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10/29/2013 06:38:00 pm - Reported by John Bowman

Two retro posters for the forthcoming drama An Adventure In Space And Time were released today by the BBC.

The 90-minute production for BBC Two tells the story of the creation of Doctor Who, and both posters carry the tagline "The Story Begins Here", with one of them using artwork of David Bradley as William Hartnell in the role of the First Doctor, evoking the spirit of the 1960s annuals. It also features images of a Cyberman, Menoptra, and Dalek, giving a taste of what viewers can expect in the drama. Another character portrait showing Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert was also released today.

The BBC Media Centre's programme information section currently has the drama unplaced in the BBC Two schedules for the week of Saturday 16th November to Friday 22nd November, but it is the chief highlight for that week.
This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how 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.
As reported earlier today, ABC1 in Australia became the first TV channel in the world to announce a date and time for its transmission: Sunday 24th November at 8.45pm. It will, however, have its world première at the BFI on Tuesday 12th November.