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Thursday, 21 November 2013 - Reported by Marcus
David Bradley and Mark Gatiss have been talking to BBC America prior to the screening of the docu-drama on the origins of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.

The programme is also previewed in the Independent, with Ellen E Jones recommending Mark Gatiss’ cleverly resonant script. The Guardian has uploaded an interview with Gatiss, who takes the paper a tour of the set as he reflects on what Doctor Who has meant to him, and why its early years are ripe for revisiting. Radio Times also gets a tour of the sets including the fifth floor of Television Centre, close to where the design team have created a suite of retro 1960s offices, with partitions, old typewriters and pencil sharpeners.

The Los Angeles Times calls the drama a fun take on the Doctor Who birth and praises Bradley's portrayal of Hartnell as he brings a note of triumph and tragedy to the tale, while the San Francisco Chronicle calls the drama a loving salute.

The drama airs tonight on BBC Two in the UK, on Friday in the US and Canada, on Saturday in New Zealand and on Sunday in Australia.