Photos Released for ‘An Adventure in Space and Time,’ BBC AMERICA’s Drama About ‘Doctor Who’

David Bradley as William Hartnell in 'An Adventure in Space and Time.' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

David Bradley as William Hartnell in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time.’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

On Tuesday (October 15), the first cast photos from the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special were released, and now we’ve received our next helping of Whovian delights. An Adventure in Space and Time, a period film about the team behind Doctor Who‘s creation back in the early ’60s, is set to make its bow on BBC AMERICA next month, and the channel has released stills featuring star David Bradley showing his uncanny resemblance to First Doctor William Hartnell alongside actors playing the Doctor’s first companions. There are also snaps of Jessica Raine (star of Call the Midwife and Doctor Who‘s “Hide”) as original producer Verity Lambert; Brian Cox as BBC’s gruff Head of Drama Sydney Newman and Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein, the director of the series’ first episode, “An Unearthly Child.” Written by Doctor Who and Sherlock actor/writer Mark Gatiss, An Adventure is a wonderful valentine to the series and a lushly crafted re-creation of vintage BBC, and the photos below provide a hint at the meticulous detail that went into the film.

David Bradley as William Hartnell in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

David Bradley as William Hartnell in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Jemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill (who played Barbara Wright) and Jamie Glover as William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton) in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Jemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill (who played Barbara Wright) and Jamie Glover as William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton) in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell and Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford (who played Susan Foreman on 'Doctor Who') in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell and Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford (who played Susan Foreman on ‘Doctor Who’) in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Sacha Dhawan as 'An Unearthly Child' director Waris Hussein and Jessica Raine as original 'Doctor Who' producer Verity Lambert in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Sacha Dhawan as ‘An Unearthly Child’ director Waris Hussein and Jessica Raine as original ‘Doctor Who’ producer Verity Lambert in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Brian Cox as 'Doctor Who' co-creator Sydney Newman in 'An Adventure in Space and Time' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Brian Cox as ‘Doctor Who’ co-creator Sydney Newman in ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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