Unusually, at the expense of new content, this annual featured three full-page colour publicity shots of the Sixth Doctor taken at his costume launch, showing him with the TARDIS, fishing and with a multi-coloured umbrella (hastily provided to protect the costume from rain during the photocall).
Both John Nathan-Turner and the publishers, World Distributors, had become increasingly frustrated with each other, along with the show's 18-month hiatus (resulting in no new Doctor Who on television) and a reported decline in sales the previous year. The decision was reached that the license to publish the Doctor Who Annual would not be renewed.
For five of the in-between years (1991-1995) Marvel UK (publishers of Doctor Who Magazine) published a regular Doctor Who Yearbook which followed a format similar to the annuals, offering a mix of text stories, comic strip stories and features. These were significantly different from annuals in one respect. They did not review the year in question. Instead, they offered a mix of stories from every Doctor's era.