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Doctor Who Magazine #263 was current from 12 March through 8 April 1998.



  • All creatures great and small - Monsters have always been a corner stone of Doctor Who's appeal, as their prominence in toy shops, bookshelves and even on mid-seventies giveaway Weetabix cards attests. Lance Parkin gets beneath the rubbery skin of the series' most infamous bug-eyed bad guys - and recalls a few creatures the world forgot. Illustrated by Adrian Salmon.
  • Includes inset article: Kidnapped by Gellguards! Wounded by Styre! Speared by Blor! - Alan Barnes remembers collecting those Weetabix monster cards back in 1977.

Comic content[]

The DWM Archive[]

By Andrew Pixley

The Telesnaps Archive[]

Interviews / Profiles[]

  • Out of the TARDIS: Elisabeth Sladen - Tenacious Doctor Who newshound Sarah Jane Smith never failed to pose a direct question - but how will her actress alter-ego fare versus 20 searching queries plucked willy-nilly from the TARDIS tin?
  • Oh what a circus, Oh what a show - Dreaming up both a high rise turned warzone and a Big Top gone bad, writer Stephen Wyatt was responsible for two of Doctor Who's more colourful late eighties serials. Here, he opens up his photo album for DWM - and shares his memories with Peter Griffiths...
  • Speak of the Devil - Long before overseeing The Sea Devils, one of Doctor Who's best-remembered serials, Michael E. Briant spent his TV apprenticeship fetching and carrying for First Doctor William Hartnell. "Directors like me were little rebels!" he tells Peter Griffiths...

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: Peri Godbold

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