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Friday, 8 November 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
Details have been announced of the Region 2 DVD release of An Adventure In Space And Time - the forthcoming drama looking at the genesis of Doctor Who.

The BBC Two production, written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as William Hartnell and Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert, is due to be shown on BBC Two on Thursday 21st November at 9pm, following its sell-out première at the BFI on next Tuesday, and now BBC Worldwide has revealed that the PG-rated drama will be given an R2 release on Monday 2nd December, with what looks to be a reversible cover plus the following extras:

  • 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 episode
    - Regenerations
    - Farewell to Susan (from The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
    - Festive Greeting (from The Daleks' Master Plan)
  • The Title Sequences
  • Deleted Scenes:
    - The Radiophonic Workshop
    - Verity's Leaving Party
  • English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.
  • 5.1 soundtrack
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 teatime 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 previously reported, the drama was originally to have formed part of an anniversary release that also included The Day of The Doctor. Both will now come out separately on the same day.

UPDATE - 11th November: The DVD is now available to pre-order.