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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Thursday 21st November 2013
9:00pm-10:30pm GMT < > « » Premiere < > «
(actually broadcast at 21:02:00)
Featuring: David Bradley, Sacha Dhawan, Jessica Raine, Matt Smith, Cara Jenkins, Lesley Manville, Brian Cox

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.
Synopsis Source: BBC Programmes
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 2.200m viewers (overnight), 9.7% audience share, 22nd place day
Consolidated figures: 2.710m viewers (+7 days), 10.8% audience share, 6th place, AI 88
Online player figures: 0.52m requests as of 5th December 2013

6th position in BBC2 charts. It was beaten by Masterchef (4 episodes) and University Challenge.