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The seventeenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition had a cover date of 22 November 2007.

Publisher's summary[]

Your complete guide to the award-winning BBC One series

Written and researched by Andrew Pixley

Doctor Who was once again the TV success story of 2007, as eight million avid viewers followed the story of medical student Martha Jones and her amazing journey from a hospital on the Moon, to Shakespeare's London, the Year Five Billion, Depression-era New York and the end of the universe – all in the company of that amazing time-traveller, the Doctor! This year audiences met a bossy bride, learned the final secret of the Face of Boe, saw a Time Lord become human, welcomed Captain Jack back aboard the TARDIS and watched as the evil Master was reborn ...

Now, Doctor Who Magazine takes you behind the scenes of these thrilling adventures, with an in-depth episode-by-episode guide, including original storylines, deleted scenes, and thousands of facts about the monsters and the mayhem that are part and parcel of making Doctor Who – all illustrated with gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs. We cover all 13 episodes of Series Three, plus The Runaway Bride Christmas Special, the animated adventure The Infinite Quest, the Doctor Who: A Celebration concert for Children in Need, and the ingenious trailers for the series.

Plus, for the first time anywhere, executive producer and head writer Russell T Davies unveils the genesis of each and every story, with fascinating behind-the-scenes revelations. Discover why the Empress of the Racnoss never visited Stonehenge, how jazz changed the Daleks' plans for Manhattan, what Spider-Man and Professor Lazarus might have in common, and why the TARDIS got kicked off the Moon!

This is your essential guide to Doctor Who – because when two worlds collide, anything can happen ...



  • Three-Revolution
Russell T Davies talks us through the evolution of Series Three

Episode Guide[]

(Each episode is given a synopsis, production details, broadcast dates, full cast and crew credits, fact file, Radio Times coverage and script snippet)

X The Runaway Bride
  1. Smith and Jones
  2. The Shakespeare Code
  3. Gridlock
  4. Daleks in Manhattan
  5. Evolution of the Daleks
  6. The Lazarus Experiment
  7. 42
  8. Human Nature
  9. The Family of Blood
  10. Blink
  11. Utopia
  12. The Sound of Drums
  13. Last of the Time Lords


Additional details[]

  • This was the seventeenth in a series of quarterly specials given over to a specific Who-related theme.
  • This standard sized, bound magazine was printed in November 2007 and had a cover price of £6.99 (UK).
  • This issue had the indicia title of Doctor Who Special Edition #17 – The Doctor Who Companion: Series Three.