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LETTER FROM The Editor

Ocover story this issue marks a sad and thankfully rare event: the death of a Doctor.

John Hurt, of course, came to Doctor Who relatively late in his career, and in rather unusual circumstances. In fact, he might be unique among Doctors insofar that mention of his name wouldn’t automatically conjure up the words ‘Doctor Who’ in the minds of the general public. But when you’re one of the greatest actors that the United Kingdom has ever produced, with an amazing body of work in film, theatre and television over a period of many decades, that’s understandable. But it was nevertheless pleasing to see that John’s role in The Day of the Doctor was mentioned proudly alongside his other credits when BBC News ran its report of his death in January.

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Contents include: A tribute to Sir John Hurt, the man who played the War Doctor, featuring contributions from those whose knew and worked with him, including David Tennant; Richard Curtis is interviewed about his Doctor work, including The Curse of Fatal Death and Vincent and the Doctor; showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; a look at the history of the home video recording of Doctor Who; the SFX of The Invisible Enemy, the story that took on Star Wars; Sydney Newman's attempts to reinvent Doctor Who in the 1980s is revealed; the Time Team watch Day of the Moon; new comic strip adventure as the Doctor faces the original Master in Doorway to Hell part three; DWM interviews the people behind the fanzine Vworp! Vworp! ; plus official news, reviews, previews, the Wotcha! page, prize-winning competitions and more!
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