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7/11/2013 10:30:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBC have released a publicity photo of David Bradley as William Hartnell in costume as the first Doctor, taken from the forthcoming drama An Adventure in Space and Time, which will be broadcast in the Autumn as part of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations.

An Adventure in Space and Time: David Bradley as William Hartnell (Credit: BBC/Hal Shinnie)



A panel took place last weekend at Comic Con France featuring writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss, during which a special minute-long trailer was shown to the audience highlighting Bradley's Hartnell, plus clips of the production of Doctor Who including those featuring Daleks and Cybermen. Talking about the drama, Gatiss said:
It's essentially the story about four people: Sydney Newman, the man who came up with the idea; Verity Lambert, the first producer; Waris Hussein, the first director; and the first Doctor, William Hartnell. I've been trying to do this for about twelve years, and it's a wonderful story of how our favourite programme came to be. Principally, it's the story of one person's journey through the programme. The biggest problem really is that there are lots and lots of stories to tell, and I had to focus in on very particular parts.

Comic Con France 2013: Publicity for An Adventure in Space and Time (Credit: Kazhar) Comic Con France 2013: Publicity for An Adventure in Space and Time (Credit: GerzLewis81/Twitter) Comic Con France 2013: Publicity for An Adventure in Space and Time (Credit: Kazhar)
As previously reported, the drama's recreation of the TARDIS console was on display over the weekend. Gatiss commented:
It was obviously very important for us to recreate the original TARDIS as closely as possible. Actually a strange thing happened: in the original series when you go through the doors there are brass pillars which had been hired from a prop company called Trading Post 50 years ago. The design team went back to Trading Post and asked if they had anything like this, and they said "what, those, over there?" - the same ones from the original show! So we just put them back where they used to be!

Mark Gatiss with the AAISAT TARDIS console (Credit: Samy Kacimi) AAISAT TARDIS console (Credit: Samy Kacimi) AAISAT TARDIS console (Credit: Samy Kacimi)