The BBC has confirmed casting news for the much-anticipated BBC TWO drama-doc, AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME (which starts filming in February at BBC TV Centre).
As eyeofhorus.org.uk predicted (an educated guess), David Bradley (DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP) will play William Hartnell, Brian Cox (THE END OF TIME) will portray Sydney Newman, CALL THE MIDWIFE actress, Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert, whilst Sacha Dhawan (LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX) as Waris Hussein (Director of AN UNEARTHL;Y CHILD).
"I first heard about this role from Mark while watching the Diamond Jubilee flotilla from the roof of the National Theatre," said Bradley, who played the character of Solomon in 2012 episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
When he asked if I would interested, I almost bit his hand off! Mark has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television's history.
William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I'm so looking forward to getting started."
The 90-minute drama is written by Mark Gatiss.