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The page that is like a water bag with a hole in the bottom, and the hole is getting bigger.

A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects...


Given its immeasurable influence on popular culture over the last half-century, the electric guitar has, until recently, been noticeably absent from Doctor Who. Sure, there’s a brief clip of the Beatles in The Chase, but it’s not until Delta and the Bannermen that the instrument actually turns up in the series – and we don’t see another until the Twelfth Doctor straps on his Yamaha in The Magician’s Apprentice. Peter Capaldi’s guitar stylings have since become one of the defining characteristics of his Doctor, as much a part of his incarnation as Patrick Troughton’s recorder or Sylvester McCoy’s spoons. And so, in keeping with this magazine’s proud if occasionally controversial tradition of ranking the Doctors in order of this and that, I find myself pondering a tremendously important question: which of our hero’s incarnations is the most musical?

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Contents include: Steven Moffat answers questions on Heaven Sent; Alex Kingston and Paul McGann interviews; a feature on Doctor Who Weetabix cards of the 1970s; Fact of Fiction – Death the Daleks; Time Team – The Eleventh Hour; reviews of The Husbands of River Song, The Wheel in Space and The Face of Evil; Christmas Quiz answers; Comic Strip – The Dragon Lord Part 2.