The 72nd issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of January 1983.



  • Behind the scenes: The Freelancers
  • Go Softly on... (review feature) by Jeremy Bentham

Comic content


  • None


DWM Archives (Retelling by episode, with no credits)

EPISODE GUIDE (Listing details including dates, episode endings, credits and dates):

Interviews / Profiles


  • 'On Target' Present and future books from W.H. Allen.


  • (see On Target above)

A4 pin-ups

A2 Centre Page Colour Spread

Additional features

  • Doctor Who Letters (Letters Page)
  • `Doctor Who?' by Tim Quinn & Dicky Howett
  • Gallifrey Guardian - featuring Christmas Merchandising Review and Beat the Panoptropic Net (Matrix Data Bank Challenge)
  • Matrix Data Bank


Editor: Alan McKenzie
Contributing Editor: Jeremy Bentham
Design: Roger Birchall
Editorial Assistance: Gilly Joseph
Production: Tim Hampson and Alison Gill
Distribution: Comag
Financial Controller: Robert W. Sutherland
Publisher: Stan Lee
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner

Additional details

  • The year is not displayed on the front cover.
  • The main background cover image is from TV: The Claws of Axos.
  • This is the last issue with Jeremy Bentham as Writer, Contributing Editor, researcher and general dogsbody! Jeremy is credited with being responsible for the content on all the text pages since the first issue.
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