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The 131st issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of December 1987. This issue was Sophie Aldred's cover debut as the Doctor's newest companion at the time, Ace, who would later become the main companion associated with the Seventh Doctor's televised stories.



  • 'Winning Designs' - Illustrations of an "imaginary" Doctor, companion and Master played by Brian Blessed, Meryl Streep and John Hurt, the winning entires of a costume design competition.
  • 'Snow Biz!' by Richard Marson (A Set Report from the filming of Dragonfire at Television Centre on August 13th 1987.
  • 'Coming up Trumps' - Introducing new companion Ace. Street-wise and trendy, new companion Ace is all set to bring a breath of fresh air into the TARDIS.

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  • Season 4 Flashback by Richard Marson If Season 3 had come close to ruining the popularity and credibility of the series, Season 4 was to re-establish both those vital factors, laying the foundations for a further successful three years.

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • John Nathan-Turner (Producer) interviewed by Gary Russell talks about work on Season 24 and innovations introduced this year.
  • Bonnie Langford (Actress) interviewed by Richard Marson the controversial choice for a companion and former child star talks about her past career, her role in the series as a computer programmer, and about the world of Doctor Who in general ...


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Editor: Sheila Cranna
Assistant Editor: Louise Cassell
Designer: John Freeman
Production: Alison Gill
Advertising: Donna Wickers
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner
Publisher: Stan Lee

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