An Adventure in Space and Time
An Adventure in Space and Time - William Hartnell's Doctor (David Bradley) ©2013 BBC/BBC Worldwide

Here’s the run down of An Adventure in Space and Time which is Mark Gatiss’s tribute to the first actor to play the Doctor, William Hartnell.

Many older fans are looking forward to this far more than the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!

Update: October 18, 2013 – Five additional images now added

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An Adventure in Space and Time – Official Information

An Adventure in Space and Time tells the story of the genesis of Doctor Who – which first aired on November 23, 1963 – and the many personalities involved. David Bradley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter) plays the first ever Doctor, the iconic William Hartnell, in the drama written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who), who also serves as executive producer alongside Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock) and Caroline Skinner (Doctor Who, The Fades).

The BBC’s Head of Drama Sydney Newman, credited with the creation of the show, is portrayed by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Identity) and the producer, Verity Lambert, by Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife). The director of the first ever episode “An Unearthly Child,” Waris Hussein, will be played by Sacha Dhawan (History Boys, Last Tango In Halifax).

An Adventure in Space and Time is a co-production between BBC Cymru Wales and BBC America. The drama, directed by Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, The Street), will premiere in November 2013 on BBC America.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online