Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The recently launched BBC VR experience will be available for free at some Lancashire libraries next week.
Doctor Who: The Runaway will be offered from Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 11 June.
The animated version of the thirteenth Doctor has been produced by the BBC's digital drama team, BBC VR Hub and Passion Animation Studios. It is part of a national tour.
Viewers will be able to help the Doctor in virtual reality, step inside and fly a TARDIS and save the universe from a dangerous creature called Volta.
The Doctor Who VR experience will be available in Clitheroe, Whalley, Kingsfold, Longridge and Leyland libraries. Visit http://bit.ly/lancsbbcvr to find out more information and to book a place.
County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This virtual reality project demonstrates the enormous potential that virtual reality has for creating new kinds of experiences that can be enjoyed by many people.
"I'm sure that Fans of Doctor Who especially will love this interactive experience."
Taking part in this event is only suitable for people over 13, because of the VR equipment manufacturer's guidelines. Young people aged 13 to 15 will need written parental consent to participate.
The 15-minute sessions are free to attend, but booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place call in at the library that you want to attend, or call 0300 123 6703.
Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.
For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
More information from the BBC is available at: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/doctor-who-the-runaway-vr