Doctor Who Magazine #500
The magazine began life as Doctor Who Weekly in October 1979, before becoming a monthly publication the following year. Contributors have included Doctor WhoвЂ™s head writers Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies, and the title has interviewed every Doctor and companion to appear in the TV series over the years.
The Doctor himself вЂ“ actor PETER CAPALDI вЂ“ is interviewed in the issue and says:
вЂњWhen I was growing up, the same publications would print the same pictures over and over again. But then suddenly Doctor Who Magazine will produce something from the 60s that youвЂ™ve never seen. To me, thatвЂ™s magic.вЂќ
Of its readers, Peter tells DWM, вЂњThe magazine caters to a whole range of ages and interests, and so many of your readers are so creative. ItвЂ™s one of the things I love about Doctor Who, that it stimulates creativity in people. They may go off and become writers, or actors, or artists вЂ“ and the magazine is part of that. As an examination of the nature of television production, it gives people a clear idea about the processes involved, both now and historically. You have very clever, very detailed articles for those who are of a scholarly bentвЂ¦ But also Doctor Who Magazine has a great artistic flavour to it. ItвЂ™s about endeavour.вЂќ