Today sees the release of the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, featuring an exclusive interview with Terry Nation’s agent in the 1960s – and Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law – Beryl Vertue.
The producers discusses her longstanding association with Doctor Who – one that started even before the first episode was broadcast – as well as her memories of the Dalek craze of the 1960s:
“The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise. None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.”
- Brad Ashton: The comedy writer recalls his friendship with Dalek creator Terry Nation and the role he played in The Dalek Outer Space Book.
- Terry Nation’s Dalek Empire: How did the Daleks become so popular in 1964? And why did they suddenly disappear three years later?
- Walking Daleks: The BBC’s archive gives up its Dalek secrets – including details of the prototype toys that were never manufactured.
- Peter Capaldi: Previously unpublished quotes from the last four years reveal a new side to the man who played the Twelfth Doctor.
- Susan Calman: Comedian, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and now Doctor Who writer – Susan Calman discusses her love for the Time Lord in this exclusive interview.
- Emma Freud: The organiser of Comic Relief’s ‘Breakfast with the Doctors’ event explains how she managed to unite seven Time Lords, two companions and a showrunner.
- Cosplay: In the first part of a new regular feature, Christel Dee presents a guide to recreating Ace’s jacket.
- Public Image: A detailed survey of Doctor Who’s television ratings during the Peter Capaldi years.
- New Earth: This issue’s Fact of Fiction explores the 2006 story featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose.
- The Phantom Piper: Part Four of The Phantom Piper, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill.