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John Hurt

John Hurt was The War Doctor in the 50th aniiversary Doctor Who special.

Dates as Doctor Who

First Episode
23rd November 2013

TV Speacial

The Day of the Doctor

Airdate: Sat, 23rd November 2013


50th anniversary special

The War Doctor starts to regenerate into the Ninth Doctor. The full regeneration is never seen.

His last words are "I suppose it makes sense... wearing a bit thin. I hope the ears are a bit less conspicuous this time."

The "Webisode" titled The Last Day was released on the BBC iPlayer and Youtube during the build up for the 50th anniversary episode.

Tom Baker who played the Fourth Doctor makes a cameo appearance at the end of the episode as The Curator.