403rd issue of was current from Doctor Who Magazine 11 December 2008 through 7 January 2009. It humorously lampooned the magazine's tradition of announcing a new actor as the Doctor by billing that David Morrissey "is the next Doctor", referring to the title of the 2008 Christmas special, . This also subtly disproved him as the The Next Doctor Tenth Doctor's actual successor, since Morrissey played only a pastiche of the Doctor in the special, Jackson Lake.
David Morrissey is The Next Doctor! - Stand by for the one, the only... and the best! The new Christmas special previewed - inside!
Special Christmas features Edit
2008 Season Survey Results - It's time to announce the winners at last! What were your favourites from the last series of ? Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the Doctor Who DWM Awards... (Results compiled by Peter Griffiths)
2008 Review of the Year - Jason Arnopp looks back at the year when Donna Noble boarded the TARDIS full-time, Davros guest starred at the proms and became even more popular than it is already. Impossible you say? Well have a read of this...
Doctor Who Special Christmas Toy Reviews (see Reviews)
Space-time Telegraph (Compiled by Sorvad)
The Time Team Edit
- Compiled by Michael Pritchard
- Illustration by Adrian Salmon
Comic content Edit
- Story: Dan McDaid
- Pencil Art: Mike Collins
- Inks: David A. Roach
- Colours: James Offredi
- Letters: Roger Langridge
- Editors: Tom Spilsbury and Scott Gray
The Fact of Fiction Edit
All the latest
Doctor Who DVDs, books and CDs reviewed...
- Reviewers: Vanessa Bishop, Gary Gillatt and Matt Michael
Regular reviews Edit
DVDs reviewed Edit
- Illustration by Ben Willsher
Books reviewed Edit
Audios reviewed Edit
Special Christmas toy reviews Edit
Exterminate Buzz Wire Game
Action Figure Toy Range (The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Doctors, Adipose, High Priestess, Ood, Sontarans, Zygon, Daleks, Robots of Death)
Remote Control Supreme Dalek and Davros and Gift Set (remote control The Stolen Earth Supreme Dalek, Davros, Daleks)
Micro Universe Figures (The Tenth Doctor, Ood, TARDIS, Chula Ship, )
SS Madame De Pompadour
TV previews Edit
DVD previews Edit
David Darlington tells us what to expect from the DVD of this 1989 story featuring the Seventh Doctor...
Book previews Edit
David Darlington chats to the authors of the latest
Audio previews Edit
Sixth Doctor meets an old friend in his latest adventure on audio... David Darlington investigates.
- Illustration by Rob Davis
Issue previews Edit
You Are Not Alone Edit
- Neil Harris curls up on the sofa to play a festive game...
Regular features Edit
Letter from the Editor
Production Notes - Showrunner Russell T Davies writes exclusively for DWM - and presents his annual Twelve Days of Christmas!
- Illustration by Ben Morris
Gallifrey Guardian - All the latest news from every corner of the universe...
Doctor Who Who On Earth Is... - Russell Tovey - He's been tipped as the Eleventh Doctor! Will the real next Doctor please stand up?
And You Texted Us To Say...
Doctor Whoah - by Baxter
On This Month 15 years ago - Tom Spilsbury fishes out his copy of DWM 208, from December 1993