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The 256th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 28 August until 24 September 1997.



  • Out of the vaults - Part Two: The seventies - Richard Molesworth continues his exhaustive search of the BBC's film and videotape libraries. In Part Two of this series, we uncover buried treasure from the Third and Fourth Doctor's eras...
  • Space buns and tea - Philip MacDonald tears off his rose-tinted glasses to investigate what happens when that fuzzy-fringed CSO horror, unconvincing giant rat or OTT guest tomfoolery makes you hate the show you love...

Comic content[]

The DWM Archive[]

By Andrew Pixley

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • Up a mountain in 11-inch platforms - Once a week between 1971 and 1973, scatty seventies companion Jo Grant muddled her way to Doctor Who iconhood. "They tried to make Jo a bit hip and groovy!" actress Katy Manning tells Peter Griffiths...
  • Out of the TARDIS: Sarah Sutton - Her Doctor Who character Nyssa, knew so little about "telebiogenesis" - but how much do we really know about actress Sarah Sutton? 20 posers plucked randomly from the now-infamous TARDIS tin should settle the score.
  • The man behind the masque - Scriptwriter Louis Marks, responsible for four serials spanning both Doctor Who's very beginnings and its glory in the seventies, remains as enthusiastic about the series as ever. "The whole concept was brilliant," he tells Peter Griffiths.

Shelf Life[]

Reviews by Dave Owen

Includes inset article:

The Web Planet[]

DWM's occasional look at Doctor Who on-line

Regular features[]


Editor: Gary Gillatt
Assistant Editor: Alan Barnes
Design: Michael Yeowell, Gary Gillatt

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