Timed just ahead of the show's 50th anniversary, the origins of how "Doctor Who" came to be are explored in the 90-minute narrative drama "An Adventure in Space and Time" which has just locked down air dates.
In the U.K., the telemovie will screen on BBC2 on Thursday, November 21st at 9pm. It will then screen a day later in the U.S., airing on BBC America on Friday, November 22nd at 9pm.
The story revolves around three people: William Hartnell, a veteran actor coming to the end of a frustrating career; Verity Lambert, a former production assistant fighting to make her mark in television; and Waris Hussein, an India-born novice director.
Together they created a genre series that all ages would love. David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan and Brian Cox star in the project which will cover the show's genesis and will go all the way through to the first regeneration.
Terry McDonough ("Breaking Bad," "The Street") directed the telemovie which Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner have produced.