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    Default An Adventure In Space and Time: The Origins of Doctor Who (21st November)

    News Just tweeted!

    "BBC confirms BBC2 origins-of-Doctor-Who drama for 2013 by @Markgatiss"


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    Fantastic news!

    The first treat for next year!

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    I'm glad this is actually happening... I was so excited when Waris Hussein unofficially confirmed that this was being developed last year!!


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    Brilliant news isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si Hunt View Post
    The first treat for next year!
    Possibly, although it may get filmed quite soon I wouldn't be surprised if it gets sat on until nearer the actual November anniversary date like they did with the Hollow Crown series for the cultural olympiad and the Bert and Dickie drama which was filmed last summer before finally being broadcast 2 weeks ago.

    That said I will be delighted to be proved wrong and I hope I will be but I imagine it'll be worth waiting for!!


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    Oh I just meant the first proper thing we have to look forward to. I'm pretty sure it won't be on til November.

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    Ah, I did wonder if I'd misunderstood you.



    Anyway still a great big...


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    Hooray from me too :-)

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    I don't know why they feel the need to "distance" the project from The Road To Coronation Street. That was brilliant.

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    New quotes:
    "This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original," said Gatiss. "And how an actor - William Hartnell - stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children.

    "I've wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for Doctor Who's 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true."

    Doctor Who executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner will also oversee the project, which has been compared to BBC Four's 2010 biopic The Road to Coronation Street.

    Moffat said: "The story of Doctor Who is the story of television, so it's fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched."

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    How exciting!

    Do you know what they call me in the ancient legends of the Dalek homeworld? The Oncoming Storm.

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    Not really a surprise, but very welcome news to have it confirmed!!! I hope it's of the same quality as the Corrie one - like you say Si, that was brilliant. It would be nice if the Who one was on BBC One rather than Four, and models itself on the style and tone of the Corrie drama, rather than, say, the bizarre Monty Python drama on Four a little while back.

    I bet Gatiss is having a ball writing this thing!!

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    I like that the BBC "refused to confirm plot details" - despite their secrecy, I feel confident I could have a good stab at roughly what the plot is, don't you?

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    I bet they end up inventing Doctor Who

    By the way, I think they've confirmed it'll be on BBC 2.

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    Very happy to hear it's on BBC 2. I thought it would have been on BBC Four.
    So... the waiting game starts!

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    Filming begins soon... in Winbledon!

    http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/n...o__has_landed/

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    Cripes! I work in Wimbledon. Can I be an extra please? Sydney Newman's moustache maybe??

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    BBC 4's biopic have always been one of the best things they do - should be superb.
    Remember, just because Davros is dead doesn't mean the Dalek menace has been contained ......

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    I've been past the Wimbledon Studios many a time, usually because it's very near our nearest Wickes and Homebase which I seem to visit with alarming regularity...

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    I'm going to suggest Jimi Mistry for Warris Hussein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R View Post
    I'm going to suggest Jimi Mistry for Warris Hussein
    An excellent choice!



    He could inject some mystery into the production...

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    I like walking in the dark, it's Mystryious.

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    Casting to be announced tomorrow. Brace yourselves.

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    Two pieces of casting have been revealed at the RT covers party tonight...

    David Bradley is William Hartnell

    Brian Cox is Sydney Newman

    More to follow!

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