An Adventure In Space And TimeNo 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 industrys 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.