Subject: An Adventure in Space and Time, 20.45 23/11/2013
29/10/2013 05:03 GMT
ABC TV will screen the highly anticipated Doctor Who 50th anniversary special AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME - on Sunday November 24 at 8.45pm on ABC1.
This will follow the encore screening of DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR at 7.30pm on ABC1.
This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved 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.
Stars: David Bradley as William Hartnell; Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert; Brian Cox as Sydney Newman and Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein.
Written by Mark Gatiss. Executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.