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Doctor Who Features In Most Recent Radio Times

The cover of the issue,
showing Matt Smith,
Jenna-Louise Coleman and
several monsters from Series 7
Part 2.

The current week’s Radio Times features interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman as well as a free Doctor Who Monster Wall chart.

In the issue:

Recent criticisms about the lack of on-air content planned for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary and the show becoming too complex for children are responded to by Matt Smith:

“I think there’s only so much you can shoot. There’s a Christmas special and eight episodes, there’s the 50th anniversary, and on top of that you’ve got Mark Gatiss writing a script [An Adventure in Space and Time about Who’s origins]. There’s only so many you can make each year without compromising the quality.”

Steven Moffat writes a new series episode guide:

“The Doctor is a man of secrets. He’s been with us for nearly 50 years, but how little we know about him! Why did he set sail to see the universe in the first place? What happened to his family that sent him on his way? Even the show’s title is a reminder that he hasn’t got round to introducing himself yet…
Eight new episodes are coming your way right now. But before you even start, just remember this – the Doctor doesn’t tell you everything, and you might be in for a shock.”

The new episode “The Bells of Saint John” is featured:

“The Doctor returns to contemporary London and finds himself meeting Clara Oswald for the third time — he’s been searching the universe for her, but will she even know who he is? There’s hardly time to worry about it, though, because all humanity is in terrible danger…”

Matt Smith’s new photo shoot as the Doctor is mentioned:

“Observing Matt Smith as he throws shapes for the RT photographer, it’s clear there’s something different about the Doctor. It’s not just the wind machine rearranging his floppy locks nor comely new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman at his side, but rather that he appears to have bulked up and broadened out.”

Jenna-Louise Coleman talks about working with Matt Smith:

“Mine and Matt’s dynamic is challenging,” she says. “Matt describes it as a dance, but to me it’s such a ping-pongy kind of dynamic.” The 26-year-old, who’s dating Game of Thrones star Richard Madden (Robb Stark), believes that Smith is a bigger diva than herself: “He demands sweets at certain times of the day and Diet Coke in his trailer.”

This week’s Radio Times has been on sale since Tuesday 26th March.

[Source: The Doctor Who Site]