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This issue Doctor Who Magazine is celebrating 100 years since Jon Pertwee was born and 50 years since he was cast as the Third Doctor…


GREG DUNN ESTONIA Jon Pertwee was my first Doctor. I distinctly recall an episode of The Mutants [1972] being my introduction to the series, as one of an endless loop of repeats on ABC TV in Australia in the early 80s. I was hooked immediately.

I never got the chance to meet Jon Pertwee, but as a member of the organising committee of two Australian conventions in the mid-90s I was lucky enough to spend time with Katy Manning and John Levene, and their admiration for Jon shone through. They were as warm as their recollections, and I was grateful to feel, through them, just that little bit closer to the man responsible for my lifelong love.

RICHARD CHALK EMAIL I met Jon at a convention in 1993 and showed him the original of my artwork tribute to Frontier in Space and a pen-and-ink of the 1970s Doctors. This was artwork I had produced for the event programme. Jon was as gracious, elegant and entertaining as you’d expect. I smoked back then, and he sneaked a draw on my cigarette (“Don’t tell the wife!”) and waxed lyrical about how proud he was of his son’s growing acting achievements and abilities at that time. As for my painting, he smiled, winked and simply said, “Hmm. Looks like I’ve just broken wind…”

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES JON PERTWEE’S CENTENARY WITH 30 PAGES DEVOTED TO THE THIRD DOCTOR! This issue includes: • The World Cup of the Third Doctor. How did your favourite story fare in our epic Twitter tournament? • Lost for more than 40 years – a candid interview with Jon Pertwee from the very first Doctor Who convention in 1977. • An exclusive interview with Jon’s son, actor Sean Pertwee. • A previously unpublished interview with Barry Letts, who produced most of the Third Doctor’s stories and co-wrote classics like The Dæmons and The Green Death. • An exclusive update on the production of Series 12 from showrunner Chris Chibnall. • Katy Manning, who played the Third Doctor’s companion Jo Grant, visits the Time Team. • The second part of an interview with costume designer Howard Burden, who created outfits for the Twelfth Doctor, Clara and Missy. • The Fact of Fiction explores the Twelfth Doctor story Time Heist. • DWM’s review of the Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 10 Blu-ray box set. • The Legacy of Time – DWM talks exclusively to the cast and crew behind one of the most ambitious Doctor Who adventures ever, which features no fewer than six Doctors. • Part One of Power of the Mobox, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!