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Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine #596 Introduces… Beep the Meep!

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is an absolute Beep fest, focusing on the Meep who makes a TV debut in the 60th anniversary special, The Star Beast.

Miriam Margolyes, who voices the Meep in the first 2023 special, talks exclusively to DWM about her lunch with David Tennant, her affection for Tom Baker, and why she’s the Fourth Doctor’s companion who never was. Also, comic book legends Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons – and two of their biggest fans, Russell T Davies and David Tennant – tell us why it’s The Star Beast’s time to shine.

Doctor Who Magazine #596 also includes:

• Noble intentions – Jacqueline King and Karl Collins – who respectively play Donna’s mum, Sylvia Noble and Donna’s husband,  Shaun Temple – on their imminent return to Doctor Who after 13 years.

• Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on important dates for your diary!

• The Beast Unleashed – go behind the scenes on the brand-new making-of show Doctor Who Unleashed.

• Drawn Upon a Spin Off… – episodes of Doctor Who have inspired everything from comics and novels to audio dramas and video games. But what about those times when the inspiration has gone the other way? 

• Memory Worm – The Worm deletes your past – and it’s loose! DWM continues to test Doctor Who contributors for signs of contact with the creature. This issue: Jamie actor Frazer Hines.

• Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

• Effective Management – Matt Nathan, VFX editor on the forthcoming special episodes and the next series of Doctor Who, reveals how he manages the magic we see on screen.

• “Nothing in the World Can Stop Me Now!” – with an animated reconstruction of 1967’s The Underwater Menace on the way, DWM reassesses at Joseph Furst’s baroque performance as Professor Zaroff.

• Liberation of the Daleks Part Thirteen – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

• The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Tenth Doctor and Donna’s first reunion episode, 2008’s Partners in Crime.

• 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.

• Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

• Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

• Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine #596 is on sale now, priced £7.99 (in the 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: Doctor Who Magazine #596 Introduces… Beep the Meep!

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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