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An Adventure in Space and Time [DVD]

4.8 out of 5 stars 186 customer reviews

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  • Actors: David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan, Lesley Manville, Brian Cox
  • Directors: Terry McDonough
  • Writers: Mark Gatiss
  • Producers: Matt Strevens
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Dec. 2013
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GJOXW1A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,720 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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This fantastic one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters! Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. An Adventure in Space and Time is written by Mark Gatiss, executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and directed by Terry McDonough. David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) plays the lead role of William Hartnell while Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black) co-stars as the first ever producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert. The stellar cast is joined by Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein), Lesley Manville (Heather Hartnell), and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman). A must see drama for all doctor who and drama fans alike.

DVD extra features include:
• Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss
• William Hartnell: The Original
• The Making of An Adventure - narrated by Carole Ann Ford
• Reconstructions: - Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot - Regenerations - Farewell to Susan - Festive Greeting
• The Title Sequences
• Deleted Scenes - The Radiophonic Workshop - Verity's Leaving Party

The disc also contains English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.

The main feature contains a 5.1 soundtrack.

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Excellent drama telling story how Dr Who came to be and very almost didn't, Bradley is outstanding as Hartnell, so much so rumoured will reprise role of Dr in upcoming special 10/10
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I absolutely loved this. I think it's the best thing Mark Gatiss has ever done. A perfect cast with the perfect script. A fabulous tribute to the early Doctor Who. It is a must-have.
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Brilliant, with some good hidden cameos!
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Is a great dvd
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Ever since the first pictures began to leak out earlier in the year there has been a buzz that Mark Gatiss' An Adventure In Space and Time would be something special - and it didn't disappoint.

It had a lot of ground to cover - from the launch of the show in 1963 to the departure of William Hartnell in 1966. In the main, it succeeded beautifully, although there's one caveat which I'll come too in a minute.

Essentially, AAISAT was the story of four people - William Hartnell (The Doctor), Verity Lambert (Producer), Waris Hussein (Director) and Sydney Newman (BBC Head of Drama and the "father" of the series). With only 85 minutes running time it did mean that many other people's important contributions went unrecorded, such as the first story editor David Whitaker and the designers Raymond Cusick and Barry Newbery. But this was inevitable, and the decision to focus on four key people did make dramatic sense.

Cast-wise it would have been difficult to get any better than this. David Bradley was outstanding as Hartnell, capturing both his abrasive side and his more considerate nature. Brian Cox (despite a moustache that looked painted on) was good fun as the brash Canadian, Newman. And Sacha Dhwan and Jessica Raine gave lovely performances as Hussein and Lambert - two outsiders (one an asian, one a woman) who dared to breach the conservative BBC.

The re-creations - Totters Lane, the Dalek city, the breathtaking TARDIS console room - were a massive treat, as were the numerous cameos from some of the great and good of the series' past.
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This is not the Premium edition as advertised here. This is a standard edition without the DVD extras, artwork or the special box, it also appears to have been a return that has been repackaged.
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When I read about this docudrama about how Doctor Who came about, I was a little concerned on how it would be portrayed. I half expected the BBC to rip into William Hartnell, as he was supposedly very difficult to work with.

However, what we're given it a very funny and touching drama on how such an iconic series was created, David Bradley gives a terrific performance as William Hartnell, the first actor to play the iconic Doctor and he really makes you sympathise with him as he is eventually forced to step down from the role. The surprising cameo at the end is also a nice little touch showing how far the show has gone in the last 50 years.
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An Adventure In Time & Space is a magnificent document about the birth of one of my favourite TV shows that I grew up with and have been watching for 40 years. What has been produced is a very well made, clever and at times very emotional story of how it all happened back in the early 1960s.
They have made a film that I enjoyed immensely and found the portrayal of the original actors as very accurate.
This film really is a beautiful tribute to William Hartnell and portrays him in a very respectful way as he deserves.
I found this film very emotional, and a few tears did flow as the story unfolded. The great love he (William) and his fans had for Doctor Who is very apparent in the film. A must get for any Doctor Who fans and fans of the history of TV from the BBC.
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