Peter Capaldi stars in animated Doctor Who Radio Times cover on iPad newsstand app

The Doctor's debut is heralded by an exclusive animated cover featuring a nod to the new title sequence

As Peter Capaldi prepares to make his Doctor Who debut, Radio Times is celebrating with a special issue featuring a Who cover, an exclusive episode guide from showrunner Steven Moffat and an interview with the new Doctor himself.


But those who download the digital iPad or iPhone newsstand app from iTunes will get some bonus content – including a special animated cover featuring the new Doctor, with a nod to the title sequence that will be unveiled when the show returns on BBC1 this Saturday.

Unique to the newsstand app, the animation brings together two images of Capaldi along with whirring cogs and the sound of a ticking clock.

The cog and clock motifs echo elements of the new Doctor Who intro which has been given a retro makeover for the show’s return.

The digital newsstand issue – available to download internationally – also features two exclusive photo galleries from the Radio Times covershoots with Capaldi, as well as a 68-page bonus magazine looking back at the 10th anniversary of Doctor Who in 1973.


The new Doctor Who issue of Radio Times is on sale in shops and iTunes from Tuesday 19 August

To see the exclusive animated Doctor Who cover, subscribe to the newsstand app for iPad or smartphone – or download the new issue from Tuesday