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Doctor Who going 3D

February 12, 2013

Dr-WhoDoctor Who will celebrate its birthday this year with a special 3D edition on November 23rd – exactly 50 years after its first ever adventure. Viewers will be able to see the 3D version of the episode entitled “An Unearthly Child” on the BBC HD channel.

Doctor Who’s executive producer and lead writer, Steven Moffat, said: “It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore.”

The BBC’s controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson also revealed details of airing the episode in cinemas. “It’s a nationwide celebration of both Doctor Who and the BBC because I think they are so synonymous. We will be doing a big Doctor Who special in 3D which is very exciting and feels very innovative,” he said.”We will be doing it on cinema screens as well. We are working out the logistics of that at the moment because we need to make sure the main BBC1 experience remains absolute value for money for the audience.”

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