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Now We Are Six Hundred

Author James Goss and former showrunner Russell T Davies have collaborated on a new book of Doctor Who poems accompanied by endearing illustrations.

JAMES GOSS & RUSSELL T DAVIES

AA Milne’s poetry collections, Now We Are Six and When We Were Very Young.

In a different life, in a different universe, Russell T Davies never became a writer. He never studied English Literature at Oxford University. He never got his big break in the BBC’s Children’s Department; he never wrote Queer as Folk or Casanova, and he certainly didn’t bring back Doctor Who. Just like Donna Noble, he turned right – and became a comic artist instead.

“It’s what I always wanted to do!” he laughs, as if it sounds ridiculous now. “I loved comics and wanted a career in art and design. But at school I was persuaded by a stupid careers teacher that I couldn’t do it because I was (mildly) colour-blind.

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Contents include: · An exclusive interview with the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker · DWM asks what the casting of Jodie Whittaker means for the future of Doctor Who. · Go behind the scenes with monster makers Millennium FX, with never-before-published imagery from the making of the last series. · DWM talks exclusively to former showrunner Russell T Davies about his illustrations for the forthcoming collection of Doctor Who poetry, Now We Are Six Hundred. · Nicholas Briggs reveals the secrets of giving voice to the Cybermen. · Discover new information about a classic adventure as the 1964 First Doctor story The Aztecs goes under the spotlight in The Fact of Fiction. · DWM pays tribute to the late Trevor Baxter, who played Professor Lightfoot in 1977's The Talons of Weng-Chiang, with contributions from Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Christopher Benjamin, Lisa Bowerman and more. · A brand-new comic strip adventure continues for the Doctor and Bill The Parliament of Fear, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Staz Johnson. · A sneak preview of the forthcoming book on the history of Doctor Who in the USA: Red, White and and Who. · Legendary guitarist Hank Marvin talks about his latest recording – the Doctor Who theme! · Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more.
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