BBC’s 50th anniversary tribute to Doctor Who

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ACTRESS Jessica Raine, who currently appears in the television drama series Call The Midwife, will play the woman who brought Doctor Who to television in a production marking the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series.

Ms Raine, who plays nurse Jenny Lee has signed up to portray television producer Verity Lambert in the 90-minute BBC2 drama An Adventure In Space And Time.

She will be joined by Harry Potter star David Bradley, who will play the first doctor – William Hartnell.

Bradley said: “Mark Gattis has written such a wonderful script, not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television’s history.

“I’m so looking forward to getting started.”