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DWA 45
DWA 045a
Cover date: 13 December 2007 - 3 January 2008
Format: 48 full colour pages stapled
Editor: Moray Laing
Publisher: BBC Magazines
DWA 44
DWA 46

The forty-fifth issue of Doctor Who Adventures had a cover date of 13 December 2007 - 3 January 2008.

Contents Edit

Free gift Edit

  • This bumper 48 page issue's free gifts included; 2 monster face masks (Weeping Angel and Judoon),a TARDIS key ring, a pencil and pencil topper, holographic stickers and a cool 2008 calendar (although the cool 2008 calendar was only a double sided six-months to view, centre page pull out poster!).

Fact File (Photo feature and Essential Info) Edit

  • Earth Attacks

Comic content Edit

Tales from the TARDIS Edit

The Doctor's Data (Collectable Fact File) Edit

Interview Edit

Behind the Scenes (Confidential Extra) Edit

  • CGI and ageing the Doctor

New Who Preview Edit

Posters Edit

Also: Pull-out centre-page, six-month view, double-sided 2008 calendar.

Additional features Edit

  • Welcome (including latest news/ preview teaser)
Find in this issue hidden somewhere a Sycorax spaceship to win a Doctor Who Go Glow night light torch!
  • Time Agent Tracker (Scoreboard) Sheet to record your report on the Christmas Special, TV: Voyage of the Damned).
  • Top five reasons for loving Doctor Who at Christmas.
  • Top ten scares from Seies 3 as chosen by readers Number 1: Weeping Angels)
  • Make-it
Toclafane baubles for the tree.
Weeping Angel Christmas tree decoration.
  • Quiz: Jackie Tyler's Christmas Quiz
  • Puzzle Pages
Including 2 page illustrated spread of a shopping mall (by Christopher Cooper) featuring, find the crackers.
  • Who Knows (Questions and Answers)
  • Monster Gallery / Time Agent Upload
featuring reader's letters, photos, and art.
  • Competition Goodies: Alvin and the Chipmunks goodie bag, Mario and Sonic Olympic game and Hot Wheels: Spin City set.
  • Bumper competition (answer the question “Who says “Exterminate””?) to win one of three bundles of Doctor Who goodies with a value over £350 (UK) including: a radio controlled Dalek, Ready Bed, Uno card game, Shaker Maker, Go Glow, sonic screwdriver, the Master's Laser screwdriver, a Judoon keyring, , 6” figures of the Judoon Captain, Scarecrow, Martha Jones, and the Doctor, the Face of Boe, Satan Pit and Daleks in Manhattan Set, electronic flight-control TARDIS, TARDIS model-making kit, Cyberman shower radio, Dalek Sec voice changer mask, Cyberman voice changer mask, Doctor Who Time Travel Book and finally Series 3 DVD box set!!

Credits Edit

Also listing: what they would buy the Doctor for Christmas?

Hidden Away / Facts Edit

  • This magazine can be recycled: "And a Merry Christmas to all of you at home!"
  • Jackie Tyler: "Oh, don't mind me love, I'm just filling in for Frau Clovis while she waits in for the gas man. I'll take your entries."
  • RMS Titanic was an ocean liner that hit an iceberg in 1912 and sank.
  • The Doctor said “Merry Christmas” to us all in an episode on Christmas Day, 1965.
  • All the scenes in the TARDIS have the sounds added after filming.
  • The Sycorax word “Gatzaa” translate as both “human” and “cattle”.
  • The Weeping Angels aren't actually crying; they are hiding their eyes from each other.
  • The Graske were first spotted at Christmas in 2005 while on a kidnapping spree.
  • The Doctor lost his right hand fighting the Sycorax before growing another.
  • The Judoon use plasma-coil technology to move the Royal Hope Hospital to the Moon.
  • Dalek ear-lights were originally blue, but they looked like police car lights so were changed to white.

Additional details Edit

  • This issue was dedicated to the memory of Verity Lambert.
  • To help promote the Christmas special and announce the return of the Doctor to the screen, this issue featured two covers; one with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and the other with his companion Astrid Peth (Kylie Minogue).
  • Usually published every two weeks on a Thursday, this bumper 48 page issue had a cover price of £2.99 (UK), was available in two covers, and had a slightly longer publication break. The next issue will be available for sale on 3 January 2008 (three weeks).
  • A full page is given over to the news that Doctor Who Adventures magazine is going WEEKLY! More details next issue!
  • The subscription offer for this issue was a saving of over £9 (UK). No other incentive is offered.
  • This issue and its free gifts were bagged.
  • Next issue's free gifts are listed as a Dalek yo-yo and holographic stickers.

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