An Adventure in Space and Time
As part of the celebrations for the Doctor Who Fiftieth Anniversary, the BBC have commissioned a 90 minute documentary that will look at the origins of the series, its appeal and its eventual rebirth in 2005.
Written by Mark Gatiss (who has written and appeared in episodes of Doctor Who) the full details regarding the special documentary are still unknown. However Mark Gatiss has stated.
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 this for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for ‘Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.
Both Carole Skinner and Steven Moffat will be the Executive Producers of the Documentary and the Grand Moff himself has stated.
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.
No airdate has been confirmed or stated. However since the documentary is being produced for the 50th Anniversary, it is likely that it will air around Autumn next year and towards the end of the second part of Series Seven.
My thanks to Doctor Who News for the information.