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An Adventure in Space and Time


What do you get when you mix C.S. Lewis with H.G. Wells, and sprinkle in a bit of Father Christmas? An alien Time Lord exploring space and time in a Police Box spaceship called the “TARDIS” (Time And Relative Dimension in Space).  On November 23, 1963, a television legend began when the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC One.  Fifty years later, the genesis story is retold in a new BBC AMERICA co-production film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the franchise,  An Adventure in Space and Time, premiering Friday, November 22 at 9/8c.

Travel back in time and witness the genius that was First Doctor William Hartnell (David Bradley, Game of ThronesBroadchurch) and the unlikely production team behind the series: Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine, Call the Midwife), Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawan, After Earth) and Sydney Newman (Brian Cox, The Bourne IdentityX2: X-Men United).

From writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss (SherlockDoctor Who), executive producers Steven Moffat (Doctor WhoSherlock) and Caroline Skinner (Doctor WhoThe Fades) and director Terry McDonough (Breaking BadThe Street), the stylish drama reveals the struggles and ultimate triumph of the British series created to “keep the sports fans and kids hooked.”

Get the full schedule for the weeklong celebration of Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary.