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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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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,074,950
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Worldwide See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Osgood was named after the hapless Sergeant Osgood from "The Daemons"; it was Steven Moffat's intention that the two characters be father and daughter. See more »

Goofs

When the Doctor is communicating with Kate via the Space-Time Telegraph, it has Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart incorrectly spelled as Left-Bridge Stewart on the animation itself (only briefly on screen) See more »

Quotes

The Moment: How many children on Gallifrey right now?
War Doctor: ...don't know.
The Moment: One day, you will count them. One terrible night.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #46.8 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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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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