Tom Spilsbury continued as editor of the magazine.
The new year saw a few tweaks to the design and a change in size for the magazine (slightly shorter but wider). Another change was a more prominent BBC logo on the top cover with the tag "celebrating 50 years of adventures in space and time!"
- Issue 456 presented a preview of 2013 and highlights to the 50th Anniversary celebration.
- Issue 457 presented in full the first part of a previously unpublished 1994 interview with Jon Pertwee talking frankly with reporters from a local newspaper.
Premiums offered to readers this year included;
- Issue 455 was bagged with three The Snowmen themed art cards featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald and Madame Vastra with Strax.
- Issue 467 was a bumper card-sleeved issue that contained a set of thirteen art cards featuring the Doctor and a mock 1963 Doctor Who mini-mag.