The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is a 100-page monster, with countless Daleks on the cover from various eras of the show. As you'd expect, it's full of exciting stuff to read, including my first piece of writing for the magazine since my two-part interview with the director Rachel Talalay earlier this year.
As the Doctor Who Magazine page of my site testifies, I love writing for this magazine, which leads right back to my childhood. I just don't get as much time as I might like to put my old journalist hat back on, due to writing novels and the like. Recently, though, I've found time to get involved, interviewing a few of the writers for the imminent Doctor Who Series Nine.
One of these writers has been poor Toby Whithouse, whose Brighton home I recently invaded in order to quiz him for literally three hours. The first fruits of that epic conversation are in this issue, in the form of a preview of Toby's first ever Who two-parter, Under The Lake/Before The Flood, which is a great and ghostly tale. Next month's DWM will feature my full interview with Toby, which I wanted to make as comprehensive as possible.
I've known Toby for a while now. Back in about 2008, when his show Being Human was green-lit for BBC3 production, I ran a fairly extensive three-part interview on my old blog, which can still be read there.
Hey - brand new Doctor Who starts this Saturday on BBC1, 7.40pm! Oh, it's a good life.
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