The Origin Of 'Doctor Who' Will Be Revealed

If you've ever wondered about the origin story of "Doctor Who," wonder no longer.

BBC America announced Tuesday that it will co-produce "An Adventure in Space and Time," a scripted special that will tell the story of how the sci-fi series, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, came to exist.

Mark Gatiss, who has written episodes of both "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who," will write the special. "Harry Potter" actor David Bradley will portray the first Doctor, William Hartnell, and "Call the Midwife's" Jessica Raine will play producer Verity Lambert.

Brian Cox of the "Bourne" films will play the BBC's Head of Drama, Sydney Newman, who is credited with creating "Doctor Who" five decades ago. Steven Moffat -- head of all things "Doctor Who" at the moment and also a writer-producer on "Sherlock" -- will act as a producer on the "Doctor Who" special. Read More...


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