (3.75″) that move along the floor, something to do with ‘sound wave’ technology. No 5″ stuff mentioned…oh, and there’s going to be something revolutionary and modern happening some time in 2015…
    -Books: From February, new releases ‘every month’, starting with the ‘History Collection’.
    -DVDs: ‘The Underwater Menace’ MAY come out next year…also something about the possibility of Classic Episodes becoming available as online downloads…
    -Soundtracks: Series 8 OST scheduled for next year…

  • PedroPete

    December 27th, 2014 - 11:08pm

    Got this today. It’s very Interesting!

  • the astronaut of death

    December 21st, 2014 - 10:06am

    got mine on Friday 🙂

    but cant have it until Christmas 🙁

  • The Flying Shark

    December 20th, 2014 - 8:16pm

    I got this before from WH Smith, it’s a great magazine. I hope they do a yearbook every year from now on.

  • The five doctors

    December 20th, 2014 - 2:22pm

    How much is it

    • The five doctors

      December 20th, 2014 - 6:44pm

      Anyone ?

    • Mr_Whovian1963

      December 21st, 2014 - 10:04am


    • The five doctors

      December 21st, 2014 - 11:51am

      Thanks 🙂

  • doctor who crazy ross

    December 19th, 2014 - 9:53pm

    Got this today. Absolutely fantastic!

  • PheebsegirlFA

    December 19th, 2014 - 9:59am

    It said that the Oswin figure was an experiment!

  • mick

    December 18th, 2014 - 4:27pm

    got this today its great.

  • wavey

    December 17th, 2014 - 6:01pm

    I guess this is the replacement for the “Series X Companion”-style editions they’ve done since 2005? Looks good to me but – like with the Companions – I doubt I’ll get it, and definitely not until I’ve heard how much Pixley there is.

  • 12th Doctor

    December 16th, 2014 - 8:18pm

    Why does it say 2015 yearbook when the episode aired in 2014

    • 76 Totters Lane

      December 16th, 2014 - 11:28pm

      It’s like annuals. It’s for next year, but looking at last year.

    • yognot

      December 17th, 2014 - 4:54pm

      Wobbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey……. Stuff

    • yognot

      December 17th, 2014 - 4:54pm

      Meant Wibbly-Wobbly not wobbly-Wobbly

    • 12th Doctor

      December 19th, 2014 - 8:10pm

      OK thanks

  • yognot

    December 16th, 2014 - 5:24pm

    Just a heads up to all you others in the U.S., this is £5.99 in the UK so that’ll be about $9.44

  • yognot

    December 16th, 2014 - 3:01pm

    Will it be available in the U.S.? DWM is available here but I don’t know if any of the special editions will be available.

    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 16th, 2014 - 3:13pm

      No idea, it’ll be released on iPad though..

    • yognot

      December 16th, 2014 - 5:14pm

      Ok. I’ll check to see if it is released. Thanks.

  • DannyTheDoctorWhoFan

    December 16th, 2014 - 10:19am

    Where can i get this?

    • Guest

      December 16th, 2014 - 10:45am

      It’s not out till Friday.

    • mick

      December 16th, 2014 - 3:12pm


    • DannyTheDoctorWhoFan

      December 17th, 2014 - 9:05am

      I know. But where can i get it when its out?

    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 17th, 2014 - 3:51pm


    • DannyTheDoctorWhoFan

      December 18th, 2014 - 9:49am


  • the astronaut of death

    December 15th, 2014 - 6:05pm


  • The Monitor

    December 15th, 2014 - 5:33pm

    I scan DWM in less than a minute, but that does not stop me collecting it. As for this year; best Doctor since Baker and some of the very best episodes of all time – Mummy/Flatline/Dark. One of the best ever years for Doctor Who. 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 2014…

    • the astronaut of death

      December 15th, 2014 - 6:04pm


    • the astronaut of death

      December 15th, 2014 - 6:05pm

      sorry wrong post

    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 16th, 2014 - 3:14pm

      I’m guessing you mean Tom baker..

  • vespiformssting

    December 15th, 2014 - 5:25pm

    As its about the year just gone shouldnt it be the 2014 yearbook ????

    • Devin McConnell

      December 15th, 2014 - 5:39pm

      I thought the same thing. A 2015 year book looking back at 2014? Really bizarre editorial choice.

      Also, Jenna and Peter’s poses look like they’ve been weirdly manipulated in photoshop. Peter especially.

    • The Werewolf

      December 15th, 2014 - 11:13pm

      That’s how annuals tend to work, so why not?

    • Guest

      December 16th, 2014 - 10:46am

      It’s following the same formula as annuals.

    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 17th, 2014 - 3:57pm

      This sort of thing will always be named by the year ahead, partly so it won’t seem out of date to potential buyers in the first part of next year.

  • PheebsegirlFA

    December 15th, 2014 - 3:52pm

    Its got something about the action figures in it!

    • Guest

      December 16th, 2014 - 10:47am

      And the other merch

  • Dalekparadigm2

    December 15th, 2014 - 12:37pm

    Love the look of this! When is it out?

    • DalekAgent

      December 15th, 2014 - 12:59pm

      This Thursday (18th December) and it costs £5.99


    December 15th, 2014 - 11:50am

    Don’t think I’ll be buying this as I was very disappointed in this years run of the show so don’t need reminding, in fact I’ve 4 issues of the regular monthly DWM lying unread and I never even bothered buying the October issue (missy cover) I honestly hope the xmas episode is an improvement on what we’ve had this year, no reflection on Peter Capaldi as his Doctor is excellent.

    • Al

      December 15th, 2014 - 2:56pm

      To each their own. I consider this the best season of the modern era so I’ll be snapping it up.

    • CG

      December 15th, 2014 - 3:05pm


    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 15th, 2014 - 3:29pm


    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 16th, 2014 - 12:57am

      And Here. This is definitely one of the best seasons ever. Favourite writer has to be Jamie Mathieson (MOTOE & Flatline).

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