9 August 2012 7:58 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The BBC has announced it will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with a one-off TV movie detailing the real-life origins of the science fiction show, which was first broadcast on Nov. 23, 1963.

The film will be penned by regular Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss. “I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember!” Gatiss said. “To make it happen for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.” Meanwhile, current Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat said, “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television — so it’s »


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