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.”