The Doctor (Who) has landed

This Is Local London: The Doctor (Who) has landed The Doctor (Who) has landed

Watch out for Daleks and Cybermen storming Centre Court – cult classic Doctor Who is coming to Wimbledon.

The BBC has commissioned a one-off show to celebrate the 50th annersary of the famous series, to be filmed at the Wimbledon Studios.

An Adventure in Space and Time, a 90-minute drama currently in the early stages of production at the Deer Park Road studios, will tell the story of Doctor Who since it was first broadcast on November 23, 1963.

Written by Mark Gatiss, the BBC special has been executive produced by current Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner.

Mr Gatiss said: “This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original.

“And how an actor – William Hartnell – stereotyped in hard-man roles, became a hero to millions of children.

“I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember.

“To make it happen for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”

The choice of Wimbledon Studios for the shoot is a huge coup for the venue, which has recently played host to a huge number of TV, film and music stars.

British rap artist Dizzee Rascal was at the studios on December 5 to shoot his new video for Bassline Junkie.

Rob Brydon was on set alongside Barbara Windsor, Stephen Fry and Miranda Hart filming the second series of surreal comedy This is Jinsy, while Bond girl Gemma Arterton was on set to film an episode of the new dark comedy Inside No 9, written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton who created The League of Gentlemen.

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