How does an episode of Doctor Who evolve from an initial idea? Since 1963 many producers and editors have applied their own philosophies and working methods to the pre-production of this complex series. This Special Edition explains how a Doctor Who narrative is constructed and examines the careers of the show’s leading writers. Illustrated with previously unseen script pages from the BBC archive, alongside many other rare documents and photos, Writing Doctor Who reveals the stories behind the storytellers.


Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 57: Writing Doctor Who is on sale from and WH Smith from Thursday 29 April priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from priced £5.99.