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The 259th issue of Doctor Who Magazine it had a cover date of 17 December 1997.



  • Bad Boys inc - "How utterly evil!" Alan Barnes tales a trip through the twisted psyche of the Doctor Who villain, then dives headlong into the Abyss in search of the series' greatest sinners. Abandon hope all ye who enter here...

Comic content[]

The DWM Archive[]

By Andrew Pixley

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • Bring me the Head of BBC Books - Fuzzy Borads, misfiled "Silveranians" and distinctly iffy Dalek impersonations... Stephen Cole, Doctor Who publishing supremo at BBC Worldwide, takes us through a typical week on the job - and hints at future plans for the Eighth Doctor's adventures on the printed page.
  • Out of the TARDIS Anneke Wills - She may have been but a smart Sloane set secretary in Doctor Who but this time round it's actress Anneke Wills, formerly companion Polly, who's giving the dictation as she rattles through 20 random questions plucked from deep within that notorious TARDIS tin.
  • Looking at the stars - With two Fifth Doctor serials to his credit Christopher H Bidmead's association with Doctor Who didn't end following his resignation from the series' script editorship - and nearby continued into the Sixth Doctor's reign. "I had much more stuff to give!" he tells Peter Griffiths in the final part of this interview...

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
Design: Michael Yeowell

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