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Bookazine: The Doctors

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From the makers of the award-winning Doctor Who Magazine comes the ultimate celebration of the many incarnations of the Doctor from William Hartnell to Matt Smith and beyond!

This lavishly illustrated collector’s volume contains many rare and previously unseen photos, and includes a wealth of features and interviews, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who!


Complete Seventh Doctor Special

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Philip MacDonald puts the Sylvester McCoy stories under the microscope and examines in detail these three highly-inventive seasons of Doctor Who. Meanwhile, resident Archivist Andrew Pixley provides a full behind-the-scenes history of Doctor Who between 1987 and 1989, while some of DWM's finest authors - including TV writers Steven Moffat, Rob Shearman and Paul Cornell - give their own thoughts on stories from the era. There's also a full guide to the Seventh Doctor's adventures in audio, book and comic strip form, and an Afterword from Ace actress Sophie Aldred.


Doctor Who Companion Series 4

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At 148 pages, The Doctor Who Companion - Series Four is the biggest DWM special so far, and gives readers a step-by-step guide to the making of all 13 episodes as well as the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned and the Children In Need scene featuring the Fifth Doctor, Time Crash.

Tom Spilsbury, the editor of Doctor Who Magazine, said: "DWM has been given exclusive access to all the scripts and shooting schedules to tell you what was shot when and where, what was left on the cutting-room floor and why, and even the truth behind a few of those rumours that hit the tabloids!

"Packed with anecdotes and comments from the men and women who make the programme, script extracts, deleted scenes, and a full list of cast, crew, transmission times and ratings, with hundreds of beautiful and previously unseen photographs, this is the ultimate guide to Doctor Who 2008."


Doctor Who Magazine Special: 2017 Yearbook

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The 100-page Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2017 is packed with all-new material, exploring every corner of the Doctor Who universe.


As well as reports from the filming of the new spin-off series Class, there are exclusive interviews, details of the latest merchandise and exclusive insights into the production of the latest episodes.


This is the Doctor Who Magazine almanac, bringing you highlights of all the activity from the last 12 months, both in front of and behind the camera.


Doctor Who Magazine Special 37: Guide to 2013

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The Official Guide to the 2013 Series


Written and researched by Andrew Pixley


Doctor Who Magazine Special 40: The Art of Doctor Who

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The characters and scenarios from Doctor Who have been inspiring artists since 1963. The latest special edition of Doctor Who Magazine celebrates the best of their contributions to both the programme and the vast range of licensed products that rely on their skill.


“This is how the story of Doctor Who unfolded in the eyes of the artists who interpreted, shaped and represented the show,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “In fact, the story begins before the first episode was even transmitted – we have articles examining the creation of the Doctor Who logo and the filming of the original title sequence.”


This 100-page Special is packed full of stunning reproductions of original artwork from the Dalek annuals, the Doctor Who annuals, Doctor Who Weekly, the DVD range, the Radio Times, Target Books, TV Century 21, the VHS releases and more.


Other highlights include:


• Articles covering the history of graphic design and illustration in Doctor Who, from the early 1960s to the present day.


• Award-winning graphic designer Bernard Lodge explains how he created the series’ first four title sequences.


• Concept artists Peter McKinstry and Matt Savage share their portfolios from 21st-century Doctor Who.


• Interviews with Target Books artists Chris Achilleos, Jeff Cummins, Bill Donohoe, Roy Knipe, Tony Manero, Andrew Skilleter and Nick Spender.


• Interviews with comics artists including Mike Collins, Martin Geraghty, Dave Gibbons, Richard Piers Rayner, John Ridgway, Nick Roche, John Ross, Adrian Salmon, Lee Sullivan and Alice Zhang.


• Interviews with VHS and DVD cover artists Lee Binding, Colin Howard and Alister Pearson.


Doctor Who Magazine Special 46: Toys and Games

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In 1964 Dalekmania led to the birth of Doctor Who licensing, and it’s been with us ever since. The return of the series in 2005 prompted an even bigger range of merchandise, which this time invaded supermarkets as well as toy shops. In 2017 the popularity, and ingenuity, of these products continues unabated. This is the surprising story of Doctor Who toys and games – told by the people who make, sell and collect them.


Doctor Who Magazine Special 53: Target Books

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Considered a unique record of Doctor Who’s history in the era before fanzines, official magazines and home video, Target books are probably the most cherished items of merchandise inspired by the show. They’re certainly the most commercially successful.


From the early 1970s to the early 90s, it’s estimated that Target sold over eight million novelisations and other Doctor Who books. This is the inside story of a legendary imprint, from its rise and fall to its triumphant revival in 2018.


Highlights include numerous rare images and exclusive interviews with the key players, including:

Chris Achilleos (cover artist for The Auton Invasion, The Zarbi, The Doomsday Weapon, etc)

Jeff Cummins (cover artist for The Mutants, The Horror of Fang Rock, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, etc)

Peter Darvill-Evans (Target Books editor from 1989)

Terrance Dicks (the most prolific author of Target books)

Anthony Dry (cover artist for City of Death, Rose, The Day of the Doctor etc)

John Peel (author of the novelisations of The Chase, The Power of the Daleks, The Evil of the Daleks etc)

Marc Platt (author of the Battlefield and Ghost Light novelisations)

Nigel Robinson (Target Books editor from 1984 to 1987)

Andrew Skilleter (cover artist for The Gunfighters, The Abominable Snowmen, The Stones of Blood etc)

Alan Willow (artist who provided internal illustrations for The Cybermen, Terror of the Autons, The Sea-Devils etc)



Other highlights include:

Extracts from two unpublished manuscripts

The untold story of Doctor Who Discovers, based on the archive of author Fred Newman

Details of foreign editions

The Companions of Doctor Who series

Interviews with collectors who own original Target Books artwork



… and an afterword from Pete McTighe, the writer of the 2018 story Kerblam!




Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 47: Referencing the Doctor

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This unique publication tells the story behind some of the landmark books devoted to Doctor Who, revealing the extraordinary efforts that fans and historians have made to better understand their favourite programme.


Doctor Who Magazine Special: Sarah Jane Companion 1

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The full story behind the intrepid reporters fight against scary Sontarans, smelly Slitheen, creepy Clowns and much, much more.
Plus an in-depth interview with Elisabeth Sladen


Doctor Who Magazine Special: Special Effects

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Six decades of art and illusion


Doctor Who Special 26: The Eleventh Doctor Companion Volume 1

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Your complete guide to the award-winning BBC One series!
Written and researched by Andrew Pixley.

2010 was a landmark year for Doctor Who. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan appeared on television as the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond for the first time, in a series of incredible adventures. From the Doctor's crash landing in sleepy Leadworth, through to his arrival at Amy's wedding in a rebooted universe, the last of the Time Lords faced many monsters during the course of his travels, including Weeping Angels, Silurians, Autons, Cybermen, Smilers, Venetian Vampires, Prisoner Zero... and, of course, the Daleks!

Doctor Who Magazine takes you behind the scenes of the Eleventh Doctor's first six episodes with an in-depth episode guide – including original storylines, deleted scenes, media appearances, ratings information and thousands of facts about the day-to-day life of the making of Doctor Who – all illustrated with gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs. This collectors' edition examines The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone, and The Vampires of Venice, as well as the specially-made 3D cinema trailer.

This is your essential guide to worlds of
Doctor Who.
Get ready to discover a wealth of information – but watch out for the cracks...

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