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The 25th issue of Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition focused on the 2009 Specials and therefore the end of the David Tennant/Russell T Davies/Julie Gardner era of Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary[]

Your complete guide to the award winning BBC One series!

Written and researched by Andrew Pixley

Despite not returning to television for a full series in 2009, Doctor Who reached new levels of success over the last year, as over twelve million avid viewers watched, gripped, as the Tenth Doctor's adventures reached an end. Having had to part company with his friend Donna Noble, the Doctor continued his travels alone. His next stop was a trip back in time to a Victorian Christmas, where he was amazed to meet another version of himself — and a threat from the terrifying Cybermen! From there he journeyed on, finding himself trapped on the desert planet of San Helios, with a Number 200 London bus, and a deadly swarm on the horizon. He next travelled to the famous red planet of Mars, as the last of the Time Lords found himself battling against the forces of time itself. From there, the Doctor had to face up to his own destiny, as he faced not only a showdown with his old enemy, the Saxon Master, but also had to come to terms with the prospect of the return of his own people, the Time Lords. And through all this, there is the ever-present mysterious prophecy, that the Doctor's death is coming, when “he will knock four times ...”

Now Doctor Who Magazine takes you behind the scenes of all the Tenth Doctor's final episodes, with an in-depth episode-by-episode guide, including original storylines, deleted scenes, and thousands of facts about the day to day life of making Doctor Who — all illustrated with gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs. This Special covers The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, and the apocalyptic two-part finale, The End of Time, plus the Proms Special Music of the Spheres and the animated adventure Dreamland.

This is your essential guide to the worlds of Doctor Who. Get ready for the Tenth Doctor's final battles ...


Episode Guide[]

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


Additional details[]

  • This was the twenty-fifth in a series of quarterly specials given over to a specific Who-related theme.
  • Andrew Pixley dedicates this Special to Russell T Davies and David Tennant — "whose childhood love of this wonderful series helped them to conjure up something magical for the children of today."
  • This standard sized, bound magazine was printed in July 2010 and had a cover price of £6.99 (UK).
  • This issue had the indicia title of Doctor Who Special Edition #25 – The Doctor Who Companion: The Specials.