The BBC is developing a Doctor Who biopic for the show’s 50th anniversary.

The project, which has the working title An Adventure in Space and Time, will focus on the creation of the successful sci-fi drama in 1963, according to Broadcast.

Mark Gatiss is set to pen the 90-minute special, while Doctor Who executive producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner will helm the project.

Digital Spy quotes Moffat as saying: "The story of Doctor Who is the story of television, so it's fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched."

Doctor Who is expected to return to BBC One for its seventh series later this month.