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December 19th, 2013
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Silva Screen have announced that they will be releasing the official soundtrack to An Adventure in Space and Time in the new year.

The docudrama aired last month during Doctor Who’s huge 50th anniversary celebrations. Starring David Bradley as First Doctor actor William Hartnell, the special took viewers back in time to 1963 to document the Time Lord’s turbulent and revolutionary journey to the silver screen. Its original score was composed by Edmund Butt.

“Making Adventure was a wonderful experience,” said its writer Mark Gatiss. “The whole team were absolutely dedicated to the project, going the extra mile (or parsec) to create that smoggy early 60s world where so much seemed (and was) suddenly possible. And none more so than Edmund Butt whose score is one of my highlights of the film. I know Ed’s soundtrack will continue to thrill and delight for, well, the rest of space and time…”

TRACKLISTING

01    MAIN TITLE – AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME    (0:38)
02   THE RIGHT MAN   (1:17)
03   THE FIRST WOMAN PRODUCER    (1:21)
04   I’VE GOT AN IDEA..      (1:34)
05   THE DALEKS     (2:52)
06   KILL DR. WHO     (1:48)
07   WHAT DIMENSION?    (1:24)
08   THIS IS MY SHOW    (1:50)
09   AUTOGRAPH HUNTING    (2:31)
10   SYDNEY NEWMAN    (1:00)
11   SCARLETT O’HARA    (1:03)
12   PISS & VINEGAR      (1:24)
13   DRESSING ROOM      (1:18)
14   JFK ASSASSINATED      (1:48)
15   THE TARDIS      (0:57)
16   GOODBYE SUSAN       (2:37)
17   10 MILLION VIEWERS      (0:57)
18   THE FANS     (0:41)
19   I’M SO SORRY BILL      (2:45)
20   KISS GOODBYE       (1:05)
21   MY SUCCESSOR     (1:06)
22   ISOP GALAXY     (0:50)
23   IRREPLACEABLE       (1:19)
24   THE NEW DOCTOR      (3:55)
25   TIME’S UP..     (1:15)

An Adventure in Space and Time is now available on DVD. Find it plus more of the latest Doctor Who merchandise releases in WhovianNet.co.uk’s e-store here. Happy shopping!

With thanks to Silva Screen.

December 2nd, 2013
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An Adventure in Space and Time has been released on DVD today!

The docudrama debuted on BBC Two to rave reviews in the build up to the 50th anniversary and told the story of the Doctor’s thrilling yet turbulent journey to the screen.

Written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as First Doctor actor William Hartnell, the special takes viewers on a journey back in time to 1963.

The DVD comes with a leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by Mark Gatiss. Special features on the disc include deleted scenes, ‘William Hartnell: The Original’ and ‘The Making of An Adventure’ featurettes and scene reconstructions.

Click here to buy AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME on Amazon.co.uk!

See the latest Doctor Who products on sale now via our merchandise section!

November 21st, 2013
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Doctor Who will turn 50 years young this Saturday and tonight BBC Two honoured half a century of the Time Lord by going back in time to see how his life began. The year was 1963 and the Doctor was nothing but a twinkle in Auntie Beeb’s eye. But not for long…

It is no exaggeration when we say that television changed forever when the Doctor first appeared on our screens on Saturday 23rd November 1963 and this one-off docudrama, written by Mark Gatiss, explored how the show’s early beginnings ensured its longevity and stapled its status within British culture as the longest running sci-fi series of all time.

With a stellar cast ensemble led by David Bradley as William Hartnell, An Adventure in Space and Time served as the perfect reminder of just why Doctor Who continues to captivate generations of fans all around the world. This simple idea has become a global phenomenon and it’s all thanks to the First Doctor and the undisputed legacy he has left behind. Thank you, William Hartnell. And thank you, Mark Gatiss, for retelling his story.

So, what did YOU think of An Adventure in Space and Time? Rate and discuss it below…

The show’s golden celebrations will culminate this Saturday in The Day of the Doctor.

November 21st, 2013
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The waiting is almost over and now just ONE FULL DAY is all that lies between us and The Day of the Doctor.

Luckily, the final leg of the countdown will be made that little bit easier as the BBC are busy serving up a Royal banquet of Who goodies to keep us occupied in the mean time.

The pre-anniversary build up continues tonight as BBC Four travel back to 1963 to see how the legend began in a repeat of the first EVER serial An Unearthly Child.

The trip down memory lane will be preceded by An Adventure in Space and Time in which a stellar cast retells the story of how the Doctor made it to the screen. Before that the Blue Peter team will launch an exciting new Doctor Who competition over on CBBC and then the highlights of this year’s Doctor Who Prom will be repeated on BBC Three.

As Russell Tovey asks Who is the Doctor?, the Blagger presents his Guide to Doctor Who and that is just the start of the golden festivities! See our full schedule of what’s to come HERE and don’t forget you can catch up on what you may have missed via the iPlayer.

The celebrations will of course culminate on Saturday night in The Day of the Doctor.

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November 18th, 2013
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An Adventure in Space and Time premieres on BBC Two on Thursday and you can now watch an exclusive clip from it!

In the docudrama, written by Mark Gatiss, the story behind Doctor Who’s creation is retold as David Bradley steps into the shoes of First Doctor actor William Hartnell.

With a stellar cast ensemble including Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan and Brian Cox, the one-off special promises to pay tribute to the birth of a televisual legend.

An Adventure in Space and Time airs on BBC Two on Thursday 21st November at 9pm.

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November 14th, 2013
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The BBC has released the official trailer for An Adventure in Space and Time ahead of its premiere next week.

The one-off docudrama transports viewers back to 1963 to reveal the story of how Doctor Who made it to the screen.

Starring David Bradley as William Hartnell, the drama is written by Mark Gatiss and was described as “a wonderful tribute” to the First Doctor by his real-life granddaughter Jessica Carney at the BFI premiere last night.

An Adventure in Space and Time airs on BBC Two on Thursday 21st November at 9pm.

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November 4th, 2013
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Fans waiting for An Adventure in Space and Time don’t have much longer to go as its airdate has been confirmed!

The 90 minute docudrama, written by Mark Gatiss, tells the story behind Doctor Who’s origins by travelling back in time to 1963 to see how the legend was born.

David Bradley stars as William Hartnell, Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert, Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein and Brian Cox as Sydney Newman.

It airs on Thursday 21st November at 9pm on BBC Two. Read its official synopsis below:

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

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.

Meanwhile, it will premiere on ABC1 in Australia on Sunday 24th November at 8:45pm.

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November 3rd, 2013
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ABC1 has confirmed they’ll be airing An Adventure in Space and Time in Australia on Sunday 24th November at 8:45pm.

The docudrama, written by Mark Gatiss, travels back in time to 1963 to tell the origins behind Doctor Who’s creation and stars David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell and Hide guest star Jessica Raine as producer Verity Lambert.

Pictured on the left is Brian Cox as the BBC’s then head of drama, Sydney Newman. A UK airdate is to be confirmed.

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November 1st, 2013
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The BBC has released the media pack for An Adventure in Space and Time with includes new interviews with its creative team.

The one off docudrama, which will air on BBC Two later this month as part of a special line-up of 50th anniversary programming, travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor was first brought to our screens.

It has been written by Mark Gatiss.

Find extracts from the BBC’s cast and crew Q&A’s, and links to the full interviews, below.

Interview with writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss »

Why did you want to tell this story?

I’m a life-long Doctor Who fan and the origins of this beloved show have always fascinated me. But, above all, I wanted it to strike a chord on a human level. These were brilliant, complex, talented people making something revolutionary. And, in William Hartnell, we have the very affecting story of a man redeemed by the role of a lifetime who then, sadly, had to let it go. I think we can all relate to something like that in our lives.

David Bradley plays William Hartnell »

An Adventure in Space and Time tells the story behind the beginnings of Doctor Who and the team of personalities behind it. Known as a perfectionist, Hartnell was widely regarded as cantankerous by colleagues. But as David explains the script for ‘Space and Time’ reveals a full picture of Bill, including the good and the bad.

“I know he had a reputation at times for being cantankerous and rather difficult and one has to play that,” says David.

“It was clear from research and hearing his colleagues talk about him that he was a perfectionist. He demanded a lot of himself and he expected everyone around him to show the same level of commitment.”

Jessica Raine plays Verity Lambert »

Star of Call The Midwife, Jessica Raine takes on the role of Verity Lambert, the first female drama producer at the BBC and the first ever producer of Doctor Who. Here she explains what it was like stepping in to the shoes of such a formidable woman and the importance of making sure they showed the fun side of Verity.

“She was very strong willed, very compassionate and very warm,” Jessica is talking enthusiastically about Verity.

“As the first female drama producer at the BBC she had to be very determined,” she continues.

“She had a real fire in her belly about projects she believed in.”

Brian Cox plays Sydney Newman »

“Sydney Newman was a formidable force in television,” explains Brian. “He started at ABC and kind of revolutionised drama. I first worked at the BBC in 1965 and did my first ever television play, ‘A Knight In Tarnished Armour’, and Sydney was there and I actually met him very briefly. You could always spot Sydney in the BBC Club because of his brightly coloured cravats and waistcoats. And his personality was the same!”

Sacha Dhawan plays Waris Hussein »

“There were definitely challenges for Waris at the time, but I think in the longer term it made him a better director,” explains Sacha. “And I think Doctor Who was one of those projects that gave him immense confidence.”

Following on from Doctor Who, Hussein went on to have a long career directing a variety of projects from ‘A Passage To India’ to ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’.

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October 31st, 2013
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The BBC has revealed two brilliant posters for the upcoming docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time!

The special airs next month on BBC Two as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. Written by Mark Gatiss, it tells the story behind Doctor Who’s creation with David Bradley starring as William Hartnell, the original Doctor.

The main cast also includes Jessica Raine as producer Verity Lambert and Sacha Dhawan as director Waris Hussein.

Check out the posters below. What do you think? Are you looking forward to the drama?

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