Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine #498

In case you haven’t heard, the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble are returning for a brand new audio series from Big Finish, and the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has extensive interviews with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Do the three new tales – TechnophobiaTime Reaver, and Death and the Queen – capture the past or reimagine it? David Tennant says:

“I think they do and they don’t. Each episode on TV would go to a slightly different place, and have a slightly different set of criteria, and tell a story in a slightly different way. I think, in that sense, they’re very representative of the shows that we did on TV. Obviously, the characters are the same, and they have that relationship that you will, I’m sure, recognise. But they’ve been put into some slightly different, new situations, with new types of stories.” 

Catherine Tate adds:

“And a new way of telling the story because this is audio. But obviously, by necessity, the convention of an episode is going to be the same, isn’t it: you arrive somewhere, something goes wrong, and then it’s all okay again. But I think these ones have been really original, and very fun to do.”

Tennant agrees:

“Yes, it’s telling stories in a slightly different way. But you’ll certainly recognise the same show, if you’re listening to these. When you put your headphones on, you’re going to recognise the world you’re in.”

Big Finish announced yesterday that the stories will be released on 16th May – and we can’t wait!


  • Robert Banks Stewart: A tribute to the Doctor Who writer who died recently, and was responsible for 1975’s Terror of the Zygons and 1976’s The Seeds of Doom, which introduced the Zygons and the Krynoids respectively.
  • John Leeson: The man behind the voice of K9 talks about his long and varied career.
  • Sadie Miller: The daughter of Sarah Jane actress Elisabeth Sladen, Sadie chats to DWM about her new Lethbridge-Stewart novel, Moon Blink.
  • Ask Steven Moffat: The Doctor Who showrunner continues to ponder the question, “which stories do you think could be considered ‘ground breaking’ in some way?”
  • Witch Hunt: Clara is drowning, accused of being a witch! The DWM comic strip, written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty, continues…
  • Sharing the Love: In her column, Relative Dimensions, Jacqueline Rayner gives advice on how to go about introducing your loved ones to Doctor Who.
  • Angel Interceptor: The Time Team welcome the return of River Song and the Weeping Angels return in this month’s episodes, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone (2010).
  • Four to Doomsday: A frog-like alien with delusions of divinity makes a return to planet Earth, in this issue’s Fact of Fiction.
  • The Evil of the Daleks: In Missing in Action, Graham Kibble-White delves into this seven-part classic story which is mostly missing from the archives.
  • Coming Soon: DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

Plus all the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.

Doctor Who Magazine #498 is on sale now, priced £4.99.