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Doctor Who Radio Times Cover & Digital Copy News

On the cover: Doctor Who Special (BBC One)

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In this week’s Radio Times, on sale Tuesday 19 August 2014 (for listings 23-29 August 2014)…

Peter Capaldi on why he thought he was too old to be the Doctor, bringing the mystery and strangeness back to Doctor Who and how he’s been taking advice from his predecessors (Doctor Who, BBC One)

On being unveiled as the new Doctor in August last year:

“There was a lot of cloak-and-dagger stuff on the way to the studio; the BBC genuinely felt it had to maintain secrecy so I was taken to a car park, dropped off by one car and put in another car with a blanket over my head.”

Too old to be the Doctor:

“I never thought I would be in the frame for it because the Doctors were getting younger and younger and that was fine.”

Speaking to Matt Smith and David Tennant:

“It’s nice to talk to people who know what it’s like to get back to your flat at 7.30 at night and still have five pages of dialogue to learn for the next day and the hours are ticking away, and you’ve still got to get some sleep. ”

Peter Capaldi explains he still hasn’t quite found his feet yet:

“I don’t know if it’s quite fallen into place yet. I think it’s a mistake to get it to click, to get into a groove.”

Features inside the new issue include an exclusive interview and cover shoot with star Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat’s unmissable guide to all 12 episodes of the new series. This week’s issue is also a Blippar special with additional Doctor Who content where you see the Blippar logo.

Read the full interviews in this week copy of



Extras includes rare 1973 Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Radio Times Special supplement, exclusive Doctor Who photo gallery and unique digital edition animated cover

The new digital issue Radio Times, available iOS on Apple’s Newsstand , celebrates the dawn of a new Doctor with exclusive additional Doctor Who content, including a digital reproduction of the Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Radio Times special. The 68 page supplement was first published in 1973 and inspired the then 15 year old future Doctor, Peter Capaldi, to write to Radio Times in praise of the special edition.

The 10th anniversary supplement features the third Doctor Jon Pertwee on the cover and includes episode guides for the first 10 years, a guide to build your own Dalek and a (then) new Dalek story by Terry Nation.

The Radio Times digital special also features a unique animated Doctor Who cover, only available with the digital edition, featuring Peter Capaldi; plus a picture gallery of the new Doctor from an Radio Times exclusive photo-shoot.

Features inside the new issue include an exclusive interview and cover shoot with star Peter Capaldi; showrunner Steven Moffat’s unmissable guide to all 12 episodes of the new series; an exclusive interview with José Mourinho by comedian and author David Baddiel; David Walliams; James Corden; plus comprehensive TV and radio listings for 23-29 August.

Radio Times on iPad contains all the great features, interviews, reviews and comprehensive TV and radio listings for 146 channels available in the print issue, alongside additional interactive features to enhance the readers’ experience. The additional features in the digital issue include:

*Specially designed contents page for quick and easy direct access to daily choice and listings pages

*Direct links to the week’s recommended programmes on-demand and catch-up TV services, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer and 4OD

*Photo galleries, including exclusive behind the scenes videos from photo-shoots and interviews

*Pinch and zoom TV & radio listings for ease of use

*Comprehensive TV and radio listings, including BBC local radio, with handy links so you can jump to your desired day of the week.

This week’s Radio Times digital issue is available at special summer half-price promotional rate of just 99p. Radio Times is available on the Apple Newsstand every Tuesday, for iPad and iPhone, at £1.99 per issue, £6.99 for a monthly subscription or £79.99 for an annual subscription. The digital issue is initially available on Apple devices and will be rolled out across other mobile and tablet platforms thereafter.




  • Will

    August 21st, 2014 - 12:22am

    On the first pic, if you squint your eyes, he looks dangerously like Peter Cushing! Awesome!

  • Pete Wilson

    August 19th, 2014 - 4:54pm

    Why is itonly available on the rotten Apple system…
    Why not Android or even normal PC downloads???


    August 19th, 2014 - 12:31pm

    Does anyone have any links to the scan of this magazine?

  • Radburn

    August 19th, 2014 - 12:12pm

    Peter look’s suitably sinister as the 12th. Doctor on this new RT Cover…

  • 76 Totters Lane

    August 19th, 2014 - 10:52am


  • StetsonDoctor

    August 19th, 2014 - 8:28am

    How much is the normal version ?


    August 19th, 2014 - 8:02am

    Be interesting if the Radio Times did a modern version of the 1973 Radio Times Doctor Who Special using a modern Cyberman, Dalek, and maybe something else instead of the Sea Devil used on the original cover, and have Peter copy Jon’s pose in that picture 😀

  • Rebel Time Lord

    August 19th, 2014 - 7:45am


  • T4RD1S

    August 19th, 2014 - 12:08am


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