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Issue 3 - Download Now!!!

Issue 3 of Fish Fingers and Custard can now be downloaded.  And apart from the snazzy snowy font, this 44-page PDF file contains the following: Interviews with the Absolute David Tennant Fangirls Drunken Adventures At A Convention – Says it all The Sarah (Jane) Awards Stageplays Overview – An Overview of the Doctor Who Stageplays, obviously Computer Games Overview – An Overview of Doctor Who computer games, obviously The Doctor vs. Edward Cullen – A Fight For A Girl's Attentions And much more! You can download it from here Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Fish Custard Team!  Please take some time out to view the links below! Fish Custard JustGiving Page :  The Fanzine is free to download, so therefore if you like what we do, just slip a quid to our charity 'KidsOut', who aim provide disadvantaged children with a little bit happiness. Fish Custard Fanzine Christmas Party :  20th December on our Facebook Group! Mailing List :  Just send a

Issue 3 - OUT NOW!!!

We would say that this Issue would make a perfect Christmas present for any loved one. But it’s homemade, put together by a bumbling, barely-educated simpleton and posted out in cheap envelopes. It’s also very well written too! So yes, we can say that a copy of Fish Custard Fanzine Issue 3 is the perfect present for any (over 15) Doctor Who fan this Christmas! In this snow-filled, beer-stained, turkey-stuffed Issue of Fish Custard, we have the following, Interviews with the Absolute David Tennant Fangirls Drunken Adventures At A Convention – Says it all The Sarah (Jane) Awards Stageplays Overview – An Overview of the Doctor Who Stageplays, obviously Computer Games Overview – An Overview of Doctor Who computer games, obviously The Doctor vs. Edward Cullen – A Fight For A Girl's Attentions And much more! To order a paper copy just send the below payment that applies to you, via paypal, as a gift to UK - £2.00 Rest of the World - £3.0

The Doctor and The Elf - Free Christmas Short Story Download!

Issue 3 will be released very soon!  In the meantime, here is an exclusive short, short story to celebrate our Christmas issue - The Doctor and The Elf! Starring the 6th Doctor and Peri, as they find themselves, bickering to save the world.  That's all I'm saying, because any more will spoil it!  You can download the story here Enjoy and check back in a few days for Issue 3, or join our mailing list by sending blank e-mail to Cheers!

Fish Custard Fanzine Christmas Party! FFAC10

As a fanzine with readers all over the world, it's very difficult to get everyone in the same place at the same time! So why not join us on our Facebook Group on the 20th of this month, for some chats, laughs and speculation about this year's Christmas episode? You can post anything you like, just make sure you bring your own drink(s)! We'll be on ALL DAY to give everyone a chance to join in, so don't be shy and say hello! Just add yourself to our event page here or just turn up on the day! Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Issue 3 Preview - Interview With A David Tennant Fangirl

Issue 3 is coming very soon.  In the meantime, we can bring you a preview of what could prove to be the most controversial article we've ran in our short history, as we interview some David Tennant Fangirls on the man, his role and the aftermath of his departure.  (Actually, it's not that controversial. But if it's good enough for Heat Magazine, it's good enough for us!) We have more interviews with a few DT fangirls in Issue 3, but as a preview, here is a interview that we enjoyed!  Thanks to McFangirl for her views! How did you discover Doctor Who? The first time around was at about age six (1981). It would come on after Saturday morning cartoons. The opening sequence with Tom Baker's head and the psychedelic look/sound of it was just plain creepy and scared the crap out of me! Add to that the fact that I had never in my life heard a person speak British English before and quite frankly, I don't think I was ever able to sit through an entire episode. All t

Happy 47th Birthday Doctor Who!

It's amazing to say that a television show we love so much is still on our screens, 47 years after the first episode aired.  It all started on the 23rd November 1963 with William Hartnell and An Unearthly Child. I've chosen clips from Blue Peter's coverage of Doctor Who's 10th Anniversary, if only for Peter Purves' (who played Steven Taylor in the Hartnell era) comment in part 2 at 4.36 " It's nice to know that when actors come and actors go, Doctor Who seems to live forever ".  And you know what?  That's absolutely spot on. So today, I urge you to whack your favourite episode on and enjoy, the best television program ever made. Happy Birthday Doctor Who!

Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol TRAILER

Excited? You better be! But before Issue 3 of Fish Custard is out, here's some Doctor Who Christmas thing!

Join Our Mailing List!

Work on Issue 3 is going swimmingly (as a posh person would say) and should be available to purchase as a paper copy in the first week of December, with the download coming 10 days or so later. And speaking of downloads, I understand that some people have problems with the download site that we host the issues on.  So with that in mind, I have set up a 'mailing list' (basically a group on a e-mail account, but I'm a fanzine editor - I'm expected to big things up!) so you will receive your copies on your cyber doormats, without having to endure any pop-ups of a 'musclar gentleman'. All you need to do is to send a blank e-mail to I will also send you some fanzine news from time-time, but I promise not to spam.  To be honest, we're a lazy bunch here at Fish Custard Towers anyway, so spamming doesn't appeal to us! For those who enjoy muscular gentlemen DON'T WORRY as we will continue posting the issues on the dow

Blue Box 2

Fish Custard Fanzine is featured in the new Issue of Grant Bull's 'Blue Box Fanzine' which is available to purchase in print (£1.50 UK/£2.50 Overseas) from  (When I say featured, it's me and a few other fanzine editors, but it's always nice to know about these things!) Blue Box is a cracking read and I would urge you to snap up a copy.  It's retro, b+w, photocopied and full of Doctor Who love (as all fanzines should be!).  Apart from my bit (which is the main selling point, obviously!) there are Series 5 reviews, a look at The Horror of Fang Rock as well as a comic and some great art! Anyway, back to work on Issue 3 I go! Cheers Danny

Issue 3 and The Future!

I'm currently working on Issue 3 of Fish Custard and hope to have paper copies out in the first week of December. It's shaping up very nicely at the moment and I'm looking forward to getting it out there for you all to read! You can also still order some paper copies of Issue 2, from the blue link thing on the right! Meanwhile, if you have anything you would like to see published in the fanzine, please don't hesitate to e-mail us at We're also discussing Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures over at our Facebook Group , so again, don't hesitate to join in if you have any views on the series! Cheers Danny

Issue 2 Production Notes

The trick to producing fanzines, on time and brimming with content, is making sure you plan ahead. I had made sure that almost half of Issue 2 was written, before I had even finished Issue 1! It’s easy just to bung in random stuff in an issue, but it’s more difficult to find the right balance, in terms of the styles and subjects of the articles. One of the things I want the fanzine to do, is to introduce the people who have become fans during the series post-2005, to look back at the vast history of Doctor Who and learn. It’s the most fascinating thing I find about the program, even more so than the actual episodes themselves! Hopefully, during the run of the fanzine, we’ll be able to delve more into this rich, illustrious history which makes Doctor Who more than just a television program. On a similar vein, I also enjoy reading accounts of fans from outside of the UK. The article in Issue 2 from Tom Spychalski, about his childhood spent watching Doctor Who via PBS, are very education


I've just recently had a review of the Virgin New Adventures novel ' Timewyrm: Genesis ' published in Issue 8 of The Terrible Zodin . Free to download, TTZ has gained great popularity among Who-fans for it's original art, articles and honest opinion. Although generally written for female fans, the fanzine has contributions from (and for) the more-traditional Doctor Who fans (i.e - Men!). In fact, this Issue has been guest-edited by Jamie Beckwith , which explains why it's got more pages than The Da Vinci Code ! Anyway, enough waffling on - you can download the Issue here . Oh and look out for the review of Fish Fingers and Custard Issue 1 , by Rassilon's Rod's David MacGowan in there too!

Issue 2 - Download NOW!

Issue 2 of Fish Fingers and Custard is available to download now! In this Issue: "Series 5 Reviews" "Proms Report" "Fives" "Where Should Classic Doctor Who Have Ended?" "Memories of PBS Plegde Drives" "The Latest Tabloid Newspaper Rumours" And Much More! You can download the 40-page PDF here Please help support the fanzine by buying a paper copy of the Issue here (and very nice it is too!)

Issue 2 Preview

Issue 2 is now out in print and available to purchase! The free download will be available next week. So in the is a little something from Issue 2 to wet your appetite! ALL THE TABLOID NEWSPAPER RUMOURS – ALL THE TIME Matt Smith Is Rubbish And Is Getting Sacked D octor Who fans have seemingly got their way. A bloke I spoke to down the pub reckons that Matt Smith will be sacked as Doctor Who, because ‘he isn’t as good as David Tennant and the geeks don’t like him’. Message Boards have been awash with calls for the actor, 16, to be booted out. I must say that I agree with them, as the internet is never wrong. Not that I steal anything off there and publish it here, mind. Despite smashing all records for most views on the BBC IPlayer and viewing figures on BBC America, SPACE and some Australian channel (not to mention the upturn in profits of DVD’s, books and other merchandise) the interest in Doctor Who is at an all-time low and I know this because my ‘insider’

Issue 2 - Out NOW!

Issue 2 of Fish Fingers and Custard is available to buy now! In this Issue: "Series 5 Reviews" "Proms Report" "Fives" "Where Should Classic Doctor Who Have Ended?" "Memories of PBS Plegde Drives" "The Latest Tabloid Newspaper Rumours" And Much More! The prices (including P+P) are as follows: UK: £2.00 Overseas: £3.00 You can order a copy by Paypal, just send all monies to along with your name and address. (Please can you send the payment as a gift, so that the fanzine is able to receive 100% , rather than Paypal taking their cut and leaving us out of pocket! You can leave your details in the personal message section)

A Postcard From Hamsterdam (FFAC9)

While the work for Issue 2 was on-going here at Fish Custard Towers, we received a postcard from columnist (and ex-Doctor Who actor) Harry Sedgewick, who went to visit the Dutch capital - 2 months ago. Greeting’s Hoovers! (Is that the right term?) Anyhow, I’m currently on business In Hamsterdam and I’m not really sure when I’ll get back. I’m currently a guest of the Chief at the local Regiokorpsen , here in this wonderful city. I arrived here to do a bit of acting work/pick up something for my boss, then it all got a little bit naughty with the customs and I’m currently sharing a cell with someone called ‘Rose’. No, it’s not Catherine Tate’s character – it’s actually a big hairy fella, who can’t speak a word of English. I think he’s from Scotland. No, wait, he can’t be - he’s too gentle, especially at night. What else have I been up to? Well, I only have to say the name ‘Hamsterdam’ and you’ll probably think I’ve been picking flowers and riding bikes. Well, I have been doing some

Issue 2 Front Cover!

It's coming soon!

A Bit of Benny While You Wait...

The deadline has passed and I'm busy getting Issue 2 ready, so you can treat your lovely eyes to it in the next week or two! In the meantime, Fish Custard Towers are MASSIVE Bernice Summerfield fans and are delighted with the latest addition to the series. For those who don't know, Benny is a spin-off character from the Virgin New Adventures novels from the 90's. She's a sexy, tough and hard-drinking archaeologist from the 26th Century. So you can see why we like her. Benny went on to appear in her own book series and eventually, on audio (played by Lisa 'Cheetah Person' Bowerman). The audios have been running for well over a decade now and to celebrate the launch of Series 11, Big Finish have knocked up a 10-minute CGI short, entitled ' Dead and Buried ', for you to enjoy. The first audio in the series ' Resurrecting the Past ' is available from Big Finish later this month. You can order any of the Benny back-catalogue from www.bigfini

Fanzines Are Cool! (FFAC8)

Thanks to Fish Custard Fanzine reader Rebecca Holbourn ( @2cajuman2 ) for giving me a nice surprise on Twitter, with a photo of herself enjoying Issue 1 of the fanzine, along with a Matt Smith-style fez! Fanzines ARE cool!

Subscribe To Fish Fingers and Custard!

I’m delighted to announce that you can now subscribe to the paper copies of the fanzine. Benefits You will receive the fanzine as soon as it leaves the printer! (Obviously, we’ll put it in an envelope first!) a week or two BEFORE the PDF copy is released! You will have your name printed in the fanzine! You will have the knowledge that you are supporting the fanzine and keeping the tradition of paper-based fanzines alive! Plus some other surprise bonuses…look out for them! The Price UK: £8 . Rest of the World: £13 . The price includes postage and packing. Each subscription starts from the NEXT issue to be released (for example, if you subscribe now, you will receive Issue 2 when released, not Issue 1. If you subscribe when Issue 2 has been released, you will receive Issue 3 etc). You can subscribe to 4 issues (about a year's worth) by PayPal, please send all monies to and please send the money as a ‘gift’. (and don't forget to

New Promo (FFAC7)

We have a new Promo! Thanks to Rob Carpenter for designing this! (click here to view in full size)

Fanzine UPDATE!!!

If you've not got your copy of Fish Fingers and Custard yet, then why not? You can download a FREE PDF copy here Alternatively, you can order a paper copy, with full colour, glossy covers (the paper was on special offer in a local stationers, ahem) here I've only got 20 or so left, so this is your chance to own a piece of history. And to also help me get some of my money back! For £2 (UK) £3 (Rest of the World) you can't really knock it. Doctor Who Magazine costs about a fiver after all, and they don't even swear or have a washed-up ex-actor as a columnist! (erm, well....) In the meantime, my army of Toclafane and I, have been working on Issue 2 (out in September) so if you've got anything you would like to contribute (and I mean ANYTHING) feel free to contact me at the deadline is 3RD SEPTEMBER. In other news, I would like to thank The Doctor Who Newspage , The TARDIS Newsroom , The Gallifreyan Embassy , Jamie of The Terrible


Issue 2 of Fish Fingers and Custard is out…soon! The main thing that we need for Issue 2 is reviews of series 5/whatever you call it. Now being the odd fanzine we are, I’m asking for your reviews to be no more than 300 words. I think this method will produce some interesting views, as well as keeping the page count below 200! If you're not into reviews, then I'll accept ANYTHING else. This includes the following: informative essays on the show, convention reports, short stories, poems, jokes, comics, women’s underwear, wads of cash etc. Although, depending on how much STUFF I get, I may hold some pieces back for future issues. Or be in a drink-induced coma. Either way, it’s a win-win situation. You can e-mail your STUFF to us at Cheers and I hope to hear from you soon!

Issue 1 Production Notes

Before doing this fanzine, I always thought that the most difficult part would be getting the material together to make an issue. In fact the most problematic aspect was trying to get the printing of the paper verison done for a reasonable price! The most charming thing about old-fashioned fanzines, I find, is that they are done on a shoestring budget, often using household items to make their issues! It might be a lot easier today to design a fanzine, but the printing of them still presents people with a big problem. I decided early on during the inception of this fanzine, that I would do it the old-fashioned way. Okay, I don't have a printing-press, but what I do have is a home PC and a 4 year-old printer! That is all I needed. Suddenly, I found myself using 'advanced' maths, calculating how much ink and paper I would need! I wanted the cover price of the fanzine to be pretty cheap, so I set the price at £1.50, which should see me more-or-less break even. I'm under

Print Copies NOW AVAILABLE!!!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL COPIES NOW SOLD OUT After a short delay, I'm delighted to announce that the print copies of Issue 1 of 'Fish Fingers and Custard' are now available. The full colour glossy covers give the fanzine a great look and I'm delighted with how it's turned out. I need practice with a stapler though, but that's another story for another time! The prices (including P+P) are as follows: UK: £2.00 Overseas: £3.00 You can order a copy by Paypal, just send all monies to along with your name and address . (Please can you send the payment as a gift , so that the fanzine is able to receive 100% , rather than Paypal taking their cut and leaving us out of pocket! You can leave your details in the personal message section) Cheers and happy reading!

Fish Fingers and Custard - Issue 1 OUT NOW!

It’s here…and it’s about time! Issue 1 of Fish Fingers and Custard, a Doctor Who fanzine that takes a light-hearted look at the show and its fandom. In this issue: The Eleventh Hour Review The infamous ‘PBS Hijacking Incident’ Interview with Doctor Who Podshock’s Louis Trapani ‘Cracks’ an original 11th Doctor story Invasion Convention review ‘The Doctor In Wonderland’ “It Could Have Been A Spin-off” Plus: Actor Harry Sedgewick pens his own exclusive column And much, much more! You can download the 36-page PDF file here (Please note that the download site experiences heavy traffic, so the file may not always be available, just keep trying!) The paper version will be released soon, check back soon for updates Blog: Twitter: Facebook: Search - “Fish Custard Fanzine” This fanzine is non-profit and is distributed as a free PDF or in print, at a small cost to cover production. If yo

Not Long Now...

Not long to go now until the release of Issue 1 of Fish Fingers and Custard . I’m very happy with the way the issue has taken shape. We’ve got some really funny (that’s what I think in my head anyway) and informative articles and stories, as well as two comic strips, which I had to literally beg for! I realise it’s going to take time for the fanzine to hit its stride (and hope you do too!), but one thing I’m hoping Issue 1 will do, is to encourage people to write for the fanzine, as well as getting involved with fandom more. There’s plenty of talented Doctor Who fans out there, whose work doesn’t get the audience it deserves and that’s one aspect I like of fanzines – we are able to showcase people’s work, give it a platform as well as it giving the issue a bit more quality! Now if you’re expecting a fanzine that contains Doctor Who Magazine-style features, then you’ll be disappointed. I want the fanzine to bring something different to the fanzine community, something light-hearted, s

Coming VERY Soon...

Look out for Issue 1 of 'Fish Fingers and Custard' next week. (Beer not included, as I would have drunk it all)

Fanzine Video Promo!

Update and Promo!

Things are coming together nicely at the moment, I've had a lot of people who have been interested in contributing and I'm so grateful! You can still send in your work (still need a comic!!!) for the first issue, the deadline is the 2nd June . In the meantime, here is a promo that I knocked up in about 5 seconds! Feel free to share it/draw abusive words on it using Ms Paint, its up to you! ;) (click here to view full size) Cheers! E-mail in your stuff! Join the Facebook Group Follow us on Twitter!

Now on Facebook!

In the build-up to the first issue, the fanzine now has its very own Facebook group! Apart from it being a non-stop advertising machine, I want the group to create a little bit of a community! So feel free to pop in for chats and spam the wall with stuff of your choice! You can join the group here Don't forget you can still contribute to the fanzine, email me at Cheers! Dan

Dates, Covers and Tweets!

Okay, I can confirm that issue 1 will be out 'sometime in June'! So far the issue is coming along very nicely but I still need more stuff! So if you have/can knock up anything Doctor Who-realted, please drop me a line at Speaking of that first issue - here is a sneak peak of the front cover! Finally - you can stalk the fanzine on twitter at if you're into that sort of thing! ;) Cheers! Dan

Coming Soon/Contributors Wanted!

Hi guys! I'm currently putting together a new A5 paper fanzine which I hope to have out in the next few weeks! At the moment I’m just looking for any Doctor Who-related material! The Fanzine has the working title 'Fish Fingers and Custard' (wonder why?) and will be mostly a fun look at Doctor Who fandom. Obviously most of the stuff will be poking light-hearted fun at all things WHO but I would love to have three or four serious articles per issue! I'll be also putting together a PDF verision too! So be it a short story, poems, essays, reviews, convention reports, interviews, drawings, cartoons or comics - I’ll have it! Obviously written work must be presented in clear English etc However if you're an artist/cartoonist - I’m only interested in b/w art at the moment! If you’ve got an article/essay can you please make it no more than two sides of A4 (or 4 sides of A5) If you're interested in contributing/want more info, drop me a line at fishcustardfanzine@googl