To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the cult classic television show Doctor Who, BBC Two have announced that they are starting work on a television movie that will tell the fascinating story behind the inception of the hugely popular show that was first aired on November 23rd 1963.
The movie is entitled “An Adventure in Space and Time” and Mark Gatiss has been hired to write the script. Upon landing this coveted role, to write a movie paying homage to one of the most iconic sci-fi series ever to hit our screens, Gatiss 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 for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”
Steven Moffat, who is currently a producer on the show, has been hired as an executive producer on the new movie, he 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.”
As yet, any further information about the cast, when the movie will begin shooting or when it will be aired has yet to be revealed, so we will just have to wait and see. Unless of course you have a Tardis and fancy going to the future, finding out a little bit more and letting me know so I can have an exclusive!!
Doctor Who has inspired generations of children and adults, there are few other television series’ that can claim to have had such an impressive impact upon its viewers. I will never forget the anticipation with which I awaited the next episode of the show when I was a youngster and the numerous mock-battles I engaged in with my cousins who would pretend to be the dastardly Daleks!