Contents[edit | edit source]
Articles[edit | edit source]
- On Set: The Time Meddler - Designer Barry Newbery's work on this recently rescreened Hartnell story is examined by David Richardson.
- Last Words .. from out-going editor John Freeman
Archive Feature[edit | edit source]
- Archive Feature: TV: The War Machines with FactFile: by Andrew Pixley co-editor of Time Screen, with thanks to David J. Howe
Comic content[edit | edit source]
Fiction[edit | edit source]
Interviews / Profiles[edit | edit source]
- Directing Who: Gary Russell talks to Michael Ferguson, the director who, among other innovative things, first put the Doctor Who menace into contemporary England.
- Writing Who: Ian Stuart Black - As part of an examination of The War Machines, Marcus Hearn talks to this prolific writer about Doctor Who's first major contemporary adventure.
- Designing Who: June Hudson - Mark Wyman finds out just how one half of Season Eighteen's Costume design team went about creating the new-look Doctor Who for the Eighties.
- Change and Decay - As script editor, Christopher H. Bidmead oversaw the Eighteenth season of Doctor Who, Tom Baker's last. As a writer he not only scripted Baker's finale, but also began the latest BBC Home Video releases, Philip MacDonald takes an in-depth look at Bidmead's contribution to these groundbreaking seasons.
Off the Shelf /Reviews[edit | edit source]
From the murky depths of the Thames to the heat of the Master's fireplace, Gary Russell tracks down the latest BBC Video releases. And from the world of print 'The Two Andrews' tell all about their New Adventures...
- VIDEO: TV: Logopolis
- VIDEO: TV: Castrovalva
- BOOK: PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark
- BOOK: PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead
- After File: TV: The Mind Robber review by Martin Wiggins
Also featuring[edit | edit source]
- Gallifrey Guardian (News)
- Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)
- Beyond the TARDIS (Who is doing what by Dominic May)
- Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett
- 'Who in Review' (Who event coverage)
- Public Image (media round-up)
- 'Press Round-up' compiled by Mark Duncan
- Pick of the Penguin (Letters)
- Data Coils (now incorporating personal and club events listing)
- Competition: BBC Video, T-shirts from GUDI aka Black T-shirt Design Company, and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy soundtracks from Silva Screen Records Ltd.
- Collector's Corner (Merchandise) (Doctor Who Annual 1977 from World Distributors, Dalek Plate from JH Weatherby & Sons, Dalek Skittles from Randall & Wood Ltd, War of the Daleks Game from Strawberry Fayre, Chocolate Bars from The Nestle Company Ltd, Dalek Money Box from Cowan, de Greeot Ltd and Dalek Pencil Case from Interwainer Handbag Co)
Random quote[edit | edit source]
“I'm so confused."
"So's the TARDIS."
Credits[edit | edit source]
- Outgoing Editor: John (sniff) Freeman
- Et Tu, Brutus: Gary (power, at last!) Russell
- Overworked Hero: Peri Godbold
- Nice Lady: Louise Cassell
- Outgoing Production: Mark Irvine (thanks Mark!)
- Promotions Wunderkind: Sophie Health
- Advertising Executive: Jane Smale
- Advisor: John Nathan-Turner
- Editorial Director: Paul Neary
- Managing Director: Vincent Conran
- Excelsior: Stan Lee
Additional details[edit | edit source]
- This issue was priced £2.25 (UK) and had a free set of four postcards. The second in a set of three stapled to the cover featured four more Doctors.
- The cover featured new artwork by Alister Pearson featuring the First Doctor and the War Machines and a cover flash for 'Back on TV' reference to a series of repeats in BBC2's cult slot following the clip compilation documentary Resistance is Useless.
- This issue includes a 10% discount on purchases above £20 at the Who Shop International.
- On the copyright page of the magazine (usually page 3) is a box of very small text; the end of this text reads, "'It doesn't cost much to keep in touch! Ha! Try telling Professor Krimpton that!' muttered Brett as he ticked off his itemised calls."