Last week, the BBC released a 90-second trailer for the upcoming special An Adventure In Space And Time, starring David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) as William Hartnell, the first Doctor, and tells the real-life story of how the Doctor Who television series came about in 1963.
Now, BBC America has released a domestic trailer for the special. You can watch it here below.
An Adventure In Space And Time will air on BBC America on November 22, 2013 at 9PM ET/PT and on BBC Two on November 21, 2013 at 9PM.
“An Adventure in Space and Time is principally a human interest story you can enjoy even if you know nothing about Doctor Who,” says writer and executive producer, Mark Gatiss. “You’ll see the story of some amazing people who come together under extraordinary circumstances to create this wonderful thing that is still with us today.”
An unlikely trio of misfits set out to create a genre series that all ages would love. A 55-year-old actor conceivably at the end of a frustrating career, a former production assistant fighting to make her mark in television, and a foreign born, novice director were tasked with bringing a vision for an exciting new science fiction story to life. William ‘Bill’ Hartnell, displeased with his career, was presented with a chance to break out of the hard-man roles he’d become known for. And with the instincts of first time producer, Verity Lambert and first time director, Waris Hussein, The Doctor was born.
As the success of the show grew, William went from unhappy curmudgeon to beloved television star who relished his career resurgence and found a new lease on life. But all good things come to an end. How will Bill face leaving behind the part that has made him a hero to millions of children? And can the show survive without him? Journey back fifty years through space and time to witness the exciting beginning and untimely end of the First Doctor in this touching drama.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor special, which stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman and will see guest appearances by David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt, and many more, airs on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:50pm GMT on BBC One and 2:50pm EST on BBC America. (Don’t forget to watch the prequel mini-episode, The Night of the Doctor, online). Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Eleventh Doctor, a special featuring current doctor Matt Smith, airing on November 24, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America, which will be doing a marathon that day of Smith’s top 11 episodes as voted by the fans. The BBC broadcast for the Smith-centered 25-minute special will air in the UK on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm.