The BBC has announced that a special BBC TWO drama has been commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who next year.
The BBC has announced that to mark Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary next year, they will air a special 90-minute drama that will look at the people who have brought the show to life throughout the years, including those involved with the first broadcast of the series in 1963.
The drama will be written by Mark Gatiss and produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner. According to Gatiss: “This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original. 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.”
Moffat stated: “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.”