Doctor Who tops 3D Poll

Doctor WhoDoctor Who has topped a poll of programmes viewers would most like to be transformed in to 3D.

 

Doctor WhoDoctor Who has topped a poll of programmes viewers would most like to be transformed in to 3D. The poll was conducted by television manufacturer Panasonic as 3D televisions become more available to viewers – though at a hefty price. At the moment there are very few programmes broadcast in 3D but according to the poll by Panasonic Doctor Who topped the programmes that viewers would like to see transformed into a 3D show.

 

Animated favourites Wallace and Gromit and BBC Two’s Top Gear also were in the poll as was The X Factor. EastEnders was also preferred over northern rivals Coronation Street although after last week’s tram-crash in the Manchester soap that could be different now.

 

Interestingly Doctor Who and EastEnders have both featured in 3D before in the 1990s in a special crossover episode. For the 1993 Children in Need telethon the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who was marked with a 3D adventure Dimensions in Time in which the Rani (Kate O’Mara) trapped the Doctors and various companions in Albert Square where they encountered the residents of Walford.

 

The original series of Doctor Who had been cancelled by this point, back in 1989, and despite the special being made for charity it wasn’t well received by fans. Most Doctor Who fans prefer to completely dismiss Dimensions in Time and not include it as part of Who “canon”. More recently fans of the BBC series got another taste of 3D when a trailer for the fifth season featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan was launched in cinemas.