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Wotcha!

The page that’s more of a table wine, shall we say.

A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects…

#79

1979

There’s an intriguing theory to which some commentators subscribe, which postulates that since the Second World War there have been seismic points in culture and society which erupt roughly every 15 to 20 years, each time producing political change, disasters in the stars, and a particularly abundant flowering of music, art and other manifestations of human endeavour. 1945 speaks for itself; then came the white heat of 1963 that forged everything from Profumo to Beatlemania to Doctor Who. More recently we had the extraordinary moment that was 1997, when both Britannia and Blair were still cool, and when a wave of optimism was countered by the tragic demise of a princess; and if it’s an explosion of art, death and political upheaval you’re after, then I need hardly point out that we’re living through the latest one right now. But let’s turn our time-space visualiser back to the year I missed out: the sociocultural annus mirabilis that was 1979.

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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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