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Mark Gatiss: “Doctor Who has always been my favourite TV programme”

With all the attention surrounding The Day of the Doctor, it’s almost too easy to forget that we have another anniversary special coming this evening, in the form of Mark Gatiss’ An Adventure in Time and Space. The docudrama focusses on the inception and early days of Doctor Who.

The Guardian caught up with writer and producer, Mark Gatiss, and filmed a lovely interview/behind the scenes video. Intermingled with the clip of Sydney Newman trying to sell Verity Lambert the pitch for the show, Gatiss speaks about the special and his feelings about Doctor Who.

A couple of juicy morsels from the video:

  • “Doctor Who has always been my favourite programme”
  • “Jon Pertwee was my Doctor”
  • Gatiss originally pitched the docudrama for the 40th anniversary

An Adventure in Time and Space will air this evening at 9pm on BBC Two and on BBC America on Friday at 9pm. Check out the video above. Will you be tuning in this evening (or tomorrow evening for my fellow Americans)? UK viewers will be able to catch up on BBC iPlayer after the show airs.

(Via The Guardian)


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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