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Doctor Who Magazine 531 was the issue of the magazine cover-dated December 2018.


Profiles / Interviews[]

Comic strip[]

Story: Scott Gray
Art: John Ross
Colours: James Offredi
Letters: Roger Langridge
Editors: Peter Ware & Marcus Hearn

Regular features[]



Coming soon[]

The Time Team[]

  • Pop Classics
Antoinette Belle, Claudia Boleyn, Dan James Frank, Gerard Groves, Luke Cutford, Miles Hall, and Zainab Sheriff listen to the songs "Who's Who" by Roberta Tovey, "Who is the Doctor" by Jon Pertwee, "Doctor in Distress" by Who Cares?, "Doctorin' the Tardis" by The Timelords, "Because We Want To" by Billie Piper, and "Doctor?" (a cover of the Doctor Who theme performed by Orbital), and watch Instagram videos of Bradley Walsh performing karaoke

Galaxy Forum[]

  • DWM readers discuss The Woman Who Fell to Earth and DWM 530

The Blogs of Doom[]

Special features[]

  • Episode previews
DWM previews the episodes Rosa, Arachnids in the UK, and The Tsuranga Conundrum, and Demons of the Punjab
  • Designs for Life
Tribute to production designer Michael Pickwoad, who died on 27 August
  • Counterstrike: The Origins of UNIT
DWM examines how the original conception of UNIT in The Invasion changed over time
  • Military Manoeuvres
A look at the usefulness of including UNIT in Doctor Who
  • Supreme Command
Tribute to actor Jacqueline Pearce, who died on 3 September


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