|Cover date:||7 January 2009|
|Format:||66 pages, bound|
The 403rd issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 11 December 2008 through 7 January 2009. It humorously lampooned the magazine's tradition of announcing a new actor as the Doctor by billing that David Morrissey "is the next Doctor", referring to the title of the 2008 Christmas special, The Next Doctor. This also subtly disproved him as the Tenth Doctor's actual successor, since Morrisey played only a pastiche of the Doctor in the special, Jackson Lake.
Special Christmas features Edit
- 2008 Season Survey Results - It's time to announce the winners at last! What were your favourites from the last series of Doctor Who? Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the DWM Awards... (Results compiled by Peter Griffiths)
- 2008 Review of the Year - Jason Arnopp looks back at the year when Donna Noble boarded the TARDIS full-time, Davros guest starred at the proms and Doctor Who became even more popular than it is already. Impossible you say? Well have a read of this...
- Special Christmas Toy Reviews (see Reviews)
- Space-time Telegraph (Compiled by Sorvad)
- Christmas Quiz
- Who's Next? - If you've bought this DWM promptly, there's only two weeks to go until The Next Doctor! To get us exited, the special's guest star David Morrissey tells David Bailey why he was so thrilled to play the Doctor's next incarnation...
The Time Team Edit
- Delta and the Bannermen (episodes 658-661)
Comic content Edit
- The Stockbridge Child - Part One
- - Story: Dan McDaid
- - Pencil Art: Mike Collins
- - Inks: David A. Roach
- - Colours: James Offredi
- - Letters: Roger Langridge
- - Editors: Tom Spilsbury and Scott Gray
The Fact of Fiction Edit
- Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel - What are the Cybermen doing on a parallel Earth? David Bailey finds out... from beyond the grave!
Regular reviews Edit
DVDs reviewed Edit
- - Illustration by Ben Willsher
Books reviewed Edit
Audios reviewed Edit
- AUDIO: Home Truths
- AUDIO: Doctor Who The Stageplays: The Curse of the Daleks (audio story)
- AUDIO: Brotherhood of the Daleks
Special Christmas toy reviews Edit
- Plush Adipose
- Exterminate Buzz Wire Game
- Action Figure Toy Range (The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Doctors, Adipose, High Priestess, Ood, Sontarans, Zygon, Daleks, Robots of Death)
- Remote Control Supreme Dalek and Davros and The Stolen Earth Gift Set (remote control Supreme Dalek, Davros, Daleks)
- Micro Universe Figures (The Tenth Doctor, Ood, TARDIS, Chula Ship, SS Madame De Pompadour)
TV previews Edit
DVD previews Edit
Book previews Edit
David Darlington chats to the authors of the latest BBC novels...
Audio previews Edit
The Sixth Doctor meets an old friend in his latest adventure on audio... David Darlington investigates.
- - Illustration by Rob Davis
Issue previews Edit
You Are Not Alone Edit
- The Pip Torrens Factor
- - Neil Harris curls up on the sofa to play a festive game...
Regular features Edit
- Letter from the Editor
- Production Notes - Showrunner Russell T Davies writes exclusively for DWM - and presents his annual Twelve Days of Christmas!
- - Illustration by Ben Morris
- Gallifrey Guardian - All the latest news from every corner of the Doctor Who universe...
- Who On Earth Is... - Russell Tovey - He's been tipped as the Eleventh Doctor! Will the real next Doctor please stand up?
- Galaxy Forum
- Win Robot Santa mask and Roboform head!
- Win The Sarah Jane Adventures CDs! (The Time Capsule, The Ghost House)
- Win Battlefield on DVD!
- Win Short Trips: Christmas Around the World!
- Win Doctor Who: Space Travels
- Editor - Tom Spilsbury
- Assistant Editor - Peter Ware
- Designers - Peri Godbold, Michael Yeowell, Caroline Dunk
- Head of Production - Mark Irvine
- Managing Editor - Alan O'Keefe
- Managing Director - Mike Riddell