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Celebrating John Hurt

Celebrating John Hurt

19 January 2018

This weekend, Big Finish are celebrating John Hurt’s very special contribution to the Doctor Who mythos, and his award-nominated performance in The Invisible Man.

The much-missed Sir John Hurt became the War Doctor in 2013 when he starred in the BBC Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. Big Finish took the opportunity to further explore this fascinating new character, releasing four box sets under The War Doctor series from 2015–2017.

With the Time War raging between the Time Lords and the Daleks, enveloping all of time and space in the conflict, the Doctor knew he could stand on the sidelines no more. To that end, he renounced his name and pledged to do what was necessary to bring about peace.

As both sides think the unthinkable, the consequences for the universe could be catastrophic. But the Time War must be won, at any cost…

Until noon (UK time) on Monday 22nd January you can save 25% on The War Doctor releases. Each box set will be available at the special price of £22.50 on CD and £18.75 on download. Or you can save money in a bundle and get all four of The War Doctor series at £80 on CD or £75 on download.

John Hurt also starred in our 2017 adaptation of HG WellsThe Invisible Man, for which he has been nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award in the Best Actor category. The winners will be announced on Sunday 28th January.

In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village.

Two very different men – the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel – are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding.

A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature, and is about to embark on a reign of terror. For he is... The Invisible Man.

You can pick up The Invisible Man until Monday 22nd January at noon UK time for the special price of £11.25 on CD or £9.75 on download.

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