With 3D and cinema screening, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be looking to the future. However, An Adventure in Space in Time, which will also be celebrating the show’s half-century, will dramatise its beginnings at the BBC.
Written by Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss, An Adventure in Space and Time stars David Bradley as original Who actor William Hartnell and Jessica Raine as the show’s producer Verity Lambert. Steven Moffat, executive writer and producer behind Doctor Who, is also producing the one-off drama.
Gatiss, who is a life-long Doctor Who fan, said that he had wanted to tell the story behind the makings of Doctor Who and the people involved for years. An Adventure in Space and Time is his “love letter to Doctor Who”, he says, and he hopes that the fans, as well as Who rookies, will enjoy “the struggle of talented people (almost) accidentally creating a legend”.