Behind the Scenes with Mark Gatiss, Casting for DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME


First let’s have the casting news. The latest from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: An Adventure in Space and Time is that the role of Patrick Troughton, who played the Second Doctor, has been cast. He will be played by Reece Shearsmith who was in a popular British sketch show called The League of Gentlemen with (drumroll) Mark Gatiss.

Speaking of Mark Gatiss! He has been hard at work recreating the The Dalek Invasion of Earth filmed and aired in 1964 during the first Doctor’s (William Hartnell) Second Season. In fact, Gatiss took some time to film some of the set up of the Daleks at London’s Westminster Bridge. You can imagine the commotion it probably caused in such a prominent location.

Featurette: Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time – Dalek Invasion! Mark Gatiss Reports from London

Here are a few pictures for you to compare. The color pictures are of the current shoot courtesy of Digital Spy and the black and white pictures are of the 1964 filming courtesy of Hypable.

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It sure does look great!

A date has not been officially announced for when the special will air, but we will keep you posted on the latest for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: An Adventure in Space and Time, starring David Bradley, Reece Shearsmith, and Claudia Grant on BBC America.

Jess Orso
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