Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Doctor Who: Special 50th Anniversary Radio Times Issue

The latest issue of the Radio Times, out now in UK shops, is a special edition to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, with 12 different covers to choose from (that's the eleven Doctors plus John Hurt's War Doctor) and several features including interviews with the cast of The Day of the Doctor. You can see two of the covers below:


The other ten covers can be seen on the Radio Times' new Discover TV app. The full details for the special edition are as follows:
Why you can’t destroy the Doctor, by Steven MoffatThe show-runner writes exclusively for Radio Times on a cultural legacy so strong that it even endured a 16-year television hiatus. Not that he would ever let that happen again, of course… 
Retrospectives of each Doctor 
From the first Doctor, William Hartnell, to the 11th, Matt Smith, we examine each Time Lord’s era, taking in companions, villains and using exclusive archive interviews with the actors themselves. It’s the ultimate guide to the mad man in a box.
Interviews with Matt Smith, David Tennant and John HurtIt’s not all about the past, though, for The Day of the Doctor is coming. Radio Times talks to Matt Smith and David Tennant about acting together – “Have I just woken out of a dream?” asks the tenth Doctor – while screen legend John Hurt (the War Doctor) tells us why he wasn’t a fan of the 1963 series. 
Interactive issueThe issue is not just packed with great Doctor Who words and pictures, it also contains a treasure trove of interactive content, such as video, 3D pages and detailed guides. To access the interactive content, simply download the free Blippar app to your smartphone or tablet; then open the app and hold your device over the interactive symbols. Start with the cover to reveal an exclusive video message from the 11th Doctor, and the opportunity to create and star in your own Radio Times Doctor Who cover to share on social media. Inside, there’s even more, including a comprehensive episode-by-episode guide for each Doctor, animated and video Doctor Who content, over 100 pictures from the Radio Times Doctor Who archive, a gallery of all Radio Times’s Doctor Who covers, plus exclusive 3D content. 
An exclusive shot from The Day of the DoctorThe Tenth Doctor and Joanna Page’s Queen Elizabeth I look rather cosy, don’t they? 
My love of Doctor Who, by BBC Director General Tony HallThe DG writes exclusively for Radio Times about how he fell in love with Doctor Who in 1963 and is now thrilled to be the man in charge at its height. He even tells a nifty little tale of how he once flew the Tardis… 
Interviews with famous Doctor Who fansCharlie Brooker, Jonathon Ross and Jo Whiley are among the stars sharing their favourite Who moments in extracts from Steve Berry’s book, From Behind The Sofa. 
Win the Doctor’s actual bow tie!And finally, as if we haven’t spoilt you lot enough, we’re also giving readers a chance to a win a money-can’t-buy prize: the bow tie worn by Matt Smith’s Doctor on screen. 
Twelve collectable coversDid we mention there are a staggering 12 Doctor Who covers this week? With different monsters and a different Doctor on each one…
The Radio Times for 23-29 November is out now.

[Source: Doctor Who TV]