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November 21st, 2013 103 comments

What did You Think of An Adventure In Space And Time ?

What did You Think of An Adventure In Space And Time ?

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.

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Carol Ann Ford…

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An Adventure in Space and Time (DVD)

Available to order now from www.bbcshop.com or www.amazon.co.uk

This fantastic one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved 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!

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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 is written by Mark Gatiss, executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and directed by Terry McDonough.

David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) plays the lead role of William Hartnell while Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black) co-stars as the first ever producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert.

The stellar cast is joined by Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein), Lesley Manville (Heather Hartnell), and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman). A must see drama for all doctor who and drama fans alike.

DVD extra features include:

• Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss

• William Hartnell: The Original

• The Making of An Adventure – narrated by Carole Ann Ford

• Reconstructions:

– Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot

- Regenerations 

– Farewell to Susan

- Festive Greeting
– The Title Sequences
– Deleted Scenes

- The Radiophonic Workshop

– Verity’s Leaving Party”

Available to order now from www.bbcshop.com or www.amazon.co.uk


103 comments

  • Buy me

    January 26th, 2014 - 10:11am

    I’m ten it strucked the same chord with me too

  • suttonpotter

    January 7th, 2014 - 5:45pm

    Thought it was brilliant.
    When I was five years old I was heartbroken when I missed the second episode of the second story ( because I HAD to go to a birthday party – due to parental politics I suspect). ‘Adventure’ re-kindled my interest in Dr Who so I decided to buy the William Hartness episodes on DVD. Today I watched the that second episode that I missed 50 years ago and discovered why I was so upset at the time: it was when the daleks first appeared!
    Flippin eck it was pure TV history.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 22nd, 2013 - 9:00am

    I think it was fantastic 10/10

    the only bade thing is I think it could have been a bit more focuses on the show it self and a bit less of hartnel

  • Banjo

    December 8th, 2013 - 9:10pm

    Prob My Fav 50th Special So Far!

  • Defender of Trenzalore

    November 28th, 2013 - 10:25pm

    I’m 15 and I got everything that was in it and it “struck that cord” with me too!
    🙂

  • dalek fan

    November 25th, 2013 - 4:52pm

    sorry.
    i didnt see
    it!

  • TheDoctoGallifrey

    November 24th, 2013 - 3:25pm

    I watched it on BBC Iplayer just now and it was BRILLIANT! I am 12 so I didn’t know much about Hartnell, I just thought ‘he’s the 1st Doctor, big deal’ but after watching this, it made me see who he really was. I cried so much my parents got worried! And not just out of sadness, but also out of joy, like seeing how all those kids loved the show. Thank you,Mark Gatiss, for such a wonderful show!

  • Anonymous

    November 24th, 2013 - 3:03am

    Amazing! I laughed and I cried. To me, this was the real 50th anniversary special! 🙂

  • Haza14

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:12pm

    What a magnificent piece of television An Adventure in Time and Space was. Beautifully performed by the entire cast, particularly David Bradley and Jessica Raine. What a performance!

    Wonderfully written by Mark Gatiss and brilliantly brought to life by the entire production crew. It was a story that I only knew tiny snippets off and Matt Smith popping up at the end was totally unexpected.

    Congratulations to everyone involved, it was, not unlike the show that inspired it, a real triumphant piece of television!

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:31pm

    Yes it was about the same time but nothing was mentioned in the drama.

  • Danny Brown

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:12pm

    Seen it now! It was Great!

  • Tim M

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:10pm

    It was brilliant drama focusing on Hartnell in the role of the Doctor. I loved it from start to end. So then Mark Gatiss…when are you doing the Troughton drama. His story is very interesting on screen and off screen!

  • timelord327

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:08pm

    One of Doctor Who’s best works. Today is a day to be proud of being a whovian!

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