Place of Origin:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, U.K.
with the West Kent Doctor Who Local Group
Issues Produced: 24
There's no denying that Stephen Broome's
The Master Tape has to go down in the record books as the longest running and by far the most
prolific of all Doctor Who
tapezines produced in the United Kingdom. Stephen, along with fellow
members of the West Kent Doctor Who Local Group, produced The Master
Tape, with the first issue debuting in July 1986. Remarkably, while
other tapezines and fanzines rose and fell by the wayside in their
hundreds, The Master Tape was still going strong over a decade later.
As a fellow tapezine producer who ran out of steam after what seemed a
solid amount of issues - six - the staying power of The Master Tape
is something I find quite astounding and highly impressive.