The British Film Institute has uploaded a 30 minute video from the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time onto its website. Journalist Matthew Sweet leads a discussion on a new BBC drama revealing the story behind Doctor Who’s genesis. Jessica Carney – granddaughter and biographer of original Who actor William Hartnell – joins writer Mark Gatiss and actors David Bradley and Sacha Dhawan to talk about one of television history’s defining moments.
You can access the video here.
David Bradley chats about playing William Hartnell in Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time and the responsibility to honour William Hartnell’s memory. In the interview David Bradley also reveals what he thinks about Peter Capaldi taking over from Matt Smith as the new Doctor in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary year at the 2013 Collectormania comic con.
The BBC has uploaded an exclusive clip from the Doctor Who genesis docudrama, An Adventure in Space and Time, onto YouTube.
The Australian trailer for An Adventure in Space and Time currently being broadcast on ABC1. The 90 minute docudrama will be aired on Sunday 24 November 2013 at 8.50 p.m. following the encore screening of The Day of the Doctor.
With the premiere of the docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, at the British Film Institute at 8:20 p.m. tonight, London time, the Radio Times has today published three articles on the film. Extensive on-set interviews were conducted with Sacha Dhawan who plays Director Waris Hussein; Jessica Raine who plays the first Producer Verity Lambert; and with the Director and Producer of the show, Terry McDonough and Matt Stevens. You can access the articles here, here and here.
Jessice Raine, star of Call the Midwife, portrays the first Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time
Another new image from An Adventure in Space and Time appeared on Twitter today. The Doctor Who Mind Robber believes that the image derives from the current print edition of the Radio Times.
ABC Television has confirmed the Australian broadcast time for The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, on Twitter. As the Doctor Who Mind Robber has previously announced, the special will air on ABC1 at 6.50 a.m. AEDT on Sunday 24 November 2013. An encore screening will occur at 7.30 p.m., following immediately by the premiere of docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.
The Region 2 release date for Mark Gatiss’ docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, has been announced, together with details on the Special Features to be included. The BBC’s Doctor Who TV website has reported that the DVD and Blu Ray is to be released in the UK on Monday 2 December. This is the same date set for the release of The Name of the Doctor on video.The Region 4 Australian and New Zealand release date has not yet been announced however as The Name of the Doctor is due to be released on 4 December 2013, it’s fair to assume that the docudrama may be issued on the same date.
The details published on the BBC website are as follows:
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.
- 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
- Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot episode
- Farewell to Susan (from The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
- Festive Greeting (from The Daleks’ Master Plan)
- The Title Sequences
- Deleted Scenes:
- The Radiophonic Workshop
- Verity’s Leaving Party
- English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.
- 5.1 soundtrack
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).