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

2010

Radio Times Doctor Who 2005-2010 (January 2010)

  • Special issue available only by mail order.

Radio Times (2-8 January 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: No new Who
  • Looking ahead to the year Radio Times looks at ten tipped faces to watch out for. At number 2 is Carey Mulligan who played Sally Sparrow in Blink and at number 3 Matt Smith. "New Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat reveals why we won't be able to take our eyes off the youngest Time Lord yet."

Radio Times (20-26 March 2010)

  • Policing the darkness (“Turning down Spielberg for Doctor Who means that Steven Moffat isn’t just fulfilling a boyhood dream – he’s in charge of a nation’s nightmares”) Steven Moffat interview by Kathryn Flett (two pages)

Radio Times (3-9 April 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Eleventh Hour
  • COVER TAG:"ALL NEW WHO Matt Smith and Karen Gillan welcome you aboard the new TARDIS Every episode previewed by Steven Moffat ENTER THE NEW TARDIS HERE>"
  • Launching the new series over the Easter weekend, with a new Doctor, companion, TARDIS and a new supremo, this issue had a fold-out cover and a five page feature introducing Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and series episode guide by Steven Moffat.
  • It’s about time (“No more waiting! Doctor Who is back with a geek-chic Time Lord and revamped Tardis, plus a striking new companion. RT quizzes the Who recruits while series boss Steven Moffat gives us an exclusive sneak preview”) (five pages)
  • "Enjoy our weekly Doctor Who blog at radiotimes.com/who-blog"

Radio Times (17-23 April 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Victory of the Daleks
  • COVER TAG: VOTE DALEK They're back - and showing their true colours in our Election Special"
  • The Daleks arrive again at election time in the UK. So as to show no political bias, three new primary coloured Daleks (red, blue and yellow) front copies of this edition available nationally in equal numbers. A more subtle nod to each party than the Dalek colour schemes is that the red (Labour) Dalek is glancing over to the left of the cover, the blue (Conservative) Dalek is glancing to the right, and the yellow (LibDem) Dalek is looking straight out the centre of the page.
  • Let battle begin again... "Our favourite baddies are back - bigger than ever! Writer Mark Gatiss in-ves-tig-ates the Daleks' timeless appeal and their Nazi origins" (3 pages)
  • Declassified: your verdict on the Doctor "RT takes an exclusive first look into the BBC's online archive to find out its top top secrets"(1 page)
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, and Listings.

Radio Times (1-7 May 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Flesh and Stone
  • Mrs Who..? ("The Time Lord’s mother, lover … or even wife? Alex Kingston’s River Song refuses to be pinned down – much like the actress herself”) feature by Benjamin Cook (2 page)
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, and Listings.

Radio Times (8-14 May 2010)

Radio Times (15 - 21 May 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Amy's Choice
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Listings and a 'Who’s He' box on actor Toby Jones.

Radio Times (22 - 28 May 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Hungry Earth
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Listings and a backpage feature interview with actress Meera Syal.

Radio Times (29 May - 4 June 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Cold Blood
  • The usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, and Listings.

Radio Times (5 - 11 June 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Vincent and the Doctor
  • COVER TAG: EXCLUSIVE DOCTOR WHO BY VAN GOGH!
  • Portrait of our romcom master ("Richard Curtis gave Britain Four Weddings and Love Actually - now he's tackling the Doctor (and Vincent van Gogh)" interview by Rosie Millard) (3 pages)
  • The article included a full page illustration by Chris West entitled Doctor Van Who - a tribute to Vincent van Gogh and Matt Smith's Doctor.
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, and Listings.

Radio Times (12 - 18 June 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Lodger
  • Included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Listings and Coming Next Week “Karen Gillan How Doctor Who changed her life”.

Radio Times (19 - 25 June 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Pandorica Opens
  • COVER TAG: Thoroughly Modern Amy Karen Gillan – my life as Saturday night’s new sensation
  • 12 weeks that changed my life ("She hit the headlines by bringing sex appeal back to the Tardis, but who is the real Karen Gillan)" Interview by E Jane Dickson) (4 pages)
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Listings and editorial comment on Karen Gillan’s rise to fame.
  • Incidentally, former Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) discusses his new role in ‘Lennon Naked’ also featuring Torchwood’s Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato) as Yoko Ono. He says of his reason to leave “I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn’t want to do anymore. I didn’t enjoy the environment and culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in. I wasn’t comfortable. I thought, “If I’d stay in this job, I’m going to have to bind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong.” And I think it’s more important to be your own man than be successful, so I left. But the most important thing is that I did it, not that I left. I really feel that, because it kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it. I’m very proud of it.”

Radio Times (26 - 2 July 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Big Bang
  • COVER TAG: Matt Smith Doctor Who and my new steamy role
  • Matt stoops to conquer ("In just 13 weeks Matt Smith has made us all forget about David Tennant. How did he do it and what's next for Saturday night's boy wonder?" interview by E Jane Dickson) (3 pages)
  • Also included the usual Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Listings and Editorial page.

Radio Times (24 - 30 July 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Doctor Who Prom
  • COVER TAG: "Schools out special: Kids ask the questions Richard Hammond Matt Smith and Stephen Fry grilled!"
  • With the Doctor Who Prom being broadcast over the weekend on BBC Radio 3, a re-run of Matt Smith's first series, along with the debut of Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss's new 'Sherlock' and Matt Smith being interviewed by the successful winner of a Radio Times competition (Jack,13) - Doctor Who had a strong presence in this issue.
  • Considering that the BBC3 Doctor Who was a re-run of the recent Series Five it still managed to secure a 'Choice of the Day' (Friday)

Radio Times (23 - 29 October 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: TV: Death of the Doctor
  • COVER TAG: "Matt Smith: Who's my favourite companion?"
  • Who's my favourite..? When Matt Smith met Sarah Jane and Jo it got him thinking - who is the Doctor's best-ever companion? (2 pages)

Radio Times (13 - 19 November 2010)

Radio Times (20 - 26 November 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF: Nothing especially
  • COVER TAG: "Who's the Doctor's greatest companion?"
  • Who's the Doctors's greatest companion? Stand aside Sarah Jane Smith - Rose Tyler seizes the top spot as RT reader's favourite (2 pages) (includes the top 20 companions from a recent RT survey)
  • Radio Times's Doctor Who Companions Special announced / promoted. The 164 page RT mail order exclusive profiles all 48 companions with new and Radio Times archive coverage.
  • A full page advertisement for exclusive Radio Times readers' offers; including new Radio Times Doctor Who The Companions book and two 3D Posters featuring the Daleks in London and the Doctor and Amy Pond in the TARDIS.
  • Reader's Letters includes "a selection of BBC Audiobooks including Doctor Who: The Essential Companion - a compilation of highlights from the 11th Doctor's first series of TV adventures, presented by Doctor Who Confidential narrator Alex Price." The prize is illustrated on the page.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures is the top recommended series to watch on the BBC catch-up service BBC iPlayer. (third page photo).
  • Previewing next weeks issue of Radio Times a picture of the Eleventh Doctor heads a "Christmas Treats Twelve of the best TV presents coming to you over the festive break" column which also includes, next week - a free copy of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol..

Radio Times (11 - 17 December 2010)

Radio Times (18 - 31 December 2010)

  • BROADCAST OF:A Christmas Carol
  • Doctor Who is coming to town! Steven Moffat, the man behind Sherlock and Doctor Who reveals the four secrets of a classic Christmas special. (3 pages)
  • The Christmas special also features as Pick of the Day and Pick of the Week.

2011

Radio Times (8 - 14 January 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: Nothing especially, but the countdown to the National Television Awards
  • COVER TAG: Sherlock v Doctor Who vote for your TV favourites.
  • With the National Television Awards shortlist, Doctor Who is nominated in the Drama category along with Steven Moffat's Sherlock. Both male leads (Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch),are also up for nomination in the best Drama Performance category.

Radio Times (5 - 11 March 2011)

  • Following the death of Nicholas Courtney the 'Letters pages' featured a letter and picture of Nicholas Coutney who "...won legions of fans as the Brigadier in Doctor Who" with the Third Doctor.

Radio Times (19 - 25 March 2011)

  • COVER TAG: Drama Special: The Naked Doctor Matt Smith gets sexy in 1930s Berlin ..
  • BROADCAST OF: Christopher and His Kind BBC 2 primetime drama staring Matt Smith.
  • Matt Smith's first Radio Times cover of 2011 for the broadcast of the long-awaited drama, and first since being named as the Eleventh Doctor.
  • Coverage included editorial, contents, pick of the week (and of the day) along with a 4-page article Life is a Cabaret. "Matt Smith is taking on the role of Christopher Isherwood, the gay author whose exploits inspired the Hollywood films 'Cabaret' and 'A Single Man'. RT speaks to the man who knew him best, hios partner Don Bachardy."
  • Also included is a back page feature interview with Georgia Moffett, Peter Davison's daughter who played Jenny, and RT readers offers for the Doctor Who Experience tickets and 3D posters.


Radio Times (16 - 22 April 2011)

  • COVER TAG: "EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW Be Afraid! Doctor Who chief Steven Moffat guides you through the scariest series yet - episode by episode! Matt Smith on why the Doctor's such a flirt" (4 pages)
  • Who's ready for the Ghost Train? With just one week to go, Steven Moffat, the creative force behind Doctor Who, gives us his exclusive guide to the new thrill-packed new season. And guess what - it's the scariest yet...
  • The Doctor gets to flirt Matt Smith on the life and loves of a Time Lord.
  • Radio Times Offers: 3-D posters and Radio Times Doctor Who The Companions Collector's Edition book.
  • Next Week - Matt Smith's US Diary plus Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill

Radio Times (23 - 29 April 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Impossible Astronaut Launch of Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • This weeks Easter week cover is a souvenir issue given over to the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Coverage of the new series launch includes; Pick of the Week,Pick of the Day, Drama of the Week, credits and listing details
  • Doctor Who hits America The Time Lord is back, but way out West in a Stetson - Matt Smith shares his US diary exclusively with RT. But first - hold your horses - who's that in jeans? Karen Gillan tells us why she's wearing the trousers.(4 pages)
  • Full page advert for the launch of Doctor Who: Monster Invasion magazine and trading card on May 5th 2011.
  • Incidently, former Doctor David Tennant stars in the Easter Day, Pick of the Day drama 'United playing the part of coach Jimmy Murphy. The drama is by Who writer Chris Chibnall.
  • Radio 3 Drama Kafka the Musical is also selected as a radio choice of the week - a play written by Murray Gold and also starring David Tennant as Franz Kafka in the last days of his life.
  • The Watch channel is also screening back to back episodes of Doctor Who featuring Christopher Eccleston on Good Friday.

Radio Times (30 - 29 April 2011)

Coverage of the new series includes; Pick of the Week,Pick of the Day, Drama of the Week, credits and listing details.There is also a picture preview for next weeks issue
  • TV moment of the week is River Song's escape from Canton and the FBI.
  • The complete Doctor Who DVD Boxset Series 1-4 ranks as number Four in the must have sets
  • Doctor Who features twice on letters page one in support of Rory Williams and another piece a tribute to the late Elizabeth Sladen.
  • Incidently John Simm is the cover star, David Tennant is featured in the Radio 4 drama The Gobetweenies, and Christopher Eccleston features in a article for new drama The Shadow Line.

Radio Times (07 - 13 May 2011)

Radio Times (14 - 20 May 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Doctor's Wife Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • Coverage of the new series includes; Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Drama of the Week, credits and listing details.
  • Feature: Suranne Jones The Corrie bad girl turns Tardis traveller wants to babysit with Brad Pitt (1 page)
  • Also; confirmation that The Sarah Jane Adventures will not continue filming without Elizabeth Sladen, who recently died, and featured in the weeks catch-up top ten includes the classic Doctor Who adventure The Hand of Fear.

Radio Times (21 - 27 May 2011)

Radio Times (28 May - 03 June 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Almost People Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • Coverage of the new series includes; Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Drama of the Week, Moment of the Week, credits and listing details and a mention in Next Weeks Radio Times column.

Radio Times (04 - 10 June 2011)

  • COVER TAG: Doctor Who Finale: "Who's the baby? Time Lord boss Steven Moffat on cliffhangers, scary stories - and giving the Daleks a rest!"
  • BROADCAST OF: A Good Man Goes to War Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • Feature: "Best job in the universe" Too scary? Too complicated? Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat answers his critics, and says we can look forward too ... roll of the drums ... more cliff hangers. (3 pages)
  • Coverage of the new series includes; Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day, Drama of the Week, credits and listing details.

Radio Times (04 - 10 June 2011)

  • COVER TAG: Doctor Who Finale: "Who's the baby? Time Lord boss Steven Moffat on cliffhangers, scary stories - and giving the Daleks a rest!"
  • BROADCAST OF: A Good Man Goes to War Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).

Radio Times (27 August - 02 September 2011)

  • COVER TAG: Let's Kill Hitler - The Doctor's back - with the Führer in his sights
  • BROADCAST OF: Let's Kill Hitler Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential) and Torchwood Miracle Day Episode 8.
  • The return of the series is selected for Pick of the Week (along with Torchwood), Choice of the Day (again with Torchwood) and also Doctor Who is chosen for 'Moment' of the Week.
  • The return is marked with 5 pages of features and a readers discount offer of 15% on merchandising from IWantOneofThose.com with a discount code of IWOOT15 till 23/09/2011 .
  • Feature: The Doctor's Mrs Robinson Alex Kingston romped as Mell Flanders and sizzled in ER - so how's life when she's not smooching with Matt Smith? (two and a bit pages)
  • Feature The Ultimate Episode Guide by Executive Producer Steven Moffat (two pages)
  • Feature: The impact of Who Karen Gillan and Matt Smith on their fame, fans - and the future (one page).

Radio Times (03 - 09 September 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: Night Terrors Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential) and Torchwood Miracle Day Episode 9.
  • Doctor Who and Torchwood both feature in Pick of the Week and Pick of their respective days.

Radio Times (10 - 16 September 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Girl Who Waited Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential) and Torchwood Miracle Day Episode 10 (Season finale).
  • Doctor Who and Torchwood both feature in Pick of the Week and Pick of their respective days.

Radio Times (17 - 23 September 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: The God Complex Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • Doctor Who feature in Pick of the Week and Pick of the Days along with recommendations for the previous two no-arc adventures on catch-up television service iPlayer.

Radio Times (24 - 30 September 2011)

  • BROADCAST OF: Closing Time Doctor Who Series 6 (and Doctor Who Confidential).
  • Doctor Who feature in Pick of the Week and Pick of the Days and Drama of the Week (being choosen against Spooks and Downton Abbey!) and to top it its choosen as Moment of the Week.
  • Feature: The odd couple Matt Smith and James Corden may be mismatched, but when they battle Cybermen, bromance blossoms (1 page)
  • An additional featuring a former companion is the 'Big Picture' - a behind-the-scenes photograph of Catherine Tate posing for an artist for the Fame in the Frame series.
Next week in Radio Times: pictured are Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song and the Eleventh Doctor - "Doctor Who Can the Time Lord cheat death - again?"

Radio Times (01 - 06 October 2011)

  • Doctor Who feature in Pick of the Week and Pick of the Day. Editorial is Who focussed and Arthur Darvill is picked as one of this weeks contributors.
  • Feature:Who is my hero? ...for many, it's the Doctor, but who would Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and head writer Steven Moffatt nominate as their hidden hero of Doctor Who? (3 pages)
  • "Mum & I were so close" Thousands of children mourned when the star of The Sarah Jane Adventures died - her daughter (Sadie Miller) remembers the real Elisabeth Sladen.
  • A full page ad for the Doctor Who 3D poster set and Doctor Who: The Companions is printed with the guide still being promoted with a limited edition flash even though its been on sale since Christmas.
  • This issue also includes a 2 page spread voting form for The National Television Awards for January 2012. The list features 'Doctor Who, Torchwood in dramas, and under performances; Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Eve Myles and John Barrowman (who is also up for nomination under entertainment presenter).

Radio Times (29 October - 4 November 2011)

  • This issue includes a centre-page themed pull-out on 75 years of television 1936 - 2011. Including an edited extract of Gerald Cook (the BBC's first director of television)'s 1936 Radio Timesarticle. Charting the landmark events in TV's history includes "1963 Doctor Who begins. Arch-enemies the Daleks were introduced in the show's second story in December."

Radio Times (26 November - 2 December 2011)

  • Christmas Sneak Preview sees Doctor Who in the twelve Christmas Crackers on television (mentioning more coverage next week, a point reinforced in the Next Week column).

Radio Times (3 December - 9 December 2011)

Radio Times (17 December - 30 December 2011)

  • Christmas double-issue.
  • BROADCAST OF: 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
  • Feature: Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow "Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock Holmes is the unlikely inspiration behind his magical Doctor Who" Also Matt Smith (29) and Maurice Cole (8) talk about their Christmas (3 pages)
  • Also Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day and Matt Smith's appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

2012

Radio Times (25 - 31 August 2012)

  • The Next Issue blocks announce that "Doctor Who is back!" - Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on how Who got bigger, Steven Moffat's exclusive episode Guide plus a FREE DALEK WALLCHART.
  • At the time of release the broadcast date had not yet been announced and was the subject of much discussion

Radio Times (01 - 07 September 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: Asylum of the Daleks
  • COVER TAG: Who's Back! The Doctor returns to face his deadliest enemy - the Daleks! PLUS Steven Moffat's guide to every explosive episode
  • A cover banner also proclaims "Free inside DALEK WALLCHART". This is a four-page fold-out cover spread of detailing nearly fifty years of Daleks on television.
  • FEATURE: "Bring on the Daleks!" ("Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill prepare to face their greatest fear ...").
  • Feature: Steven Moffat's Episode Guide to adventures one to five.
  • Asylum of the Daleks is featured in this weeks Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day and Drama of the Week along with listing and credit details.
  • A full page advertisement for RT Offers includes the previously advertised set of two lenticular posters and the Radio Times Doctor Who The Companions Collector's Edition.

Radio Times (08 - 14 September 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who on-set exclusive"
  • FEATURE: "Doctor on 'Tops" featuring Tracey the Triceeratops (2 pages)
  • Asylum of the Daleks is featured in this weeks Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day and Drama of the Week along with listing and credit details.
  • Trailed for next weeks issue is "Doctor Who: On set as the Doctor hits the Wild West" and for those who missed it, Asylum of the Daleks is featured in the catch-up pages.

Radio Times (15 - 21 September 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: A Town Called Mercy
  • COVER TAG: " Doctor Who - On set with Matt & Karen"
  • FEATURE:"The Magnificent Three Matt Smith treads fearlessly in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood as Doctor Who goes way out west ... to Spain!" (3 pages)
  • A Town Called Mercy is featured in this weeks Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day along with listing and credit details.
  • The Letters page features an accompanying photo and welcomes the debut of soon to be new companion actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Radio Times (22 - 28 September 2012)

Radio Times (29 September - 05 October 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Angels Take Manhattan
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Life After Amy - Matt Smith"
  • FEATURE: "Life After Amy" This is the end. Matt Smith reveals how he and the Doctor are coping without their closest pals ..." (4 pages)
  • The Angels Take Manhattan is featured in this weeks Pick of the Week, Pick of the Day along with listing and credit details. The Letters page also includes a reference to new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman's lesbian scenes in the soap Emmerdale.
  • Unusually a feature/add block for the latest DVD (The Ambassadors of Death) is included in the choices page for Thursday.
  • Also on Radio 4 Extra at 09:00 Sunday 30th September was the broadcast of an unnamed The Sarah Jane Adventures radio drama.

Radio Times (06 - 12 October 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: No Who
  • COVER TAG: "Stephen Moffat Why Amy had to Die"
  • FEATURE: "Why I Killed off the Ponds. Doctor Who maestro Steven Moffat reveals how he had murder in mind."
  • Unusually two pages of the Radio Times are given over to the aftermath of The Angels Take Manhattan which ended the half season run last week.
  • The cover top left corner prominantly features the TARDIS

Radio Times (08 - 14 December 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: No Who
  • COVER TAG: "Family Special CHRISTMAS RT's sneak preview of the best festive television - Matt Smith unveils his 'hot' new companion"
  • FEATURE: "Look Who's Coming for Christmas" The Time Lord is thrilled by his new companion - one of the many family delights on the box this Christmas (3 pages)

Radio Times (15 - 21 December 2012)

  • BROADCAST OF: No Who
  • COVER TAG: None
  • FEATURE: Tie-ing in with the release of The Hobbit movie, features include an interview with Martin Freeman and profiles of the Dwarves (including Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy. Furthermore the letters page includes a supporter of Colin Morgan (who played Jethro Cane), suggesting the actor and star of Merlin should be a future Doctor.

Radio Times (22 - 4 January 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF:The Snowmen
  • COVER TAG: None
  • FEATURE: "My Presents ...Past & Future" Showrunner Steven Moffat unwraps a new Tardis - and a new companion. (3 pages)
  • The Snowmen features in Pick of the Day along with broadcast and credits.

2013

Radio Times (16 - 22 February 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: No Who
  • COVER TAG: "50 Years of Doctor Who- Your guide to the TV celebrations of 2013"
  • With the return of the series announced for Easter Radio Times kicks off the celebrations, with an editorial lead, features and a set of one of two wrap-a-round cover postcards.
  • FEATURE: "The Year of the Doctor" It's the television event of the year - Doctor Who turns 50 in November: Radio Times reveals the celebrations in store... (2 pages) included are the release of commemorative postage stamps, BBC Books selected re-releases, audio dramas from AudioGO and Big Finish, BFI classic screenings and "that's just the start..."
  • FEATURE:"RT Exclusive FIRST LOOK: "Who's that reading a 1960's 'Radio Times?" It's the first Doctor, William Hartnell, who is reborn in a new Mark Gatiss drama..." Preview of a celebratory drama telling the origins of the television series titled An Adventure in Space and Time taken from the original Radio Times tagline for the series. (1.5 pages)
  • There is also an appeal to help recover the 106 still lost episodes following the recovery of two episodes recently which will be released in the re-issued The Aztecs DVD on 11 March).
  • This issue of the Radio Times comes with a set of four Radio Times Doctor Who covers attached to the cover. There were two two sets to choose from and inside were details on how to order Set A or B at a price of £1.80 (UK) (The offer was limited to one application of one set per household).

Radio Times (16 - 22 March 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Repeats on BBC Three of the first half of Series 7
  • COVER TAG: none
  • While there is no main Doctor Who features, Alex Kingston is featured on the back page talking about her television favourites. The repeat of A Town Called Mercy (TV story)| receives a special recommendation as Choice of the Day and Matt Smith is featured as appearing on ITV's Jonathan Ross guest show.

Radio Times (23 - 29 March 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Pointless Celebrities 7:00pm BBC1 Doctor Who celebrity
  • COVER TAG: "EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW Doctor Who Behind the scenes of the new series"
  • FEATURE: "The Year of the Doctor"
  • With the return of the series announced for Easter (next week), Radio Times continues the celebrations, with The Bigger Picture focusing on filming of The Bells of Saint John outside St Paul's Cathedral
  • "Choice of the Day" (Saturday) is a special Doctor Who celebrity special edition of Pointless Celebrities
  • Trailed for Next issue "Doctor Who is Back! Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman return with an Easter treat." and "Steven Moffat's exclusive episode guide" "PLUS Free Monster Wallchart"

Radio Times (30 March - 5 April 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Bells of Saint John
  • COVER TAG: "FREE INSIDE DOCTOR WHO MONSTER WALLCHART" and Bank Holiday Special "Who's That Girl?- The Doctor's got a new companion ... but haven't they met before? Exclusive Steven Moffat's guide to 8 scary episodes.
  • The cover of this issues Radio Times folds out to a four-sided exclusive parade of forthcoming foes.
  • RT Exclusive: Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman reveal their sparky new partnership - "Who's a Clever Boy Then?", plus Steven Moffat's episode guide. (Four pages)
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.

Radio Times (6 - 12 April 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Rings of Akhatenn and Radio 4's 'The Reunion
  • COVER TAG: none
  • FEATURE: The Bigger Picture: Spot the Alien Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the stalls with an assortment of creatures from the Mill (Two pages)
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.
  • 'The Reunion is the first in a series of broadcasts reuniting people in landmark events. "Today she brings together five people who created and starrred in the first BBC TV series of Doctor Who, 50 years ago in 1963.
  • Next Week's column features Mark Gatiss resurrects the Ice Warriors with accompanying picture.

Radio Times (13 - 19 April 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Cold War
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who: Mark Gatiss unveils the new Ice Warriors"
  • FEATURE: Mark Gatiss Why I wanted to bring back the Ice Warriors "After four decades in the deep freeze, the invaders from Mars are back - creating havoc on a nuclear submarine" (Three pages)
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.

Radio Times (20 - 26 April 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Hide
  • COVER TAG: None
  • FEATURE: None
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.
  • Former Tenth Doctor David Tennant features on the cover for the Finale of the whodunnit series Broadchurch.

Radio Times (27 - 3 May 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
  • COVER TAG: None
  • FEATURE: The Bigger Picture Trashing the TARDIS (page and a half photo exclusive)
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.
  • The letters page features a listener of the recent BBC Radio broadcast of The Reunion who writes noting the omission of composer Ron Grainer's contribution.
  • Next Weeks column features Diana Rigg - From 60's icon to Doctor Who with accompanying picture.

Radio Times (4 - 10 May 2013)

Radio Times (11 - 17 May 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: Nightmare in Silver
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who The Cybermen Return"
  • FEATURE: "They're Back! fantasy king Neil Gaiman isn't writing for the money - he wants to scare grown-ups witless." (2 pages)
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both Pick of the Day and Week.
  • Next weeks column features Meet Jenna-Louise Coleman with accompanying picture.

Radio Times(18 - 24 May 2013)

  • BROADCAST OF: The Name of the Doctor
  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Exclusive WHO AM I? Jenna-Louise Coleman on fame, love - and the Doctor's greatest mystery"
  • FEATURE: "Who is the Real Clara? - She plays the Doctor's mysterious companion, but how is Jenna-Louise Coleman coming to terms with tabloids, boyfriends and fame?"' (3 pages)
  • The feature also includes an update to the 50th Anniversary, Matt Smith latest and a reminder for Radio Times readers to nominate the Vote Dalek cover which has been nominated for the Cover of the Century from the Profesional Publisher's Association.
  • This weeks adventure is also featured as both 'Pick of the Day' and the 'Week' as well as 'Moment of the Week'.

Radio Times (3 - 9 August 2013)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who The cover you've never seen before"
  • FEATURE: "Why did the very first Doctor Who just miss making the front cover of Radio Times in 1963?"' (2 pages)
  • The Editorial lead is Dalek sightings around the Barbican in London promoting the 'Cover Story: Radio Times at 90' exhibition. Furthur mention of the exhibition is included on the pick of the week pages, in the feature and a full page advertisement. In all mentions the Dalek is prominent and readers were encouraged to register an online vote nominating the already award winning 'Vote Dalek' cover for the Professional Publishers Associatio's Cover of the Century Award.
BROADCAST OF: The Doctors Revisited (First Doctor) and Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (Second Doctor) on Watch,
BROADCAST OF: The Doctors Revisited (Third Doctor) and Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (Fourth Doctor) on Watch,
BROADCAST OF: The Doctors Revisited (Fifth Doctor) and Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (Sixth Doctor) on Watch,

Radio Times (28 September – 4 October 2013)

  • COVER TAG: "90th Anniversary Special Issue"
  • In the week that the BBC launches another Saturday night fantasy drama series – Atlantis, this issue of Radio Times looks back on 90 years of Radio Times magazine with a host of nostalgia and previous covers including some of those featuring Doctor Who.
  • Readers were asked to vote for their best programme to make up a Saturday Night viewing schedule in several categories. In the Drama category Doctor Who won with a massive 10% of the total votes cast (closely followed by Sherlock another Steven Moffat led show).
  • An announcement on the ‘Pick of the Week’ pages reminds readers to vote in the PPA’s Cover of the Century poll for the shortlisted Vote Dalek! cover from May 2005

Radio Times (2 - 8 November 2013)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Win tickets to the official 50th celebration"
  • BROADCAST OF: The Doctors Revisited (Seventh Doctor) and Doctor Who : The Doctors Revisited (Eighth Doctor) on Watch,
  • THE BIGGER PICTURE: looks behind the scenes of the making of The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary Trailer.
  • As the Poirot series of TV dramas comes to an end, an article looks back at stars in the making who have made it to the top of the selection of Doctor Who note are Peter Capaldi, Christopher Eccleston and Russell Tovey.
  • A flashback to what we watched in 1999 features Daleks on the cover for BBC2’s Doctor Who Night.
  • Saturday’s 'Pick of the Day' features Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (half-hour documentary looking at Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor), before screening Battlefield.
  • Sunday’s 'Pick of the Day' features Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (half-hour documentary looking at Paul McGann’s Doctor), before screening Doctor Who.
  • A coupon competition inside with the question of when Doctor Who was first screened has five sets of tickets for the Doctor Who Official 50th Celebration event.

Radio Times (9 - 15 November 2013)

  • COVER TAG: "Doctor Who Tardis time travel is possible, says Professor Brian Cox"
  • BROADCAST OF:
Children in Need 2013 on BBC1,
The Doctors Revisited (Ninth Doctor) on Watch,
The Science of Doctor Who on BBC2,
Never Mind the Buzzcocks: the Doctor Who Special
The Doctors Revisited (Tenth Doctor) on Watch,
Doctor Who: Greatest Monsters and Villains Weekend on BBC3 places ten to seven
Friday Night is Music Night Radio 2
  • FEATURE: " Doctor Who Science Fact or Science Fiction? Professor Brian Cox unravels the truth …"' (2 pages)
  • The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations on the BBC begin in earnest with the broadcast of Doctor Who Science Fact or Science Fiction? on Thursday.
  • With the Doctor taking over the world on November 23rd a number of BBC programmes were to feature ‘hidden’ references to the series.
  • Graham Norton’s Saturday Night chat show featured a small model TARDIS on a background table.

'Radio Times (16 – 22 November 2013) '

  • COVER TAG: 50 Years of Doctor Who Mark Gatiss launches the best coverage of a TV landmark

BROADCAST OF:

The Doctors Revisited – Pick of the Day Saturday 16th Watch 2:00
Greatest Monsters and Villains - Saturday 16th BBC3
Greatest Monsters and Villains - Sunday 17th BBC3
The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who –Pick of the Week & Day Monday 18th BBC3 8:00
An Adventure in Space and Time – Pick of the Week & Day Thursday 21st BBC2 9:00
The Graham Norton Show – Pick of the Week BBC1 10:35
Doctor Who: the Ultimate Guide Monday 18th BBC3
Me, You and Doctor Who: a Culture Show Special – Friday 22nd BBC2 9:30
The Blagger’s Guide to Doctor Who – Pick of the Week Thursday R4 10:00
Who is the Doctor? Thursday 21st R2 10:30
Doctor Who and the Daleks R4 Extra 6:00
Doctor Who: Protect and Survive - Monday 18th R4 Extra 6:00
Doctor Who: A Thousand Tiny Wings Tuesday 19th R4 Extra 6:00
Doctor Who: Farewell, Great Macedon – Wednesday 20th R4 Extra 6:00
Doctor Who: Human Resources – Thursday 21st R4 Extra 6:00
Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth – Friday 22nd R4 Extra 6:00
  • FEATURES: "The Adventure Begins. Lifelong Doctor Who fan Mark Gatiss delivers a love letter to a great British eccentric"' (3 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Back to the 60s RT watches as Mark Gatiss re-creates the birth of Doctor Who – and closes the curtain on TV Centre"' (2 pages)
  • Next Week’s Radio Times is billed as Doctor Who. All the Doctors…50 fantastic years…the ultimate celebration…Don’t miss next week’s souvenir issue – on sale Tuesday 19 November” and “Happy Birthday Doctor Who 50 years, 12 Doctors, 12 Doctors”, “12 collectible covers From William Hartnell to Matt Smith, RT celebrates the Time Lord’s 50th Anniversary plus a chance to win the Doctor’s bow tie!”
  • The Science of Doctor Who is repeated from last week on Thursday 22nd after Me, You and Doctor Who: a Culture Show Special BBC2.

'Radio Times (23 – 30 November 2013) '

  • COVER TAG: 12 covers to collect 50th Anniversary issue…The Doctor. Fifty years of the show that changed TV David Tennant, Matt Smith, John Hurt, Steven Moffat. The Doctor has a message for you! – Exclusive interactive pictures & video and WIN The Doctor’s real bow tie worn by Matt Smith
  • BROADCAST OF: The Day of the Doctor, Doctor Who: Blue Peter Party on CBBC at 09:30 and 18:30 and the two Peter Cushing Dalek films on Channel 5 this weekend.
  • FEATURE: "50 covers for 50 Years. We celebrate 50 golden years of Doctor Who with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt, plus the lowdown on every Doctor – and a chance to win the Doctor’s bow tie!” "' (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "You can’t destroy the Doctor"'Steven Moffat, the man behind Doctor Who, says the BBC could never kill the Time Lord …” (3 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Doctor Doctor… "' “For fans it’s a dream team, but how did Matt Smith and David Tennant work together?” (1 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Who’s That Doctor? "' “Step forward, acting legend John Hurt” (column)
  • FEATURE: "The Man in Charge "' “A childhood fan, little did Tony Hall know that one day he’d be in control…as BBC director-general” (column)
  • FEATURE: "William Hartnell "' “The grumpy old man who spawned a legend” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Patrick Troughton "' “How Charlie Chaplin saved Doctor Who” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Jon Pertwee "' “The comedian who wanted to be taken seriously” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Tom Baker "' “The Time Lord saved me from the building site” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Peter Davison "' “Fans invade the TARDIS” (1 page)
  • FEATURE: "Colin Baker "' “Totally tasteless” (1 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Sylvester McCoy "' “No more ferrets for me” (1 page)
  • FEATURE: "Paul McGann "' “The Doctor hits America” (1 page)
  • FEATURE: "Christopher Eccleston "' “The man who said ‘No’” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "David Tennant "' “One for the ladies” (2 pages)
  • FEATURE: "Matt Smith "' “The geek inherits the universe” (2 pages)
  • The ‘Contents’ page details the Doctor is 50 coverage and interactive content.
  • ‘Drama of the Week’ and ‘Pick of the Day’: The Day of the Doctor
  • Win the Doctor’s bow tie and other BBC Shop merchandise goodies.
  • Radio Times subscribers were offered a free copy of Doctor Who The Vault hardback worth £30 (UK) (but on sale in the RT Book Shop at £21! (UK)
  • iPlayer catchup highlights include The Science of Doctor Who and the final part of Greatest Monsters and Villains

'Radio Times (7 – 13 December 2013) '

  • COVER TAG: Christmas Exclusive EXTERMINATE! The Doctor’s last stand – Matt Smith’s final interview PLUS A farewell message to readers from Matt!
  • FEATURE: "Talking ‘bout my Regeneration. Matt Smith reflects on his final days as the Time Lord and reveals his Hollywood hipster ambitions "' and includes "The Day I met Peter Capaldi by Alison Graham" (4 pages)
  • The Peter Capaldi feature includes his 1974 fan letter to the Radio Times and his cover appearance in April 2008 promoting Series 4 and The Fires of Pompeii.
  • This issue also confirms the Radio Times cover from May 2005, titled ‘Vote Dalek’ as The Cover of the Century. This coveted award from the Professional Publishers Association went to RT art editor Paul Smith’s gatefold cover that marked the Daleks return after 17 years in a shot recreating the 1964 class shot of Daleks crossing Westminster Bridge. This in the same week as a general election.
  • Additional Doctor Who content could be accessed by using the Blippar app with specific pages.

'Radio Times (21 December - 3 January 2014)'

2014

Radio Times (12 - 18 April 2014)

  • COVER TAG: "Vote Doctor Who. Who Will get your vote for the RT Audience Award?" Matt Smith & Jenna Coleman Doctor Who the 50th birthday episode is one of six programmes shortlisted for the Radio Times Audience Award at the British Academy Television Awards
  • Who gets your Vote? Only one award is decided by you, the viewers: Alison Graham reveals the six contenders The shortlist includes 'Broadchurch' (with David Tennant), 'Breaking Bad', 'Gogglebox', 'The Great British Bake Off', 'Educating Yorkshire' and Doctor Who - with why Frank Skinner loves The Day of the Doctor. (4 page feature)
  • The Day of the Doctor had a peak UK audience of 12.8 million, was simultaneously broadcast , 50 years to the day, in 94 countries earning it a Guiness World record for "the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama."


Radio Times (17 - 23 May 2014)

  • BROADCAST OF: BAFTA Awards 2014
  • COVER TAG:"Look Who's Here! Why I fell for the boyish charm of Peter Capaldi by Stephen Moffat"
  • FEATURE: Stephen Moffat recalls writing Doctor Who's 50th birthday special, and how Peter Capaldi's boyish charms won him over.
  • Also included is a 16-page BAFTA special pull-out that includes category and nomination details.

See also

For a breakdown of Radio Times extensive coverage of the series (including covers, articles, features and offers);

Radio Times
Radio Times: The 1960s
Radio Times: The 1970s
Radio Times: The 1980s
Radio Times: The 1990s
Radio Times: The 2000s

External link

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