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An Adventure in Space and Time

An Adventure in Space and Time

The Story Begins Here...
Nov 21, 2013 1h 23m
7.7
150 votes

Synopsis

This docudrama 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. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.

Title An Adventure in Space and Time
Companies BBC, BBC Wales
Countries United Kingdom
Keywords time travel, biography, docudrama
David Bradley

David Bradley

William Hartnell
Jessica Raine

Jessica Raine

Verity Lambert
Sacha Dhawan

Sacha Dhawan

Waris Hussein
Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Sydney Newman
Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

Heather Hartnell
Jeff Rawle

Jeff Rawle

Mervyn Pinfield
Claudia Grant

Claudia Grant

Carole Ann Ford
Jemma Powell

Jemma Powell

Jacqueline Hill
Jamie Glover

Jamie Glover

William Russell
Anna-Lisa Drew

Anna-Lisa Drew

Maureen O'Brien (uncredited)
Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith

Patrick Troughton
Nicholas Briggs

Nicholas Briggs

Peter Hawkins
Edmund C. Short

Edmund C. Short

Peter Purves
Sophie Holt

Sophie Holt

Jackie Lane (uncredited)
Robin Varley

Robin Varley

Michael Craze (uncredited)
Ellie Spicer

Ellie Spicer

Anneke Wills (uncredited)
Joseph Railton

Joseph Railton

Brian Hodgson
Ian Hallard

Ian Hallard

Richard Martin
David Annen

David Annen

Peter Brachacki
Sam Hoare

Sam Hoare

Douglas Camfield
Sarah Winter

Sarah Winter

Delia Derbyshire
Mark Eden

Mark Eden

Donald Baverstock
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

The Doctor / Himself (uncredited)
Cara Jenkins

Cara Jenkins

Judith Carney
William Hartnell

William Hartnell

The Doctor (archive footage)