Miriam Margoyles and Beep the Meep in the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials

Miriam Margolyes interviewed in Doctor Who Magazine

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Miriam Margolyes, who voices the Meep in the first 2023 Doctor Who 60th Anniversary special The Star Beast, talks about her lunch with David Tennant, her affection for Tom Baker, and why she’s the Fourth Doctor’s companion who never was in a feature in Doctor Who Magazine 596 titled Meet the Meep.

Other highlights in DWM 596 include:

Noble intentions – Jacqueline King and Karl Collins – who play Donna’s mum, Sylvia Noble and her husband, Shaun Temple – on their imminent return to Doctor Who after 13 years.

Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on important dates for your diary!

The Beast Unleashed – go behind the scenes on the brand-new making-of show Doctor Who Unleashed.

Star Makers ­­­– comic book legends Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons – and two of their biggest fans, Russell T Davies and David Tennant – tell us why it’s time for The Star Beast to shine.

Drawn Upon a Spin Off… – episodes of Doctor Who have inspired everything from comics and novels to audio dramas and video games. But what about those times when the inspiration has gone the other way?

Memory Worm – The Worm deletes your past – and it’s loose! DWM continues to test Doctor Who contributors for signs of contact with the creature. This issue: Jamie actor Frazer Hines.

Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who HQ.

Effective Management – Matt Nathan, VFX editor on the forthcoming special episodes and the next series of Doctor Who, reveals how he manages the magic we see on screen.

“Nothing in the World Can Stop Me Now!” – with an animated reconstruction of 1967’s The Underwater Menace on the way, DWM reassesses at Joseph Furst’s baroque performance as Professor Zaroff.

Liberation of the Daleks Part Thirteen – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Tenth Doctor and Donna’s first reunion episode, 2008’s Partners in Crime.

60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who history.

Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in the Doctor Who expanded universe.

Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine 596

Doctor Who Magazine 596 is on sale Thursday 12 October from Panini and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from Pocketmags priced £6.99.