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BBC Strictly Nora | 12:57 UK time, Wednesday, 7 December 2011

On Saturday 17th December the BBC will be broadcasting Strictly Come Dancing, The Final, live in 3D for the first time ever!

This experimental trial can be viewed at home if you watch Strictly on the BBC HD Channel with a 3D enabled television. However, excitingly we are also making this available live in selected cinemas across the UK.

If you'd like to share the 3D experience with your friends, please come and watch the broadcast at one of the participating cinemas listed below.

Strictly in 3D!

The live show will start at 7pm on December 17th and we'd like you to join us from 6.45pm.

Tickets are limited and will be available to purchase on a first come first served basis, please go to any of the links below for the cinema venue of your choice.

If you buy a ticket you will be agreeing to the relevant terms and conditions of the cinema. The BBC is not responsible for these terms.

INFORMATION UPDATE : There have been THREE additional screens added in Liverpool, Kingston and Wimbledon.

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  • Comment number 1.

    ok, but I can still see the Final right? I live in Dublin and my telly is not even close to 3D enabled...

  • Comment number 2.

    Thank you Natrick. I live in Cork and My telly is not 3D. I have HD. But If I can't watch the final of my favourite programme, i be giving out. What use are the cinemas listed to people who live in the Republic.

    BAsically, I have the same question that comment one have people who do not have 3D tv or can not go to the nearest cinema, Can we still watch the final.

  • Comment number 3.

    I have BBC HD and I have BBC one as normal could I still watch it on The BBC HD Channel or do I have to watch it on the BBC One Channel.

  • Comment number 4.

    Will it be as good as Wembley...

  • Comment number 5.

    @3. At 19:32 7th Dec 2011, lostchachachamp

    Try reading the para two again, again and again.... it really is clear.

  • Comment number 6.

    Actually it isn't very clear in para 2. It makes no mention about normal viewing which is what people are worried about. I'm quite sure that the normal broadcast will happen as well, the 3D broadcast on the HD channel and in cinemas is an extra experimental thing the BBC are trying out. There is no way that the BBC would dare not broadcast the final in the normal way - they'd drop too many viewers!

  • Comment number 7.

    If you have a HD tv with 3D and you watch BBC-HD you will see SCD in 3D - UNLESS you have turned off the 3D on your tv. In the latter case you will then ONLY see SCD in normal 2D-HD.

    If you are watching BBC-HD on a HD-TV then you will see SCD in HD.

  • Comment number 8.

    Hello folks, the Strictly final will be screened on BBC One as normal, this information is for those with 3D enabled TV's and those who would like to experience Strictly in 3D at selected cinemas.

  • Comment number 9.

    Seems us Midlanders aren't being catered for either for reason! Click the link above for Birmingham and you go to the Odeon website which only lists Belfast, Cardiff, Covent Garden, Dunfermline and Manchester! Gutted!

  • Comment number 10.

    How nice the BBC found a cinema somewhere in East Anglia - one of the biggest areas in the country and not one venue, tsk tsk! We always seem to be forgotten about :(

  • Comment number 11.

    Right, I am understanding from the information that three channels will be showing scd that day. BBC One, BBC One HD and then BBC HD- being the 3D broadcast.

    It's great that they're doing this but a real shame that there are not more cinemas doing 3D showings. My nearest one is 90 minutes away on the train.

    I think I prefer my home comforts this time

  • Comment number 12.

    I live in Newcastle-under-Lyme, don't have access to a 3D TV and would love to see the final in 3d. Please think about showing it at VUE cinemas! Remember the unexpected popularity of Mamma Mia! :-)

  • Comment number 13.

    There are no participating cinemas in Lincolnshire either - we've been forgotten about too. Come on BBC - put this oversight right before 17 December please!

  • Comment number 14.

    Comment 5. i take your point but it is telling us about 3D but it not telling us about seen the final normal way. As long as I can watch it, That what matters

  • Comment number 15.

    I saw the ad for cinema showings in 3D would like to have treated my wife who is a strictly no1 fan but I live in sussex which as it is in the south of england and has no showings at all could it be the bbc is biased against the south as in other things. I couldn't possibly comment!

  • Comment number 16.

    I live in Newcastle upon Tyne the most important place in the whole country and it isn't even showing in a cinema here, in fact not anywhere in the whole of the North East!!!!!! Outrageous!!

  • Comment number 17.

    So what about Kent? Sigh....so many of my friends, family and work friends wanted to go to the cinema to see this in 3D but the closest cinema is in London.
    They can put Harry Potter and dancing penguins in nearly every cinema in the country but not Strictly?

  • Comment number 18.

    Will a freesat HD box the Humax HDR connected to a 3d TV via HDMI work or does the TV need to have freesat built in?

  • Comment number 19.

    I think unless the BBC could have enabled more cinemas across the county to have the 3D facility they shouldn't have had this faciity it's just too unfair so many people i.e. Jessica at 15 . not available anywhere in the North East! Kent, Lincolnshire etc.

  • Comment number 20.

    That's South to someone up here!!

  • Comment number 21.

    Try living in Dorset or Hampshire or Somerset or Wiltshire. Ridiculous

  • Comment number 22.

    Isn't Kent about as far South East as you can get?

  • Comment number 23.

    OK. You WILL still be able to watch the Strictly Final in all the usual ways:

    BBC 1 Sky
    BBC 1 HD Sky
    BBC 1 Freeview/Freesat HD
    BBC 1 Terrestrial (if you still have that)
    BBC 1 various cable providers

    And yes, if you have Sky, a 3D TV and an HD box you can see Strictly in 3D on the BBC HD channel.

  • Comment number 24.

    Well said jessica, newcastle in not on the map.we count for nothing.

  • Comment number 25.

    What about Glasgow??

  • Comment number 26.

    What about CORNWALL then???????

  • Comment number 27.

    worrabartsheffieldthen!

  • Comment number 28.

    thanks Nora @8! I'm sorry for my "blonde" question Archangel 02

  • Comment number 29.

    Can I watch it in 3D if I do not have the Sky HD package?

  • Comment number 30.

    Given the way the cameras swoop around I don't think I'd want to watch in 3D!

  • Comment number 31.

    No Liverpool cinema screenings? Shame on you BBC.

  • Comment number 32.

    The lack of cinemas showing the final isn't really the bbc's fault, only cinemas that have a licence and satellite can show these types of performances and unfortunately at the minute there aren't that many. I work at a cinema myself, and we've been waiting to have the necessary equipment installed for over a year now but it keeps being pushed back. Honestly though i don't see the attraction of 3D and paying at least a tenner a ticket for something you can watch for free in the comfort of your own home.

  • Comment number 33.

    what about the Isle of Man?!?!?

  • Comment number 34.

    I think it's a real waste of money. They should stick to HD.

    In fact, HD is a waste of money when they're making cuts. Scrap it and just broadcast SD.

    The real problem is making TV programmes in Colour - how much extra does this cost? Let's go back to black and white TV.

    Pictures - what frivolity, pictures _and_ sound?! Stick it all on the radio. Close BBC TV down altogether - this is no time for such reckless spending.

    Speech and music on the radio? For goodness sake! There are cheaper ways to get the important information across - send it all in Morse code! One channel of Morse code giving all the news anyone could ever want.

    If you are extravagant enough to want more, pay Sky whatever they ask for it.

    There - that'll save some money and keep everyone happy.

    ;-)


    I'll be enjoying the 1920x1080 broadcasts all week, I'm really looking forward to Strictly in 3D (it's been crying out for it IMO), and will be interested to see 50fps on iPlayer at last - that would be a good option for all sport/dancing/etc on there, even in 2D.

    Cheers,
    David.

  • Comment number 35.

    They can put Harry Potter and dancing penguins in nearly every cinema in the country but not Strictly?

    Good point. They have dancing penguins in nearly every cinema why not dancing humans.

    My point is can I watch it on BBC HD without it being 3D. Some one mention the Isle of Man , What about the channel Islands

  • Comment number 36.

    Of course the BBC should try 'experimental broadcasts' Without them we wouldn't have had large scale outside broadcasts (the BBC's coverage of the Coronation in 1953 was the first experiment in multi-camera OB), colour TV or HD TV.

    But... it is not clear whether the 3D broadcast on BBC1HD will be viewable on non-3D HD TVs or whether it will look like the blurry image you get when watching 3D movies without the special glasses.

    If the programme is unwatchable on a standard 3D TV, this is unnacceptable. Many people have invested in HD TVs for the obvious increase in picture quality both from live broadcasts and Blu-Ray discs - there are far fewer 3D capable TVs in use. To deprive standard HD viewers of SCD final in HD is unforgiveable.

    But I may be wrong - the BBC needs to clarify this urgently.

    As for cinema showings, this would be fascinating, The cinema experience is a whole different thing to watching at home - I've seen a number of TV dramas on a cinema screen and I know how different it is. However, these dramas were projected from the original film they were shot on and not from a video tape through a TV projector. It would be interesting to see how even an HD signal holds up on a big screen. Even when movies are shot on digital cameras and projected using a digital projector, the resolution is far higher than HD TV so there could be some disappointment if people are expecting the same image quality they get from a movie.

    But the fundamental question that has to be asked is why bother? 3D, both in the cinema and on TV is a gimmick that adds nothing to viewing experience and often detracts from it. I've seen 3D TV on demonstration in a local retailer and it has left me totally underwhelmed.

  • Comment number 37.

    I am very dissappointed to see there is no venue in Somerset. I am surprised by the lack of venues. Please can you get in touch with more venues to see if they would be willing to sh.ow it. Thank you a lot of people will be happy if you could make this possible

  • Comment number 38.

    i am very disappointed that not only is the final in our home town of blackpool and,1 we carnt get tickets but 2 there is no venues here showing it in 3d and we have 3 cinima outlets.come on bbc at least get now on board

  • Comment number 39.

    What about Bristol or Bath?!! Very disappointed Bbc - not everyone has HD or wants to travel miles & miles to watch it in 3d!! :(

  • Comment number 40.

    BBC HD (169) is a different channel to BBC One HD (143), therefore I believe you should be able to watch it in HD even if you don't have 3D

  • Comment number 41.

    I was so disappointed with the lack of venues. South of London seems to have been left out totally?

  • Comment number 42.

    I noticed that. The whole thing is about the North - is this to do with the BBC's move to Salford? Are they now totally biased against anyone who lives in the South? What is wrong with Bournemouth or Brighton or Bristol or Bath

  • Comment number 43.

    Never in Aberdeen eh?

    By the way, anyone on twitter, @RealAndyGibson, follow me - I follow back, just ask. x

  • Comment number 44.

    runaway87 well thats neither here nor there. fact is, BBC is screwing us over again.

    Hopefully Bruce Forsyth will not be back for the next series as hes been past it for the previous 3 seasons. x

  • Comment number 45.

    teddyandgypsy lmao the north? you're mistaken, im the north in aberdeen, its not all england you know. Its more the lower middle you're thinking of mate.

  • Comment number 46.

    What about Brighton and the rest of the South East for that matter!? :( There's no way I'm spending a fortune to travel to London to watch it when I have about four huge cinemas down the road from me! just because Sussex and Kent are 'close' to London on a map it certainly isn't in real life!! please please please show it in more places, I would just LOVE to go and see strictly in the cinema in 3D!! It's such a great idea, it's just a shame it's not more countrywide!!! :(

  • Comment number 47.

    Wow there's a lot of complaining on this thread! I think it sounds really good and it's nice to see it being tried out in smaller places as well as the big cities. Looking forward to it! And well done to the folks at the BBC for giving something a go :)

  • Comment number 48.

    Sorry about that 45. I think you are right

  • Comment number 49.

    Nothing for the North East!!! :(

  • Comment number 50.

    As usual nothing in the north east, hilarious that the nearest place it offers me is Dunfermline but southerners tend to think Newcastle is just a stones throw away from Scotland!

  • Comment number 51.

    Gutted its not in a cinema near me because you aren't coming to Edinburgh :( only capital city not included

  • Comment number 52.

    Well would have thought it would be on in cinemas in leeds!! dont know what people who live in the south are complaining about it is further to get to south from leeds than london surrounding areas shame it isnt on the sunday as i am there on sunday a day later

  • Comment number 53.

    Am in total agreement with StuartHX, it really is not clear if HD picture quality will be affected if you are watching on a none 3D TV. I assume that it will not, but can the BBC please give clear clarification that there will be no problem with HD quality for a none 3D viewer? I actually have no wish to view in 3D, and would consider it unacceptable if I was deprived of HD quality on my HD TV. I just hope ArchAngel02 knows more than I do!

  • Comment number 54.

    Am very concerned tht even though I can still probably watch it in normal tv the option of HD has been taken away just so the bbc can test 3d which not many people can afford.

  • Comment number 55.

    I really would like to watch the final in 3D. I live in Bournemouth, which has a large, 3D-capable ODEON cinema. It also is the centre of panto, Ballroom and Latin dance - almost as big as Blackpool Tower ballroom in it's heyday where my Mum and Dad met, and danced, regularly.

    Whilst it is apparent that the BBC simply cannot accommodate ALL venues for an experimental, first-time transmission - surely this one (showing in Bournemouth) is a no-brainer? The majority of the venues being supported seem to be centred around the voting concentrations for the competitors' home vote - look at the number of Welsh venues (for Alex). The South and South West are pretty poorly catered for (with the exception of Taunton).

    Come on Beeb, a little more thought should have gone into this instead of just looking at telephone vote statistics... even a random poll of 20+ friends who saw yesterday's show says that they would all like to see it 3D - but no-one in this group is able to due to cash, commitments, family, etc. What a shame.

    What a missed opportunity - sigh: I shall have to sit and watch the pain and the pleasure in front of this tiny little screen again....

  • Comment number 56.

    As far as I can tell we will not be able to watch in HD as that channel will be used for the 3D transmission. Keeping in mind who pays the outdated licence fee would someone from the BBC please tell us when they had a referendum of BBC and or strictly viewers that came to the conclusion that a majority wanted a 3D transmission of the final at the expense of losing HD coverage. ?

  • Comment number 57.

    I live in the biggest county , Yorkshire, and not one cinema selected? Thanks BBC.Great program, great dancers, but bad planning leaving Yorkshire out, will still be watching on my 2D TV at home! Come on Harry & Aliona!!!!!

  • Comment number 58.

    Winkelstiltskin,from reading your comment even people who have BBC HD cann't watch it on the BBC HD, we have to watch on the Normal BBC one Channel?

  • Comment number 59.

    I clicked on the Cardiff link and it kept saying the final isn't being shown there - confused now!

  • Comment number 60.

    I'm a tad gutted there are no cinemas showing this in Newcastle! Please note for next time, there are a few strictly mad fans in the north east =).

  • Comment number 61.

    The Odeon link is working OK now and the drop down displays Birmingham in the list - so for those who are able to travel to Birmingham you can easily book tickets now - I've booked mine, woohoo! :-)

  • Comment number 62.

    Would have loved to see SCD in 3D.........but once again nothing even close to Norwich!!!

  • Comment number 63.

    I would have thought, as Vincent and Flavia both hail from Guildford in Surrey, and although they are not actually in the final, that the ODEON in Guildford would show the live 3D show...that cinema being fully equipped for showing such screenings. Poor show BBC, even my home town of Liverpool doesn't get a look in. They tout it as being in 3D but how many people can afford 3D TV in these straitened times? It should have had much wider coverage over the whole of the British Isles. The BBC definitely need to pull their socks up and take advantage of the popularity of this show. As for Bruce...I think it's time to go time. We've loved him, and now it's time to leave. I nominate John Barrowman to take over. Get rid of Claudia Winkleman, she adds nothing at all. Likewise Tess Daly...accent exaggerated and too much slap. There must be better presenters who do not want to hog the limelight.

  • Comment number 64.

    Sheffield is one f the cities and the Odeon isnot covering this very dissapointed will not be going there again.

  • Comment number 65.

    If I record BBC HD on my Virgin TiVo box and watch the final later will I still get 3d viewing on my 3d TV??

  • Comment number 66.

    I Beleive the BBC has not thought this through properly. Why so few cinemas when clearly there are many more who are capable of showing the programme? I come from a small town on the coast, so there is no chance of anything exciting happenning within 80 mile radius, but to miss out the major cities is crazy. How much money is being lost? With an average audience of 11million someone should have realised there would be a demand for seats.

    I don't think 3d is all that, and is just a bit of a gimmick. But to sit in cinema, surrounded by like minded fans would be a fabulous experience i would really enjoy.

  • Comment number 67.

    Are people REALLY still confused about this?

    If you have BBC HD channel and a 3D-enabled TV, you can view it in 3D.

    If you don't have a 3D TV, watch it as normal on either BBC One or BBC One HD. There, easy! Please take a minute to think about these things...

  • Comment number 68.

    If you have an HD TV, you will still be able to watch the show as normal, in HD.

    There are two HD channels - BBC One HD and BBC HD. BBC One HD will show the normal broadcast, in 2D, and high definition.

    The BBC HD channel (which is on a separate channel number) will show the 3D version of the broadcast. So no one is missing out on anything. And if you don't have HD, then the ordinary BBC One will have the standard def version.

    On Freeview, it works out like this:

    Channel 1: BBC One, Strictly in 2D, standard def
    Channel 50: BBC One HD, Strictly in 2D, high def (Virgin/Freesat 108, Sky 143)
    Channel 54: BBC HD, Strictly in 3D, high def (Virgin 187, Freesat 109, Sky 169)

    As for the cinemas, it's not quite as simple as saying that any cinema that can have the latest feature films in 3D should be able to show Strictly. Feature films aren't live, and can be distributed to cinemas via hard disks and couriers, or a slower broadband or satellite link.

    Live 3D needs each cinema that's showing it to have an appropriate link, and the equipment to feed signals from that link straight to the projector, rather than saving it (as they do for a feature film).

    And far fewer cinemas have all that, than have the facilities to receive 3D and show it later.

    The BBC has no control whatsoever over what the cinema in a particular town installs, and they certainly can't spend licence fee money to subsidise a commercial cinema chain.

    If it's not available in 3D in your local cinema, the people to complain to are the cinema - tell them how disappointed you are that they can't participate in this, and future events, like some of the Olympics and even some of the shows from theatres and opera houses that are also transmitted in this way.

    Unless people tell their cinemas they do want more than just Hollywood blockbusters, they're not going to invest in the kit to do this sort of thing. It really, honestly, is down the cinema owners, not some bizarre BBC conspiracy to favour certain parts of the country over others.

  • Comment number 69.

    So there are plans for a BBC 3D channel then?

  • Comment number 70.

    We wish that it hadn't been made such a fuss of on the programme without explaining that only very few cinemas were going to take part - there are none in Norfolk or Suffolk at all. If we really wanted to go - it is 3 hours to Birmingham or 5 hours to Manchester. I only know of 2 friends who have 3D TVs too at this point - we've only just gone over the digital switchover in the past 3 weeks so most friends have been waiting to see how that goes before thinking of updating equipment in the new year. Very, very disappointing BBC.

  • Comment number 71.

    It should have had much wider coverage over the whole of the British Isles. - do that include the Republic of Ireland.

    If you have an HD TV, you will still be able to watch the show as normal, in HD.
    That's what I what to do know

  • Comment number 72.

    i can only see 1 cinema for the whole of scotland. Feel like Scotland missing out again. very disappointed with the orginisation of this event

  • Comment number 73.

    The only two cinemas showing in the London area booked.
    Requires 3D cinemas across Uk to be rented for the final,not just Odeon.
    Should include Cineworld and the previous Virgin chain.
    Most disapointing - please get it right for next year.

  • Comment number 74.

    I tried to book tickets for our local cinema and then realised my 8 year old daughter might not be allowed in as they are showing it as a 12 certificate!!!!! She's been watching Strictly since she was 5

  • Comment number 75.

    I am trying to book two tickets for Covent Garden but, although it is not showing as sold out, I keep getting the message "Alhough this film is not showing at your chosen cinema you can see it at one of the following ODEONs:". I highlight Covent Garden, press Go but keep coming back to this message. Is there a problem with the site or are tickets sold out?

  • Comment number 76.

    What is show up in my Sky programmes for Saturday that it is normal 2D on the BBC one HD( 141) and the 3D on the BBC HD (143), so I am happy.

  • Comment number 77.

    I cant believe that some people still don't get it!!!!

    Normal BBC1 (SD) and Normal BBC1HD are going to be showing strictly as normal.

    If you have a 3D TV u need to switch to the BBC HD Channel instead.
    It is THIS channel that is showing the 3D version.

  • Comment number 78.

    i cant belive there not showing the final in bristol gutted

  • Comment number 79.

    I cant believe that some people still don't get it!!!!

    if the BBC explain it better than they did, we would get it, my reading of there were no mention of 2D.

  • Comment number 80.

    That's disgraceful, what about Edinburgh and Glasgow...hello, Scotland is still part of Britain, we didn't get our independence yet and we do have 3D cinema here :( You expect us all to travel to Dunfermline...apart from a vague guess of that's up north in Fife I don't have a clue...even if you are just restricting it to Odeon we still have Odeon in Edinburgh and Glasgow, even Dumfries... Ridiculous indeed to expect us all to fit in one cinema.

  • Comment number 81.

    So if you have an 3D TV and choose to watch it back via the i-player, with it linked to the TV, do we get it in 3D? This will be the first time we have actually seen anything on 3D on the TV if that is the case!

  • Comment number 82.

    Scellanis==========
    This article is really good at explaining everything
    http://www.reghardware.com/2011/12/13/strictly_come_dancing_in_3d_the_facts/

    Not every cinema can show. Whilst they may be able to show films in 3D, they won't necessarily have the means to live stream in 3D.

    For everyone else who is worried, if you don't have HD or 3D, you can still watch it on BBC1, it will be like any other Saturday night.

  • Comment number 83.

    I have a 3D TV1 If I record Strictly on BBC HD channel will it still be in 3D

  • Comment number 84.

    I have been told that the format for the 3d will be passive circular is that correct?

  • Comment number 85.

    It makes me laugh how so many people are complaining. Most weeks you all sit in your front rooms and watch without a complaint in the world. The BBC decide to do something different and move forward and everyone complains about watching it front of their small screens!!. Surely thats down to your decision on TV buying!!

    It is not like the BBC are not showing SCD in HD or SD they have introduced something amazing by offering an extra service and all people can do is moan.

    While I do understand some peoples frustration ( which is down to the cinemas not the BBC )you have to remember this is the first time this has been done, its still in experimental stages. Did everyone have a colour tv when they were first released?

    I wish people would stop complaining and realise the BBC are moving forward and I wish more channels would do this.

    I salute you BBC and may we strive to move forward...

  • Comment number 86.

    I agree with justv - stop moaning, people! Also they are adding new venues all the time so keep watching.

    Does anyone know if the cinema showings include both the final and the final results show at 9pm??

  • Comment number 87.

    Very disapointed at the lack of screens available in Scotland. Dunfermline!!!!! Really. Not really very accessable for everyone. Concidering we have a population of 5m people I would thought there would have been more than 1. Should have had one the West coast of Scotland ie. Glasgow. Sort it out please BBC.

  • Comment number 88.

    I think its the chain of cinemas that BBC has hooked up with that is the problem. Mostly all cineworld and vue cinemas are Digital ones, therefore with the most chance of being 3D enabled. Most Odeon and Apollo cinemas, though i could be wrong here, are still using the old fashioned projector style. Like i said i'm no expert.

    If they had hooked up with Vue or Cineworld, then most areas would have been covered, but its probably all down to cost for the cinema companies.

    Thats my opinions anyway, but i can understand why some people are upset about not seeing it in their areas. I'm from yorkshire (hull) and one of the largest counties and not got one screen, disappointed is one word for it!!

  • Comment number 89.

    hi i am confused the bbcput the wimbldom final in 3d and all i could get is two spilt screens with the same picture what am i doing wrong please my tele is hd 3d arthur

  • Comment number 90.

    I think it's fab that the BBC are utilising the BBC HD channel for 3D, from what I can gather SCD will be shown on BBC 1 Standard Definition, BBC 1 HD High Definition and BBC HD in 3D HD also being shown on cinemas in 3D throughout the country - and people are moaning on here!

    Well done BBC

    P.S. 89 the 3D image picure on BBC HD will view as two images squashed together you need to set you 3D TV to decode the images and overlap them(normally a 3D button on your remote) so you will see the blurry 3D image corrected when you wear your 3D glasses

  • Comment number 91.

    Like many have said, what a lot of moaners. This is an EXPERIMENT - the BBC are NOT taking anything away from the coverage, but trying out something new for the future.

    Their only fault is in not making it clear that the 3D HD broadcast is on the BBC HD channel while normal 2D HD coverage is on the BBC1 HD channel. I'm surprised that although this blog has been up for a week or more, the introduction hasn't been amended to make this clear.

    As for the cinemas, again this is also an experiment. I think it must be the first time that a major Saturday night TV show has ever been shown live in the cinema. The bizarre choice of venues is down to the fact that these are the only ones with the necessary reception equipment to show Strictly and nothing to do with influencing votes, etc.

    What is interesting is that, if this experiment is successful, it could lead to more high profile TV shows being shown on the big screen. I'd love to see dramas such as Dr Who, Merlin, even perhaps Downton Abbey or documentaries such as Frozen Planet in the cinema - it would be a whole new experience and perhaps even a money spinner which the BBC could use supplement its programme production budget.

  • Comment number 92.

    Why does Wales get three venues and anybody South of London one? Utterly ludicrous. Also, a lot of elderly people who enjoy the programme are worried about whether they will still be albe to see it. The BBC have not made things clear at all.

  • Comment number 93.

    Well, I'm on BBC HD on Sky's platform, and my TV is in 3D mode, but I'm seeing absolutely no 3D whatsoever. I've tried horizontal and vertical mode, but I'm getting nothing. Well done whoever didn't flip the switch.

  • Comment number 94.

    Not getting any 3d effect?

  • Comment number 95.

    am watching the 3d version and it is amazing, for the ones getting two pics on the screen you need t set it as side by side on your 3d tv.great

  • Comment number 96.

    BBC whats going on my 3d TV has not recived the signal to convert to 3d was so lookimg forward to this momentous event we are even holding a litte party to celebrate, but no 3d, is the 3d function omly working on sky platform,as its not working through virgin hd or the BBC hd channel

  • Comment number 97.

    On freeview its channel 54 not the usual 51 so maybe others are on different channels. I have only just managed to sort mone now, but it is good!!

  • Comment number 98.

    hope this helps you all :
    BBC HD: The 3D, high definition version of Strictly. Find this on Freeview 54, Virgin 187, Freesat 109, Sky 169.

  • Comment number 99.

    Jillywally - You are a legend!!! I now have a very happy wife. Thank you.

  • Comment number 100.

    I was watching in 3D at home, but the broadcast wasnt good enough. everytime camera changed it reverted back to 2D. got bored and turned back to BBC1 after 15 mins.

 

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