Doctor Who goes 3D for 50th birthday

Time Lord's half-centenary will be celebrated with special screenings in 3D in cinemas and on BBC HD channel

The Time Lord is accustomed to travelling through space and time, but BBC1's Doctor Who will have an added dimension for its 50th-anniversary special, which will be filmed in 3D and shown in cinemas.

Doctor Who will celebrate its half centenary with a special birthday edition on 23 November, exactly 50 years after its first ever adventure, An Unearthly Child, starring William Hartnell in the title role. Viewers will be able to see the 3D version on the BBC HD channel.

The BBC's controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson said on Monday the anniversary of the time-travelling show would be a national event and compared it to the Queen's diamond jubilee and the Olympics.

Doctor Who's executive producer and lead writer, Steven Moffat, said: "It's about time. Technology has finally caught
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