The new Doctor Who Magazine is out on Thursday, and along with all of the stuff you’re about to read concerning Paul Wilmshurst, Steven Moffat’s monthly Q&A with the readers, a chat with Waris Hussein about Marco Polo, Toby Hadoke’s tribute to Bernard Kay and the second part of the Peter Purves interview, look out for an exclusive prelude to the Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart book series with a complete short story from Andy Frankham-Allan, The Ambush.
Paul Wilmshurst, director of the recent Doctor Who episodes Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas, explains the challenges of working on the series, in his first major interview….
“We were all very proud of the fact that the Mummy was so scary they wouldn’t put it in the series trailer,” Paul tells DWM. “It’s always about how far can you go? I think the old joke is true: how complicated can you make it to hold a child’s attention, and how simple can you make it for adults? Can you make it scary enough for the children to be satisfied, but not too scary for the adults to be worried?”
ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 483 OF DWM…
- Doctor Who‘s very first director, Waris Hussein, reveals how the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo was made – with the help of unique documents unseen for 50 years!
- Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – including one from former showrunner Russell T Davies! – in his exclusive column.
- Peter Purves, who played companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s, looks back at some of his most memorable adventures in the second part of an exclusive interview.
- En garde! Discover fascinating new facts about the swashbuckling Fourth Doctor adventure The Androids of Tara in The Fact of Fiction.
- Bernard Kay, the much-loved actor who appeared in four Doctor Who stories, is remembered by his friend Toby Hadoke.
- The Doctor and Clara tackle both Sontarans and Rutans in the concluding part of The Instruments of War, a brand-new comic strip written and illustrated by Mike Collins.
- The Time Team watch the Tenth Doctor take a bus to alien world, as they visit the Planet of the Dead.
- Jacqueline Rayner demonstrates the fun to be had in spotting Doctor Who actors in other roles in Relative Dimensions.
- The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
- The Watcher examines the changing nature of history in Doctor Who, in the latest Wotcha!
- The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine 483 is out on Thursday 5 February, priced £4.99.