New BBC Two drama to explore creation of series!
The BBC has confirmed that a new BBC Two drama will be aired next year depicting the story of Doctor Who’s creation.
An Adventure In Space And Time is written by Mark Gatiss, a long time contributor to the series both on and off screen. The one-off biopic will be broadcast to coincide with the big 50th anniversary, and will explore the early beginnings of what has become the longest-running science fiction show in TV history. It’ll be executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and have a running time of 90 minutes.
“This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original,” Mark Gatiss said. “And how actor William Hartnell, stereotyped in hard-man roles, became a hero to millions of children. I have wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember – to make it happen is quite simply a dream come true.”
Steven Moffat added: “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television, so it is fitting in the 50th year we make our most important journey to how the TARDIS was launched…”
The cast, production and transmission details for the drama will be confirmed next year.
With thanks to JC!