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In 1963 Sydney Newman, progressive head of BBC TV's drama department, wants to fill a Saturday tea-time slot with a show with youth appeal and hits on the idea of an august figure, like a doctor, leading a group of companions on time travel adventures. He engages inexperienced young producer Verity Lambert to expand the idea. Fighting sexist and racial bigotry Verity and young Indian director Waris Hussein persuade crusty character actor William Hartnell to play the doctor figure and, despite technical hiccups and competition with coverage of the Kennedy assassination, the first episode of 'Doctor Who' is born. As the show becomes an success Hartnell displays an obsession with his character but, after three years, ill health catches up with him and he starts to forget lines. Newman tells him that Doctor Who will 'regenerate' and he will be replaced by younger actor Patrick Troughton. Though attached to the part and reluctant to give it up Hartnell wishes every success to Troughton, ... Written by
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In an early scene, Hartnell argues with his wife about taking another TV series role, after "The Army Game" in which he played a Sergeant Major. Her parting line is "I only asked!". This was actually a catch-phrase in "The Army Game", used by actor Bernard Breslaw. See more »
In a scene set in 1963 and BBC Television Centre, Mervyn takes Verity into the News Studio however BBC News didn't move to Television Centre until 1969. See more »
[pitching the character to Bill Hartnell]
C.S. Lewis meets H.G. Wells meets Father Christmas - that's the Doctor.
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Watched this last night and although I really wanted to watch it, I had no idea it would be this good!!!
It is mesmerising from start to finish. The cast is just superb and although everyone is giving special mention to David Bradley, I thought it was Jessica Raine who stole the show as Verity Lambert.
Some amazing recreations of sets, props and characters from the first three series of Doctor Who means that the film makers obviously have a real passion for the show and the making of this film. It is the ending though that is extremely sad and without giving away spoilers, a perfect cameo at the end just makes it even more special.
Even if you are not into Doctor Who you should really enjoy this. I cant believe how much I enjoyed this and I have ordered the DVD already. By the way, the scene with the Cyberman with the fag on is just hilarious :) :) :)
Without a doubt the best television I have seen all year. 10/10!!!!
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