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Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine #568 Covers Doctor Who’s Missing Episodes

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has special coverage of one of the most talked-about things in the Doctor Who universe: the missing episodes!

You can tell how much of a draw the missing episodes are, as they’ve even claimed the coveted cover spot, with a gorgeous photo of First Doctor, William Hartnell, against a collage of telesnaps.

It seems odd that the issue released after Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker announce they’re leaving the show instead gives Hartnell the focus; then again, we’re sure that will be covered in more detail in future, while this issue solely boasts an exclusive feature by Chibnall on why he and Jodie Whittaker are leaving Doctor Who.

 Here’s what’s inside:

  • A brand-new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz, written by Joy Wilkinson.
  • The complex story behind the destruction of Doctor Who episodes – and the culture surrounding their recovery.
  • New insights into the First Doctor’s missing serials from fans who remember watching them.
  • Jonathan Morris imagines a parallel universe where the missing episodes from the 1960s existed – and vice versa!
  • A detailed look at the Blackpool and Longleat exhibitions in the first half of the 1980s. 
  • Apocrypha revisits a live Doctor Who performance staged at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1974.
  • Collectivity meets the fans lucky enough to own screen-used props.
  • The Fact of Fiction goes underground with the 1968 story The Web of Fear.
  • An exclusive first look at the forthcoming animation of The Evil of the Daleks.
  • Sufficient Data explores Doctor Who’s big ideas.

PLUS: Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine #568 is on sale now, priced £5.99. It’s also available as a digital edition from, priced £4.99 (or cheaper with a subscription).

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine #568 Covers Doctor Who’s Missing Episodes

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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