BBC Home Video have announced that they’ll release An Adventure In Space And Time — the BBC’s TV movie about the creation and early days of Doctor Who — as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on May 27th.
Scripted by Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss, and directed by Breaking Bad helmer Terry McDonough, An Adventure In Space And Time stars David Bradley from Game Of Thrones as the original Doctor, William Hartnell.
“On November 23, 1963,” the press release days, “a television legend began when the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC One. Actor William Hartnell (David Bradley, the Harry Potter films, Game of Thrones) felt typecast by a succession of tough-guy roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine, Call the Midwife) was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling for women. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday afternoon drama filled with time travel and monsters. Allied with a brilliant creative team, including novice director Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawan, After Earth) and Head of Drama for the BBC Sydney Newman (Brian Cox, The Bourne Identity, X2: X-Men United), they went on to introduce the world to the longest running science fiction series ever. But all good things come to an end. How will Hartnell face leaving behind the part that has made him a hero to millions of children? And can the show survive without him?”
Along with the TV movie, the DVD/Blu-ray of An Adventure In Space And Time also includes the first Doctor Who adventure, “An Unearly Child”; a making-of featurette; deleted scenes; reconstructions; the featurette “William Hartnell: The Original”; and a “The Pitch Of Fear,” a comedy sketch featuring Gatiss and Little Britian‘s David Walliams.
An Adventure In Space And Time is currently available to pre-order from Amazon for $19.99.