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The 155th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of December 1989. It was the final issue of the magazine to be on the news stands in the month when an episode of the 1963 version of Doctor Who debuted. In other words, it was the current issue of DWM when Survival wrapped on BBC1 and the cancellation of the series went into effect, and the last until DWM 239. Though its cover was actually a reference to the issue's comic story, Nemesis of the Daleks, it came to be read in later years as fitting for the removal of Doctor Who from the airwaves.



  • 'Strip!' by Michael Bonner (3 of 3) With the Doctor Who comic strip approaching its 25th anniversary a look at comic strip history from 1983.
  • 'Last Word on the Ultimate Tour' with an Australian tour not confirmed David Banks gives a behind the scenes report and includes a full cast listing for the play.

Comic content[]


(Destiny of the Daleks to Shada)

Interviews / Profiles[]


  • None this issue.

Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

Pin-up Pages[]

Also featuring[]

  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers) - includes a listing of the First Doctor eating!
  • Beyond the TARDIS (Who is doing what by Dominic May)
  • Gallifrey Guardian (News)
  • Data Coils (now incorporating pen-pals and events listing)
  • You on Who (Letters)
  • Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett
  • Nick's View by Nick Miller (cartoon)

Random Quote[]

"If you want a job doing properly, get a girl to do it ... out of the way, boys!"

Ace, The Curse of Fenric


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