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THE TIME TEAM A Different Side of Pertwee

Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor is renowned for being a debonair gent and a man of action. But he’s also a whole lot more…

This issue’s Time Team: Beth Axford, Christel Dee, Gerard Groves, Kezia Newsom, Zainab Sheriff

Zainab has only ever seen one Third Doctor episode (for the Time Team in DWM 529). Gerard, as a kid, bought a video of Death to the Daleks from a car-boot sale and has seen some Third Doctor stories since then. The others have seen a few more. What image do they have of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor?

“Karate and capes,” says Gerard. “Velvet and frills,” says Beth. “He’s brave, macho, strong-willed – and has fluff y hair.”

“He’s a gentleman,” says Christel. “He takes himself more seriously than his predecessors, who can be quite clownish.”

“He’s the Doctor most like a superhero,” says Kez. “He’s got a swagger.”

“That’s the word,” says Christel, nodding. “He’s James Bond. No, he’s what Austin Powers aspires to be!”

Today, however, we’ve all joined Christel and her cats Biscuit and Hope to watch three episodes that will show some extra dimensions…

Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, behind the wheel of Bessie.
The Doctor receives unexpected visitors in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970).
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) is briefed by Captain Hawkins (Paul Darrow) and Dr Liz Shaw (Caroline John).
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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES JON PERTWEE’S CENTENARY WITH 30 PAGES DEVOTED TO THE THIRD DOCTOR! This issue includes: • The World Cup of the Third Doctor. How did your favourite story fare in our epic Twitter tournament? • Lost for more than 40 years – a candid interview with Jon Pertwee from the very first Doctor Who convention in 1977. • An exclusive interview with Jon’s son, actor Sean Pertwee. • A previously unpublished interview with Barry Letts, who produced most of the Third Doctor’s stories and co-wrote classics like The Dæmons and The Green Death. • An exclusive update on the production of Series 12 from showrunner Chris Chibnall. • Katy Manning, who played the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant, visits the Time Team. • The second part of an interview with costume designer Howard Burden, who created outfits for the Twelfth Doctor, Clara and Missy. • The Fact of Fiction explores the Twelfth Doctor story Time Heist. • DWM’s review of the Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 10 Blu-ray box set. • The Legacy of Time – DWM talks exclusively to the cast and crew behind one of the most ambitious Doctor Who adventures ever, which features no fewer than six Doctors. • Part One of Power of the Mobox, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!