Issue 522 sheds new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s, as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. “The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise,” says Beryl. “None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.”
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE…
In the 1960s Beryl Vertue was Terry Nation’s agent – now she’s Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Beryl discusses an association with Doctor Who that began before the first episode was even transmitted.
The comedy writer recalls his friendship with Dalek creator Terry Nation and the role he played in The Dalek Outer Space Book.
TERRY NATION’S DALEK EMPIRE
How did the Daleks become so popular in 1964? And why did they suddenly disappear three years later?
The BBC’s archive gives up its Dalek secrets – including details of the prototype toys that were never manufactured.
Previously unpublished quotes from the last four years reveal a new side to the man who played the Twelfth Doctor.
Comedian, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and now Doctor Who writer – Susan Calman discusses her love for the Time Lord in this exclusive interview.
The organiser of Comic Relief’s ‘Breakfast with the Doctors’ event explains how she managed to unite seven Time Lords, two companions and a showrunner.
In the first part of a new regular feature, Christel Dee presents a guide to recreating Ace’s jacket.
A detailed survey of Doctor Who’s television ratings during the Peter Capaldi years.
This issue’s Fact of Fiction explores the 2006 story featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose.
THE PHANTOM PIPER
Part Four of The Phantom Piper, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill.
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