Doctor Who Magazine @ 500
We begin this week with heartfelt congratulations for the 500th issue of a hugely important publication that has been there for the fans for nearly 40 years. In the days before social media, websites, Doctor Who Confidential and DVD extras, Doctor Who Magazine was the only way fans could read more about the actors, technicians and writers who worked on the show, bringing in specially written comic strips and exclusive interviews too. It started as Doctor Who Weekly in 1979, before moving to the now familiar monthly publication schedule a year later, and has been a constant companion for Whovians ever since.
I have subscribed to it since November 1983.
Which is, of course, based on the very first issue, complete with free transfers:
So congratulations all round. It’s clearly time to get a new 500 issue diary…
They now have a You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuuwYRnP3VaouIJKqaDuojg
At the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff: