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Doctor Who 3D special to celebrate show's 50th anniversary

Matt Smith as Doctor Who

Story by Jack Foley

DOCTOR Who is to get a special 3D episode to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

The special was announced as part of the BBC’s latest round of drama commissions, which also saw another audience favourite, Call The Midwife, renewed for a third series.

To be broadcast using some of the BBC’s HD capacity, Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, 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.”

Ironically, this isn’t the first time that Doctor Who has featured a 3D episode – the show’s 30th anniversary was marked in 1993 with a 3D story, Dimensions in Time, which was broadcast as part of Children In Need and featured a crossover with the BBC’s long-running soap, EastEnders.

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