The Genesis of Doctor Who

Back in February, rumours began that writer and actor, Mark Gatiss, was to pen a TV biopic that examined the genesis of Doctor Who. Well, today a press release announced that a BBC Two drama has been commissioned to mark the programme’s fiftieth anniversary.
Indeed scripted by Gatiss, An Adventure in Space and Time will chronicle the origins of the show, akin to The Road to Coronation Street which aired on BBC Four for the soap opera’s own 50th birthday in 2010.  The writer said “This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original. And how an actor – William Hartnell – stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen.. is quite simple a dream come true.”
The single 90-minute drama is co-produced by current showrunner Steven Moffat, who said: “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television – so it’s fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched.”
The production and transmission schedule will be confirmed next year, and much speculation already surrounds the casting process.

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