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Radio Times is a weekly BBC magazine that publishes television and radio program listings.

2001 Edit

2003 Edit

Radio Times (22nd - 28th November 2003)

  • COVER TAG: "Exclusive 40th Birthday Special Doctor Who Including: Win-a-Dalek competition...never-seen-before- photos ... and your choice for the next Doctor! Also Collect all four commemorative covers and line them up to create a special Radio Times tribute to Doctor Who."
  • A set of four covers was released to celebrate the series 40th Anniversary. The panoramic spread was reminiscent of the Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Special which was revised and once again made available to readers.
  • Radio Times Doctor Who 40th Anniversary Special (16 Page centre pull-out):
All new Who ("Our 16-page special marks Doctor Who's 40th birthday, and there's really something to celebrate: a new series by Russell T Davies. He gives us a taster of what's to come")
Fit for a Lord "Costume designer June Hudson revisits and redesigns Tom Baker's costume for a special photograph"
Tom Baker on ... (The new Doctor Who, the future, larking about, the fans, and Doctor Who-The Musical)
The RT Files a look at Radio Times coverage of the series
My Favourite Doctor ("We asked for your Doctor Who favourites in our online poll, you voted in your thousands. Our survey said ...")
WHO do you do? ("And how do you do Who? Ace mimic Jon Culshaw explains ...")
Can't wait for the TV series! A look at Scream of the Shalka, and other non-TV adventures.
Lost tapes turn up Missing Doctor Who by William Gallagher
Captured in time ("Let the Tardis take you on a journey into the past to witness some magic moments in the making of a TV phenomenon, including previously unpublished photos from RT's archive ...")
Docs on the box (A roundup of the programmes for the 40th anniversary)
Win a Dalek Competition to win a brand-new fully reconstructed Dalek from Genesis of the Daleks (1975), original illustration artwork by Mark Thomas from the 20th-anniversary RT special, Zagreus audio CD's and DVD/audio sets.
Includes limited edition RT Tenth Anniversary Special Reprint for £7.99 (UK)
RT Shop: Doctor Who Offers
CREDITS: Supplement cover: Mark Thomas,Design and art director: Paul Smith, Commissioning editor: Anne Jowett, Writers: Mark Braxton, Guy Clapperton. Geoff Ellis, William Gallagher, Nick Griffiths With thanks to: Andrew Beech, David Gibbs, Ralph Montagu, Don Smith
  • Also: Don't Miss: "Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend" on UK Gold, “Who's a birthday boy...” editor Gill Hudson, and how the cover was done, News: “The Who's Who's who” (previous Doctors choice for a new Doctor; Tom Baker chose Eddie Izzard, Peter Davison choose David Warner, Colin Baker choose Richard E Grant, and Sylvestor McCoy chose Dawn French).
  • In a 2 page feature on John F Kennedy's assassination 40 years ago and the documentary "Days that Shook the World" it states that "...In the confusion that followed, a new BBC drama starting the next day drew disappointing ratings and had to be repeated a week later – it was called Doctor Who."
  • This issue also contains a full page Corgi Classic Doctor Who Collection advertisement – 7 models and a specially designed presentation film canister, and a full page advert for merchandise from The Who Shop International

2005 Edit

Radio Times (12th March – 18th March 2005)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Our sneak preview of the biggest TV event of the year!"
  • BROADCAST OF: The Culture Show featuring the much anticipated return of Doctor Who to television.
  • Who Watch Article (1 Pages): Who's who? ("The time is drawing near for an all-new Doctor Who to explode onto our screens, so hop aboard the Tardis for a glimpse of the future ...")
  • "Russell's script is so brilliantly imaginative that it's given us artistic licence" – no not Doctor Who! David Tennant talks about his role in Russell T Davies's Casanova (3 page feature)
  • Before it was revealed that Christopher Eccleston (the Ninth Doctor) would regenerate into David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), David Tennant shared a Doctor Who cover promoting the highly acclaimed Cassanova series in which he starred along with the words 'Doctor Who'..

Radio Times (19th March – 25th March 2005)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who The countdown to the new series has begun!" with cover picture inset
  • BROADCAST OF: Doctor Who Night on 19th March
  • BROADCAST OF: Project: Who? on BBC Radio 2 on 22 March 2005
  • Who Watch Article (1 Pages): Who said what? ("It's almost time! As we count down to Christopher Eccleston stepping into the Doctor's well-worn shoes, we relive the Time Lord's first words – in his many incarnations")
  • New Doctor Christopher Eccleston is featured in Pick of the Week appearing Friday night on the Jonathan Ross chat show.

Radio Times (26th March – 1st April 2005)

Who's the daddy? ("Writer/executive producer Russell T Davies introduces his fun-but-frightening new baby")
Piper calls the tune ("Billie Piper tells E Jane Dickson how she brought feisty new companion Rose to life")
Mr TARDIS ("Production designer Edward Thomas has definitely been thinking outside the box ...")
The Creatures ("On the following six pages, we take a nervous peek at some of the monsters from the first two episodes. Don't say we didn't warn you!")
The Effects ("Meet the people who'll make you believe in monsters!") Includes the team at The Mill –CGI Effects.
Episode Guide - one liners, writers and directors.
Credits: Art director: Paul Smith Picture editor: Patricia Taylor Commissioning editor: Anne Jowett Photographs: Mark Harrison and Dan Goldsmith for Radio Times, BBC Picture Publicity Words: Nick Griffiths and Guy Clapperton
  • Also includes an appropriate page advert for www.scificollector.co.uk and another for Radio Times Direct - readers home shopping service from The WHO Shop.

Radio Times (2nd April – 8th April 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The End of the World
  • Who Watch Article (2+ Pages): Origin of species ("Episode two of the new Doctor Who gave the backroom boys and girls a greater challenge than usual")
  • Also includes Mass hysteria ("The Quatermass Experiment is remade and broadcast as live television for BBC4 starring David Tennant and Mark Gatiss")

Radio Times (9th April – 15th April 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Unquiet Dead
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who meets Dickens!"
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): Their Mutual friend ("Doctor Who and Dickens are twin loves of writer Mark Gatiss, who's arranged a meeting of the two greats")

Radio Times (16th April – 22nd April 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: Aliens of London
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Killing time ("Watch out – there's an alien spaceship about in this week's Doctor Who. As you may have guessed, it doesn't crash into the real Big Ben – but how did they make it look as though it had?")

Radio Times (23rd April – 29th April 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: World War Three
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Monsters in the making: meet the Slitheen!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): The face of evil? ("last week's Doctor Who gave us a first sight of the Slitheen, alien creatures who hide inside human bodies. This week you'll see a lot more – but first, see how they did it ...”)

Radio Times (30th April – 6th May 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: Dalek
  • COVER TAG: "Photo Exclusive Vote Dalek! They're back – and better (or worse) than ever! PLUS Exclusive Dalek poster FREE for every reader!"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Tinpot Dictator ("The Dalek is back – bigger and more brutal than ever. But will this new-look metal meanie have a whole new generation screaming 'Ex-ter-mi-nate'?")
  • While a nod to the past with the now iconic image of the Daleks on the bridge at Westminster, this version, timed at a General Election, with the caption "Vote Dalek" was updated and available to readers as a poster.
  • This cover, designed by Ian McKinnell, went on to win a prestigious cover award in 2013, which was available in a revised version.

Radio Times (7th May – 13th May 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Long Game
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): The naked Dalek ("What was that thing in the tin suit in last week's Doctor Who?") This article was referenced in the listing section as "Exposing the villains".
  • Alison Graham's column also includes "This week's One to Watch: Actress Tasmin Greig".

Radio Times (14th May – 20th May 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: Father's Day
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Unholy terror ("A sentimental journey lands the Doctor and Rose in serious trouble – and face to face with a very grim Reaper"). John Simm is pictured on the far right in a column featuring new shows like 'Life on Mars'.

Radio Times (21st May – 27th May 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Empty Child
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): Dreams and nightmares ("The Doctor gets caught up in the Blitz this week, but for the actor who plays his new companion, it's a more enjoyable trip back in time")

Radio Times (28th May – 3rd June 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Doctor Dances
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): To be continued ("Doctor Who without cliffhangers would be like the Daleks without plungers – and its newest writer has certainly risen to the challenge!") Steven Moffat.

Radio Times (4th June – 10th June 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: Boom Town
  • Who Watch Article (1 Pages): What's next, Doc? ("This week, as the Doctor is haunted by a creature from his recent past, executive producer Russell T Davies gives RT his thoughts on the series so far – and what the future holds")

Radio Times (11th June – 17th June 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: Bad Wolf
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who What's he doing with Anne Robinson and Trinny and Susannah?"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Reality can be a killer ("It's a crazy, mixed-up future world of lethal game shows for more big names in the Doctor Who-niverse")

Radio Times (18th June – 25th June 2005)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Parting of the Ways and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide broadcast prior to season finale at 6:15
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who The Daleks return – and how!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): They're back ... and this time it's WAR! ("So long, suckers? Not likely – the nation's favourite bad guys are back to provide a terrifying series finale")
  • 'Pick of the Day' also includes a "The Inside Story" box which features Nick Briggs voicing the Daleks.
  • Ten limited edition signed (Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper) prints of the Vote Dalek poster are offered in a competition.

Radio Times (26th November – 2nd December 2005)

Watch Out For Column: Sofa here we come "As the first series has ended the announcement that the Cybermen will return in series 2 has a photo of the new look Cyberman and a look out for a Christmas Special".
In its 'Review of the Year' feature 'Sidekick of the Year' award goes to Billie Piper. Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant also feature.

Radio Times (17th December – 30th December 2005)

  • COVER TAG: "Win a real Dalek in our ten-page Doctor Who Christmas special!"
  • Doctor Who's first Christmas cover marked the series' winning ratings and a focal point for Christmas Day viewing as The Christmas Invasion is about to air.
  • The Christmas Invasion (10 Pages): (
I'm dreaming of a fright Christmas ("Beware Santas bearing gifts! Russell T Davies, the writer who magically regenerated Doctor Who, sets the scene for the Christmas Day spectacular ...")
Is there a Doctor in the house? ("New Doctor David Tennant and the regular cast let us in on a few secrets from the set")
Radio Times Exclusive (Double page picture, The Doctor crosses swords with the Sycorax Leader in The Christmas Invasion. Interestingly Mickey Smith is seen supporting Rose aboard the Sycorax ship!
Hidden depths ("Creating an alien environment from nothing has always been a challenge on Doctor Who. Nick Griffiths digs deep to find out just how resourceful the show is")
Win a real Dalek Costing £10,000 to make and having featured in the series finale, one lucky winner could win a Dalek. "WARNING: this is not a toy, but a full-scale Dalek as used in the series".

2006 Edit

Radio Times (1st April – 7th April 2006)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who The countdown starts here!"
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): It's not long now ... ("...to the return of Doctor Who, but how do you follow the runaway success of last year? With more of the storming same, according to producer Phil Collinson ...")

Radio Times (8th April - 14th April 2006)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who: The countdown continues!"
  • BROADCAST OF: Doctor Who Night (on BBC3)
  • BROADCAST OF: Dr. Who and the Daleks (film)
  • BROADCAST OF: Totally Doctor Who.
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): It's nearly Time ... ("If you thrilled last year to the time-travelling exploits of the Doctor and Rose – and millions of us did – the waiting for the return is almost over. BBC3 gets us in the mood")
  • David Tennant appears on Ready Steady Cook Wednesday 12th April
  • Totally Doctor Who is a new fanzine show on CBBC and BBC 5.00pm Thursday 13th April which is featured as a Childrens highlight for the week.
  • The back page interview is with Marc Warren who guests stars in the new series that features in 'Next Weeks' issue. The page also includes an advert for Doctor Who Adventures, launched on 5th April, a new fortnightly magazine for children who love Doctor Who.

Radio Times (15-21 April 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: New Earth
  • This issue featured numerous articles on Doctor Who.
  • Contributors this issue: Russell T Davies Writer and Producer "Science Fiction can look so silly. You've really got to fight against peoples' preconceptions of it being nonsense."
  • Look Who's Back Special (16 Pages): All Aboard the TARDIS ("Hang on to your sofa cushions as the TARDIS takes off for another 13-part run. In our new series special, the Doctor and Rose, alias David Tennant and Billie Piper answer your questions and lead writer Russell T Davies reveals the secrets of scripting Doctor Who – and he gives us an exclusive guide to the new adventures. All this plus out-of-this-world pictures, inside information and more!")
How do you begin? ("Doctor Who regenerator Russell T Davies tells all – without spoiling the stories, naturally! And a guide to Series Two")
David Tennant ("...answers reader's questions about what life is like now he's a Time Lord")
Billie Piper ("...tells readers what they really want to know")
Who's who? ("How many people does it take to make Doctor Who? About 200, from riggers to boom operators to Billie Piper's driver. Here are the 147 we rounded up. As Russell T Davies said, "How big is this empire? There are seven people who've been working here for two years who I've never met. That's terrible." We've picked out some of the main people, but everyone makes a key contribution, so you can check out the full who's who, and see footage of this photo being taken at www.radiotimes.com/doctor who")
Undercover story ("Most magazines just buy in a photo to put on the cover; but we like to go that extra mile...")

Although the series was not featured on the cover, the next few issues continued with special features on Doctor Who:

Radio Times (22-28 April 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Tooth and Claw
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO Beware the werewolf!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Bad Wolf? ("Awesome monster, more like. Special Effects wizard Will Cohen tells Nick Griffiths how this stunning creation was brought to the screen ...") This is a Radio Times Photo exclusive feature.
  • Who Watch Article (1 Pages): Royal prey ("You've seen the werewolf, now meet who it's after")
  • Also in this issue: Stuart Maconie reviews the Genesis of the Daleks DVD release, K9 appearing in Blue Peter (photo and box feature), front page choice, and two next week references to Sarah Jane Smith and K9's return.

Radio Times (29 April–5 May 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: School Reunion
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO Welcome back Sarah Jane and K9!"
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): Friends Reunited ("Two famous companions return to Doctor Who, but it wasn't the easiest of tasks to get them to reprise their roles, as Nick Griffiths finds out ...") Includes interview with writer Toby Whithouse and actor Anthony Head.
  • Also includes TV Stats feature box and features letters on the new Tenth Doctor.

Radio Times (6-12 May 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Girl in the Fireplace
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Tick Toc! ("How does writer Steven Moffat (below) plan to follow his terrifying gas-mask episodes of last year? Like clockwork ...")
  • Also includes a feature on the upcoming BAFTA awards, in which TV editor Alison Graham predicts Doctor Who to win best drama series. "It's got to be Doctor Who, worthy though the others are. Russell T Davies's joy, enthusiasm and vision suffused every episode of a series that revitalised Saturday family viewing and introduced a new generation to one of TV's most enduring heroes."
  • Also includes a full page advert for next weeks Radio Times with a free Doctor Who sticker book and exclusive poster with the first of three special sticker packs to complete the poster and start off your collection, BAFTA nomination and Letters and TV Stats features.

Radio Times (13-19 May 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Rise of the Cybermen
  • The return of the Cybermen was promoted with articles, a Merlin Sticker Album and sticker along with exclusive stickers to Radio Times readers over the next few consecutive issues to complete the exclusive poster.
  • Who Watch Article (5 Pages): Heavy Metal ("Last year; playgrounds – and offices – resounded once more to the cry of 'exterminate' as the Daleks returned. Now the Doctor and Rose face another old adversary: the Cybermen! The flesh-and-metal fiends have had a makeover; but what else is new? Find out over the next five pages. Photos by Matt Holyoak") This Radio Times Photo exclusive includes a double page "Anatomy of a Cyberman" photograph and talks to writer Tom MacRae.

Doctor Who - related articles continue:

Radio Times (20-26 May 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Age of Steel
  • COVER TAG: " FREE DOCTOR WHO STICKERS INSIDE!"
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): The Mick of Time ("Cometh the hour...TARDIS traveller Mickey Smith may have been the comic relief, but that's all about to change")
  • This issue also includes a free pack of Merlin Stickers exclusive to Radio Times magazine with the second set of exclusive poster stickers inside.
  • Doctor Who is heralded as the Moment of the Week in Alison Graham's column, and again features Letters.

Radio Time (27 May-2 June 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Idiot's Lantern
  • COVER TAG: " FREE DOCTOR WHO STICKERS INSIDE!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Do Not Adjust ... ("...your sets. Doctor Who is about to make a whole generation see their TV's in a new and scary light! Photograph by Dan Goldsmith"). This is a Radio Times photo exclusive feature.
  • This issue also includes a free pack of Merlin Stickers exclusive to Radio Times magazine with the third set of exclusive poster stickers inside.

Radio Times (3-9 June 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Impossible Planet
  • COVER TAG: " FREE DOCTOR WHO STICKERS INSIDE!"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Ood...You Are Awful ("There have been revolting creatures in Doctor Who before, but wait till this week's episode. And don't eat you tea while you're watching!") This is a Radio Times photo exclusive feature.
  • This issue also includes a free pack of Merlin Stickers exclusive to Radio Times magazine with the final set of exclusive poster stickers inside.

Radio Times (10-16 June 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Satan Pit
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): Talk of the Devil ("It's usually good, clean, frightening fun, but this week Doctor Who taps into a more ancient, deep-seated human fear").
  • There were no preview tapes available for this episode only a press release and Russell T Davies's promise of a big red monster!
  • Incidently The Next Doctor (David Morrissey) has a feature on his ice skating scenes in the BBC drama Blackpool

Radio Times (17-23 June 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Love & Monsters
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Careful What You Wish For ... ("Dreams come true for comedian Peter Kay and a young Blue Peter competition winner in the wonderful world of Doctor Who")
  • Also includes 'What I'm Watching' column with Tom Baker – and yes he includes the new Doctor Who praising David Tennant.

Radio Times (24-30 June 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Fear Her
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): Unearthly Child ("The threat to the universe doesn't always come from aggressive aliens. In this week's Doctor Who, writer Mathew Graham (left) brings it closer to home ...")

Radio Times (1-7 July 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Army of Ghosts
  • COVER TAG: "What Billie Did Next... We ask TV's hottest actress: where did it all go so right?"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Time to move on ("Pop star ... celebrity marriage ... Doctor Who ... but now the much travelled Billie Piper is ready for new challenges, as she tells Andrew Duncan")
  • Also includes a page promotion for a Doctor Who poster Offer starting next week.*

Radio Times (8-14 July 2006)

  • BROADCAST OF: Doomsday
  • World Cup-themed cover available in two designs featuring Daleks or Cybermen with a football.
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): On Set with ... David Tennant ("The Doctor may be about to face the Cybermen and the Daleks, but look who took time out for some relaxed backstage photos exclusively for RT ...")
  • This issue also includes the first of two tokens towards an exclusive Radio Times Cyberman poster.
  • Barney Harwood presenter of Totally Doctor Who and radio presenter, is also featured in a face behind the voice column.

Radio Times (16-22 December 2006)

  • Christmas Preview (2 Pages on Who): Doctor Who leads the Christmas 2006 TV previews with a photo of Katherine Tate in a wedding dress with the Doctor promoting The Runaway Bride.
Also advertised is the first of 2 Doctor Who free audio CDs (The Feast of the Drowned) being given away inside the next two issues.

Radio Times (23 December-5 January 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Runaway Bride
  • COVER CAPTION: "FREE DOCTOR WHO CD INSIDE Don't miss the final part of this gripping story read by the Doctor himself David Tennant!"
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): The Claus of doom ("Psycho Santas, a bovvered bride and one humongous spider? Happy Christmas, Doc!") Also features exclusive Radio Times promotional photo and Racnoss Marquette.
  • Billie Piper's new The Ruby in the Smoke series (co-starring future Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith) is also previewed.
  • This issue also includes the first of two free CDs featuring the audio book adaptation of PROSE: The Feast of the Drowned attached to a two page advertisement announcing a further two CDs to follow of the audio version of PROSE: The Stone Rose.

2007 Edit

Radio Times (6-12 January 2007)

  • COVER TAG: "FREE DOCTOR WHO CD INSIDE Don't miss the final part of this gripping story read by the Doctor himself David Tennant!"
  • This issue includes the second of two free CDs featuring the audio book of PROSE: The Feast of the Drowned attached to an advertisement announcing a further two CDs to follow of PROSE: The Stone Rose.

Radio Times (13-19 January 2007)

Radio Times (20-26 January 2007)

  • This issue includes the second of two free CDs of the audio version of PROSE: The Stone Rose.

Radio Times (31 March-6 April 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Smith and Jones
  • A choice of two covers were available.
  • Presented a 16-page preview of the new season featuring interviews with David Tennant and his new co-star Freema Agyeman, and an exclusive episode guide by Russell T Davies.
  • Contributors this week: Russell T Davies Doctor Who Supremo "The alien Judoon arrive in a fleet of mighty spaceships – big brutal space police! Only one man seems to know what's going on, a patient named John Smith ..."
  • Welcome Aboard, Miss Jones ... My Pleasure, Mr Smith ("New series, hurrah! New companion, hurrah! As the Doctor adopts his sometime alias of John Smith for the opening episode in which he teams up with Martha Jones, we go backstage to meet the cast, crew and monsters, while Who's head honcho Russell T Davies gives us an exclusive guide to the new stories. So let the fun begin!")
  • The Two Doctors ("Well, almost two. Martha Jones is about to qualify as a doctor when she bumps into our hero. But is actress Freema Agyeman keeping her feet on the ground?")
  • Brute Force ("Mean-looking,aren't they? And the rhino-like Judoon are among a whole battalion of new aliens you'll see – as well as old favourites, of course – in Doctor Who's latest adventures. So turn the pages for an exciting glimpse of things to come in chief writer Russell T Davies's fantastic story guide for Radio Times.")
  • Perfect Tennant ("The Doctor looks like he could have a new best friend, but has he got over the loss of the last one? And how does the man who plays the Time Lord cope with being one of the best-known faces in Britain? David Tennant tells all")
  • Cooler than Kastria* ... ("In our online polll of more than 4,000 readers, Tennant was voted TV's coolest person")
  • Oodles of Props ("All of this stuff is kept under lock and key. Many items are one-offs, worth thousands of pounds," says Rob Mayor, prosthetics supervisor at Millennium FX, giving RT a guided tour of the storeroom at the Doctor Who and Torchwood studios in Wales")
  • Both alternative covers were sketched out by RT art editor Paul Smith and involved a special photo shoot against green-screen.

Radio Times (7-13 April 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Shakespeare Code
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO meets Shakespeare!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Labour of Love ("'All the world's a stage,' wrote Shakespeare, but how do you actually stage that world? To find out, RT went behind the scenes for the Doctor and Martha's Elizabethan escapade")
  • DEF I.N.I.T.I.A.L.S. Torchwood: Thriller Offering Randy Captain Harkness's World Of Offbeat Danger

Radio Times (14-20 April 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Gridlock
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO Ardal O'Hanlon is the cat's whiskers ..."
  • Who Watch Article: Cat and Doc ("It's the year five-billion-and-fifty-three, the skies above New Earth are gridlocked, and then the Doctor drops in ...")

Radio Times (21-27 April 2007)

Radio Times (28 April-4 May 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Evolution of the Daleks
  • COVER CAPTION: " FREE! DOCTOR WHO STICKERS INSIDE! PLUS Exclusive Dalek picture inside"
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): Enemy of the States ("Only in America, they say. Unless it's a Dalek plot to enslave humanity, in which case, only in Doctor Who! For a taste of this week's episode, turn the page") This feature includes an exclusive double-paged image created exclusively for RT by The Mill of hovering Daleks against the Manhattan skyline as lightning strikes the Empire State Building.
  • A second free packet of Doctor Who Stickers from Merlin Stickers was attached inside this issue.

Radio Times '(5-11 May 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Lazarus Experiment
  • COVER CAPTION: "FREE! DOCTOR WHO STICKERS INSIDE!"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Who's Scariest Monster Yet? ("Doctor Who creatures have long been the stuff of nightmares, but this week's monster could just top the lot ...")
  • David Tennant's appearance on Parkinson (now on ITV) is only the second time a serving Doctor has appeared on the chatshow, the other being Jon Pertwee in 1973 (which incidently also featured on the cover of Radio Times)
  • A third free packet of Doctor Who Stickers from Merlin Stickers was attached inside this issue.

Radio Times (12-18 May 2007)

  • No Doctor Who this week because of the Eurovision Song Contest, but in a feature looking at the state of British television today, David Tennant, Russell T Davies (and others), talk about favourite TV.

Radio Times (19-25 May 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: 42
  • Who Watch Article: Burn, Baby, Burn ("As things hot up in Doctor Who, can guest star Michelle Collins keep a cool head?")
  • Also a two page feature of the Doctor Who Chelsea Flower Show Garden.

Radio Times (26 May-1 June 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Human Nature
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO is this the scariest episode ever?"
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): We're Coming to Get You! ("Get ready to tun! It's 1913, and spooky Scarecrows are stalking the countryside, but the Doctor can't help – he's no longer a Time Lord! For a taste of the new two-part story, turn over"). This feature also includes a RT exclusive double page Scarecrow-shoot photo.

Radio Times (2-8 June 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Family of Blood
  • COVER TAG "DOCTOR WHO No longer a Time Lord? Help!"
  • Who Watch Article: Loving the Alien ("It takes someone special to turn our hero's head – not to mention keep him from defeating a family of body-snatching monsters. Step forward, Jessica Hynes!") [née Stevenson]!

Radio Times (9-15 June 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Blink
  • COVER TAG "DOCTOR WHO? and the story that's scared me to death" Russell T Davies"
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Hell's Angels ("Doctor Who's latest opponent is frankly terrifying, but where are the Doctor and Martha when you need them?")

Radio Times (16-22 June 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Utopia]
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO POSTER OFFER!"
  • Who Watch Article (3 Pages): And Then There Were Three ("Aliens beware! Captain Jack jumps ship from Torchwood to the TARDIS this week, and John Barrowman tells us why he's more than happy to be back under Doctor's orders")
  • This issue also includes the first of two tokens for an exclusive 'Doctor Who Heroes and Villains Double-sided poster!' featuring The Doctor Martha and Jack in the TARDIS on one side and on the other Weeping Angels, Daleks and Dalek Sec hybrid, Scarecrows and Judoons. The poster measures 124 x 45 cm.
  • Actor Derek Jacobi also discusses 'My Big Break' in BBC's I Claudius (1976).

Radio Times (23-29 June 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Sound of Drums
  • Who Watch Article (2 Pages): Master Mind ("He's started – and he'll finish. As John Simm becomes the Master, Russell T Davies reveals how he's turned the wicked Time Lord into a very 21st-century villain") also includes 'Past Masters' all six and the 1971 Radio Times cover first introducing the character.
  • This issue also includes the second of two tokens for an exclusive 'Doctor Who Heroes and Villains Double-sided poster!'

Radio Times (30 June-6 July 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Last of the Time Lords
  • A choice of two covers was available
  • Who Watch Article (5 Pages): Radio Times On Set With Freema Agyeman ("Plus Russell T Davies on the exciting series finale ...") includes Freema's denial that she has been sacked from the series (contrary to recent tabloid rumours), but reminds us that she is unable to talk about future storylines or plans.
  • Competition: to win one of 50 life-size cut-out Black Daleks (worth less than £30 UK if you didn't win and wanted to buy one direct!)

Radio Times (21-27 July 2007)

  • Doctor Who is (for the reason of giving others a chance), discounted from an online poll to find the greatest sci-fi show of all time. The top three choices are Red Dwarf, The X-Files and Lost with Torchwood in 15th).
  • Russell T Davies writes on "How TV came of age" and his Queer as Folk series.

Radio Times '(10-16 November 2007)

  • BROADCAST OF: Time Crash
  • The Doctor Who mini-adventure Time Crash for the annual Children in Need appeal secured another Doctor Who cover featuring Doctors Five and Ten.
  • Who Watch Article (3 pages): A Doctor calls ("For Children in Need, the TARDIS opened its doors for a special adventure - and look who dropped in to pay David Tennant's Tenth Doctor a visit. Yes, it's the Fifth Doctor, played by Peter Davison! Here he tells RT about the historic meeting")
  • This issue also features an article on the drama Learners("From Time Lord to a geeky driving instructor ... yes its that man David Tennant again.")

Radio Times (8-14 December 2007)

  • Who Watch Article (3 pages): Disaster Whovie ("It's got Kylie, it's got the Doctor, it's got the Titanic, it's got a creepy new alien ... what's not to get excited about in the Doctor Who Christmas special Voyage of the Damned? Find out more as David Tennant gives us a taste of what to expect.")

Radio Times (22 December-4 January 2007)

  • COVER TAG: "Kylie on Doctor Who"
  • BROADCAST OF: Voyage of the Damned
  • Who Watch Article (3 pages); Who's on board? ("Two icons colide - pop diva Kylie Minogue and David Tennant's Doctor. They reveal all to RT about a match made in the heavens.")
  • Who Watch Article (1 pages); Companion Pieces ("Doctor Who companions Billie Piper and Catherine Tate may not be time-travelling this Christmas, but they're still keeping busy.")

2008 Edit

Radio Times (5-11 April 2008)

Peter Capaldi as Caecilius, and Phil Davis as Lucius
Tim McInnerny as Mr Halpen
Felicity Kendal as Lady Eddison and Fenella Woolgar as Agatha Christie
Sarah Lancashire as Miss Foster
  • Who Watch Article: The stars are coming out... ("Big names, old friends and new monsters... it's RT fact-packed, ten page guide to the new series, including our unbeatable episode guide from the mastermind behind all matters Who, Russell T Davies. Happy Landing!"),
  • Who Watch Article: Be My Guest ("What makes the perfect star guest? Russell T Davies reveals the science of casting Doctor Who"),
  • Who Watch Article: The Definitive Episode Guide ("Executive producer and chief writer Russell T Davies gives us the lowdown on the new series in our exclusive story overview. Accept no imitation!")
  • Who Watch Article: A Noble Calling ("The Doctor and Donna didn't exactly hit it off when they first met. So why is she back?")
  • Who Watch Article: Little Monsters? (the Adipose)
  • Who Watch Article Verity Lambert Tribute: The Godmother
  • Verity Lambert also fetures in a documentary on Saturday Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (selected as one of the Pick of the Days)
  • The whole editorial (and all 4 collectible covers), is given over to the return of Doctor Who with Russell T Davies himself also featured as one of the contributors this week.

Radio Times (12-18 April 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Fires of Pompeii
  • COVER TAG: "EXCLUSIVE DOCTOR WHO Come behind the scenes with RT in Pompeii - AD 79!"
  • Who Watch Article (4 pages); Roman Holiday ("So the Tardis lands in Pompeii AD 79 just before the eruption of Vesuvius ... Non c'e problema! The Doctor Who film crew makes a flying visit to Italy")
  • The Eruption ("How Pompeii's final hours were captured on film")
  • The Actor: Peter Capaldi ("Fantasy becomes a reality for a childhood fan")
  • The Writer: James Moran ("Writing for your hero should be easy - but is it?")

Radio Times (19-25 April 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: Planet of the Ood
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO Tim McInnerny reveals what it's like to act with the Ood..."
  • Who Watch Article (2 pages); Ood, Glorious Ood!("Swapping Shakespeare for the Ood-Sphere, guest star Tim McInnerny tells RT he's happy to be upstagged by the ugly but kindly telepaths")

Radio Times (26 April-2 May 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Sontaran Stratagem
  • COVER TAG: "
  • This issue marked the return of the Sontarans after 23 years with a front cover.
  • Who Watch Article (3 pages): The Sontarans Are Coming! ("Last seen 23 years ago, the Time Lord's deadly potato-headed enemies are back. RT speaks to the former Young One who's brought our cover star, General Staal, to life") and a 3 page feature.
  • Includes the first of two free CDs featuring the audio version of PROSE: The Resurrection Casket.
  • To new subscribers of Radio Times a copy of The Five Doctors was being offered.

Radio Times (3-9 May 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Poison Sky
  • COVER TAG:" FREE INSIDE! Don't miss the thrilling finale of The Resurrection Casket, read by David Tennant!" and "FREE INSIDE DOCTOR WHO AUDIO CD" - bottom flash on cover.
  • Who Watch Article (1 Page): Friend or Foe? ("Working for UNIT, being cloned by the Sontarans - Martha has a busy life. Freema Agyeman tells RT")
  • With UNIT's return, actor Nicholas Courtney features in an "Inside Story" feature box on the Pick of the Day page.
  • Part Two of The Resurrection Casket audio book, competition to win Voyage of the Damned DVD (one page).

Radio Times (10-16 May 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Doctor's Daughter
  • COVER TAG: "INSIDE: MEET DOCTOR WHO'S DAUGHTER!"
  • Who Watch Article (1 pages); Child of Time ("The Doctor has a daughter! And she's played by the daughter of ... a Doctor! What on Gallifrey is going on?")

Radio Times (17-23 May 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • COVER TAG: "PLUS Felicity Kendal in Doctor Who"
  • Who Watch Article (2 pages); Who-Dunnit? ("there's a classic murder mystery when the Doctor and Donna meet crime writer Agatha Christie ... and this one has a real sting in the tale")

Radio Times (31 May-6 June 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: Silence in the Library
  • COVER TAG: "ALEX KINGSTON in Doctor Who: "Grown-ups will be scared, too!"
  • Who Watch Article (2 pages); Spine-Chiller ("Sshhh! There's a library full of dark horrors in this week's Doctor Who, as this unfortunate has just found out. Can guest star Alex Kingston shed some light?")
  • On the 'Pick of the Day' page, Alex Kingston also features in an 'Inside Story' box.

Radio Times (7-13 June 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: Forest of the Dead
  • Who Watch Article (2 pages); Dark Man ("Steven Moffat, who writes the really scary ones, talks of being the the next Who-premo, of awards, of substance and ... shadow")
  • Also of note is a review of David Tennant's 'Takin' Over the Asylum' DVD release.

Radio Times (14-20 June 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: Midnight
  • COVER TAG: "DOCTOR WHO We've had scary - now it's time for creepy!"
  • Who Watch Article (1 pages); Stay Sharp! ("This passenger-in-peril story is Doctor Who, but not as we know it. We asked guest star Lesley Sharp to (try to) explain ... ")
  • As well as being chosen as a Pick of the Day, and Week this episode is also highlighted as Drama of the Week.

Radio Times (21-27 June 2009)

  • BROADCAST OF: Turn Left
  • COVER TAG: "
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): The Doctor's Women ("Hurrah, Rose is back! As the companions draw together in the build-up to the series finale, we ask what makes them so important to the Doctor.")
  • Radio Times is giving away copies of The Five Doctors DVD to new subscribers.

Radio Times (28 June-4 July 2008)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Stolen Earth
  • COVER TAG: "RED ALERT! DAVROS IS BACK And he's brought "the Dalek Freak Show" with him!"
  • Who Watch Article (3 pages); Red Alert ("The Daleks have survived, now led by a blood-red Supreme Dalek, and their fiendish creator Davros makes an exhultant return. But Rose Tyler (above) is back on side - and the Doctor and Donna need all the help they can get for what Russell T Davies has dubbed the Dalek Freakshow. Stand by for this year's shattering two-part finale ...")
  • Competition: to win a limited edition piece of Doctor Who art from Department Six.

Radio Times (5-11 July 2009)

  • BROADCAST OF: Journey's End
  • COVER TAG: "
  • Who Watch Article (8 Pages): Never Mind the Daleks Here's Davros! ("Even the Doctor froze with fear when Davros, lord and creator of the Daleks, made his chilling comeback last week. Now RT goes behind the scenes on the Doctor Who season finale to meet the man behind the mask...").
  • Who Watch Article The Man Behind the Masks ("He's created the stuff of nightmares for the past four series of Doctor Who. Now Neill Gorton, the boss of Millennium FX, reveals the inspiration for his ghoulish collection. How many creatures and artefacts can you identify?") includes a Who's Who of 20 recent creations.
  • Competition win the actual Davros mask used on RT's cover shoot!
  • Double-sided Poster Offer featuring Davros flanked by Daleks on one side and the Supreme Dalek flanked by other Daleks on the other. Requires two coupons and £2.99 (UK).

Radio Times (4-10 October 2008)

  • The Radio Times Dalek cover was voted as the most iconic magazine cover of all time in the Periodical Publishers Association's nationwide search for the UK's greatest cover. This cover was readvertised as an A1 poster costing £2.99 with the full cover on one side and the original photograph on the other. Nicola Rowe, the PPA's circulation director, described the Radio Times cover as "sharply observed, funny, and to the point. It is, in its own way, a truly inspired reflection of the British sense of humour."

Radio Times (11-17 October 2008)

  • COVER TAG: "
  • Special 8 page centrepage promotion for Doctor Who Adventures, the weekly magazine from the BBC.
  • Doctor Who makes up two of fifty top Blue Peter moments (The Whomobile in 1973 and the Daleks in 1967).

Radio Times (6-12 December 2008)

  • COVER TAG: "
  • This issues cover was a fold-out, revealing Miss Hartigan flanked by the Cybermen in the cemetery.
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages): Who's Who ("No you don't have double vision. There are two Doctors in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special - just a few weeks away now. RT went on set to investigate...").
  • Competition: to win an exclusive piece of Doctor Who art from Department Six.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Article The Sarah Jane Adventures : Friends reUNITed (" Look who's back with Sarah Jane in her series finale. Not just that bad-tempered Sontaran, but her old ally from Doctor Who, the Brigadier himself!" ).
  • Doctor Who is also featured in this issue's review of the year 2008.

Radio Times (20 December-2 January 2009)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Next Doctor
  • COVER TAG: "
  • Who Watch article (3 pages); Doctor Doctor ("What can we expect in this year's Doctor Who Special - and beyond? Series supremo Russell T Davies writes exclusively for RT." )
  • Poster offer: Save two coupons and £2.99 (UK) for a double sided The Next Doctor A1 sized poster featuring on one side the Cybermen and on the other the Cybermen, the two doctors and Miss Hartigan.

2009 Edit

Radio Times '(7-13 March 2009)

  • Actor David Tennant featured on the cover of some Comic Relief 2009 editions.

Radio Times (11-17 April 2009)

  • BROADCAST OF: Planet of the Dead
  • COVER TAG: "Who? What? Where? find out on page 16!"
  • Who Watch Article (4 Pages):Sands of Time ("A bus-smash in Dubai, an alien fly and Michelle Ryan in a catsuit - it's all go in the Doctor's 200th story!") also includes a guide to Doctor Who insects through the years.

Radio Times (1-7 August 2009)

  • COVER TAG: "PHOTO SPECIAL Doctor Who New Time Lord New Look"
  •  : New Who! "Here's Matt Smith's debut as the next Doctor - sporting geography teacher chic - with Karen Gillan as his companion. Start the countdown ..."
  • With the series of Tenth Doctor specials still to be aired, the Radio Times gave a cover mention and featured an article heralding the arrival of the Eleventh Doctor filming new scenes in his new costume that had recently been announced to the wider press.

Radio Times (14-20 November 2009)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Waters of Mars
  • COVER TAG: "The Scariest Doctor Who? David Tennant is back"
  • David Tennant features on the cover in this year's Children in Need week issue.
  • The first of the Tenth Doctor's last three specials features 'From the Editor', Drama of the Week, a BBC4 tie-in 'Mars Night' - looking at the Red Planet and was Choice of the Day.
  • Doctor Who was scheduled for Sunday night so as not to interrupt the successful Saturday schedule that included Merlin and Strictly Come Dancing.
'Too scary for kids' (3 pages) (It thrilled David Tennant, and Russell T Davies says the Doctor Who special will give the nation's children what they crave - a dose of old-fashioned fear...)
  • As part of the Children in Need event a special preview was shown on the night and the webcast adventure was launched online during the day.

Radio Times (21 - 28 November 2009)

  • RADIO TIMES RECOMMENDS: RED BUTTON ALERT!
A new dimension for the Tardis: page 7 , Dreamland Sat 4pm-4am, from Sun 7am via the red button on BBC1 and at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.
  • "Doctor Who fans craving their fix can catch David Tennant's Time Lord in animated form this week. The six-part Dreamland, billed as 'Doctor Who meets a 50's monster B-movie' also features Georgia Moffett – who's already played the Doctor's daughter – as new companion Cassie and Clarke Peters. The full 45-minute story airs on 5 December on CBBC on BBC2."
  • From Sunday a small listings box at the start of every day (before 6.00am Breakfast) encourages viewers to "Press red 7am-4am for more from the new daily animation" (limited availability on Freeview). Also at bbc.co.uk/doctor who.

Radio Times (05 - 11 December 2009)

  • COVER TAG: "Death of a Doctor - Exclusive preview of David tennant's extraordinary finale"
  • The Final Curtain (3 pages) (It's not only David Tennant calling time on Doctor Who; the writer who masterminded its triumphant return, Russell T Davies, is off too ... and they're going out with a bang!)

Radio Times (19 December - 1 January 2009)

  • Two varient covers one prominantly featuring a Dalek.
  • BROADCAST OF: The End of Time Parts One and Two and Doctor Who Confidential, and also the Radio broadcast of Who on Who? and David Tennant's Desert Island Disks choice.
  • 'The new face of David Tennant' (3 pages) ("David Tennant exits centre-stage in his spectacular final outing as the Doctor - now he's a little star-struck and queuing for auditions in Hollywood.")
  • Also includes Pick of the Day and listings.
  • A trailing column for next weeks issue features Matt Smith among the "brightest stars of 2010..."

External link Edit

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