Friday, 22 November 2013

An Adventure In Space And Time

An Adventure In Space And Time was lovely, funny, sad, delightful in its recreations, and just a little bit cheesy at the end but they’d earned it.

David Bradley as William Hartnell was touching and Jessica Raine and Sacha Dhawan as Verity Lambert and Waris Hussein were heroes to cheer for, while Claudia Grant, Jamie Glover and especially Jemma Powell as Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Jacqueline Hill - Susan, Ian and Barbara - are great support and downright uncanny in their resemblances.

“Obviously, as well, the hard thing was wanting to recreate as many missing episodes as possible, but we just couldn’t afford to do it! I said at one point, ‘Just lock the doors and we’ll do Marco Polo, come on!’”
Mark Gatiss admitting what we all thought

And then BBC Four broadcast An Unearthly Child in its entirety. Haven’t seen it in a long time, so I enjoyed the chance to revisit it - nice to see them making the Doctor more amiable from the start, and that being crazily violent for kids has been a constant from the very beginning. ;)

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