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The 251st issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 10 April through 7 May 1997.



  • Question Marks - In the first of a two-part feature, Philip MacDonald puts the ever-enigmatic Doctor in the psychiatrist's chair - and probes the furthest reaches of our hero's inner self.
  • A Doctor Who dictionary - Compiled by The Watcher
  • Robots: Part 3 Kane and Fable - In the mid-seventies, as its frame of reference grew ever wider, Doctor Who began to feed on its own myth. Stephen Cartwright continues his exhaustive survey of the series' many influences...

Comic content[]

The DWM Archive[]

By Andrew Pixley

The Telesnap Archive[]

Compiled by Matthew Pereira

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • We'll always have Paris - Co-ordinating Doctor Who's first ever overseas location shoot proved tricksome - but it was star Tom Baker who nearly drove series' producer insane. In the final part of this series of interviews, Philip Newman listens in as Graham Williams goes a la recherche du temps...
  • Spice Girl - Sometimes posh, sometimes childlike, sometimes sporty, rarely finger and often scared...the many faces of Sarah Jane Smith put her among the most popular companions of them all. In the second part of the this feature, actress Elizabeth Sladen turns her attention to Sarah's latterday appearances - including those made on air, but off-screen. Chris Howarth and Steve Lyons discover why radio thrilled the video star...
Includes inset article: 100 things you never knew about Sarah Jane Smith! by Gary Gillatt.

Shelf Life[]

Reviews by Dave Owen

Regular features[]

  • Gallifrey Guardian
  • Timelines (Letters)
  • The life & times of Jackie Jenkins


Editor: Gary Gillatt
Assistant Editor: Alan Barnes
Designer: James Mayall

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