Discovery Channel in 3D war programming

The Discovery Channel in the UK have commissioned a new four-part series on the First World War using 3D stereoscopic images never before broadcast on television.

Tony Robinson, host of Channel 4's Time Team, will front the series set to hit screens on November 11, Armistice Day.

Shot on location in the UK, France, Belgium and Germany, the series will use images taken by official war photographers on both sides of the conflict, as well as serving soldiers, to tell the story of battles on the Western Front.

The series will also see Robinson driving tanks, exploring replica trench systems and flying in vintage fighter planes and will also be broadcast on Sky’s 3D channel.