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December 18th, 2016
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With Christmas just around the corner, its accompanying issue of Doctor Who Magazine, #507, is now on sale to help make your festivities that extra bit special.

Inside, they’re counting down to the Time Lord’s long awaited televisual comeback with a bumper 100-page issue featuring an exclusive preview and new interviews with the cast and creatives of The Return of Doctor Mysterio. It also comes with a free double-sided poster featuring artwork from the episode, which lands on BBC One at 5:45pm on Christmas Day. Just what you need to cover up that crack in your wall…

There’s all of that plus the latest Series 10 news, competitions, reviews, comics and more. Doctor Who Magazine #507 is on sale now, priced at £5.99. It’s the perfect stocking filler!

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November 20th, 2016

A brand new Doctor Who Magazine materialised this week and its cover star is none other than Patrick Troughton himself as the issue celebrates 50 years of everybody’s favourite cosmic hobo, the Second Doctor.

Patrick’s first full-length serial, The Power of the Daleks (which, coincidentally, has just been released as an animation), aired half a century ago this month, so it’s as good a time as any to look back on an historic era that went on to change everything viewers thought they knew about TV’s beloved Time Lord.

Also inside Issue #506, Russell T Davies reveals fascinating new facts about The End of the World, plus all the latest Series 10 news, reviews, competitions, comics and more!

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November 3rd, 2016
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The BBC has confirmed that a preview of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be premiered during their annual Children in Need telethon on Friday 18th November 2016.

The first teaser for the festive episode – entitled The Return of Doctor Mysterio – was debuted at New York Comic Con last month, however this is likely to be a full-length clip or its pre-titles sequence. The show has a longstanding association with the charity, which in previous years has included mini-episodes and a TARDIS tea party. You can find out more about their fundraising festivities here.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio sees the Doctor and Nardole team up with an investigative reporter and a masked vigilante to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion. It will air on BBC One on Christmas Day and you can read up on all the latest news about it here.

October 23rd, 2016
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After the series premiere got the ball rolling with a bang (and then some), Episode 2 of Class slows things back down as Ram takes the spotlight in a battle against his own personal demons, but it’s a battle that’s just as important – if not more so – as his showdown with Corakinus.

You’re always left to wonder where a series will go to next after the first episode, and more importantly whether or not it will be able to maintain the pace and momentum of its opening story. You needn’t worry about that in the case of Class, though, as The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, while a very different kind of tale, still manages to draw you into the aftermath of the horrifying events of the Autumn Prom.

It is Ram who gets most of the attention in this episode, which is the least they could’ve done when you consider just how traumatic and psychologically damaging his experiences at the Prom actually were. It’s no surprise, then, that he’s struggling, both emotionally and psychically, to accept the sheer scale of his ordeal, and not even the distraction of his favourite pastime can help him this time. 1-0 to the Shadow Kin… or is it?

Described as a “football jock” in the official character bios, Ram proves here that he is far more than just a soulless sportsman. The story gave us the opportunity to crack away at his hard-faced exterior to delve deeper into the inner-workings of his mind, something which we’re sure we’ve still only touched the surface of. Fady Elsayed’s performance perfectly conveyed Ram’s overwhelming sense of mourning and grief, whilst highlighting his desperation to perform well on the pitch in what he feels is his only platform in which he can truly succeed (and let’s not forget to mention the fact that for the second time in as many episodes, he ends up with blood all over his face – he’s just getting careless now!).

Patrick Ness said that Class would be character driven, and an episode like this one just reaffirms it. The rest of the cast had their fair crack at the whip, too, as this story brings them one step closer to accepting their new found responsibility as Earth defenders. We’re sure they’ve all pretty much got their heads around the crack in time and space now (that is, just as soon as they’ve settled on a name for it – we’re getting ‘Bunghole of Time’ on a t-shirt!), and no doubt the rest of the protagonists will each get their chance throughout the series to rise to the challenge and escape the confines of the social stereotypes in which they are currently confined.

In a nutshell, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo was a well-paced story with an interesting premise, although after such an intriguing build up, we couldn’t help but feel that the climax was somewhat anticlimactic. At least Ram got to find some form of acceptance, though, in a sci-fi ‘your football coach is skinning people alive’ sort of way. Miss Quill was on hand to offer some well-timed comic relief, too, as she got tongues wagging with a second, separate adversary who had taken the guise of an ominous Ofsted inspector. It looks like it’s only just the beginning of that particular arc, so it was a nice little teaser of what’s to come. Suffice to say, you’ll never look at your own coach in quite the same way again. Don’t worry, though. You are in control.

October 9th, 2016

The Doctor Who Experience will be installing a temporary Torchwood exhibition to mark the show’s 10th anniversary later this month, it has been confirmed.

The spin off first aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006 (yes, nearly a whole decade ago!) and the Experience will be commemorating the landmark with a special display featuring an array of props and costumes from the show. In addition, the popular Filming Locations Tour – which has recently been extended until the end of October – will be adding some popular Torchwood stops as part of the celebrations.

Torchwood has been “in limbo” since 2011, surviving in the form of audio dramas and comics, however its star John Barrowman has recently teased its televisual comeback.

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October 9th, 2016
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Steven Moffat has intriguingly confirmed that one of Series 10’s writers will be a blast from the past for Classic Series fans.

Speaking to press, including CBR, at the New York Comic Con over the weekend (where a first look preview of this year’s Christmas Special was debuted), the outgoing showrunner teased that a writer from the show’s original run will be back to contribute a script for Peter Capaldi’s third string of adventures, to air in 2017. “It will be the first time ever,” he said. “Deal with that!”

He also revealed an episode title (presumably Episode 4), The Haunted Hub, which has been written by Mike Bartlett. Steven explained: “It’s a brilliant script. He wrote Doctor Foster and put the next series on hold for a couple of weeks so he could write Doctor Who.”

So, which Classic Series writer would you like it to be, and what are your first reactions to ‘The Haunted Hub’ title? Discuss the latest developments in the comments section below…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

October 6th, 2016
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The brand new Doctor Who spin off Class is just around the corner and the BBC have added to the anticipation by releasing the official plot details for Episodes 1 and 2.

Entitled For Tonight We Might Die and The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo, both episodes will be released online on BBC Three on Saturday 22nd October 2016, with a special cameo appearance from Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor himself in the eagerly anticipated premiere. Basically, it’s all pretty exciting stuff! Read below to find out what lies in store as the new term at Coal Hill School kicks off…

We can expect loads of Class related goodness over the weekend (including a trailer!) as the cast will be participating in a Q&A panel at New York Comic Con tomorrow (Friday).

Episode 1 – For Tonight We Might Die
Saturday 22nd October 2016, BBC Three

It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack from the monstrous Shadow Kin, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.

Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are now charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as ‘The Doctor’: to guard against the creatures of nightmare, who want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

And this incursion is only the beginning…

Episode 2 – The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo
Saturday 22nd October 2016, BBC Three

Following the tragic events at the Prom, a devastated Ram isolates himself from the other three as he struggles with his new reality. Desperate to hold himself together on the football pitch, when he thinks he witnesses someone getting skinned alive he’s convinced he’s cracking up.

But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they’re under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe.

Get to Class! Read all the latest developments about Doctor Who’s new spin off…

October 2nd, 2016

Prepare to be deleted when you pick up the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine as it takes a trip through time to uncover the evolution of the Cybermen.

The metal monsters are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month, having first appeared in the First Doctor’s regeneration serial The Tenth Planet back in October 1966. Half a century later, they’ve become one of the show’s most iconic adversaries, stomping their way into the 21st century in the Series 2 two-parter Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel. But what has contributed to their enduring appeal?

Also inside DWM #504, showrunner Steven Moffat answers more reader questions as the Doctor goes domestic in a brand new comic-strip, Moving In. All of that plus the usual news, reviews and more, so upgrade your magazine collection by picking it up today. It’s on sale now and comes with four (count ‘em!) collector’s covers to choose from. Delete!

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September 3rd, 2016

Autumn is just around the corner and there still isn’t a Doctor Who episode in sight (gap years really are the worst, aren’t they?), but luckily Doctor Who Magazine is on hand to keep our withdrawal symptoms at bay.

Their latest issue (it’s #503, for those of you who are keeping count) is on sale now and inside there’s an exclusive chat with its cover star Peter Davison who looks back on his tenure as the Fifth Doctor in his most revealing interview to date. Plus, Steven Moffat discusses Series 10, including the return of Nardole, and there’s the latest news, comics and more!

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August 19th, 2016
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Following its disappointing lack of precence at San Diego last month (there’s always next year…), it has been announced that the Whoniverse will be setting its sights on New York Comic Con instead!

As part of BBC America’s takeover on Friday 7th October, both Doctor Who and its upcoming spin off Class will be getting their own Q&A panels at the event. The Doctor Who panel will include Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin who will be presenting an exclusive preview of this year’s Christmas Special and beyond.

Meanwhile, the stars of Class – that’s Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah – will join its creator and writer Patrick Ness and executive producer Brian Minchin for their first ever panel to discuss the highly anticipated series which will finally be hitting our screens this autumn. The 8 part drama is set at Coal Hill School where dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space. There may be some familiar faces too…

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