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Zine
Title: The Celestial Toyroom
Publisher: Doctor Who Appreciation Society (UK)
Editor(s):
Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1976-present
Frequency: monthly
Fandom: Doctor Who
External Links: http://www.dwasonline.co.uk/celestial_toyroom
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The Celestial Toyroom is a monthly gen Doctor Who newsletter that contains up-to-date information for each month, analysis, cast and convention information, and a great deal of fan art. Numbering of the monthly issues restarted every year, and was occasionally replaced by the name of the month instead. There was also a North American edition.

1976, Issue 1

Celestial Toyroom Issue 1 was A5 sized and was published June 1976. It was edited by Keith Barnfather

1980, Issue 1

The Celestial Toyroom 1980 v.1 was published in January 1980.

Issue 2

The Celestial Toyroom v.1 n.2 was published in February 1980.

Issue 3

The Celestial Toyroom v.1 n.3 was published in March 1980.

Issue 4

The Celestial Toyroom v.1 n.4 was published in April 1980.

Issue 5

The Celestial Toyroom v.1 n.5 was published in May 1980.

Issue 13

  • January 1981

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  • January 1982

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  • January 1983

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  • January 1984

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  • January 1985

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  • January 1986

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  • January 1987

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  • January 1988

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  • January 1989

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  • January 1990

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  • January 1991

Issue 178

  • A4
  • January 1992 (v.17 n.1)
  • 12 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • contents include Celestial Toyshop plus news, letters, photos & views. The main article is The Doctor & the Time Lord: For Good or for Evil.

Issue 179

  • 20 pages
  • February 1992 (v.17 n.2)
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • Contents include a celebration of the finding of Tomb of the Cybermen. Articles on the 10th Planet; Moonbase; Episode recoveries; Adventures in the small time sector; Man & Cybermen; Tomb of the Cybermen; Tall, Dark & Fearsome; Revival of the Cybermen; Revenge of the Cybermen; The Invasion. Also news, letters, fiction, photos & views.

Issue 180

  • March 1992 (v.17 n.3)
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • Contents include Dalek Master Plan footage; The Time Meddler; The repeat season & resistance is useless; Robot; Caves of Androzani; Which way now, Doctor; Celestial Toyshop, news, letters, photos & views.

Issue 182

  • 16 pages
  • April 1992 (v.17 n.4)
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • Contents include a Sylvester McCoy interview; Great Forgotten bands of our time; Logopolis; The Pertwee Years, news, letters, photos & views.

Issue 183

  • May 1992 (v.17 n.5)
  • 16 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • Contents include a look at Castrovalva; More than a Messiah; The Age of Enlightenment; The Final Test; Desert Island Who, news, letters, photos & views.

Issue 184

  • 20 pages
  • June 1992 (v.17 n.6)
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • A Tomb of the Cybermen special containing reports & interviews from the Tombwatch event; A Phoenix from the Ashes; Celestial Toyshop; The Sea Devils, news, letters, photos & views.

Issue 185

  • July 1992 (v.17 n.7)
  • 16 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennaugh
  • A Claws of Axos special containing original scripts (Vampire from Space), reviews & examination. Other contents include The Twin Dilemma; Beyond Enlightenment; Thirty Glorious Years; Desert Island Who; Bimbos in the TARDIS, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 186

  • August 1992 (v.17 no.8)
  • 16 pages
  • edited by Michael Procter
  • includes a review of Shada; DWAS survey results; The Celestial Toyshop, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 187

  • September 1992 (v.17 no.9)
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennnaugh
  • contains an interview with Tom Baker by the Swansea local group; Writing The Sixties; Desperately Seeking Shada; Desert Island Who; DWAS survey results; The Celestial Toyshop, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 188

  • October 1992 (v.17 no.10)
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennnaugh
  • contains an interview with Louise Jameson; Doctor Who and the Decline of British Broadcasting; a look at Earthshock; Desert Island Who; Death of a Dictatorship; The Celestial Toyshop, a crossword, news, artwork, letters, photos & views

Issue 189

  • November 1992 (v.17 n.11)
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Martin J. Kennnaugh
  • includes an interview with John Nathan-Turner; Tenth Planet Part Four returned (!?!); The Wonders of Modern Technology; TARDIS or NOT TARDIS; Panopticon 1992; Daemons Revisited; Desert Island Who; The Celestial Toyshop, a crossword, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 190

  • December 1992 (v.17 n.12)
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Martin J Kennaugh
  • includes tributes to David Maloney; a look at Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts & Doomsday; Turbulent Times; Celestial Toyroom & the Dr Who Unleashed weekend including loads of photos.

Issue 201

  • 20 pages
  • November 1993 (v.18 n.11)
  • include a joint interview with Nicola Bryant & Colin Baker; Doctor Who? An Unearthly Child; Threatening the Doctor; The Doctor's Medievil Roots; Thirty Years of a TimeLord; Paradise of Death; Remembrance of the Daleks; The Doctor - thoughts & comments; Script to Screen - Dalek Invasion of Earth; Timeframe; Did We Need a Darker Doctor?; Temple of Secrets; Wittering; Earliest Memories; Desert Island Who; The Celestial Toyshop, news, crossword, cartoon, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 202

The Celestial Toyroom v.18 n.12 was published in December 1993.

Issue 210

  • 20 pages
  • September 1994 (v.19 n.8)
  • includes a Tribute to Peter Cushing who had just died; It's this Author - He just can't help himself; First Principles; The Zero Imperative; Final Editorial Ramblings; Wittering; Desert Island Who; Temple of Secrets; The Celestial Toyshop, news, artwork, letters, cartoon, photos & views.

Issue 212

  • November 1994 (v.19 n.10)
  • 20 pages
  • contents include Kinda; First Time Virgins; Image Problem; More than 30 Years in the TARDIS; Doctor in the Dome; Real Travel Without a TARDIS; Wittering; Desert Island Who; Earliest Memories; Temple of Secrets; The Celestial Toyshop, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 213

  • December 1994 (v.19 n.11)
  • 20 pages
  • contents include a look at Patrick Troughton; John Lucarotti obituary; Not What It Used To Be; Retro - All in the Mind; The DWAS Parties; Wittering; Desert Island Who; Earliest Memories; Temple of Secrets; The Celestial Toyshop, news, cartoon, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 220

  • (Volume 20, # 7 -- Jul 1995)

Issue 221

  • (Volume 20, # 8 -- Aug 1995)

Issue 222

  • (Volume 20, # 9 -- Sep 1995)

Issue 223

The Celestial Toyroom v.16 n.10 was published in October 1995. Edited by Ian Bresman.

Issue 224

  • November 1995 v.20 n.11
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins
  • Contents include an interview with Sophie Aldred; Sophie Aldred biography & career listing; Paradise Towers; Survival; Public Image Limited; One Man or One of Many ?; Temple of Secrets; Earliest Memories; Desert Island Who; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 225

  • December 1995 v.20 n.12
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins
  • Contents include The Five Doctor; The King's Demons; Two of the Daleks live in my back room; The Police Box; Xmas Quiz; Temple of Secrets; Earliest Memories; Desert Island Who; Celestial Toyshop; wordsearch, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 226

  • January 1996
  • v.21 n.1
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • Roger Delgado themed issue.
  • Contents include Roger Delgado Biography; The Delgado Master; The original version of Mind of Evil (The Pandora Machine Part 1); The Magic of Dr Who; Retro - Terror of the Autons; Bonnie Langford; Temple of Secrets; Desert Island Who; Celestial Toyshop; crossword, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 227

  • 20 pages
  • February 1996
  • v.21 n.2
  • edited by Alex Fowles & Paul Rhodes
  • Includes 1995 DWAS Yearbook.
  • Contents include loads of reviews as 1995 is reviewed in the Dr Who world; Auntie; Documentary Evidence; ...And Anyone Else Who Knows Me, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 228

  • 24 pages
  • March 1996 v.21 n.3
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • Contents include The Hand of Fear; The Rarest of British Fauna; Canonicity or Canon Fodder?; Paul McGann's intoduction is covered by the press in Grubb Street; Being a Description of the Forces of Change at work; The original version of Mind of Evil (The Pandora Machine Part 2); Temple of Secrets; Desert Island Who; Celestial Toyshop; crossword, news, artwork, crossword, letters, photos & views.

Issue 229

  • 20 pages
  • April 1996 v.21. n.4
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • Contents include an interview with Philip Segal; Retro - The Daleks; Requiem for Shardovan; The original version of Mind of Evil (The Pandora Machine Part 3); Earliest Memories; Wittering; Temple of Secrets; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, crossword, letters, photos & views.

Issue 230

  • edited by Keith A Hopkins
  • May 1996 - v. 21 n. 5
  • 12 pages
  • SPECIAL 20TH DWAS / CT ANNIVERSARY RETRO ISSUE
  • A tongue in cheek issue celebrating 20 years of CT. Includes old fashioned regular contents such as reference, people, reviews, Tear out & lose CT Timetable; merchandise & positive feedback

Issue 231

  • edited by Keith A Hopkins
  • June 1996 - v. 21 n.6
  • 28 pages
  • Landmark issue of CT featuring the death of John Pertwee & tributes, plus the reaction to the Dr Who TV Movie.
  • Contents include 15 obituaries to Jon Pertwee as published in the press; A tribute to Jon Pertwee by David Brunt; Jon Pertwee remembered; The Daemons Revisited; He's Back...and it's about 85 minutes long; Doctor Who at BAFTA; First reactions; Horrendous Hyperbole II - The TVM Reviews; CT Timetable Part 2; Temple of Secrets; Desert Island Who; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 232

  • July 1996 - v.21 n. 7
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • Contents reaction to the TV Movie (starting Paul McGann) & the passing of Jon Pertwee; Just Who the Hell Does David Agnew think he is?; Casualties of the Fourth Dimension; Hello, I Must be Going; Retro - The Invasion; Desert Island Who; Earliest Memories; Wittering; Temple of Secrets; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 233

  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • August 1996 - v. 21 n. 8

Contents include In My Humble Opinion; Busy Bodies; Playing with the Dead (Greame Haper's impact on Dr Who); If I Ruled the World; Gettin' Social; Retro - The Mind Robber; Desert Island Who; Earliest Memories; Temple of Secrets; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, crossword, letters, photos & views.

Issue 234

  • 20 pages
  • edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • September 1996 - v. 21 n. 9
  • Contents include Wittering - a guide to PanoptiCon; Just the Facts, Ma'am; Doctor Who at Longleat; Travellers in Time; Dial 'M' for Murder; Jon Pertwee Memorial; Data Retrieval; Celestial Toyshop; news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 236

  • November 1996
  • A4 20 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Keith A Hopkins.
  • Contents include Dr Who winning the Best BBC Drama program in 60 year poll; Beryl Reid Obituary; Retro - Keeper of Traken; Temple of Secrets special on the origins of The City of Death; In My Humble Opinion; PanoptiCon '96; Travellers in Time II; Desert Island Who; Data Retrieval; Celestial Toyshop; press cuttings, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 242

  • May 1997
  • A4 16 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Sarah Fowler.
  • Contents include a celebration of 21 years of DWAS; Wittering...The Return of Professor X - He's back and nobody noticed...; Andrew Pixley's weekend away; A Day in the Life; Desert Island Who; The New New Adventures; Celestrial Toyshop Review Section, news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 243

  • (June 1997)

Issue 248

  • January 1998
  • A4 16 pages, edited by Steve Haywood.
  • Contents include PanoptiCon interviews with Gary Russell; The Paul McGann TV Movie Reappraised; Area 51; Retro - The Dominators; Companion Piece - Zoe Herriott; Destiny of the Doctors; press cuttings; Data Retrieval; The Celestial Toyshop Review Section; news, artwork, letters, photos & views.

Issue 254

  • November 1998
  • A4 16 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Steve Haywood.
  • Contents include an interview with Richard Franklin; Wittering - Romance in Dr Who; PanoptiCon '98; Smile Please; The Ark; Tales from the photo studio; "False Prop Japes"; The Master Ode; Galaxy 4 photo feature; The Celestial Toyshop Review Section, letters, photos & views.

Issue 267

  • January 2000
  • A4 16 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Steve Haywood.
  • Contents include Spats & Gumblejacks - a look at the Colin Baker era; An Audience with Sylvester McCoy; Doctor Who Day; Retro - The Caves of Androzani & The Paradise of Death; Earliest Memories; Intelligence; Counter Intelligence; The Celestial Toyshop Review Section, photos, letters & views.

Issue 268

  • February 2000
  • A4 16 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Karen Davies
  • Contents include a Message from the President; Retro - The Ambassadors of Death; Cooking with Androgums; Season 26 review; Who Night; Up the Creek without a Paddle; The Watchers - a brief History; The Celestial Toyshop Review Section, photos, letters & views.

Issue 270

  • April 2000
  • A4 16 page UK Dr Who fanzine edited by Karen Davies
  • Contents include Sixes & Sevens; Wittering - Doctor Who Down Under; 3rd Doctor Retro - Spearhead from Space & The Silurians; Retro - Mindwarp; Earliest Memories; Big Finish Reviews; 7th Doctor Retro - Remembrance of the Daleks; Retro - Robot - Triumph or Turkey; The Celestial Toyshop Review Section, photos, letters & views.

Issue 276

  • (September 2000)

Issue 328

  • (July 2005)

Issue 339/340

  • June/July 2006
  • 40 pages
  • edited by Karen Davies
  • includes Who let the Dog Out; You will be like us; The Idiot's Lantern; The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit; Love & Monsters; Party Time; How to Survive a convention; The Deadly Assassin Effect; Doctor Who Unleashed; War Against the Almighty & Guardian of Prophecy.

Issue 341

  • 2006
  • 32 pages
  • edited by Karen Davies
  • includes tributes to David Maloney; a look at Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts & Doomsday; Turbulent Times; Celestial Toyroom & the Dr Who Unleashed weekend including loads of photos.

Issue 342

  • 2006
  • A5
  • 38 pages
  • edited by Paul Winter
  • Contents include a 1979 interview with Douglas Adams; Whose Who ?; The Oncoming Storm - a review of the 2006 series; Dr Who exhibitions; Close Encounters of the Absurb Kind; Traditional Who ?; Strangers on a Train; It's Colin Baker Day ! as well as news, letters, views & photos.

Issue 344

  • 28 pages
  • 2006
  • A5
  • edited by Karen Davies
  • contents include The Day Ian met Tom Baker; Evil of the Daleks Stage Show; Evil of the Daleks review (TV episodes); What about Season 2 ?; Torchwood - Top Secret; I E (International Electromatics) Scandal Rocks Britain; The Doctor's Diaries; as well as news, letters, views & photos.

Issue 345

  • 2006
  • A5
  • 20 pages
  • edited by Paul Winter
  • contents include a look at the Legacy of Colin Baker's 6th Doctor; a tribute to Craig Hinton; missing episodes; The Dr Who Confidential Drinking Game; The Weakest Link; Daleks on the Big Screen; as well as news, letters, views, artwork & photos.

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