Doctor Who (2005– )
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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.


Nick Hurran


Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Clara clicks her fingers to shut the Tardis doors the sound is of a finger and thumb even though she's wearing gloves. See more »


War Doctor: Soldier, I'm going to need your gun.
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Crazy Credits

A slightly modified version of the original Doctor Who (1963) opening credits (from the William Hartnell-Patrick Troughton era) appears. See more »


References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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User Reviews

Wow ... I Mean WOW.
23 November 2013 | by Loren-3See all my reviews

Right off the top, I'm no great-shakes Whovian, so let's get that out of the way right now. Cut my teeth on Tom Baker back in the 70s and thought he was great fun. More recently, I came to know the Doctor when he met Amy Pond ... who had this rather ominous crack in the wall of her bedroom. It was in large portion her character and energy that moved me to revisit this old friend and at least duck in now and again to see where things were going.

And then I heard that the Doctor was celebrating 50 years and noting that everyone from James T. Kirk to Malcolm Reynolds was offering their best wishes, and I figured, "Gad, I can't miss this." And I didn't.

I just finished watching ... and about all I can say is wow. Mr. Moffat, you've written some corkers in your day, but this one ... this one is something very special. Yeah, it was neat to see Tennant and Smith together, and Mr. Hurt brought his own palate to the show. But it was the twists of the plot, the thoughtfulness and inventiveness which is Steven's hallmark which carried the day here. There is also the matter of a ... curator ... who showed up toward the end. Yeah, that did put a smile on my face, a big one.

To Matt, David, Steven, Billie, John ... all of you ... many, many thanks.

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23 November 2013 (USA) See more »


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1.78 : 1
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