Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton

An Adventure in Space and Time “lovingly rendered” says Shearsmith

Mark Gatiss’ former League of Gentlemen colleague Reece Shearsmith has recently spoken of how impressed he was with An Adventure in Space and Time, the Doctor Who early years dramatisation in which he appears as Patrick Troughton.

Reece Shearsmith cast as Patrick Troughton

Speaking to Digital Spy, Shearsmith enthused:

I was honoured to be part of it. Mark’s… had that idea for a long time and he’s finally got to do it this year. It’s the perfect time for it to happen, with it being the 50th anniversary in November.

I think he just always had this idea that I would [play Troughton]. It’s very small – I’m literally only in a very small little bit, but it was lovely to be part of it.

Unsurprisingly, Gatiss – who wrote and Executive Produced the drama that stars David Bradley as William Hartnell – is described by his friend as being “in his absolute element.”

The attention to detail was immaculate. He’s done a really good rendering of that time and that story. I think it’s a real treat.
An Adventure in Space and Time is expected to be broadcast in November.

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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