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True colours

We’re back in London, during World War Two. Winston Churchill has summoned the Doctor. But what will the Time Team make of the wartime PM’s new allies?

THIS ISSUE Episode 759 – VICTORY OF THE DALEKS

The TIME TEAM

The continuing mission to watch all 826 episodes of Doctor Who, in order from the start...

"Would you care for some tea?” asks Will, as Michael, Emma and Chris arrive for a viewing of Victory of the Daleks, the third outing for Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond.

“Ooh, yes please!” says Michael.

Emma thrusts a Tesco bag at Will. “I’ve brought Jammie Dodgers!” she says.

The Time Team’s bonhomie is interrupted by an air raid siren. Luckily, it’s only coming from the telly where, some time during World War Two, the Cabinet War Rooms are a hive of activity.

“That’s a lot of telephones,” says Will, as a familiar figure enters the Map Room.

“Churchill!” says Chris, delighted. “Nice to tease him last episode, but so much cooler to see Ian McNeice in his full Winston get-up.”

“Gorgeous little Dalek battle-figure, too,” notes Emma, as one of Churchill’s staff pushes a tiny model into position on the map.

“It’s the ‘game board’ from The Five Doctors all over again,” says Chris.

“That was a lovely teaser,” declares Michael. “Even though it sort of repeated the end of last week’s episode.”

CHRIS
ARTWORK BY ADRIAN SALMON

The Doctor and Amy arrive to find the TARDIS surrounded by marines pointing rifles at them. Churchill appears from behind the marines to greet the Doctor.

“They’ve met before, then?” asks Chris. “And Winnie is clearly used to another bloke turning up...”

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A special issue celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1996 TV Movie! Contents include: interviews with actors Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Yee Jee Tso and Gordon Tipple, and Executive Producer Jo Wright; a feature examining the legacy of the TV Movie; Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; Fact of Fiction – The Power of Kroll; Part One of a new comic strip, Witch Hunt by Jacqueline Rayner, illustrated by Martin Geraghty; The Time Team watch Victory of the Daleks; plus news, reviews, previews, prize-winning competitions and much more.
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