The BBC has released the first official image (below) of David Bradley as the first Doctor, William Hartnell, in the Doctor Who biopic ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’.

It will be Bradley’s second appearance in the popular sci-fi programme after playing the villainous Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

Writer and one of the executive producers, Mark Gatiss, said, ‘David Bradley brings every ounce of his talent, humour and presence to the role of William Hartnell. It’s a wonderfully touching and subtle performance and I’m immensely proud of both him and the film.’

Jessica Raine, who appeared in Hide with also return for a second outing as the show’s first producer, Verity Lambert.

Other cast members include: Brian Cox as BBC exec Sydney Newman, Sacha Dhawan as director Waris Hussein, Jamie Glover as William Russell (who played Ian), Jemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill (who played Barbara) and Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford (who played the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan). Reece Shearsmith is also on board as Patrick Troughton (the Second Doctor) and Mark Eden, who appeared as Marco Polo back in 1964, returns to the world of Doctor Who playing Donald Baverstock.

An Adventure in Space and Time will premiere on BBC Two later this year.