Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time

There will probably come a day when everything that happens in the world, big or small, gets dramatised on TV – remember that time you took the cat out and it pulled a funny face? Britain’s top actor will be playing you, doing that, in 754 years’ time. So have a care how you do things.

One thing that definitely does warrant a biopic, though, is the creation of Doctor Who, a TV show that might well still be airing in 754 years’ time, too. Coming to BBC2 on 21st November, actors playing the likes of Verity Lambert, William Hartnell and Sydney Newman will be in An Adventure in Space and Time by long-time fan and Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss, demonstrating (with some licence) how those people made the show the TV titan that it still is. I wonder if they could have guessed this was going to happen and if they had, would they have done things differently?


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.