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Out Now: Bonnie Langford Returns as Mel in Doctor Who Magazine #595

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine puts Bonnie Lanford centre stage as she’s set to return to Doctor Who as Sixth and Seventh Doctor companion, Mel Bush!

This is her first major interview since her return was announced; Melanie Bush is set to come back, opposite Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor, for the Series 14 finale. Plus, DWM includes We Need to Talk About Mel Bush, arguing that Mel is the most underrated companion of all time.

All that plus:

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies shares his reactions as he watches the finished version of The Star Beast, the first of this year’s Doctor Who Specials.
  • Dread Right Hand ­­­– what makes a great sinister assistant in Doctor Who, and how do they get their dirty work done? DWM investigates…
  • Web Slingers, Surfers and Time Lords – acclaimed comic-book writer Dan Slott on his debut Doctor Who graphic novel, Once Upon a Time Lord.
  • The Butterfly Effect – DWM talks to Emily Cook and finds out how a virtual event during lockdown snowballed into something that would change the course of Doctor Who history.
  • Game designer Gavin Verhey and art director Matt Cavotta reveal how they combined fantasy trading card game Magic: The Gathering with Doctor Who.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Welcome to Aladdin’s Cave – brand asset manager Jonathan Davies on how it feels to have 60 years’ worth of Doctor Who props, costumes and assets at his fingertips.
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part 12 – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Sixth Doctor’s final episodes, The Trial of a Time Lord Parts Thirteen and Fourteen.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

Doctor Who Magazine #595 is on sale now, priced £7.99.

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: Bonnie Langford Returns as Mel in Doctor Who Magazine #595

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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