The BBC have released a trailer for the bio-dram An Adventure in Space & Time, written by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss (who first pitched this special to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary in 2003). It tells the story of Doctor Who's creation in 196, with David Bradley (Game of Thrones) playing William Hartnell; an actor in his fifties typecast as tough guys before he became the first quirky Time Lord of a world-conquering sci-fi drama.
The footage here looks fantastic in terms of evoking the early-'60s time period, and it's a treat to see classic Who monsters, sets and props brought back to life. I'm also delighted by how closely Bradley evokes Hartnell, in both look and feel. Now let's just hope the story behind Doctor Who's origins is worth this obvious effort.
An Adventure in Space & Time premieres 21 November 2013 on BBC2.