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November 8th, 2013 65 comments

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor 7.50pm BBC1

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor

Saturday 23 November 7.50pm

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special.

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. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Nick Hurran

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Faith Penhale

Produced by Marcus Wilson

Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt



    November 4th, 2013 - 6:38pm

    sounds intriguing…


    November 4th, 2013 - 6:29pm

    I’m guessing that the ancient battle is the time war and his “past that’s coming back to haunt him” is John hurts doctor himself. We may see a lot of daleks as it is the time war hopefully some good action scenes from it as well 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    November 4th, 2013 - 6:27pm

    I hope we get a prequel of the 8th dr regeneration into hurt

    then at the end of the 50th hurts dr gets killed and we see him regenerate into the ninth and go off in the tardis

  • the 13th doctor

    November 4th, 2013 - 6:07pm

    And about the nightmare child, if you watch the interesting Youtube video “the dalek that time forgot” it portrays the nightmare child as the giant mutated child of the emperor dalek, which is an interesting idea 😛

  • the 13th doctor

    November 4th, 2013 - 6:02pm

    I know about the pics but the synopsis also refers to his past coming back to haunt him, which could be referring the time war as well in some way (especially regarding the pretty much confirmed identity of the hurt doctor) so I was wondering if the ancient battle refers to the time war or maybe another conflict

  • greyzinychimp

    November 4th, 2013 - 5:32pm

    can’t wait:)

  • Anonymous

    November 4th, 2013 - 5:31pm

    so exiting

  • doctorwhonerd

    November 4th, 2013 - 5:22pm

    The episode sounds great but one thing would make it the best. Paul McGann’s regeneration.
    We’ve only been waiting since 1996 for it.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    November 4th, 2013 - 5:14pm

    Meh, good enough. It makes the episode sound mysterious. I just can’t wait to see it in the cinemas! 19 more days! 😀


    November 4th, 2013 - 4:46pm

    Obsie – Yeah, very true.

    Humanity – Total Moaners 😀


    November 4th, 2013 - 4:45pm

    That’s right, we will indeed be seeing the last great and final Time War.

    The Dalek’s will be seen on Gallifrey itself, and hopefully will answer some questions us fan’s have been asking for ages, like ‘What was the Nightmare Child ?’, and ‘What exactly was the Cruciform the Master was resurrected to protect ?’.

    Who knows, we might even see Davros’ command ship flying into the jaws of the Nightmare Child, or see the Cult of Skaro steal the Genesis Ark, who knows ! 🙂

  • Dalek 105

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:43pm

    thanks booboo

  • Dalek 105

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:42pm

    oh! sorry.

  • booboo

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:41pm

    18 + the rest of today +19

  • Dalek 105

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:39pm

    booboo the 50th anniversary timer on the front page is wrong i think.because its the 4th today so the 23rd of november must be in 19 days.

  • Some bloke

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:39pm

    they are talking about the time war! There were pictures of the daleks during it released officially ages ago 🙂

  • cyberman2

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:28pm

    so excited

  • Obsie

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    It’s always the same, give some people the world on a plate and they’ll complain about the pattern !

  • the 13th doctor

    November 4th, 2013 - 4:13pm

    I wonder if by “ancient battle” it somehow means the time war; although thats’ supposed to be over and timelocked

  • The TARDIS

    November 4th, 2013 - 3:45pm

    Guessing this is where the “paintings” comes in?

  • Callum Metcalfe

    November 4th, 2013 - 3:26pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait


    November 4th, 2013 - 3:15pm

    Not a very interesting synopsis, but I’m sure the story will be EPIC !!!!!!!!!!! 😀


    November 4th, 2013 - 3:14pm

    Yeah, I hate so called Doctor Who fan’s who moan about things so much these days, give the rest of us Doctor Who fan’s a bad name. Look at comments on YouTube on Doctor Who videos for example, and a lot of the comments is nothing but moaning.

    I used to feel there was a sense of a Doctor Who fan community on YouTube, now it’s just a bunch of squabbling children who think their fan’s but clearly arn’t.

  • Booboo Jr

    November 4th, 2013 - 3:08pm

    Not long to go now, can’t wait for the 23rd!

  • DebbYohanne

    November 4th, 2013 - 2:40pm

    i want to break in tears, see characters die, have to say goodbye again to Tennant, and basically cry a lot . because it requires so much awesomeness to make me cry like a baby, and i want it .

  • Anonymous

    November 4th, 2013 - 2:15pm

    Its always the way with DW fans 🙂

  • badblokebob

    November 4th, 2013 - 2:04pm

    Christ almighty, trust Doctor Who fans to find something to moan about in even a short synopsis!

  • drjakeyoung

    November 4th, 2013 - 2:01pm

    I hope they will be able to fit 3 different story lines into 1 hour and 15 minutes without making it rushed.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 4th, 2013 - 1:54pm

    Well, it’s very basic, to say the least…Oh well, at least this way there aren’t too much spoilers…

  • Some bloke

    November 4th, 2013 - 1:31pm

    Nothing new then, just information we already knew 🙁 GIVE US SOMETHING MORE JUICY MOFFAT!

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