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The Day of the Doctor 

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Christopher Eccleston ... The Doctor (archive footage)
John Hurt ... The Doctor
Paul McGann ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Sylvester McCoy ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Colin Baker ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Peter Davison ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Tom Baker ... The Doctor
Jon Pertwee ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Patrick Troughton ... The Doctor (archive footage)
William Hartnell ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler / The Moment / Bad Wolf
Tristan Beint ... Tom
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Storyline

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Worldwide See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the special, the War Doctor goes into his TARDIS and Regenerates. When his hands and face begin releasing Regeneration energy, he says that he 'hopes his ears will be less conspicuous'. This is reference to Rose (#1.1), where the Ninth Doctor looks at himself for the first time, and complains about his ears. See more »

Goofs

The three Doctors have their hands stacked on top of each other on top of the big red button. There is a cut to Clara and then back to the Doctors. The Doctors' hands are now beside each other on the button. See more »

Quotes

Eleventh Doctor: Oi, you! Are you science-y?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature a new arrangement of the classic "Doctor Who" theme track playing out. See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Delia Derbyshire
Performed by 'The Radiophonic Workshop' (uncredited)
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23rd of November, an early Christmas for Dr Who fans
10 December 2013 | by mikeymcdoSee all my reviews

A great big treat for anyone who has at least loosely followed the show within it's 50 year history.

Moffat has met the incredibly difficult task of catering this story to the casual and the hardcore Dr Who fans with his brilliant and dynamic writing. I feel bad for doubting the man I always thought he was losing his touch with overly clever plots that were making him come across as smug but he nailed it here, with this celebratory milestone.

This may also be a contender for the funniest Dr Who episode with the humour mainly provided through the banter of Smith, Tennant and Hurt who have amazing chemistry together and deliver the right balance of humour and drama to this feature length romp. (Actually, thinking about it the 1979 story the City of Death cannot be beaten in the humour department but this is the funniest the revitalised series has ever been.)

Overall a great episode that will ensue Doctor Who will go on with it's startling and slightly controversial conclusion that may irritate some fans however the two surprise appearances one of a familiar face, another of a taste of what is to come is the icing on the timey wimey cake.


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