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Doctor Who Magazine’s TARDIS tin contains 120 tantalising, taxing and trivial questions. Each interviewee must answer a random selection…

Peter Purves

Peter Purves selects a question from the TARDIS tin.

“Who is this guy with Vicki? I just tuned in.” This is one of the many comments posted in response to 1965’s The Time Meddler as it is live-streamed to viewers on Twitch. Coincidently, this is the same day that DWM is catching up with TV legend Peter Purves – aka First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, aka ‘that guy with Vicki’.

“It’s extraordinary,” says Peter, marvelling at the level of interest Doctor Who continues to receive in 2018 as we show him Twitch. “When I was in the States last, a woman was trying to get her kids interested in the old classic Doctor Whos but they wouldn’t watch it because it was in black and white and they thought the television had broken.”

We’re meeting Peter at the Hilton Hotel in Croydon, where’s he’s fresh from recording a Doctor Who audio at a nearby studio. “I’ve been doing the readings from the original Doctor Who annuals. I worked through my lunch hour so I’d get finished in time for you.” Peter orders some food and lifts his coffee cup to toast DWM. “Cheers!”

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• In his Production Notes showrunner Chris Chibnall recalls recording the Thirteenth Doctor's special reveal scene last July • 40 years on from his Doctor Who debut, we pay tribute to Douglas Adams, “the greatest writer ever to have turned his genius to Doctor Who” • A look at Douglas Adams' notebooks reveal more about his creative process • Peter Purves answers questions from DWM's TARDIS tin • A blast from the past as DWM investigats the Sky Ray ice lollies which were enjoyed by Doctor Who fans in the summers of 1967 and 68 • The story of IDW's distinctive range of Doctor Who comics in America • DWM chats to graphic designer Lee Binding about the packaging for the Season 12 Blu-ray box set • Part Five of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • The Time Team tackles three of Doctor Who's most controversial and complained-about episodes • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2017 Twelfth Doctor story Empress of Mars • Seventh Doctor cosplay with Jamie Lenman • Previews, audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!