The Tapezine Matrix

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The Master Tape
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The Master Tape

Place of Origin:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, U.K.

Stephen Broome
with the West Kent Doctor Who Local Group

Distribution Media:
Audio Cassette

Tape Lengths:
#1-24: C90

In Production: 1986-1997

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.

Alan Hayes