Today has seen the official release of issue four hundred and eleven of the longest serving magazine dedicated to Doctor Who, Doctor Who Magazine, from Panini Magazines around the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue of Doctor Who Magazine features an exclusive interview with Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor, regarding his official return to Doctor Who later this year for BBC Audio.
Tom Baker first made his debut in Doctor Who as the Fourth Doctor during the final moments of Planet of the Spiders before making his first proper appearance in Robot written by Terrance Dicks. Tom Baker then went on to portray the Doctor for a total of seven years making his final appearance as the Fourth Doctor during Logopolis after defeating his fellow Time Lord nemesis; the Master.
Other features for this issue of Doctor Who Magazine include: Fact of Fiction - Tomb of the Cybermen, The Watcher’s guide to the Fifth Doctor, an exclusive interview with Doctor Who actress Katy Manning plus various other exclusive content. Issue four hundred and twelve of Doctor Who Magazine will be released by Panini Magazines on the Twentieth of August for the price of £3.99 around the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Below are the official contents for this issue:
TOM BAKER TALKS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT PLAYING THE FOURTH DOCTOR AGAIN – IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #411!
He’s back! The jelly-baby munching, boggle-eyed bohemian puts on his long scarf and floppy hat once more, as the legendary TOM BAKER returns to the role of the Fourth Doctor for the first time in over fifteen years! DWM talks exclusively and in depth to Tom about what made him come back to the role that made him famous, what he thinks of Doctor Who today and whether a meeting with the current Doctor could be on the cards. Tom also tells us what he thinks about these modern Doctors kissing their companions...
“Well, I don’t know how I would’ve done it,” Tom considers. “I suppose I would have made it extremely funny. Especially if I’d rescued the girl, and she’d kissed me, I would’ve been able to be absolutely astounded that she was pressing her lips on mine, thinking, ‘Oh, that was rather nice’ and then saying, ‘Would you like to do that again?’” He laughs. “But I don’t know. It was inconceivable during our time. We didn’t think like that. I played him entirely… I never did handle the girls. Or if I did handle the girls, I always did it clumsily, because I reasoned that the Doctor wouldn’t know about that.”
Also in DWM 411:
A FREE, BRAND NEW DOCTOR WHO STORY!
Exclusively for DWM readers, there’s a brand new, free audio story to download featuring the Third Doctor and Jo! When Jo finds herself on an alien planet in the far future, she begins to recall a tale of ghosts and murders – and a terrible Time Lord secret... THE MISTS OF TIME stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant and is written by Jonathan Morris.
Doctor Who is the best television programme in the world... or is it? DWM talks to experts on the television industry, including Dick Fiddy, Alison Graham, Gill Hudson, Mark Lawson, Ben Lawrence, Jon Peake and Ally Ross, about how Doctor Who is really perceived by both media professionals and the public at large...
Doctor Who’s Head Writer, RUSSELL T DAVIES, investigates the curious case of the enigmatic Radio Times listings in Production Notes!
THE STAGE AND TELEVISION TODAY!
What’s it like to see your favourite Doctor Who stars live – and naked – on stage? Read about Neil Harris’ frankly unforgettable experiences in YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
The mysterious Watcher reveals everything you need to know about the cricket-loving FIFTH DOCTOR, as his essential guide to the Time Lord continues!
Was the Third Doctor’s companion, Jo Grant, the sexiest assistant of all time? Decide for yourself, as we talk candidly to the actress who played her, KATY MANNING!
As glaciers and dinosaurs threaten to destroy present-day Sydney, how on earth can the Doctor save the day? And what will become of his ‘employer’, Majenta? Discover the answers in DWM’s comic strip, THE AGE OF ICE, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.
Get ready for the spookiest Time Team ever! Richard, Peter, Jac and Clay experience creepy goings-on in a Victorian haunted house as they watch the 1989 Seventh Doctor story, GHOST LIGHT!
UK TV GOLD!
It’s widely regarded as one of the best Doctor Who stories of all time! Find out why – and unearth a treasure trove of information – as The Fact of Fiction disinters 1967’s Second Doctor story, THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!
Tune in to Doctor Who Magazine 411 on Thursday 23 July, for just £3.99. Don’t miss it!