Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday in November, but it is not the first time viewers have had the chance to see the Time Lord in 3D. Doctor Who’s 30th anniversary was marked in 1993 with a 3D story, Dimensions in Time, broadcast as part of Children In Need. The two-part adventure was filmed on EastEnders’ Albert Square set, and featured Doctor Who stars past and present, as well as cast members from the BBC soap. Stevan Moffat, the show’s lead writer and producer said the latest 3D escapade would bring a “whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore”.
The special was announced as part of the BBC’s latest round of drama commissions, which will also see Call The Midwife return in 2014.