Gatiss Always wanted to write Doctor Who creation drama



Mark Gatiss, who has been busy lately writing ‘An Adventure in Space and Time,’ which is the new one off drama, which tells the story of how Doctor Who was created has just revealed that he wanted to write this story for years.

Gatiss, who is a self confessed Doctor Who and Classic horror fan and is also known as the co – creator of the BBC’s hugely successful Sherlock Holmes series ‘Sherlock’ told The Radio Times about how much he has been wanting to write his Doctor Who Biopic, which will air later this year as part of the shows 50th Anniversary celebrations.

“I’ve been trying to do this [project] for years – I tried to do it for the 40th anniversary! And before that, really – it’s taken about 12 years.”

It has recently been revealed that Harry Potter star David Bradley has been cast in the role of First Doctor William Hartnell, and Gatiss admitted that he has had the actor in mind for the part for “years”.

The Sherlock writer said of the project: “It’s a real labour of love for me and I’m just really thrilled that everything’s come together for the 50th.

“It just seems exactly the right time, and a wonderful cast and it’s a very lovely story.”



Gatiss has also written an up and coming Doctor Who episode in the 8 episode run, which begins airing over Easter Weekend and also has another series of Sherlock coming up. So there is much from Mark Gatiss for us all to look forward to in the coming months.

Showrunner Steven Moffat has said that he is “mostly excited” for the 50th anniversary but also “a little bit nervous and aware of trying not to let people down”.


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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