BBC Two has announced that the Doctor Who making-of docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time will debut on the channel on Thursday, November 21st, at 9pm.
And, via Doctor Who News, comes word that BBC America will air the film the next night, Friday, November 22nd, also at 9pm (Eastern and Pacific).
(I was absolutely convinced that this would air in the U.K. immediately after the 50th-anniversary episode on the 23rd. I guess someone figured that would be Doctor Who overload.)
And check out these beauties:
(Click here for a larger version of the first, and here for a larger version of the second.)
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)
I guess they’re aiming to use this to drum up interest for the Big Event on Saturday, going for the highest ratings ever…
Nothing wrong with that. :)
It remains to be seen how this came out, of course, but there’s loads of potential for interesting behind-the-scenes drama here. Waris Hussein was out at Gallifrey One a couple years ago telling his side of it – as the first Indian (from India!) director at the BBC being paired up with the first producer who was a LadyPerson being dumped on this nothing little kids’ show that nobody in management thought would last six weeks, at which point these troublesome minorities could be shown the door. According to him Verity Lambert had to deal with a LOT of “well, of course we know how SHE got the job, don’t we?” kind of snark at every turn. Reading between the lines of stuff Mark Gatiss has said, there’s also the idea of a tough-guy leading man nearing the end of his career getting an unexpected chance at super-stardom and seizing it with both hands. I’m equally eager to see this as the 50th. :)
i like that the Doctor is wearing a scarf in the second poster. looks like a college scarf — something from Cambridge perhaps?