Tom Spilsbury continued as editor of the magazine.
January's issue 416 was the last issue to use the Doctor Who logo associated with Series 3 to the 2009 Specials. With issue 417 the magazine's cover underwent a redesign to feature a version of the newest Doctor Who logo based on Series 5's logo.
June's issue 423 was a cover that was blank except for the Doctor Who Magazine logo and a crack exactly as the one that had appeared throughout Series 5.
The magazine's price of four pounds 99 pence (£4.99) remained through to issue 417; with the following issue (418) the price dropped to four pounds 20 pence (£4.20). This is the only time in the magazine's publishing history that the price dropped and remained at a lower price for several issues.