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An Adventure In Space And Time

Last updated 12 December 2013

Doctor Who: An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure In Space And Time



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Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Terry McDonough

Starring: David Bradley, Brian Cox, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan


First Broadcast: Thu 21 Nov 2013
Running Time: 83 minutes 6 seconds


This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industryÂ’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters!

Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

An Adventure In Space And Time stars David Bradley (William Hartnell); Jessica Raine (Verity Lambert); Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein) and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman). It is written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Terry McDonough.

It was first announced in August 2012, with principal casting on 30th January 2013.

 


Notes


31 Aug 2013

New Season - 13 Dramas for 2013

The 31 Aug - 6 Sep 2013 edition of the Radio Times had a feature on thirteen dramas to watch, coming up in the Autumn; this includes An Adventure In Space And Time:

An Adventure in Space and Time BBC2

If any TV programme is allowed to eat itself it's Doctor Who - Time Lords aren't just postmodern, they're pre-modern, intra-modern and ur-modern as well. As part of the buildup to the show's 50th anniversary, BBC2 has commissioned this one-off, 90-minute drama about, er, the BBC commissioning Doctor Who. David Bradley (newsagent Jack Marshall in Broadchurch) plays William Hartnell - an actor stereotyped in hard-man roles becoming an unlikely hero to millions of children.

WHERE IT BEGAN
The story of how William Hartnell (David Bradley) set foot in the Tardis)

Other dramas recommended for the season were: Doc Martin(ITV), Downton Abbey(ITV), Quirke(BBC1), Peaky Blinders(BBC2), Breathless(ITV), Dracula(Sky Living), The Great Train Robbery(BBC1), Masters of Sex(C4), The Tunnel(Sky Atlantic), Atlantis(BBC1), and The Escape Artist(BBC1).

LinkCredit: Radio Times (31 Aug - 6 Sep 2013)



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