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The 127th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of August 1987.



Comic content[]


  • Archive Feature: TV: Snakedance (retelling by episode, no credits but a 'Fact File' by Richard Marson)
  • Season Three Flashback - every season of Doctor Who has its good and bad moments, but in the Third Season, the continual behind the scenes changes and instability of the cast led to one of the less satisfactory seasons. The potential for brilliant work was hampered by poor execution or acting. Richard Marson remembers season three.

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • Travelling Companions - Liz Shaw; not only was she with the Doctor for a very short time, but she was also one of the few companions who did not take a trip in the TARDIS.
  • Paddy's Field! As well as directing four classic Doctor Who stories, Paddy Russell has worked on many well known BBC programmes. Richard Marson talks to Paddy, who trained as an actress, before going into live television in 1951, and later worked as an assistant to the famous Rudolph Cartier.

A4 pin-ups[]


  • None

Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

Also featuring[]

  • You On Who (Letters)
  • Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett
  • Gallifrey Guardian
  • Matrix Databank
  • FORUM: Scientific Error in Doctor Who by reader Stephen Bell
  • Did you Know? This month saved by the script editors!

Credited credits:[]

Editor: Sheila Cranna
Assistant Editor: Penny Holme
Art Editor / Designer: Steve Cook
Art Assistant: Gary Knight
Production: Alison Gill
Advertising: Donna Wickers
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner
Publisher: Stan Lee

Further information[]

  • Additional Input: You on Who (letters Page) (From DWM 129): The Longleat Report had a wrongly captioned photograph. The photograph in question showed a lifelike Kiv (not Sil).
  • Extra colour pages in this issue and a price rise for this issue to £1.25 (UK).