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Galaxy Forum

Your views on the world of Doctor Who…

Email: dwm@panini.co.uk or tweet us at: @DWMtweets Send your letters to: Galaxy Forum, Doctor Who Magazine, Brockbourne House, 77 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8BS.

A Sixth Doctor birthday cake by Cheryl.
The Fourth Doctor and K9 wish DWM a happy 40th birthday. Art by Ryan Hall.

DWM celebrates its 40th birthday this month. We’ve been inundated with letters telling us how you discovered the mag…

LIFE BEGINS AT 40!

MICHAEL STEAD EMAIL I still have a vivid memory of my newsagent, Mr Needham, telling me in the autumn of 1979 that a new magazine was coming out. He knew I liked Doctor Who and he also happened to be the father-in-law of Graham Williams, who was then the producer of the TV series. So when the first copy of Doctor Who Weekly arrived, I also got a Target book – Horror of Fang Rock – signed by Tom Baker. I’ve bought every issue ever since (and some, like the recent DWM Target Books special, twice). Can I send you the bill to have my floors reinforced?!

TIM DICKINSON (41)

PLYMOUTH

It’s about time I wrote a letter to DWM – it’s been part of my DNA for pretty much my entire lifetime. The first copy I bought was issue 87 in 1984, the one with the Master chuckling to himself on the cover. I coloured in the comic strips – now I look back at this as sacrilege! I remember Dogbolter, Frobisher, the Archives, Matrix Data Bank… the list goes on. Features might come and go, but there is one constant over the decades – the excitement when the mag slips through my letterbox. Happy 40th DWM. Top work and may you continue forever.

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY! The celebratory issue comes with: • A 32-PAGE SUPPLEMENT featuring an index of DWM and its sister publications, from 1979 to the present day. • A DOWNLOAD CODE for 11 complete hour-long audio adventures from Big Finish. Other highlights of this issue include: • Exclusive interviews with showrunners Chris Chibnall, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. • Doctor Who Weekly’s founding editor Dez Skinn and its original features writer Jeremy Bentham reunite to discuss the magazine’s earliest days. • Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell pays tribute to his friend and mentor Terrance Dicks. • A previously unpublished interview with Terrance Dicks, in which he remembers his working life away from Doctor Who. • Highlights from the original, unpublished manuscript of The Eight Doctors, Terrance’s first commission for BBC Books’ range of original Doctor Who novels. • Professional Doctor Who fiction writers select highlights of Terrance’s Target novelisations and other books. • A look back at how readers’ views of Doctor Who episodes, as expressed in DWM’s Season Survey results, have evolved over the last four decades. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1979 story The Creature from the Pit. • A fiendishly difficult quiz, all about the first 40 years of Doctor Who Magazine. • Part Two of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • Audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more! PLEASE NOTE: THIS DIGITAL MAGAZINE DOES NOT COME WITH THE DVD AVAILABLE WITH PHYSICAL COPIES OF DWM 544