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August 9th, 2012 63 comments

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Mark Gatiss to Write 50th Doctor Who Drama

Mark Gatiss to Write Doctor Who Drama

From his twitter page

“One day, I shall come back”. Thrilled to announce I’m writing a long-cherished drama about the creation of ‘Doctor Who’!

New BBC Two drama to mark 50th anniversary of Doctor Who

The BBC today announces that a special BBC TWO drama has been commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who next year.

An Adventure In Space And Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who since its first broadcast on 23 November 1963. Exploring all aspects of the longest running science fiction series to date, the special one-off 90-minute drama will also look at the many personalities involved in bringing the series to life.

Written by Mark Gatiss, it is executive produced by current Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, and Caroline Skinner. The single drama was commissioned by Ben Stephenson Controller, Drama, and Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two.

Mark Gatiss said: “This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original. And how an actor – William Hartnell – stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”

Steven Moffat, Executive Producer, said: “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television – so it’s fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched.”

The production and transmission schedule will be confirmed next year, along with casting



  • chloe

    August 5th, 2013 - 9:23am

    Why don’t they do a titanic series like the doctor goes on the titanic 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    August 14th, 2012 - 9:01pm

    well there might be a doctor who 50th annerversery tv mvie

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    August 14th, 2012 - 4:38pm

    What 50th anniversary movie ? there aint gonna be one.

    Steven Moffat, if I remember rightly, recently denied any such rumours of a new Doctor Who film, and that all that stuff about that guy who used to make Harry Potter films was just a lie.

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