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Face the Raven

REVIEW BY GRAHAM KIBBLE-WHITE

TELEVISION

BBC ONE

FIRST BROADCAST 21 November

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The 2015 Christmas issue! Contents include: Preview of The Husbands of River Song; Peter Capaldi interview; Interviews with Greg Davies, Sarah Dollard, Peter Harness, Rachel Talalay and Donald Sumpter; Review of 2015; the Watcher's Christmas Quiz; Strip – The Dragon Lord part 1.

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Editor’s Letter
I hope you’re reading this after the amazing events of
PREVIEWS
Now that the latest series has finished airing, you’d think
INTERVIEWS
It’s five minutes to Hell on a warm Tuesday evening,
“I’m very well, thanks. I’m on a very loud Lakeside,
Director Rachel Talalay is deep in post-production on Heaven Sent
Hello, Donald. We’re here to discuss your portrayal of President
By the time you read this, Peter’s latest episodes of
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FEATURES
We start the year covered in bits of tinsel and
REGULARS
◼ ANDY PETERS asks: In the Zygon two-parter, it is
With the 2015 series now transmitted, thoughts turn to the
A wealth of shows from the BBC archives, including Doctor
◼ Katy Manning, who played the Third Doctor’s companion Jo
◼ All issues of Doctor Who Magazine from issue 452
◼ The latest DWM Special, The Doctor Who Yearbook 2016,
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Audio production company Big Finish has revealed more details of
New Zealand-based company Black Milk has released a range of
◼ A previously unseen picture of Peter Capaldi forms part
Last issue, Public Image analysed the effect of the Rugby
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Hurrah! It’s time for me to write a Christmas column!
Starting out as a proper Doctor Who fan in the
The portents were there. Throughout this series, the Doctor had
Flip open the disc and inside you find an impeccably
Since the Cloister Wars. Since the night he stole the
Last year I used this spot to admit that I
After the, frankly, astonishing Dark Eyes finally reached its conclusion,
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The House of Winter is a classic slice of Gothic
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Jack Harkness is a hard man to kill. Like its
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"I like short stories,” says the Doctor, in the fittingly
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Twelve Doctors, 12 months. This is the situation that, presumably,
A few years ago, Character gave us a multi-function gun
Given that Doctor Who often feels less like science-fiction than
It’s that time of year when we dive into one
Colouring books are the latest craze! People of all ages
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