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The War Doctor was an audio series produced by Big Finish Productions beginning in 2015. It starred the War Doctor, played by John Hurt. The series initially ran for four anthologies, of three stories each, with the final segment released in 23 February 2017, only one month after John Hurt's death on 25 January of that same year.

Producer David Richardson confirmed in DWM 555 that a fifth box set was in planning stages, which would have featured the return of the General, but was cancelled following John's death.

The audio series The Eighth Doctor: Time War served as prequels to these stories. In 2021 the series continued, with the The War Doctor Begins sub-series, featuring Jonathon Carley as a young War Doctor, picking up directly from the webcast The Night of the Doctor.


Only the Monstrous[]

Main article: Only the Monstrous (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
1.1 The Innocent Nicholas Briggs War Ollistra, Rejoice, Daleks 14 December 2015
1.2 The Thousand Worlds
1.3 The Heart of the Battle

Infernal Devices[]

Main article: Infernal Devices (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
2.1 Legion of the Lost John Dorney War Ollistra, Daleks, Varga plants 22 February 2016
2.2 A Thing of Guile Phil Mulryne War Ollistra, Daleks
2.3 The Neverwhen Matt Fitton

Agents of Chaos[]

Main article: Agents of Chaos (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
3.1 The Shadow Vortex David Llewellyn War Ollistra, Daleks, Dalek Time Strategist 6 October 2016
3.2 The Eternity Cage Andrew Smith War Ollistra, Daleks, Dalek Time Strategist, Sontarans
3.3 Eye of Harmony Ken Bentley War Ollistra, Daleks, Dalek Time Strategist

Casualties of War[]

Main article: Casualties of War (audio anthology)
# Title Author Featuring Released
4.1 Pretty Lies Guy Adams War Ollistra, Daleks 23 February 2017
4.2 The Lady of Obsidian Andrew Smith War Ollistra, Leela, Daleks
4.3 The Enigma Dimension Nicholas Briggs

The War Doctor Begins[]

A few years after Hurt passed away, the War Doctor was recast, with Jonathon Carley playing a younger version on the War Doctor, picking up immediately after the events of The Night of the Doctor.

Forged in Fire[]

Main article: Forged in Fire (audio anthology)
# Title Author Director Featuring Released
1.1 Light the Flame Matt Fitton Louise Jameson Ohila, Rasmus, Sixth Tamasan 22 June 2021
1.2 Lion Hearts Lou Morgan Sixth Tamasan, Biroc
1.3 The Shadow Squad Andrew Smith Sixth Tamasan, Daleks

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