Doctor Who Magazine #408

By Mark
The 408th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released today and it is now available in all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the price of £3.99. This month's issue takes a look behind the scenes of the Easter special 'Planet of the Dead' and features exclusive interviews with many of the episode's cast including; David Tennant and Michelle Ryan. The cover for the issue can be seen above and it's press release can be viewed below;

The Doctor’s in the desert – in Doctor Who Magazine 408!

In Doctor Who Magazine 408, DWM recounts the tales of what happened when the Doctor Who team filmed in Dubai... and catches up David Tennant, as he looks forward to his final adventures the Doctor.

Does David reckon he’ll be sentimental on his last day as the Doctor? “I don’t know how I’ll feel when I get there,” he says. “It’ll probably be very scrutinised. I don’t know if the last day will be anything like the last in story terms. Usually you’re so out of sequence that your final scene is something very unimportant – walking down the street or opening a door – so time will tell. But it’s – what? – 12 weeks away, so I’ll cope. I’ll find ways of coping.”

Also in DWM 408:

Games Without Frontiers!
The First Doctor becomes invisible while his companions play some decidedly deadly games... Discover the truth behind the story that nearly featured the end of Doctor Who as we know it, as The Fact of Fiction scrutinises that most colourful of black & white stories, The Celestial Toymaker.

Who Is Doctor Two?
The Watcher proudly presents his essential guide to to the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and reveals whether or not this memorable incarnation really was a stove hat-wearing, recorder-playing, Chaplinesque cosmic hobo.

Happy Anniversary?
The Doctor’s a Time Lord, everyone knows that... or is he? Find out as the Time Team watch sinister Cybermen, wicked witches and nasty Nazis battle it out in Doctor Who’s 25th anniversary tale, Silver Nemesis!

Danger Down Under!
The Doctor and Majenta land in Australia and find themselves assisting UNIT in Part One of a brand new comic strip adventure, The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty, David A Roach and James Offredi.

And The Winner Is...
Find out what DWM readers voted the very best Doctor Who books, audios and DVDs as the results of the 2008 Merchandise Awards are finally revealed!

Life Saver!
Discover how Russell T Davies saved the life of Script Editor Gary Russell (sort of!) in Production Notes!

Da-Da-Da-Dum, Da-Da-Da-Dum, Da-Da-Da-Dum, Woooo-Eeeee-Ooooh!
Neil Harris recalls some of the many memorable melodies – and some of the weird and wacky noises – that have featured as Doctor Who incidental music over the decades in You Are Not Alone.

“Ding-Ding, Bring It On!”
Planet of the Dead’s Angela Whittaker, alias actress Victoria Alcock, chats to DWM about filming in Dubai, what happens when she drinks rosé and being the Eleventh Doctor’s companion (maybe!).

Benny's Back!
Lisa Bowerman, star of the Seventh Doctor’s final adventure, Survival, talks to DWM about playing a Cheetah Person, the new series of Bernice Summerfield adventures, and her meeting with the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith!

Next Stop: Mars!
DWM examines the clues and tries to work out just what exactly we can can expect from the next Doctor Who Specials, The Waters of Mars.

All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #408, is on sale from Thursday 30th April 2009, priced £3.99.

The next issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 409, will be released on the twenty eighth of May and it will take a look at a Time Lord's ability to regenerate. An article looking at the third incarnation of The Doctor, as portrayed by Jon Pertwee, will also be included in the issue along with many other features and more information about the issue will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Will you be buying a copy of Doctor Who Magazine #408?

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