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The 404th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 8 January through 4 February 2009. It continued to cover the airing of The Next Doctor and provided helpful advice for the fans of Doctor Who who would have to be patient for the show's return to a thirteen-episode format. This was one of the ways the magazine helped make the waiting process easier as the series aired only a handful of specials throughout 2009.


Cold Blood! - Dervla Kirwan reveals her dark side as we go behind the scenes of The Next Doctor!


Special Features[]


  • Merchandise Awards (voting form) - Vote for your favourite Doctor Who books, CDs and DVDs of the last year, and give your views on DWM.



  • Winter Wonderland - The turkey's all finished, the last of the decorations have come down, and Christmas has once again been saved, thanks to the remarkable events of The Next Doctor. But how did that amazing adventure come to be? David Bailey was there as history was being made...
  • Dervla Kirwan: Lady in Red - a DWM interview by David Bailey
  • Bane Trouble! - Sarah Jane Smith was recently reunited with her old chum Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart! Benjamin Cook was on set to see the sparks (and the goo!) fly...
  • Doing it For the Kids! - It was the trip of a lifetime, as hundreds of fans descended on the Upper Boat Studios for an insider's view of the making of Doctor Who. DWM went behind the scenes...
  • How To Survive 2009 Without a New Series... - Okay, let's be honest. Whatever reasons have been given for there being no new series of Doctor Who in 2009, we're all a bit disappointed, aren't we? Just how slowly will the weeks seem to pass? Of course, if you're missing your Doctor Who fix, there are still plenty of ways you can catch up with the Doctor as Scott Handcock finds out...

Profiles / Interviews[]

The Time Team[]

- Compiled by Michael Pritchard
- Illustration by Adrian Salmon

Comic content[]

- 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[]

  • The Mind Robber - Now then, are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Alan Barnes has a very strange and wonderful story to tell...


All the latest Doctor Who DVDs, books and CDs reviewed...

- Reviewers: Vanessa Bishop, Gary Gillatt and Matt Michael

DVDs reviewed[]

- Illustration by Ben Willsher

Books reviewed[]

Audios Reviewed[]


Issue previews[]

DVD previews[]

A trilogy of stories for the Fourth Doctor is released this month on DVD. David Darlington finds out more...

Audio previews[]

The Key to Time must be located - meaning the Fifth Doctor is set for an amazing journey! David Darlington investigates..

- Illustration by Brian Williamson

Regular features[]

- Illustration by Ben Morris
  • Gallifrey Guardian - All the latest news from every corner of the Doctor Who universe...
  • Who on Earth is... - Frazer Hines - Did he jump or was he pushed? The Second Doc's most faithful companion is ready to return...


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