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Mark Gatiss Spills On Upcoming Doctor Who Docu-drama, An Adventure In Space And Time

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Updated 10/30/2013 10:57am
Mark Gatiss Spills On Upcoming Doctor Who Docu-drama, An Adventure In Space And Time
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Adrienne Contreras

Staff Writer

As October comes to a close we enter the month of the Doctor or as non-Whovians call it: November. Part of the slew of Doctor Who goodies we’ll be getting this coming month is the story of the origins of Doctor Who. An Adventure in Space and Time is a 90-minute drama written and produced by Mark Gatiss, a Doctor Who screenwriter and co-creator of Sherlock. David Bradley, best known for his role as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, will be starring as William Hartnell, the actor who originally portrayed the first Doctor in 1963. On casting Bradley, Gatiss told the BBC in an interview yesterday (October 29), “I'd had David Bradley in mind for some years but it wasn't simply a question of a good likeness! David is such a fine and delicate actor, I knew he'd find something wonderful in the part.” Gatiss also named An Adventure in Space and Time as his “love-letter to Doctor Who” saying, “In this 50th anniversary year, I hope fans will enjoy and be thrilled by it and all the kisses to the past it's laden with.” He also wants anyone to be able to relate to the story stating, “I wanted it to strike a chord on a human level… in William Hartnell, we have the very affecting story of a man redeemed by the role of a lifetime who then, sadly, had to let it go. I think we can all relate to something like that in our lives. Although I’m sure we’d all love to see the entire story of the origins of Doctor Who play out on our screens, we’ll have to settle for what they could fit in 90 minutes. Gatiss explains, “I had to focus it down. Simple as that. This is a drama not a documentary and though it's extremely painful to have to leave out some people who played a huge part, it makes dramatic sense.” While you wait for the Doctor to return, check out some photos released of An Adventure in Space and Time here and here. You can also watch an interview with Bradley and Gatiss talking An Adventure in Space and Time below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mffs8QzmybU An Adventure in Space and Time airs on BBC Two in the week before the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special, “The Day of the Doctor,” which airs worldwide Saturday November 23. http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com
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