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An Adventure in Space and Time – Filming Continues

An Adventure in Space and Time – Filming Continues

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Several interesting Pictures from the filming of An Adventure in Space and Time have appeared on-line including those of a fully reconstructed original Tardis set and the junk yard in Totter’s Lane.

This appears to show the filming of the original pilot episode

David Bradley (The Doctor), Jamie Glover (Ian), Jemma Powell (Barbara) and Claudia Grant as (Susan) are all in shot.

It also believed Nicholas Briggs, The voice of the Daleks since 2005 will be playing the role of Peter Hawkins.






  • kenny

    March 9th, 2013 - 6:38pm

    nice to know, who is playing, who!!!

    but, no spoilers!!!

  • Trekker

    March 3rd, 2013 - 5:15pm

    As great as it was to see these images I feel that the BBC did right in sacking the “gal” who posted them. If you think about it, the images of the sets are the intellectual copyright of the BBC and the person who took them has breached their contract. It is the same as “stealing” from your employers.. you take the consequences!

  • Marc Montoya Castro

    February 27th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    I am sorry to hear the gal who leaked the pictureswas fired – however it was in the public WHOVIAN interest surely!!!!!

  • The Smith Nebula

    February 27th, 2013 - 6:58pm

    Apparently the lady who leaked these pictures has been fired.

    • The guy that built those Daleks.

      March 2nd, 2013 - 8:34pm

      Correct. BBC rules, she shoulda read her contact closer.

  • time and relotive dimensions in space 2013 doctor who

    February 27th, 2013 - 6:08pm

    ok first i am doctor smith.
    i would love to see these.
    second doctor the krotons
    third doctor planet of the spiders
    forth doctor planet of evil
    fifth doctor the zero room
    sixth ddoctor necros dalek transforming room
    seventh doctor phycip circus
    eigth doctor eye of harminy
    ninth doctor nescineconcous room
    tenth doctor dalek spaceship
    eleventh doctor tardis control room ( a past eleventh doctor doyee)

    • time and relotive dimensions in space 2013 doctor who

      February 27th, 2013 - 6:09pm

      oh if possible
      dalek control room from dr who and the daleks

    • time and relotive dimens

      April 3rd, 2013 - 6:28pm

      i somehow dont think the p cushing dalek room is going to return now

  • pathdw98

    February 27th, 2013 - 5:03pm

    Just read on Gallifrey Times that an actress called Sophie Holt will play Dodo Chaplet in An Adventure in Space and Time, So looks like there covering the whole Hartnell era. Wonder who’ll play Peter Purves?


      February 27th, 2013 - 6:45pm

      NO! Sophie holt plays Jackie Lane.

    • pathdw98

      February 28th, 2013 - 5:17am

      Yep sorry couldn’t remember name at the time of writing.

  • Timelord3

    February 23rd, 2013 - 8:57pm

    In the 2013 Nickelodean Kids Choice Awards, one of the nominees for the best UK TV shows is Doctor Who. It would be great if Doctor Who won for the 50th year!

    • doctorwhorox!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 1st, 2013 - 11:35am

      could you send me the link to vote for this?

  • Anonymous

    February 23rd, 2013 - 7:55pm

    Im so exited an I just cant hide it 🙂

    • Space Fish

      February 23rd, 2013 - 8:17pm

      I’m about to loose control and I think I like it!

    • The doctor

      February 27th, 2013 - 4:15pm

      its on for 90 minuites

  • dicky howett

    February 23rd, 2013 - 5:19pm

    All the ‘Lime Grove’ and ‘Riverside’studio scenes as featured in this BBC drama recreation are ex- BBC cameras, the same as used on both series of The Hour, plus the monitors, lights, mics and booms. All from the period and hired from Golden Age Tv.

    • The guy that built those Daleks.

      February 23rd, 2013 - 7:38pm

      Lol, shameless plug Dickie!! 😉

    • dicky howett

      February 24th, 2013 - 8:46am

      And of course superb Dalek recreations!

    • The guy that built those Daleks.

      February 24th, 2013 - 2:15pm

      I thank you sir! But they look thier best through the old school cameras! 😉

  • Bryan Fraser

    February 23rd, 2013 - 3:46pm

    Looks like they have done a sterling job on the TARDIS interior! especially the original (1963) console-complete with meters/blinking lights/switches and levers! I could have sworn that was Jackie Hill in the pic-very authentic and period clothing-down to coat, skirt and backcombing, just like the teacher Jackie played.
    Roll on November!

  • daleksean

    February 23rd, 2013 - 12:54am

    what are they doing this for yet again i am confused


      February 23rd, 2013 - 8:17am

      An Adventure in Space and Time is Mark Gatiss’ 50th Anniversary Documentary Drama looking at the making of the original series of Doctor Who in the months leading up to the day ‘An Unearthly Child’ was first broadcast on Saturday 23rd November 1963.

      Actors, such as David Bradley, are playing the parts of the real life men and women who helped create Doctor Who in the very first place. David Bradley is playing William Hartnell and portraying William as the 1st Doctor.

      Other actors in this documentary drama are –

      Jamie Glover as William Russell
      Jemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill
      Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford
      Reece Shearsmith as Patrick Troughton
      Sophie Holt as Jackie Lane
      Nicholas Briggs as Peter Hawkins
      Brian Cox as Sydney Newman
      Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert
      Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein
      Sarah Winter as Delia Derbyshire
      Jeff Rawle as Mervyn Pinfield
      Andrew Woodall as Rex Tucker
      Ian Hallard as Richard Martin
      David Annen as Peter Brachack
      Lesley Manville as Heather Hartnell
      William Russell as Harry
      Reece Pockney as Alan

    • thedaleksdeath

      February 24th, 2013 - 7:41pm

      Patrick Troughton? I thought this was covering the Hartnell era?

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2013 - 7:54pm

      yes but part of that will be having to replace the lead Actor and how they come up with the regeneration idea

    • thedaleksdeath

      February 26th, 2013 - 8:28am

      Ohhh ok thanks Booboo

    • thedaleksdeath

      February 26th, 2013 - 7:26pm

      Does that mean they may cover the Troughton era?

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 22nd, 2013 - 6:18pm



    February 22nd, 2013 - 5:22pm

    Once filming on both sets finish, assuming they’ve yet to finish filming scenes on both sets, they should really then send them to where the Doctor Who Experience currently is, cos the Junkyard and original Tardis Console Room sets are a big part of early Doctor Who history.

    • Bryan Fraser

      February 23rd, 2013 - 4:49pm

      I agree here 100% the TARDIS poice-box and console/interior were a HUGE part of early Dr Who, I sincerely hope these sets don’t get ‘junked’!
      The opening scenes of ‘The Planet Of The Giants’ (1965) I remember well, and they have some superb scenes of the early console in action. In the website a forum member has nearing completion a MAGNIFICENT 1963 console-which has been going on since 2008 that not even the Beeb would believe if they saw it!!

  • DalekTheSupreme

    February 22nd, 2013 - 4:10pm

    You know, I’m hoping we see this control room again in the show, along with David Bradley as the First Doctor and those Invasion of Earth Dalek props. Or better, still, the 50th Anniversery Special! 😀

  • Dr Tom

    February 22nd, 2013 - 9:35am

    While they have got this group of actors together could they not remake some of the missing episodes?

    • stuart1001

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:20am

      That’s a good point, I don’t see why they can’t they have the material on the episodes that are missing.

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:53am

      It probably wouldn’t be the same to remake episodes with new actors. I can understand doing a Documentary of sorts but remaking missing stories is a little too far. I’m happy with the animations that they’re doing so far.

    • UDWF1

      February 22nd, 2013 - 11:44am

      Being an actor myself I happen to know it’s not that simple. They might have other work commitments directly after this one and stuff like that. Plus the BBC would have to make extra deals with their agents, etc.

    • 11matt

      February 22nd, 2013 - 2:53pm

      what have you acted in

  • John Smith

    February 22nd, 2013 - 6:26am

    This is looking FANTASTIC! This is going to make the 50th Anniversary way more exciting!

  • thedaleksdeath

    February 21st, 2013 - 10:24pm

    Holy rassilon that exteriors perfect and the console awsome!!!!!!!!!! Looks like the real Bill Hartnell is on the set

  • pathdw98

    February 21st, 2013 - 9:54pm

    this is amazing. beautifully recreated. i hope the tardis set appears in the anniversary episode itself and transferred to the cardiff exhibition with the totters lane set

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:54am

      If the 60’s TARDIS console appears in the Special I will be excessively happy. If it turned up in the Doctor Who experience I’d be even MORE HAPPY! 🙂

  • Richard Thomas

    February 21st, 2013 - 7:10pm

    Has someone actually invented time travel and kidnapped the original cast and crew and forced them to come to 2013 to film the special and maybe even re-film some of the missing stories!!

    Well I can dream cant I !!


      February 21st, 2013 - 8:17pm

      Looking at these pictures, I’d have to agree with you, it really does look like these pictures where taken in 1963 during filming of ‘An Unearthly Child’, but offcourse, it’s just a perfect recreation of the Tardis set, with actors perfectly replicating the look of the original characters.

  • Sargent Benton

    February 21st, 2013 - 6:11pm

    Is that a caveman on the right or do mine eyes deceive me?

    • booboo

      February 21st, 2013 - 6:11pm

      look like it


      February 21st, 2013 - 8:18pm

      Ugh Ugghhhhhh.

      Tranlation –

      Ohh Yeahhhhhh.


    February 21st, 2013 - 3:23pm

    OH MY RASSILON !!!!, I am so in WHO HEAVEN NOW !!!!!! 😀

    I was hopeful that they would re-build the Tardis console room set from 1963, and my god they have done so well, it looks as thou they’ve just got all the original walls and console, given them a good brushing down, a good lick of paint, and hey presto, she’s back to her original good old self again, and the rebuilding of the no.76 Totters Lane Junkyard set is superb.

    I can’t wait to see this now – HURRY UP NOVEMBER 2013 !!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Mumble5557

    February 21st, 2013 - 2:42pm

    Those sets look amazing

  • farsighted99

    February 21st, 2013 - 1:59pm

    I have to admit, it knocked me off my socks to see this old set recreated again. It looks so real!

  • DalekTheSupreme

    February 21st, 2013 - 1:26pm

    *Gasp!* They’ve kidnapped William Hartnell and the original TARDIS crew brought them to 2013! Honestly, they look so much like the actors they’re portraying!

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    February 21st, 2013 - 1:10pm

    I actually cant wait for this. It’s gonna be great!!!

  • Rooners

    February 21st, 2013 - 1:07pm

    Now they have re-created the TARDIS interior from that era for this drama…it would be shame not to use it in the actual show.

    I always thought the Doctor’s Wife would have been even better than it was if the hidden control room was an older version and not just the last one he used.


      February 21st, 2013 - 3:20pm

      I’m hoping they will re-use this set in ‘Journey to the Centre of the Tardis’, cos what if the Centre of the Tardis turns out to be a re-creation of the original 1963 console room, and the 11th Doctor and Clara where walking around inside it and touching all the dials and levers on it ?, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME !!!!!!!!! 😀

    • The Silence

      February 21st, 2013 - 9:05pm

      I doubt it’ll be used in ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’ as filming has finished on series 7 now.


      February 22nd, 2013 - 8:09am

      Really ? . . . . . . oh bother . . . .

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:56am

      Hoover DAMN!!!

  • Anonymous

    February 21st, 2013 - 12:25pm

    In the words of pat oh my giddie aunt this is amazing. I know this sounds strange but im looking forward to this more then the actual anivesery story

  • Sonic screwdriver

    February 21st, 2013 - 11:51am

    incredible stuff, who would have ever thought

  • Earth Bound

    February 21st, 2013 - 11:50am

    Wow it looks as if they are going all out for this, surly as they have build it this could appear in the new series some how as well

  • Peter

    February 21st, 2013 - 11:49am

    This look amazing


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