Vworp Vworp! Issue 6 full details revealed – available to order now

The acclaimed Doctor Who comics and artwork fanzine Vworp Vworp! returns with its sixth issue in November 2023, and is available to order now.

Edited and designed by Colin Brockhurst and published by Gareth Kavanagh, this 180-page issue celebrates the genesis of the show in 1963, with a host of features and interviews with talent from both sides of the camera.

With three fabulous covers from Robert Hack (Cover A), Jeff Cummins (Cover B) and Andrew Orton and Colin Brockhurst (Cover C) to choose from and an exclusive DVD to thrill, get ready for a deep dive into the very best art, interviews and fan scholarship as we rapidly approach the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who on Thursday 23rd November.

Highlights of issue 6 include:

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - The Waif from Space

THE WAIF FROM SPACE – A catch up with actress Carole Ann Ford to discuss her memories of the earliest days of Doctor Who and the joys and frustrations of playing the Doctor’s granddaughter

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - View from the Gallery

Take in THE VIEW FROM THE GALLERY, as Andrew Orton painstakingly reconstructs the sets and conditions for the filming of An Unearthly Child sixty years ago in Lime Grove Studios.

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - An Adventure in Space and Time

Exclusive interviews with Mark Gatiss and actor Brian Cox, discussing the making of their 2013 hymn to the William Hartnell era, An Adventure in Space and Time.

DESPERATELY SEEKING REG – Vworp Vworp!’s editor Colin Brockhurst turns detective, seeking the trail of the very first actor to grace Doctor Who, the mysterious Reg Cranfield.

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - Family Who

Who was THE FAMILY WHO? Take a deep dive into the lives of Doctor Who’s first family, the Hartnells, with recollections from his daughter Anne Carney and a rare interview with Bill’s wife, Heather Hartnell.

Brand new interviews with vision mixer Clive Doig and the Radiophonic Workshop’s Brian Hodgson, two television pioneers who broke new ground working on 1963’s 100,000BC.

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - Hunters of the Burning Stone

HUNTERS OF THE BURNING STONE – Vworp Vworp! goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who Magazine’s seminal 50th anniversary celebration comic strip with writer Scott Gray and artist Martin Geraghty.

In-depth, illustrated articles on several of Doctor Who’s 1963 pioneers, including Jacqueline HillAnthony CoburnDavid WhitakerNorman KayRex Tucker and Fred Rawlings… and much more!

Plus, as well as short stories by John Dorney and John Peel, Issue 6 features three brand new comic strips featuring the First and Fifteenth Doctors…

THE NIGHT BEFORE – the Doctor and Susan navigate the strange phenomenon of Beatlemania! Written by Tim Quinn with art by Tim Keable

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - Overdue

OVERDUE – a curious history book on the shelves of Shoreditch Library spells danger for the Doctor and Susan. Written by Lance Parkin with art by Faiz Rehman

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - History, Bangs and Stinks

HISTORY, BANGS AND STINKS – It’s 1963 and there’s a new Doctor at Coal Hill School, just not the one we were expecting! Written by Paul Ebbs with art by Simon Brett

This issue’s exciting free gift is a DVD packed with brand new animations and archive features exploring the genesis of the show, intriguing what ifs and sidesteps into the unknown!


A MEETING ON THE COMMON – A dynamic, 18-minute animation of the much loved alternative opening to Doctor Who, as told by David Whitaker in his classic 1964 novelisation Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. Directed and animated by Mel Meanley, adapted by Ian Winterton and starring Stephen Noonan (the Doctor), Adam Grayson (Ian), Helen Stirling-Lane (Barbara) and Kerry Ely (Susan)

Vworp Vworp Issue 6 - We Flame to Please

WE FLAME TO PLEASE – Ever wondered what Doctor Who getting the Hanna-Barbera treatment would have looked like back in 1966? Wonder no longer, with this lovingly written and animated homage to the golden age of children’s animation from Graham Kibble-White. Join Dr Who on a visit to the Stone Age, complete with repeating background and laughter track, starring Siobhan Gallichan as Dr Who, with Adam Grayson, Helen Stirling-Lane and Stephen Noonan

INTERLUDE ON TOTTER’S LANE – A short drama written by Andy Lane, exploring the consequences of life with the Doctor and why he must never go back to the very beginning. Starring Peter Purves as Steven Taylor and Siobhan Gallichan as the Doctor. Presented as a ‘telesnap reconstruction’

ORIGINAL DOCTOR WHO NOVEMBER 1963 RADIO TRAILER RECONSTRUCTION – A reconstruction of the long-lost original Doctor Who radio trailer. Originally recorded by William Hartnell in advance of the very first broadcast, the trailer offered listeners their very first glimpse of the Doctor. This piece of radio history has been re-recorded by Stephen Noonan using the original script retained in the archives.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH WARIS HUSSEIN – A career retrospective with Doctor Who’s very first director, the BAFTA and Emmy winning Waris Hussein, in conversation with Matt Charlton. Recorded at VideOdyssey Studios, Liverpool, in 2019

• Order Vworp Vworp! issue 6, price £12.99, from vworpvworp.co.uk now. Pre-orders open later on 15th November. Ships worldwide from late November onwards

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