Sneak Peek: Discovery’s 3D Series ‘Tony Robinson’s World War 1’

WW1 in 3D with Tony Robinson (FT)

Discovery Channel has released two clips from their 3D factual series Tony Robinson’s World War 1, which is set to premiere on Sunday November 9th at 8pm.

Produced by Renegade Pictures, the series, formerly known as WW1 In 3D With Tony Robinson, uses a vast collection of 3D stereoscopic photographs taken during the war to tell the story of WW1, from its origins, through to how it was fought and how it changed the world.

In each episode Robinson guides the viewer through a different year of the war, explaining the contemporary 3D photographs, interviewing experts and taking part in historical reconstructions using equipment from the era.

In addition to airing on the Discovery Channel in 2.5D, which uses a series of images to create a three dimensional visual perception, Tony Robinson’s World War 1 will also be simulcast on Sky 3D.

One of the two clips is a trailer for the series, while the other shows Sir Tony Robinson using a Kaiser Panorama machine, which is used to examine 3D stereoscopic photographs such as the streets of 1910s Paris, before the war.

Watch the two clips below: