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The 239th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on 9 May 1996 and removed from British newsstands on 5 June 1996. It detailed the long-awaited regeneration scene for Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor that officially signalled the end of his tenure, and explored the arrival of Paul McGann as the incoming Eighth Doctor.



  • Urban Regeneration - In the second part of our major feature of the new Doctor Who film, the DWM team circle the globe to speak to the departing Doctor, the new scriptwriter, and the owner of the latest body to be snatched by the evil Master... (Note: this feature reveals several important plot details)
  • Vox Pops - Throughout its history, the BBC has monitored audience opinion of Doctor Who using an ever-changing panel of "average viewers". Here, Stephen James Walker looks back at the audience research reports for the Patrick Troughton era.
  • Beneath that cool exterior... - Compiled by the Monitor

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By Andrew Pixley

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  • Timelines (Letters) - Including 'The Hit Parade'
  • Fluid Links - Snogging-free zone! by Matthew Jones
  • Crazy Caption


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