18/04/2019

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition #52

On sale 18th April 2019, £5.99

DWM Special Edition #52 – Costume Design

Few television programmes make the same production demands as Doctor Who. With such diverse settings as distant points in Earth’s history and alien civilisations in the far future, the series has always stretched the ingenuity – and resources – of its talented costume designers.

The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition features numerous rare and previously unpublished illustrations showing how the look of an episode evolves from sketch to screen, plus exclusive interviews with the following designers:

  • Lucinda Wright (designer of Christopher Eccleston’s series as the Ninth Doctor)
  • Alexandra Tynan (The Tenth Planet, The Highlanders, The Evil of the Daleks etc)
  • Amy Roberts (Image of the Fendahl, Full Circle, The Keeper of Traken etc)
  • Barbara Lane (The Claws of Axos, The Dæmons, The Curse of Peladon etc)
  • June Hudson (designer of the Fourth Doctor’s final outfit and numerous costumes for Romana)
  • Ray Holman (designer of the Eleventh and Thirteenth Doctor’s costumes, and Doctor Who’s current costume designer)
  • Howard Burden (designer of the Twelfth Doctor’s costume)
  • Lee Bender (owner of the Bus Stop boutique, which supplied outfits for Sarah Jane Smith)

Plus, the stars who wore the designers’ creations look back at their characters’ clothes:

  • Anneke Wills (Polly)
  • Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint)
  • Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
  • Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler)
  • Sophie Aldred (Ace)

Editor Marcus Hearn says: “I don’t think there’s ever been such a detailed and comprehensive look at the series’ costume design. Much of the new research for this issue was led by Piers Britton, who has an unrivalled knowledge of the subject and the kind of insight that makes you look at familiar episodes in a whole new light. Dr Britton looms large in this issue, but the whole team has done a fantastic job – other highlights include a rarely seen interview with the late Colin Lavers, who designed the Fifth Doctor’s costume, and a new interview with Barbara Lane. This is the first time Barbara has spoken about her work on the series since the mid-1970s, so we were delighted when we tracked her down. We’ve uncovered so much new information and so many fantastic images – we can’t wait to share it all with everyone!”

On sale from Thursday 18 April 2019, £5.99 

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