Doctor Who biopic An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure in Space And Time BFI Panel Session Online [VIDEO]

If you weren’t one of those lucky enough to attend the BFI screening and Q&A of An Adventure In Space And Time, then we have a real treat for you. And even if you were, here is a great little bit of that lovely night.

BFI has released a short video of the Q&A session with the docudrama’s writer and executive producer, Mark Gatiss, stars David Bradley and Sacha Dhawan, director Terry McDonough, and William Hartnell’s granddaughter and biographer, Jessica Carney.

Led by writer and BBC presenter Matthew Sweet, the panel spoke about the making of the film, what it was like to step into the world of Doctor Who as well as what it felt like to take those steps back into the history of the show.

Jessica Carney also expressed her feelings about the film and Bradley’s portrayal of her grandfather.

I’d like to thank Mark for creating a wonderful tribute to my grandfather an he would’ve been so thrilled and I’d like to thank David Bradley for playing my grandfather so wonderfully so sensitively. I think he really captured the essence of him.

I think it’s a wonderful piece about the origins of an amazing television program but it also captures everything about what television was like then which is so different from now; it’s all the wonderful period feel, the bits of it…what a lovely piece.

So wonderful to see how much they all enjoyed creating the film and how much it touched Hartnell’s granddaughter. To know that his family approves and are with the rest of us in honoring his legacy and impact of the show is an amazing thing.

And I personally would love to see more with David Bradley in the role… maybe even recreating a few of those lost episodes!

While the BFI link above takes you to a short snippet of the panel, below you can enjoy an audio-only recording of the full Q&A.


Rebecca is new to the Who world, having only recently watched the entire new series in a span of 8 days. She is no stranger to sci-fi though, being a life long Trekkie and has vague memories of seeing the 4th Doctor on US television as a child. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she is a fan of pop culture and loves movies and books so much she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She also likes to make attempts at various forms of art including photography and painting. Rebecca is currently working her way through as many classic serials and as many books related to the show that she can find and wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

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