An incredibly exciting star lot for our 3rd May Film & Music Memorabilia Auction - William Hartnell's original copy of the script for the FIRST EVER episode of the world famous BBC Sci-Fi Television Series.
Doctor Who Original Script as used and owned by William Hartnell, the first Doctor, himself. This is the first ever Doctor Who script for the very first Doctor Who episode 'Doctor Who and the Tribe of Gum' by Anthony Coburn. 'Episode one : An Unearthly Child. The episode was first broadcast on BBC on 23 November 1963. The episode introduces William Hartnell as the First Doctor along with companions Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, who discover the Doctor and his time-space ship "Tardis" in a junkyard in contemporary London. The script is 43 pages long complete with blue pencil annotations by William Hartnell. The vendors grandfather discovered the script whilst refurbishing William Hartnell's flat. Provenance: As featured on the Antiques Roadshow on 31st December 2017. This is the very DNA of the origin of Doctor Who, genesis of the Doctor and piece of British Television history.
Estimate £5000 - £7000