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The 159th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of April 1990.



  • 'Video View' Now with 14 releases, and more planned, John Freeman looks at how Doctor Who comes across in the BBC Video releases.
  • Location Guide: The South East by Guy Daniels and Richard Bignell

Comic content[]


Interviews / profiles[]

Previews/Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

  • None this issue.

Page Pin-ups[]

Also featuring[]

Random quote[]

"A distress signal?"
"A cry for help, or perhaps a summoning."
"Where's it coming from?"
"From Earth, it's rippling out into the cosmos, forwards in time, backwards in time and sideways in ..."
“Sideways, in time?"
“Yes. Sideways, across the boundaries that separate one universe from another.”
“Weird ...”
Ace and the Doctor in Battlefield


Additional details[]

  • Case Studies is a new feature that starts this issue. It focuses on one of the series' villains, along with Collector's Corner a new column looking at merchandise from times gone by. A new occasional feature Don't quote me on this ..., appears, giving examples of Doctor Who mentions in unexpected places - here it's academic text and Star Trek novels!
  • Editorial comment states that seven pages for the comic strip will now be the norm for the foreseeable future.
  • Additional Input (from DWM 161): The Happiness Patrol was not the final W.H. Allen & Co Doctor Who novelisation. Was Evil of the Daleks filmed at Knebworth house? DWM writers are currently exploring this option. Meanwhile, the battle rages.
  • This issue was priced £1.50 (UK) and the cover photograph was shot filming for The Curse of Fenric.
  • Group Editor Sheila Cranna is congratulated on having a baby girl or a Sgt Benton (The Time Monster) lookalike ...!