8.3/10
4,612
32 user 18 critic

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
3,902 ( 75)

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who approaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy (the 5th, 6th and 7th Doctors) try to sneak on set and be in the anniversary special no matter what.

Director: Peter Davison
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Olivia Colman, Peter Davison
Doctor Who (TV Movie 1996)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The newly-regenerated Doctor takes on the Master on the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999.

Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook
Doctor Who: Space and Time (TV Short 2011)
Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory get stuck in a time paradox within the T.A.R.D.I.S.

Director: Richard Senior
Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill
The Science of Doctor Who (TV Movie 2013)
Documentary | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

British physicist Brian Cox lectures on the nature of time and space, black holes, time dilation and the possibility of time travel a la Doctor Who by using experiments featuring celebrity ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Smith, Ashley Way
Stars: Brian Cox, Matt Smith, Jim Al-Khalili
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this animated adventure The Doctor and Martha Jones trek through space and time in a race against the galaxy's greatest despot, Baltazar, to follow a complex trail of clues to discover ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Russell
Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Head
Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While visiting a local diner, The Doctor finds an alien artifact and ends up on a mission to save the Rivesh Mantilax from the danger of the Viperox and the U.S. Military.

Stars: David Tennant, Georgia Moffett, Tim Howar
Night and the Doctor (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

This series takes place in the TARDIS asks the question "what does the doctor do when his companions are asleep"?

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A series of documentaries celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963), each focusing on a different incarnation of the Doctor.

Stars: Gareth Pierce, Steven Moffat, Marcus Wilson
The Science of Doctor Who (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Explore the real life science behind the biggest concepts and most iconic ideas in the incredible Doctor Who universe.

Stars: Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Scott Adsit, Jim Al-Khalili
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew across 50 years of Doctor Who.

Pond Life (2012)
Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Prequel to series seven of Doctor Who (2005); five short films show the home life of Amy and Rory, while The Doctor has a few adventures of his own.

Stars: Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith
Doctor Who at the Proms (TV Movie 2013)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Richard Senior
Stars: Jenna Coleman, Peter Davison, Carole Ann Ford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ross Gurney-Randall ...
Reg
Roger May ...
Len
...
Douglas Camfield
Charlie Kemp ...
Arthur
...
William Russell ...
Harry - Security Guard
...
Mervyn Pinfield
...
Rex Tucker
...
...
...
Heather Hartnell
Cara Jenkins ...
Judith Carney
...
Toby Hadoke ...
Cyril
Edit

Storyline

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 a 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, the... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Abenteuer in Raum und Zeit  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Hartnell-era stars William Russell Carole Ann Ford and Anneke Wills have cameo roles. Jean Marsh who appeared in two Hartnell era stories as Joanna (The Crusade) and Sara Kingdom (Daleks Master Plan) also cameos during Verity Lambert's leaving party. Jean Marsh was once married to Jon Pertwee and has also appeared in the McCoy era story Battlefield as Morgaine and has reprised her role as Sara Kingdom in several Big Finish audio's. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

William Hartnell: No-one is replaceable eh ? You can't have 'Doctor Who' without Doctor Who!
See more »

Connections

References Doctor Who: Bell of Doom (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
In three words: It is inspiring
23 November 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When the success of a show is defined by its main protagonist for 50 years, then there is no better tribute then this drama movie. Based on true events, this movie/documentary focuses on the first actor and producer that defined and shaped the first doctor of the British television show Doctor Who. It shows how the production got started back in the 60's and how the actor William Hartnell (beautifully portrait by David Bradley) opened the minds of children and adults to fantasy and sci-fi.

It is however not entirely a happy story, for all good things must come to an end. Without spoiling it for everyone I would like to say that the end is very heart-breaking but filth with hope for the future.

In short, the movie was beautifully told with a fine pace. The acting was good conveying emotions at the right time. Furthermore, I'm very happy that this movie used almost no CGI and a lot of props which I think is becoming a lost art.

I give this movie an 8.

People I really recommend this movie if you want to see a drama.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Let me sum up this movie... donsmithwrites
the actor who plays Patrick Troughton laltp
This might sound nuts... bdunlap-2
Casting Hungerhill
Trivia incorrect dan-willi84
Granddaughter's name adam-greenwood
Discuss An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?