The actors playing producer Verity Lambert and director Waris Hussein look pretty young, but are three and five years older than their characters: Lambert was 28 but is played by 31-yo Jessica Raine, and Hussein was 24 but played by 29-yo Sacha Dhawan.

Still, not as big a difference as in 2010's drama-doc First Light about a young Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain; 18-yo Geoffrey Wellum was played by 30-yo Sam Heughan; maybe a real 18-yo from 2010 would have looked completely implausible!

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Original post by Charlie Jane Anders on io9

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

The new docudrama about Doctor Who's early years boasts an amazing attention to detail, and these newly released promotional images almost look like behind-the-scenes images from the William Hartnell era. Check out some majorly iconic moments from the 1960s, reconstructed.

And in case you missed it, here's the trailer that came out yesterday:

Check out more new photos, released by BBC America, below. Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space & Time airs Friday Nov. 22 at 9 PM on BBC America.

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

Photos from Doctor Who docudrama are like a window into the past

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