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Tardis Magazine Vol 17 Issue 2

Available to order while stocks last for non members from

20% of the sale of this item will benefit Mind.

Available to order for Doctor Who Appreciation Society members from

Tardis magazine is back for a second issue, running to an increased 64 A4 pages with colour throughout.

Features include:

  • We speak to the Seventh Doctor himself, Sylvester McCoy, and his television co-stars Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred, aka Mel and Ace
  • John Lucarotti’s widow Rolli provides an in-depth insight into the celebrated Doctor Who writer’s life and work
  • Missing in Action: We take a comprehensive look at The Celestial Toymaker. This bumper feature includes an analysis of the camera scripts and audience research reports, viewers’ memories, set photos, an interview with dancing doll Delia Lindon, reminiscences from Peter Purves, and a study of Gerald Savory’s play George and Margaret – uncovering some surprising links to the madcap world of the Toymaker!
  • Stephen Wyatt looks back at his two Doctor Who adventures – Paradise Towers and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy – and recalls his visit to the Gallifrey convention in America
  • Stephen McKenna, son of T.P. McKenna, remembers his late father, who memorably portrayed Captain Cook in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Jessica Martin discusses Greatest Show’s Mags and her graphic novel work. She also provides us with our back-cover art!
  • Celebrating 100 years of Agatha Christie’s first novel, Mark Aldridge (author of Agatha Christie’s Poirot from HarperCollins) examines her Doctor Who connections, and Fenella ‘Agatha’ Woolgar and Daniel ‘Davenport’ King discuss the popular Tenth Doctor adventure, The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • Actor Liam Rudden spills the tea on Richard Franklin and John Levene’s outrageous 1984 Edinburgh Fringe show, UNIT: The Great Tea Bag Mystery
  • We celebrate thirty years of the New Adventures with The New Adventurers! Our four bookwyrms – Daniel, Kevin, Mat and Sarah – provide an illuminating commentary on the controversial Timewrym: Genesys
  • Blue Kangs are the best! Suzanna Cardash reflects on her time in Paradise Towers’ not so cowardly girl gang…
  • David J Howe recalls the trials and tribulations of editing his very first fanzine
  • We trace the history of the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Doctor Who quiz
  • In Masters of the Land of Fiction, Emma Reeves discusses her Big Finish audio The Moons of Vulpana,and Simon Guerrier his Tenth Doctor novel The Pirate Loop
  • We discover Doctor Who’s Cricket Connections
  • Director Julia Smith talks Fish People and Smugglers in an archive Tardis interview
  • Mark Campbell analyses the The Twin Dilemma and Paradise Towers novelisations in our second Target Audience feature!
  • The Space Museum reopens for a look at late ‘80s merchandise – including Dapol action figures and Dalek pyjamas
  • Paul Magrs celebrates the Seventh Doctor in his column
  • Gavin French concludes The Timeless Fan with a look back at fandom in the ‘80s
  • Colin Howard discusses his Paradise Towers VHS cover
  • Who is the Seventh Doctor?
  • Nigel Robinson returns for another round of fiendish quiz questions!
  • Tardis is edited by Robbie Dunlop with a cover by Ryan Aplin. It is produced in aid of Mind.

This issue is sold in aid of ‘Mind’ a charity that helps people with mental health issues.

Tardis is a print magazine and is not available electronically

Categorised under: General Sci-Fi Magazines, Magazine



  • Anonymous

    January 31st, 2021 - 7:14pm

    Thanks for posting it Booboo. I have both issues thanks to you and I have always loved fanzines. It’s great that in 2021, we can still buy them. These two are particularly good, in keeping with the heights fanzines reached in the past, such as The Frame.

  • the ergon

    January 18th, 2021 - 3:35pm

    Thinking of those old Dapol figures, didn,t they do Mel in her polka Dot and/or her Time and the Rani outfits?. I,m sure i saw a few for sale in the old exhibition at Blackpool some years back. I,d love Eaglemoss to do one of her in either costume.

    • Coleman

      January 18th, 2021 - 4:11pm

      I seem to remember Dapol did do two versions of Mel, one in the pink outfit and the blue one.

  • Christopher Hill

    January 17th, 2021 - 8:30pm

    As lovers of Doctor Who merchandise, you might enjoy my column that appears in both issue 1 and 2 of TARDIS, “Curiosities from The Space Museum,” and includes pictures of some rare and unusual items from my collection.

    • Coleman

      January 17th, 2021 - 9:44pm

      I’ll look out for it Chris, when they arrive.

  • Coleman

    January 16th, 2021 - 7:24pm

    Would’ve ordered issue 1 aswell, but was out most of today and when I finally went on the eBay link they had sold out. ( Hopefully they’ll be restocked).

    • booboo

      January 16th, 2021 - 7:39pm

      they just put more on have updated the link

    • Coleman

      January 16th, 2021 - 7:50pm

      Thanks BooBoo,
      Did you get few photos I’ve just sent for collections?

    • booboo

      January 16th, 2021 - 7:57pm


    • Coleman

      January 16th, 2021 - 7:54pm

      Just ordered it BooBoo.

  • Coleman

    January 16th, 2021 - 4:05pm

    I’ve ordered this, looks good.


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