‘Vote Dalek’ Radio Times design voted magazine cover of the century


By John Glenday, Reporter

November 22, 2013 | 2 min read

A 2005 edition of the Radio Times has been named by the Professional Publishers Association as the greatest magazine cover of the past 100 years thanks to its ‘Vote Dalek’ design.

Chosen by a public poll the design secured the most votes of 35,262 cast over a nine month period to mark the centenary of the PPA.

‘Vote Dalek’ marked the return of Dr Who’s nemesis following an absence of two decades which just happened to coincide with the 2005 general election and saw a recreation of the famous 1964 scene of the Daleks rolling over Westminster Bridge.

Tom Bureau, CEO at Immediate Media Co, said: “It’s a huge honour for Radio Times to have been voted Cover of the Century by the great British public. We were up against some very famous front covers from an incredible group of magazine brands, so we are over the moon. Radio Times and Dr Who are both iconic media brands that continue to go from strength to strength with regeneration at the heart of their success. This award exemplifies what the Radio Times brand does best – creating national conversations around the key moments in broadcasting history.”

The Beano was named runner-up with its 75th anniversary ‘Dennis the Menace’ cover whilst Time Out nabbed third spot with a different take on Winston Churchill’s trademark V-sign on what would have been the war time leaders 100th birthday.

The Drum was named business magazine of the year by the PPA in June.


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