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Coming S oo n …

We talk to the talents behind the upcoming Doctor Who releases

The First Doctor Adventures: Volume One

While Twice Upon a Time will be Peter Capaldi’s last performance as the Twelfth Doctor for the foreseeable future, it’s far from being all over for David Bradley’s take on the First: straight after the Christmas Special, he returns in The First Doctor Adventures, a new audio series featuring the original TARDIS crew. Completing the cast are Claudia Grant, Jamie Glover and Jemma Powell, who last starred alongside him as actors Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Jacqueline Hill in An Adventure in Space and Time – the 2013 dramatisation of Doctor Who’s origins.

“When we did An Adventure in Space and Time, there was no indication that it had a future,” recalls Claudia. She plays Susan, the role originated by Ford, in The First Doctor Adventures. “I think we all hoped that it would go on, just because we all had so much fun and got on so well, but you always hope – you never think it will actually happen.” Jamie, who inherits Russell’s role of Ian Chesterton, remembers more optimism. “I think there were a few whispers – ‘Maybe we should try and recreate the Marco Polo episodes’ – and stuff like that,” he says, “but I couldn’t tell how serious they were at the time.”

“Mark Gatiss, who wrote Adventure, said, ‘Oh, there’ll be an afterlife, there’s always an afterlife with Doctor Who’,” adds Jemma Powell, who’s taken over from Hill as Barbara Wright. “I didn’t really know what he meant – but now I do! It’s really lovely to carry on the story, and also to be back with all these guys.”

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This festive edition of Doctor Who Magazine includes an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, plus there are exclusive interviews with Christmas Special stars Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) and Mark Gatiss (the Captain). Doctor Who Magazine 520 also includes: • A in-depth look at the making of BBC Worldwide's new version of Douglas Adams' 'lost' 1979 Doctor Who story Shada • Actor Daniel Hill and production assistant Olivia Bazalgette chat to DWM about how they met on Shada... and how they later went on to marry • Rare and previously unseen photographs from the Cambridge location filming of Shada in October 1979 • DWM's first ever interview with 100-year-old Earl Cameron, who played the doomed astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet • A tribute to Paddy Russell, Doctor Who's first female director and a television pioneer • We look back on Doctor Who’s first Christmas specials – the feature-length omnibus repeats that were specially created at Christmas time • Part two of The Phantom Piper, our new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • A festive Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!