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Gallifrey Guardian

The latest offcial news from every corner of the Doctor Who universe…

Series 12 Writers and Directors

ø A promotional image for the new serieso Returning writers (from above) Vinay Patel, Pete McTighe and Ed Hime.

The writers and directors for the 2020 series of Doctor Who have been revealed. Showrunner Chris Chibnall is the writer of four of the ten new episodes, including the series opener and finale.

Returning to Doctor Who following their debut episodes in Series 11 are Ed Hime (the writer of It Takes You Away), Pete McTighe (Kerblam!) and Vinay Patel (Demons of the Punjab).

Meanwhile, those writing their first Doctor Who scripts are Nina Métivier, Maxine Alderton and Charlene James. Nina was previously a script editor on the Series 11 stories The Woman Who Fell to Earthand It Takes You Away. She was the co-creator of the BBC iPlayer thriller The A List (2018) and worked as botha writer and producer on the mystery drama Dixi (2014-17). Maxine has been a writer and script editor on the ITV soap Emmerdale and has also written episodes of the CBBC series The Worst Witch. Charlene is an award-winning writer whose TV work includes A Discovery of Witches and Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives (bothscreened in 2018).

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THE WORLD CUP OF THE DALEKS Thirty-two Dalek stories battled for supremacy in our epic Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite? Other highlights of this issue include: • A 16-page celebration of the Daleks, including the results of DWM’s online tournament. • An exclusive Series 12 update. • Writer and director Pete McTighe goes behind the scenes on The Promise, his new trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box set. • Sophie Aldred discusses her on-screen return as Ace. • Production designer Arwel Jones gives DWM a tour of the Thirteenth Doctor’s TARDIS. • The first part of an exclusive interview with former script editor Andrew Cartmel. • A preview of Tiny Rebel’s final Doctor Who: Infinity games. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. • The answers to last issue’s fiendishly difficult quiz about the first 40 years of DWM. • Part Three of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • The Blogs of Doom, audio and book reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!