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Out Now: Russell T Davies Talks Tennant and Tate’s Return in Doctor Who Magazine #579

It’s been quite a few years since this last happened: David Tennant and Catherine Tate share the cover of the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine!

This issue includes exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from Russell T Davies, Doctor Who’s incoming showrunner, about the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to the programme.

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Newly released documents reveal the details behind the classification certificates of Doctor Who videos in the 1980s and 90s. 
  • Robert Sidaway, who played Avon in The Savages (1966) and Captain Jimmy Turner in The Invasion (1968), talks about his Doctor Who roles for the first time.
  • The friends, colleagues and admirers of Verity Lambert pay tribute to Doctor Who’s first producer.
  • Authors James Moran and Rona Munro discuss their forthcoming Target books, The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light.
  • Writer Juno Dawson and producer Ella Watts on the making of the acclaimed podcast series Doctor Who: Redacted.
  • Visual effects designer Paul Mann recalls the making of Timelash (1985) with the help of previously unseen photos from his collection.
  • Chris Cassell and Justin T Lee explain how the special effects of Timelash have been newly enhanced for the Season 22 Blu-ray box set.
  • Fear of the Future, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan.
  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the hidden secrets of 1985’s Vengeance on Varos.
  • Apocrypha revisits the seminal 1993 New Adventures novel, Deceit.

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

Doctor Who Magazine #579 is on sale now, priced £6.99 (UK).

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: Russell T Davies Talks Tennant and Tate’s Return in Doctor Who Magazine #579

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