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The sixteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition had a cover date of 18 July 2007.

Publisher's summary[]

The cast and crew of Doctor Who tell the real story of its creation ...

For almost 30 years, Doctor Who Magazine has documented the making of this unique television series, interviewing every major player, be they actors, directors, producers, designers, writers ... even monsters!

This Special Edition gathers together the best of these interviews as the cast and crew themselves recall their part in the legend of Doctor Who, making for a frank, forthright, and insightful memoir – in turns funny, poignant, provocative, and surprising. To illustrate their story we have selected hundreds of amazing pictures – iconic images from the BBC archives, alongside less familiar shots from private collections.

This volume – covering the final years of Tom Baker's iconic, definitive Doctor – provides a complete primer for newcomers, and a valuable refresher for hardened aficionados. It takes the show through turbulent times in the late 1970s, as strikes, inflation and a battering from moral crusader Mary Whitehouse took their toll on the series and propelled it in new directions. Find out the story of the creation of K9, the Doctor's mechanical mutt. Discover what lay behind the Doctor's season-long quest for the Key to Time. Hear first hand what it was like to work alongside a national icon, as the actors who brought companions leela, Romana, Nyssa and Adric have their say. And learn what prompted Tom Baker to lay down his scarf after seven years of intergalactic adventuring ...

Featuring contributions from Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Graham Williams, John Leeson, Robert Holmes, Mary Tamm, Douglas Adams, Lalla Ward, John Nathan-Turner, Christopher H Bidmead, Matthew Waterhouse and hundreds more – plus an Afterword by new series writer Gareth Roberts!



  • 1977 The First Cut is the Deepest
  • 1978 Life, The Universe and Everything
  • 1979 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
  • 1980 Brave New World
  • 1981 Time to Say Goodbye



Additional details[]

  • This was the sixteenth in a series of quarterly specials given over to a specific Who-related theme.
  • This standard sized, bound magazine was printed in July 2007 and had a cover price of £5.99 (UK).
  • Cover background design by Stuart Manning.
  • This issue had the indicia title of Doctor Who Special Edition #16 In Their Own Words: Volume Three: 1977-81.