5 reasons why John Hurt’s Doctor should be your favourite

As a life-long Doctor Who fan, the hardest and most annoying question to answer is, “Who’s your favourite Doctor?” Here Liam South provides five reasons why the War Doctor should be your answer…   He’s played by John Hurt.   It’s John Hurt.   Did I mention JOHN HURT?   The War Doctor represents the … >

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Audio review: John Hurt is Big Finish’s ‘The Invisible Man’

Kicking off their HG Wells season, which promises six stories throughout 2017, Big Finish present the incomparable John Hurt as The Invisible Man. Respectfully delayed by a few weeks for the saddest of reasons, fans can now enjoy the first of two bittersweet treats this month – not only does John Hurt voice the titular … >

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‘Doctor Who’ trivia: 10 things you didn’t know about ‘The Night of the Doctor’

Three years ago today, Paul McGann returned as the Eighth Doctor in a surprise prequel episode ahead of Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of McGann’s debut as the Eighth Doctor in 1996’s ‘TV Movie’, let’s revisit ‘The Night of the Doctor’. Here are ten facts you might not … >

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‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘The War Doctor’ Volume 2 review: ‘Infernal Devices’

With barely time to catch our breath since December’s epic ‘Only the Monstrous’, this second box set presents three further adventures for John Hurt’s missing incarnation of our favourite Time Lord. Surrounded by terrific, thumping version of the theme, these stories ostensibly deal with attempts to employ super-weapons in the struggle against the Daleks. In … >

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Top 10 ‘Doctor Who’ audio releases from Big Finish in 2015

2015 was a pivotal year for Doctor Who on audio. Big Finish, the audio drama company who hold the rights to make classic adventures on audio, had their remit widened to encompass New Series elements up to the end of Matt Smith’s tenure. During the year, the company celebrated the release of their 200th Doctor … >

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Find out the real story behind ‘The Last Panthers’

Sponsored by The 7th Chamber: New European crime thriller The Last Panthers began on Sky Atlantic in the UK last week. The six-part series stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt, and opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and … >

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Our hopes for Big Finish’s new ‘Doctor Who’ War Doctor audios

When John Hurt was cast in Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary tale, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, it was terrific coup for the programme and proof of how high its stock had risen since its triumphant return to our screens in 2005. His curmudgeonly and reticent take on the Doctor, or indeed the missing incarnation of … >

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