In 1963 Sydney Newman, progressive head of BBC TV's drama department, wants to fill a Saturday tea-time slot with a show with youth appeal and hits on the idea of an august figure, like a doctor, leading a group of companions on time travel adventures. He engages inexperienced young producer Verity Lambert to expand the idea. Fighting sexist and racial bigotry, Verity and young Indian director Waris Hussein persuade character actor William Hartnell to play the doctor figure and, despite technical hiccups and competition with coverage of the Kennedy assassination, the first episode of 'Doctor Who' is born.
Filmed on location and at the BBC Television studios Wood Lane, London, England.
NOMINATED: BAFTA Awards, best single drama 2014.
NOMINATED: BSC Awards Best Cinematography 2014.
WON: BAFTA Craft Awards, Best Hair and Make-up 2014.
NOMINATED: Critics Choice TV Awards, Best Movie 2014.
NOMINATED: HUGO Awards, Best Drama 2014.
NOMINATED: International EMMY Awards, Best TV Movie 2014.