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Doctor Who: An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure In Space And Time

No of Episodes: 1

Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Terry McDonough

Starring: David Bradley, Brian Cox, Jessica Raine, Lesley Manville, Cara Jenkins, Sacha Dhawan

BBC2 (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Thursday 21st November 2013
Running Time: 1 hour, 23 minutes, 6 seconds

Average Audience: 2.71 Million   Average AI: 88

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 industry’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.

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