It was the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, one of the classic programmes in the history of British television.
The BBC commemorated it with The Day Of The Doctor, an episode that was 75 minutes long, transmitted simultaneously in 94 countries, screened in hundreds of cinemas across the UK in 3D, and featured several Doctors, including John Hurt as the War Doctor, the legendary Tom Baker and the return of David Tennant, as well as Billie Piper, the Daleks and 1970s vintage shape-shifting aliens, the Zygons. Apart from that ? Hardly anything.
Yes Steven Moffat was taking no chances, throwing everything but the kitchen sink in the TARDIS at the occasion, which was number 799 in a programme that will presumably run for time immemorial.
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