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For her first ‘proper’ trip in the TARDIS, the Doctor takes Bill to a future Earth colony. But did this episode leave us with smiles on our faces?



BROADCAST Saturday 22 April 2017

“I ’m happy, I hope you’re happy too.” This is how the Doctor mollifies an Emojibot. It’s a line that’s undergone a little revision from the shooting script, and it’s tempting to think it was Peter Capaldi himself who twisted it into Bowie. Perfect for Doctor Who’s own Thin White Duke. Perfect, in fact, to think the time traveller might be a devotee of ‘Zavid’. Particularly – and, yes, I’m going to stretch this thought right out until it gets me to where I need to be – as by the end of Smile, he’s become the man who sold the world.

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Contents include: • Previews of the new episodes Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World • Knock Knock guest star David Suchet is interviewed • An in-depth interview with Doctor Who the director of the first two episodes of the new series, The Pilot and Smile: Lawrence Gough • Doctor Who writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Smile) and Sarah Dollard (Thin Ice) reveal the stories behind their scripts • Bill Potts makes her comic strip début in the first part of the new comic strip adventure The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • It's the end of the world as we know it as The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1966 story The Ark. • DWM reviews of the first three episodes of the new series: The Pilot, Smile and Thin Ice. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!