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Doctor Who Magazine DWM Special 53: Target Books Special Issue

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Whether you are a Doctor Who fanatic or just a regular watcher, Doctor Who Magazine is sure to inform, interest and excite you. This official BBC-licensed magazine covers everything you need to know about the award-winning television show. It's the perfect accompaniment for both mature and younger readers alike.

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Digital Special Issue DWM Special 53: Target Books
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Doctor Who Magazine  |  DWM Special 53: Target Books  

Considered a unique record of Doctor Who’s history in the era before fanzines, official magazines and home video, Target books are probably the most cherished items of merchandise inspired by the show. They’re certainly the most commercially successful. From the early 1970s to the early 90s, it’s estimated that Target sold over eight million novelisations and other Doctor Who books. This is the inside story of a legendary imprint, from its rise and fall to its triumphant revival in 2018. Highlights include exclusive interviews with the key players, numerous rare images and extracts from two unpublished manuscripts.

Doctor Who Magazine is the official magazine of the hugely successful BBC TV drama series Doctor Who, with each issue containing exclusive news, interviews, features and photos about the show.

The go-to source for fans since 1979, Doctor Who Magazine works closely with the makers of the show to present exclusive interviews with the stars, as well revealing behind-the-scenes secrets from all eras of the show, from 1963 to the present day.

Perfect for mature and younger readers alike, a subscription to Doctor Who Magazine is the essential companion to the TV show.


Get the latest news and updates delivered to your device by subscribing to Doctor Who digital magazine today:  

  • Exclusive interviews and quick-fire questions with cast members and the production team
  • A regular full-colour comic strip
  • An inside look at the producers' production notes
  • Reviews of episodes both new and old
  • Fascinating features on all aspects of the show's history
  • Detailed insights into classic adventures, featuring never-before-published information
  • The latest Doctor Who news as it happens and much, much more!

You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Doctor Who Magazine magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Doctor Who Magazine DWM Special 53: Target Books.

Target Books Any Doctor Who fan of a certain age will tell you that they were an essential purchase. Those slender paperbacks were a gateway to a seemingly lost paradise of previous Doctors, black-and-white world...
The Unfolding Texts Feature by JONATHAN MORRIS An Ice Warrior dominates Tony Masero’s cover painting for Doctor Who – The Seeds of Death (1986). Clockwise from left: Details of Chris Achilleos’ art for the...
THE AGE OF DISCOVERY Feature by MARCUS HEARN Target Books was launched in a publishing environment that bears little resemblance to the current market. These were the days before Amazon transformed the landsca...
DOCTOR WHO DISCOVERS INVENTORS Compiled by MARCUS HEARN Author Fred Newman, pictured in the late 1970s. Davros (Michael Wisher) contemplates using bacteria to commit mass murder in Part Five of Genesis of the Dal...
DOCTOR WHO DISCOVERS PIRATES Compiled by MARCUS HEARN There are three drafts of Dr. Who Meets the Pirates in Fred Newman’s. les, beginning with an original that was bashed out – like so much of his work – on his beloved Olivetti...
PAPERBACK WRITER Interview by MICHAEL STEVENS Terrance Dicks’ author photo from the dustjacket of the 1974 hardback Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion. In early 1973 Richard Henwood, an editor at the London-...

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