Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Alasdair Wilkins
    Nov 21, 2013
    The docudrama is at its most powerful in its second half, as the focus shifts more toward David Bradley as William Hartnell.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 29, 2013
    The whole affair is thoroughly riveting, even if you're not much of an old Whovian, hell it even works for non Whovians too. Missing it would be your own loss, trust me! Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2013
    I was almost (ALMOST) crying in the last scene, and that's a very hard thing to do.
    Much better than the more popular Day of the Doctor which
    was kind of disappointing. Full Review »
  3. Nov 23, 2013
    Although not showing the whole creation of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time makes you cheer for the people who made Doctor Who a worldwide phenomenon and makes you feel proud to be a Whovian. Full Review »