‘Doctor Who’ 50th anniversary special will be in 3D

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Speaking last night at an event for writers, actors, industry and press, BBC Controller of Drama, Ben Stephenson announced: “As part of the BBC’s blockbuster celebrations to mark the Doctor turning 50, fans will be able to see the Time Lord and his adventures like never before – in 3D!”

He revealed: “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. 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 BBC One experience remains absolute value for money for the audience.”

Stephenson also confirmed a Christmas special for 2013, adding: “There will be lots of aliens and Daleks and things like that [in the 50th anniversary special] – or maybe there won’t. There are many different things to take into account and we will also have a Christmas special after that and it all connects. Or maybe it doesn’t. There’s lots to work out.”

Executive producer Steven Moffat commented: “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.”

Series 7 Part 2 begins on Saturday 30 March on BBC One and BBC America.

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