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Wendy Padbury pictured in April 1968.

“It’s absolutely staggering”, declares Wendy Padbury. It’s Friday 4 May, and we’re waiting for coffee at the British Film Institute in London. It’s a serendipitous date; 50 years ago to the day at around 5.17pm, Episode 2 of The Wheel in Space was broadcast. It marked Wendy’s debut as new Doctor Who companion, space-age astrophysicist Zoe Heriot.

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Issue includes: Exclusive interviews with companion actors Wendy Padbury, Sophie Aldred and Carole Ann Ford BACK TO SCHOOL Class cast members Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Vivian Oparh and Jordan Renzo, and composer Blair Mowat, talk about the spin-off series' new audio adventures at Big Finish. LONDON, 1965! An inside look at Twitch's viewing marathon which is live-streaming over 500 episodes of Doctor Who's original 1963-89 run. GLASGOW'S POLICE BOXES One man's mission to save the disappearing police boxes from the streets of Glasgow. NEW DOCTORS The third part of our series of articles looking back at the ways new Doctors have been introduced to the public. WHO, ME Australian comedian Rob Lloyd tells DWM about his Doctor Who themed show Who, Me. THE MAN WHO SAVED THE DOCTOR A tribute to Graham Strong, the man who made soundtrack recordings of 1960s Doctor Who. THE CLOCKWISE WAR Part Four of The Clockwise War, our new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty. TIME TEAM The Time Team takes a virtual trip to Gallifrey, watching three adventures set on the Doctor's home planet: 1969's The War Games, 1976's The Deadly Assassin and 2015's Hell Bent. THE FACT OF FICTION This issue's Fact of Fiction delves into the 2010 Eleventh Doctor story The Vampires of Venice. VORTEX MANIPULATOR We show you how to make Captain Jack Harkness' favourite gadget in a simple step-by-step guide. PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, previews, DVD and audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

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