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The First Doctor: An Unearthly Child

Year: 1963
Directed by: Waris Hussein
Featuring: William Hartnell / Carole Ann Ford / Jacqueline Hill / William Russell
Distributed by: BBC
Running time: 100min
Certificate: U

The first ever Doctor Who adventure, starring William Hartnell.


Hartnell created the role of the time- travelling adventurer known only as The Doctor when the show first materialised in 1963. In this opening story we are introduced to the fantastic time machine – The Tardis – and to the first of the Doctor’s human companions, Ian and Barbara, as they unwittingly find themselves whisked out of their time period and stranded in the far-distant Earth past.

We are pleased to announce the following guests for our first ’Doctor Who at 50’ event:

Waris Hussein (Director); Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman); William Russell (Ian Chesterton); Jeremy Young (Kal the Caveman); Mark Gatiss; Donald Tosh (Script Editor); Brian Hodgson (Radiophonic Workshop); Clive Doig (Vision Mixer) and Jessica Carney (William Hartnell’s grand-daughter and biographer).


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