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Doctor Who Magazine 540 was the issue of the magazine cover-dated August 2019.

Primarily Third Doctor themed, this issue marked 100 years since the birth of actor Jon Pertwee and 50 years since his casting as the Third Doctor.


Profiles / Interviews[]

Highlights from a rediscovered question and answer session from the first Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention in 1977, moderated by Jeremy Bentham
An interview conducted in 2008 which has been published for the first time

Comic strip[]

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

Regular features[]

The Fact of Fiction[]



Coming soon[]

The Time Team[]

  • A Different Side of Pertwee
Beth Axford, Christel Dee, Gerard Groves, Kezia Newsom, and Zainab Sheriff watch Doctor Who and the Silurians Episode 7, The Time Monster Episode Six, and Planet of the Spiders Part Six

Galaxy Forum[]

Production notes[]

  • to be added

The Blogs of Doom[]

Special features[]

  • The World Cup of the Third Doctor
Followers of DWM's Twitter are polled on the best Third Doctor stories, his best lines and jackets, and the best monsters and companion costumes from his era


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BBC Studios, UK Publishing