Doctor Who fans will soon be able to step inside a virtual reality version of the TARDIS.

“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.” – Jo Pearce, creative director, BBC digital drama team

Doctor Who: The Runaway is a 12-minute long new original story set in the Doctor’s time-travelling spacecraft and sees Jodie Whittaker reprise her role as the Doctor in animated form.

The immersive reality adventure will be available on selected headsets in the coming months.

Viewers will join the Thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor on board the TARDIS and become her companion as they find themselves at the centre of the action facing a deadly threat.

“Our team at the BBC VR Hub has been creating new experiences with the goal of helping to usher virtual reality 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.” – Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub

Featuring new music from series composer Segun Akinola, Doctor Who: The Runaway was written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg. It has been produced by the BBC’s digital drama team, BBC VR Hub and Passion Animation Studios.

Jodie Whittaker as the doctor in non-animated form
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