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An Adventure in Space and Time

NR

21 Nov 2013

1 hr 30 min

Drama

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

Details

Status: Released
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations.

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Acting

Jessica Raine (as Verity Lambert)
David Bradley (as William Hartnell)
Brian Cox (as Sydney Newman)
Reece Shearsmith (as Patrick Troughton)
Lesley Manville (as Heather Hartnell)
Sacha Dhawan (as Waris Hussein)
Jeff Rawle (as Mervyn Pinfield)
Nicholas Briggs (as Peter Hawkins)
Carole Ann Ford (as Joyce)
Jemma Powell (as Jacqueline Hill)
Jamie Glover (as William Russell)
Claudia Grant (as Carole Ann Ford)
Anna-Lisa Drew (as Maureen O'Brien)
Edmund C Short (as Peter Purves)
Sophie Holt (as Jackie Lane)
Robin Varley (as Michael Craze)
Ellie Spicer (as Anneke Wills)
Sarah Winter (as Delia Derbyshire)
Joseph Railton (as Brian Hodgson)
Andrew Woodall (as Rex Tucker)
Ian Hallard (as Richard Martin)
David Annen (as Peter Brachacki)
Sam Hoare (as Douglas Camfield · Donald Baverstock)

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