David Bradley Talks to Doctor Who Magazine

David Bradley is back as the First Doctor and in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, there’s an exclusive in-depth interview with the man himself.

Four years ago he played William Hartnell in BBC Two’s An Adventure in Space and Time but now Bradley is returning as the First Doctor himself for this year’s Christmas special Twice Upon a Time.

He said:

“I was playing the guy who was playing the Doctor, but now I’m the Doctor… It’s absolutely thrilling.”

Also in this month’s issue:

  • Fright Knight: Sir Derek Jacobi talks to DWM about bringing back his version of the Master for Big Finish’s new series of audio adventures.
  • Dedicated Followers: DWM meets Jared Garfield and Lily Travers, the actors playing Ben and Polly in Twice Upon a Time.
  • Ben Zen: In a previously unpublished interview from 1997, Michael Craze reflects on the time he spent playing Ben Jackson in Doctor Who from 1966 to 1967.
  • Doc Martin: In what turned out to be his final interview, Trevor Martin discusses playing the Doctor in the stage play Seven Keys to Doomsday. Elsewhere in this issue DWM pays tribute to his long career.
  • Dressing The Doctor: Costume designer Hayley Nebauer explains how she created the First Doctor’s 2017 look.
  • Annual Report: BBC Audio is reviving stories from the Doctor Who annuals. Readers Peter Purves and Matthew Waterhouse are in the studio…
  • The Time Team: The Time Team continues its mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who with 2011’s The Almost People.
  • The Fact of Fiction: Uncovering the details hidden in the 2007 episode The Lazarus Experiment.
  • PLUS! Previews, book and audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much more.

Doctor Who Magazine #519 is available to buy tomorrow.