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John Hurt

John Hurt played a surprise role as the War Doctor, a regeneration that the Doctor had tried to forget. John Hurt's special episode focused on the Time War and the War Doctor's role within it, "The Day of the Doctor" featured both David Tennant and Matt Smith. This special episode is a game changer with a whole new story arc where he faces the toughest decision he has ever had to make; whether or not to commit genocide.

The Day of the Doctor, in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats, are below if you don't already have them.


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.