The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine includes an exclusive interview with returning composer, Murray Gold!
Inside, Gold enthuses:
“People started saying, ‘We really need to speak to Murray,’ There was a director, Mark Tonderai [overseeing the 2023 Christmas Special]. I was like, ‘What can he possibly want?’ And then Ben [Chessell], who’s directing episode two… this was January 26th and he says, ‘I’m directing this episode and it seems to have a lot of music in it. Have you looked at it?’ Then another director. And another. Then it started to dawn on me: ‘There’s an awful lot of music in this series, isn’t there, Murray?’ I was speaking to myself now, not realising, of course, that my consciousness is just a fantasy. ‘And apparently Russell [T Davies] has entrusted all of it to me.’ And actually, that’s quite an honour. I love that man.”
Doctor Who Magazine #590 also includes:
- A giant-double sided poster.
- A Big Finish download code for a complete audio adventure.
- The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Third and Fourth Doctors’ adventures.
- Liberation of the Daleks Part Seven – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
- Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the casting of new Doctor Who cast member Jinkx Monsoon.
- Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
- Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.
- Scarf Ace – acclaimed artist Dave Gibbons looks back at his work on the Doctor Who comic strip.
- Secret Service – Jacqui Stonebridge, who was in charge of Doctor Who’s press and publicity at the time of its launch in 1963, recalls her work on the early days of the series.
- The Running Man – Devante Fleming reveals what it’s like to work as a runner on Ncuti Gatwa’s forthcoming episodes.
- Writer of the Lost Ark – the life and times of writer John Lucarotti, whose original version of 1975’s The Ark in Space in set for release on audio.
- 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest installment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
- The Fact of Fiction travels back to the coronation of 1953 and uncovers the secrets of the Tenth Doctor adventure, The Idiot’s Lantern.
- Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
PLUS: Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, and more
Doctor Who Magazine #590 is on sale now, priced £7.99 (in the UK).