John Hurt Returns as the War Doctor to Big Finish!

Whoa, well this came completely out of nowhere! Teased only yesterday with this tweet:


It’s now been revealed that Big Finish‘s new announcement is that Sir John Hurt will be reprising his role as The War Doctor in 4 new audio boxsets!

The first boxset, titled Only The Monstrous, will be released in December of this year containing 3 new stories called The InnocentThe Thousand Worlds and The Heart of Battle.

All three stories will be written and directed by Nicholas Briggs and will feature voice talent such as Jacqueline Pearce (Chessene in The Two Doctors), and Lucy Briggs-Owen (Tina Andresson in the upcoming The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 01).

The cover of this set was designed by frequent Big Finish designer Tom Webster.

But that’s not all! We also have some information about the second War Doctor boxset. Infernal Devices will be released in February 2016, written by frequent Big Finish writers John Dorney, Matt Fitton and with the voice talent of Phil Mulryne!

Now, enough of me blathering on about this. I know you really want to hear what Sir John Hurt says about this, don’t you? Well you’re in luck:

Now that we’ve all calmed down, let us know what you think! Are you excited about this boxset and technically Big Finish‘s first New Who Doctor? What stories do you want to be told about this crucial time in the Doctor’s life? Personally I’m hoping they bring George Mann back to write for these boxsets, the War Doctor was written beautifully in Engines of War. Comment below!

David Power


David's list of favourite things consists solely of two items, Doctor Who and talking about Doctor Who. Oh, and video games. Also Twin Peaks. Actually his list is far longer than he initially thought.

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