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The 248th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on 16 January 1997 and removed from British newsstands 12 February 1997.



  • Robots Part 2 Bond & Beyond - Having analysed the various television series which most informed Doctor Who's early years, Stephen Cartwright turns his attention to another of the show's key influences; the cinema.
  • Behind the Zines - DWM re-opens the popular Fanzine Trap over the page. For the benefit of the uninitiated, Dave Owen braves a flurry of Letraset - and delves deep into the murky world of fan publishing...

Comic content[]


By Andrew Pixley

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • Wit and Wisdom - It is six years now since fandom lost Graham Williams the man who produced three seasons of Doctor Who between 1977 and 1979 and whose tenure oversaw the introduction to the series of such enduringly popular characters and concepts as K9, Romana, the Black and White Guardians and the Key to Time. - Philip Newman re-examines an interview recorded by Jon Heckford and Michael Stead originally intended to be printed in Prydonian a fanzine, though ultimately was not.
  • Out of the TARDIS! - Here at DWM we were delighted when, after numerous requests c/o Sarah Jane Smith at Metropolitan magazine, we were finally able to fix a date to interview the most keenly sought-after and yet frustratingly elusive Doctor Who celebrity of them all, someone whom regular readers will know is a particular favourite of ours...
  • One thing leads to another - The John Nathan-Turner Memoirs: Chapter Twelve - Season 26
  • Never mind the morlox - Two of director Pennant Roberts' Doctor Who projects remain unseen. In the second of a two-part interview he discusses both, plus the eighties serials Warriors of the Deep and Timelash. Asks Peter Griffiths: "The Myrka: What Went Wrong?"

Shelf Life[]

Reviews by Dave Owen

Regular features[]

  • Gallifrey Guardian
  • Timelines (Letters)
  • The Fanzine Trap - Operated by Ed Salt


Editor: Gary Gillatt
Assistant Editor: Alan Barnes
Designer: Paul Vyse

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