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Doctor Who goes VR

Doctor Who: The Runaway will be available on selected VR headsets

The BBC have announced an upcoming virtual reality (VR) Doctor Who adventure.

The 12-minute Doctor Who: The Runaway, featuring an animated version of Jodie Whittaker, will be available on selected VR headsets “in the coming months.”

Set on board the TARDIS, the episode is produced by the BBC’s digital drama team, BBC VR Hub and Passion Animation Studios.

Jo Pearce, creative director for the BBC’s digital drama team, said: “Fans will experience the TARDIS like never before in this thrilling new interactive story. As ever, the Doctor is full of warmth, wit and charm – helped by a wonderful performance from Jodie – which puts fans at the heart of the story as they immerse themselves in this beautifully animated world.”

Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, added: “Our team at the BBC VR Hub has been creating new experiences with the goal of helping to usher VR into the mainstream, and Doctor Who is exactly the sort of series that can help more people to try this new technology. The show has been pushing boundaries for over 55 years, and VR enables Doctor Who to explore a whole new dimension of storytelling.”