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The 253rd issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on 5 June 1997 and removed from British newsstands on 2 July 1997.

Contents

Articles

  • 1966 and all that - Lost or incomplete for nearly 30 years, The War Machines, the first Doctor Who serial to have an explicitly contemporary edge, has been restored, re-mastered and is finally released on video this month. Richard Molesworth, a member of the team who pieced the story back together, tells how the Machines came to be dismantled in the first place.
Includes inset articles:
  • Ghosts in the Machines - The original director of The War Machines re-views his work of 31 years ago
  • Noises off - Sound engineer Mark Ayres on hiss, clicks, pops and drop-off...
  • "I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition!" - Compiled by The Monitor
  • Robots: Part 4 Holmes and Vardans - DWM sleuth Stephen Cartwright dons deerstalker and cape to search out Doctor Who's many strange and eccentric relatives and finds bodies in the library...
  • 1997 Readers' Survey - The Results!

Comic content

The DWM Archive

By Andrew Pixley

The Telesnap Archive

Compiled by Matthew Pereira

Interviews / Profiles

Shelf Life

none this issue

Regular features

  • Gallifrey Guardian
  • Timelines (Letters)
  • The life & times of Jackie Jenkins

Credits

Editor: Gary Gillatt
Assistant Editor: Alan Barnes
Designer: Michael Yeowell, Gary Gillatt

Additional details

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