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Letter from the Editor

I was five years old when Tom Baker regenerated into Peter Davison in the final episode of Logopolis in 1981. Admittedly I’d been an early developer (I can vividly remember watching everything from 1979’s Destiny of the Daleks onwards when I was only three), but although Tom was the first Doctor I saw, it was Peter’s Doctor who I grew up with.

By the time Peter made his full début in Castrovalva at the start of 1982, I was already obsessed with the Fifth Doctor. I’d learned how to draw him, and I’d started a scrapbook full of newspaper and magazine cuttings, putting in everything about Peter that I could lay my hands on. (“How many photos do you need of Peter Davison?” my Mum would cry.) I was even genuinely annoyed at the misspelling of his name on the cover of DWM 61.

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Contents include: an exclusive, in-depth interview with Fifth Doctor Peter Davision; Doctor Who's executive producer, Brian Minchin, talks about the next series; showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; new comic strip action for the Doctor and Jess in the final episode of The Pestilent Heart; the Time Team watch the 2010 Eleventh Doctor story The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood; The Fact of Fiction takes a close look at the 1977 Fourth Doctor adventure The Sun Makers; the mysteries of the TARDIS wardrobe are considered in Wotcha!; plus reviews, previews, prize-winning competitions and more!
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