The Tides of Time issue 44

The Tides of Time issue 44, Christmas 2019, was published by The Oxford Doctor Who Society on 5 December 2019. It was edited by James Ashworth and Matthew Kilburn.

The issue is 80 A5 colour pages, and the cover price is £3, or £3.50 via eBay. For more information about ordering the limited print edition contact us here.

Features include:


  • “Some of the greatest labourers in the history of Earth have thought here” James Ashworth continues his Who on Earth series with a visit to Cambridge
  • Cambridge Chronicles – James Ashworth reviews Big Finish Cambridge tales The Blue Tooth and The Sentinels of the New Dawn
  • The 2019 Varsity Quiz – Questions and answers as faced by teams from England’s two ancient universities in May 2019, by James Ashworth and Robin Bunce


  • Doing It for the Kids William Shaw reviews David Solomons’ The Secret in Vault 13, the 2018 Thirteenth Doctor novel aimed at young readers
  • Escapes into Danger – Rogan Clark pays tribute to the late Terrance Dicks by reviewing Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters and Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon
  • Exhumation of the Daleks Matthew Kilburn examines how Eric Saward’s novelizations of Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks conclude the classic series novelization range

30 Years of the Oxford Doctor Who Society:

  • Found in the Dark Blue Dimension – James Ashworth reports from the thirtieth anniversary party of the Oxford Doctor Who Society
  • 30 Years Among the Spires – Peter Lewin-Jones reveals favourite memories and stories of the Oxford Doctor Who Society
  • Thirty Years in the Oxford TARDIS – A partial and personal history of the Oxford Doctor Who Society, by Matthew Kilburn (who was there for most of it)


  • Never the Bride Filip Wieland and Georgia Harper review The Runaway, the free Doctor Who virtual reality experience
  • Stand by… for Action! – Sam Sheppard looks at Character Options and the history of its Doctor Who action figures


  • Clara Splinters and Where to Find Them – James Ashworth, otherwise the director-general of Splinter Watch, reveals his case files. With Can I Come Too, Doctor?, a splintervention by Matthew Kilburn
  • Creatures of War – Ian Bayley reappraises Eleventh Doctor story A Town Called Mercy

Timeslip 50 years on

  • Timeslip: Time and Time Again – Andrew O’Day looks at intertextuality between the Doctor Who of 1970 and 1971 and its contemporary ITV series Timeslip
  • Timeslip: Cyberworld or Nuthutch? – Matthew Kilburn examines other parallels between Timeslip and Doctor Who

Poetry and Prose

  • Haikus for: Revenge of the Cybermen, The Jon Pertwee Era, The Peter Davison Era, and The Sylvester McCoy Era, by William Shaw
  • Equilibrium. Part Two – The conclusion of the Thirteenth Doctor’s adventure in a parallel Universe, by Philip Holdridge

The PDF of the entire issue is now available here as a free download