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The Pat Troughton Years & The Tom Baker Years

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KOCH MEDIA RRP £9.99 each DIRECTED BY Keith Barnfather INTERVIEWER Nicholas Briggs

There’s little like the deaths of an era’s primary players to put into sharp focus how long ago a period in Doctor Who was. It seems only yesterday that we were popping the corks for the 50th anniversary of the first episode and now here we are in 2017 looking at the 50th birthday of The Tomb of the Cybermen. The era of the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, is half a century old now; if Troughton himself were still alive, he’d have blown out 97 candles this year. And 2017 has seen two of his era’s biggest names – actress Deborah Watling (who played Victoria) and writer Victor Pemberton – pass on to that giant TARDIS in the sky.

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THE TENTH DOCTOR AND ROSE ARE BACK! ISSUE 518 OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CHATS EXCLUSIVELY TO DAVID TENNANT AND BILLIE PIPER Over a decade on from their time together in the TARDIS, David Tennant and Billie Piper are back for a series of Doctor Who audio adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose... “An audio recording’s very different to filming a bit of TV – but the vibe is the same, and the characters are the same.” (David Tennant) “It’s like when you hang out with an old friend who you haven’t seen for years, and then loads of stuff has happened between you, but it’s sort of just like you’re immediately there again. I love it.” (Billie Piper) ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE… MATT LUCAS We talk to Matt Lucas about his new autobiography, which he wrote while playing Nardole in the latest series of Doctor Who. CAMILLE CODURI Camille Coduri, who played Jackie Tyler, tells us what it’s like to be reunited with David Tennant and Billie Piper for more Doctor Who audio adventures. SYLVESTER McCOY In the second part of our interview, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy reflects on Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and looks forward to the show’s future. WHITE WITCH OF DEVIL’S END We meet the people behind a DVD sequel to the classic 1971 story The Dæmons. BOX OF DELIGHTS An interview with Paul Foden, the fan whose home-made TARDIS recently appeared on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year. MATILDUS A brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor and Bill in Matildus, written and illustrated by Scott Gray. THE TIME TEAM The Time Team continues its mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who with 2011’s The Rebel Flesh. PLUS... Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher’s column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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