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By Jason Chester On February 24, 2013

Coronation Street in 3D? The Long Running Soap Has Big Plans Ahead Of Move To New Studio

The show will be the first long running drama to shoot with 3D cameras

It's been the nation's number one soap for decades, but Coronation Street could soon be getting a 21st century makeover by making the bold decision to shoot in 3D.

The option to film the long-running show in 3D has been made available following its planned move to a brand new set at MediaCity in Salford Quays, Manchester, where sources claim the familiar sets will be 'fit for purpose' and 'future proofed' upon completion.

Pilot 3D tests were conducted for Corrie and ITV bedfellow Emmerdale in 2011, but insiders remain tight lipped about technical developments on the show's famous cobbled streets when cast and crew finally make the move from their old set at Granada Studios.

Millions of loyal viewers have tuned in to watch the award winning soap – which currently films in High Definition – since its first black and white broadcast in 1960.

Use of three dimensional cameras is already commonplace in sport, with football, rugby, cricket and golf all getting the 3D treatment over recent years.

The BBC have also announced plans to film the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who in 3D later this year.

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