The 56th issue in a quarterly series of magazine releases by the publishers of Doctor Who Magazine from Panini UK.

Publisher's summary[]

Packed with all-new content and previously unseen images, DWM Special Edition 56: The 2021 Yearbook is the essential guide to an extraordinary year. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with stars Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan); guest stars Laura Fraser (Kane in Orphan 55), Anjli Mohindra (Queen Skithra in Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror) and Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty (Jake and Adam in Praxeus); and writers Ed Hime (Orphan 55) and Maxine Alderton (The Haunting of Villa Diodati)
  • Analysis of all 10 episodes from the 2020 series, from Spyfall to The Timeless Children
  • The inside story of the new YouTube series Daleks!
  • Behind the scenes of the Radiophonic Workshop’s latest project
  • Tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2020

… and much more!



  • The Year of the Doctor

Jodie Whittaker tells Emily Cook how she's dealt with a year like no other.

  • No Time to Die

John Barrowman talks to Emily Cook about keeping secrets - and keeping his famous character alive.

  • Khan-Do Attitude

Mandip Gill talked to Emily Cook about new challenges for her character Yaz and a memorable location shoot.

  • Life of Ryan

Tosin Cole spoke to Emily Cook about Spyfall at a press event in December 2019.

  • What we did on our Holidays

Writer Ed Hime and actor Laura Fraser talk to Emily Cook about the making of Orphan 55.

  • The Scorpion Queen

Anjli Mohindra talks to Emily Cook about returning to Doctor Who - and the Challenges of playing the Queen Skithra in Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror.

  • The Lighthouse Family

Frank Sheahan tells Emily Cook about a top-secret location shoot.

  • Urban Spaceman

Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty, who play on-screen partners Jake Willis and Adam Lang in Praxeus, tell Emily Cook about guest-sterring in Doctor Who.

  • Best Mates

Buom Tihngang tells Emily Cook about the way he approached the role [of Tibo].

  • Tales of the Dead

Maxine Alderton, the writer of The Haunting of Villa Diodati, talks to Claudia Boleyn.

  • Animation of the Daleks

Peter Caddock and Jon Doyle show Emily Cook how they brought Daleks! to life.



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  • Buom is misspelt as "Boum" throughout the Best Mates interview.