‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ Written by Mark Gatiss, and starring David Bradley as William Hartnell, Brian Cox as Sydney Newman, Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert, and Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein.
We are really excited about this drama and feel really happy with the casting choices. We have seen them all act in something or other and think they will all do a great job. we’re eager to see whether William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, and Carole Ann Ford will be featured (We assume they will be) and we would love to see who will play them.
It’s fantastic that this is being made to go along with the anniversary celebrations. It’s a 90 minute piece that will be on BBC 2 and will hopefully be brilliantly acted and a great insightful look at the struggles the early team faced trying to create this programme we all love so much, and that is now in its 50th year.
We were a little disappointed to read comments that a few people were disappointed in this because it is not a new episode, but we feel that this programme will be very special, and the creators of this show need some praise and acknowledgment for the programme they built from scratch. It’s also important to remember that this isn’t replacing the anniversary episode, it’s just a wonderful bonus to go alongside it. If it’s anything like the other biopic type dramas we’ve seen, then it will be a wonderful addition to the celebrations, and for us, so emotional to see the people we adore come to life. We’ve never really seen William Hartnell, Jacqueline Hill etc in interviews, and the idea we can see them recreated as they go through the process of making Doctor Who, is just amazing to us.
Verity Lambert, Sydney Newman, William Hartnell, Waris Hussein, and the cast are inspirations to us and this is a perfect tribute to their hard work. It’s a great thing for all us Doctor Who fans and everyone should be happy that this is being made. We are certainly very grateful.
Also, just wanted to add that David Bradley is playing William Hartnell, not the First Doctor. We mean he may do the odd scene in the drama where he is acting as the Doctor, who knows? But there seems to be a lot of confusion over this. Also, we hear filming on it starts soon, and we will update whenever we hear new updates because us One era obsessed creatures are way too excited by this.
Article about it here.