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August 12th, 2014 51 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Special Year of The Doctor

dwmspecial-yearDoctor Who Magazine Special Year of The Doctor

Released on Thursday 14 August, price £5.99

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine


  • owen

    August 15th, 2014 - 6:09pm

    Can you buy this anywhere? I know its a stupid question but I couldn’t find it in Sainsbury’s

    • StetsonDoctor

      August 15th, 2014 - 10:29pm


    • owen

      August 16th, 2014 - 11:10am

      Is that the only place you can get it?

    • Tardispals

      August 16th, 2014 - 12:17pm

      Yea it’s a WH Smith exclusive

    • The Contessa

      August 16th, 2014 - 10:53pm

      Hello – it’s not a W H Smith exclusive – I’ve even seen it in my local newsagent. You can also subscribe to Doctor Who magazine and get it included in your subscription deal (for a bit extra obviously).

    • james

      September 13th, 2014 - 8:47am

      I’ve seen it in sainsburys 🙂

  • The Flying Shark

    August 15th, 2014 - 5:10pm

    I got this today from WH Smith, I think it’s a great read and well worth £5.99.

  • The TARDIS

    August 15th, 2014 - 4:59pm

    I don’t get people’s complaints about this – yes, it doesn’t cover many episodes, but considering there were only two full episodes, a docudrama and some extras, it is very in-depth. There is a lot of detail here. Plus, THAT COVER! Too much focus on The Day of the Doctor for my liking, but it is beautiful.

    • Andy

      August 17th, 2014 - 6:36pm

      To be fair, most people have fully explained their reasons.

      Mine is because they didn’t even cover the Big Finish stories, and DWM normally always do that

    • Human

      November 22nd, 2014 - 9:25pm

      Are there many pictures-like, on average, a lot, or a little, for a magazine?

  • Tardispals

    August 15th, 2014 - 4:07pm

    This is brilliant! 😀 I couldn’t stop reading it. Can’t understand the negative comments against this 🙁

    So far i have read detailed accounts of:
    The night of the dr
    The day of the dr
    The time of the dr
    An adventure in time and space
    The five ish drs. Reboot

    And currently reading through Dr who proms
    £5.99 well spent seeing as normal dr who mags are £4.99 now for an extra £1 you can’t really go wrong with this 🙂

    • Andrew Pixley

      August 25th, 2014 - 9:50am

      Delighted that you’ve enjoyed it so much. The remit is – in theory – to cover only the television broadcasts, but I wanted to cram as much detail on as many transmissions as possible into what pages we had available. So glad that I managed to cover a lot of what interests you.

      All the best


  • Andy

    August 15th, 2014 - 10:26am

    Bought it and feel let down, they could have at least mentioned the Big Finish anniversary stories


    August 14th, 2014 - 5:27pm

    Not worth buying this in my view.

    I took a look at a copy today in WH Smith. Just detailed –

    The Night of the Doctor Mini-sode.
    The Day of the Doctor.
    An Adventure in Space and Time.
    The Five-ish Doctors reboot.

    There’s nothing else worth getting it for. It would have been nice if some pages talked about the 50th Anniversary merchandise, events like the 50th Anniversary celebration at the London ExCel centre, or the things we fan’s did to celebrate the 50th during 2013 on sites like YouTube or Deviant Art.

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      August 15th, 2014 - 8:09pm

      Its worth it.


      August 17th, 2014 - 4:48pm

      Not really it’s not.

    • DisapprovingOwl

      August 17th, 2014 - 8:17pm

      In fairness, Andrew Pixley has said on Gallifrey Base that he did write longer articles on most if not all of the things you mention, but they were excised or shortened in favour of including more detail on the main anniversary programming due to having to stick to a certain page-count. It’s important to remember that this guide is part of a series that have focused entirely on televised Doctor Who, so that will have the main priority when it comes to deciding which content makes it into the final magazine.

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2014 - 9:50pm

      They very specifically state in the magazine they were only looking at things that were broadcast and only the major parts of the BBC (so none of the local stuff).


    August 13th, 2014 - 2:13pm

    Do you get this if you have a subscription and have signed up to receive the special releases?

    • 76 Totters Lane

      August 13th, 2014 - 2:45pm


    • cheryl

      August 13th, 2014 - 10:59pm

      oh I have a subscription with DWM but don’t get the special releases 🙁 I’ll have go and buy it then. dose anyone know if all the doc’s are in there 1st-12th doctors and the five ish doctors

    • 76 Totters Lane

      August 14th, 2014 - 7:58pm

      It covers ‘The Night of the Doctor’, ‘The Day of the Doctor, ‘The Time of the Doctor’, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, plus other programmes on around the 50th anniversary like ‘The Science of Doctor Who’, ‘Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide’, ‘The Culture Show: Me, You and Doctor Who’ and ‘Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty’ as well as ‘Doctor Who at the Proms 2013’ and ‘The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot’.

  • Ian

    August 13th, 2014 - 8:03am

    Is this a general release or a Whsmith exclusive.

    • Clara Oswin Oswald

      August 13th, 2014 - 9:26am

      WH smith exclusive

    • DisapprovingOwl

      August 13th, 2014 - 1:35pm

      Really? Disappointing if so – previous Special Editions don’t seem to have been. I’ve had to pick them all up from a small independent newsagent not far from my parents’ house, as no WH Smith’s where I am seem to actually stock them.

    • mick

      August 13th, 2014 - 4:17pm

      thought it was a general release


      August 13th, 2014 - 4:58pm

      This is also avalible in Forbidden Planet stores.

    • StormOfOncomers

      August 13th, 2014 - 6:13pm

      It’s a general release.

    • DisapprovingOwl

      August 17th, 2014 - 8:18pm

      Thanks for the clarification, guys – was able to pick this up from the usual newsagents with no problem. Have read through a good chunk of it and am loving it so far – easily as interesting as previous volumes in the series. = )

  • Clare McDonagh

    August 12th, 2014 - 10:35pm

    Well my mum is gonna buy me it on Thursday oot of the whsmith in Wishaw all though why did the official Doctor Who Magazine say that it was oot on the Fifth of this month anyway and I’ve been waiting for three whole weeks for it tae come out and I read on David Tennant’s official website that it’s finally coming out on this Thursday so that’s me happy that my mum is gonna get me it

  • The Surgeon

    August 12th, 2014 - 8:44pm

    Does this have previews and titles of Series 8 in it? Or is that the next one?

    • 76 Totters Lane

      August 12th, 2014 - 8:45pm

      That’ll be in the normal Doctor Who Magazine out on 21st August. This is a special edition.

    • DalekAgent

      August 13th, 2014 - 11:02am

      You also get a free poster with issue 477

    • The Surgeon

      August 15th, 2014 - 6:12pm


  • Anonymous

    August 12th, 2014 - 5:50pm

    it says its £6.99 in doctor who mag

    • Dorium Maldovar

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:57pm

      But the date was wrong as well- if your talking about the advert.

    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2014 - 6:15pm

      no close to the back where they have a list of whats coming out. it said the 14th august and £6.99

    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2014 - 6:17pm

      page 78


      August 12th, 2014 - 6:25pm

      Yeah, it’s out this Thursday.

  • DavidH

    August 12th, 2014 - 5:32pm

    I might have to get this

  • mick

    August 12th, 2014 - 4:58pm

    isnt john hurt holding his sonic the wrong way around on the cover?


      August 12th, 2014 - 5:01pm

      No, he is holding it right 🙂

    • mick

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:26pm

      yes your right

    • the astronaut of death

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:57pm

      no it just isn’t switched on so you cans ee the red light

  • Trenzalore

    August 12th, 2014 - 4:44pm

    This is nice, they could have included it with the 50th DVD box set as a kind of episode guide…

    • IntoDarkness

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:03pm

      That’s a really good idea instead of a little book which will get lost easily !

    • Stop that TARDIS

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:28pm

      It is an special from DWM which is rather big (same size as the regular issues). They have been doing them for every doctor and would be silly not to do the 50th anniversary.


    August 12th, 2014 - 4:42pm

    Doctor Who Magazine got the date wrong – Thursday 5th August 2014.

    5th August is a Tuesday 😀

    • Stop that TARDIS

      August 12th, 2014 - 5:29pm

      I know! I got really excited and have been looking for it all week! Ha XD

    • Doctorfan

      August 13th, 2014 - 8:48am

      I’m not here for this one or doctor who magazine on the 21st

  • DWFAN1

    August 12th, 2014 - 4:36pm



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