Get a Behind the Scenes Look at ‘Doctor Who’ Drama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’

As part of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations, origin drama An Adventure in Space and Time told the story behind the iconic sci-fi series’ beginnings and the people who made the show possible.

The drama was written by Sherlock co-creator (and frequent Who scribe) Mark Gatiss and starred David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell, alongside Jessica Raine as original producer Verity Lambert, Sacha Dhawan as director Warris Hussein and Brian Cox as BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman.

(If you haven’t seen it yet, do try and find an Adventure in Space in Time repeat or locate it on your on-demand service. It’s quite simply wonderful and if you are in any degree a fan of Doctor Who, you will love it.)

The BBC has released a special ten-minute behind-the-scenes clip about the making of this special anniversary film, which you can watch below. 

In addition, filmmaker Kevin Jon Davies has released his own behind-the-scenes footage of filming that took place on Westminster Bridge on an early Sunday morning in February, when they recreated the famous Daleks on Westminster bridge scene from classic Who,  which accompanies the BBC's own report from the time. Watching the Daleks run around is pretty awesome and must have been so neat to see as it happened! 

Did you watch An Adventure in Space and Time? What did you think? 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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