Doctor Who Magazine 496 was the issue of the magazine cover-dated March 2016.

It was the first issue of DWM to predominantly feature John Hurt as the War Doctor on the cover. It also used the traditional headline "John Hurt is the War Doctor", although the use here was a special case, as it normally was used to indicate the recasting of the Doctor, and John Hurt's Doctor was introduced retroactively, as well as the fact the headline was modified to denote him specifically as the "War" Doctor; instead, it was used to celebrate his return to the role in a line of Big Finish Productions audios called The War Doctor, making a technical debut outside the linear progression of the Doctor Who television series.

Contents Edit

Profiles / Interviews Edit

Comic strip Edit

Regular features Edit

The Fact of Fiction Edit

The DWM Review Edit

DWM looks back on some of Doctor Who's missing episodes

Competitions Edit

Coming soon Edit

The Time Team Edit

Galaxy Forum Edit

Production notes Edit

  • Ask Steven Moffat
Head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat answers questions from DWM readers

Public Image Edit

A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects... Edit

  • Susan's marriage certificate

Special features Edit

  • From Time Lord to Warlord
Feature covering the new War Doctor audio series from Big Finish Productions
  • The Troubleshooter
Tribute to writer and script editor Anthony Read, who died on 21 November 2015
  • The Long Game
DWM looks at the past 33 years of Doctor Who video games

Credits Edit

Panini UK Ltd
BBC Worldwide, UK Publishing

Notes Edit

The comic story Theatre of the Mind has no formal credits. However, the people who worked on the story are seen credited on a playbill for a play within the narrative as a part of the scenery, right beneath the story's title. On the playbill, Roger Langridge is given the themed billing of "Master of Ceremonies", James Offredi is "Lighting" and Scott Gray and John Ainsworth are "Producers".

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