This month’s Doctor Who magazine issue #505 is all about spin-off – old and new.

Torchwood celebrates its 10th birthday today and the team sat down with the show’s enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness aka John Barrowman to talk about his current campaign to bring the show back to our telly box.

Following John’s comment at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that he was “working very hard” DWM asks what that was all about…

“Every production company I go into, I’m not kidding, they say, ‘Is there any way we could get Torchwood back up and running?’” says John. “I’ve heard this so many times that I thought, ‘I’m going to find out if we can do it.’

“I started planting seeds, dropping a few hints,” John continues, “and it did exactly what I wanted it to: it blew up and everyone was like, ‘Oh my God, Barrowman wants to bring back Torchwood!’ Which, I’ve got to be honest with you, I really do. Because I travel around the world, I go to all these conventions, I see all these people – and I speak to all these production companies – who are desperate for it to come back.”

Also celebrating today is the new spin-off ‘Class’ as it drops onto BBC Three. ‘Class’ is created and written by young adult author Patrick Ness who reveals what he’s got in store for us during 8 brand new episodes.

A further Doctor Who celebration is also pending as the BBC bring back the lost second Doctor episode – The Power of the Daleks with a brand new animation. DMW has the first look.

Issue #505 also looks at a century of Doctor Who directors by tracking down four of the class of 2015 and interrogating them in Part One of an in-depth feature. While Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions and reveals that the Doctor’s favourite alcoholic drink is lemonade.

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE

  • BLOODSPORT
    Part One of a brand new comic strip adventure, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson.
  • TIME TEAM
    The Time Team stock up on pizza, booze and telly for this month’s episode, The Lodger.
  • THE SAVAGES
    The TARDIS lands on a planet which offers ‘a golden age of peace and prosperity’… But this apparent utopia comes at a terrible price, as this issue’s Fact of Fiction features 1966’s The Savages.
  • COMING SOON
    Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
  • PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions, and The DWM Crossword!

Doctor Who Magazine 505 is on sale from Thursday 20 October 2016, price £5.99.

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