An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure In Space And Time is a special one-off drama which takes a look back at the year 1963-66 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to our television screens.

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Actor William Hartnell is feeling trapped following a succession of hard-man roles. Verity Lambert, trapped as a production assistant by the television industry's glass ceiling, also feels frustrated. When the BBC Head of Drama promotes Verity but requires her to create a science fiction show for children, Verity leaps at the opportunity and finds with Hartnell on the new BBC series Doctor Who.

David BradleyDavid Bradley
As William Hartnell
Jessica RaineJessica Raine
As Verity Lambert
Sacha DhawanSacha Dhawan
As Waris Hussein
Lesley ManvilleLesley Manville
As Heather Hartnell
Brian CoxBrian Cox
As Sydney Newman


Reviews: 1
Doctor Who Bio-Pic Long on Character, Short on Doc...Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Doctor Who devotees will probably be disappointed by An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), a movie biography about the birth of the beloved series on the BBC in 1963. I found it engrossing. The production is long on character and atmosphere, reminiscent of British dramas like The Remains of the Day or The Dresser, and short on Doctor Who trivia. It mainly concerns William (Bill) Hartnell (played by David Bradley), the ageing actor who finds out that he is replaceable as the first Doctor and, unlike the Doctor, quite mortal. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, January 18th 2014 at 6:24 pm

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Executive Producer: Steven Moffat
Producer: Matt Strevens
Director of Photography: John Pardue
Consultant: Waris Hussein
Casting Director: Andy Pryor
Executive Producer: Mark Gatiss, Caroline Skinner

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: November 21, 2013
Ended: November 21, 2013
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