For those who don’t know, I quite enjoy Dr Who. I can’t wait for the fiftieth anniversary episode on Saturday evening. As part of the celebrations Mark Gatiss has made a programme called ‘An Adventure In Time and Space’ – a dramatic retelling of the inception and early years of Dr. Who and the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
The actors chosen to play the main roles of producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine), The first Doctor, William Hartnell (David Bradley) and director Waris Hussain (Sacha Dhawan) were well chosen; they looked very similar. Added to the excellent acting was a fascinating and well written script. The appearance of Matt Smith at the end was unexpected. The tale becomes poignant as we see Bill Hartnell’s decline as he becomes ill while still trying to be the Doctor. His final leave-taking is finely balanced between heartbreak and relief.
A fitting tribute to the people who brought us Dr. Who written by a devoted fan.
Reece Shearsmith’s wig when he briefly appeared as Patrick Troughton was terrible – in an hilarious way!