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It seems almost every issue of Doctor Who Magazine includes sad news about the death of a former cast or crew member. It’s inevitable, given the programme’s remarkable longevity. But while we’re lucky that we always have new episodes to look forward to, it doesn’t make the losses of the past any easier to bear.

On page 42 Toby Hadoke pays tribute to Shane Rimmer, an actor who only appeared in one Doctor Who story, back in 1966, but who made a big impact in many other films and television series that I suspect DWM readers hold dear. I’m very fond of The Gunfighters, but Shane’s passing was upsetting for more personal reasons – I was the publisher of his autobiography and I counted him as a friend.

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This issue includes: • An exclusive interview with new composer Segun Akinola • A candid interview with Eric Saward, Doctor Who’s longest-serving script editor. • Former showrunner Steven Moffat discusses Eric’s legacy. • Robert Allsopp describes his unusual contributions to Doctor Who’s prop and costume departments – from the Sylvester McCoy episodes to the present day. • Alex Mercer describes what it’s like to be one of the current producers of Doctor Who. • Storyboard artist James Iles talks us through some of his stunning illustrations. • Jacqueline King – aka Sylvia Noble – answers questions from the TARDIS tin. • A tribute to Shane Rimmer, who guest starred in The Gunfighters in 1966. • Part Four of Herald of Madness, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • How one cosplayer became the War Doctor’s companion. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1979 story Nightmare of Eden. • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!