• Why was Doctor Who not filmed in HD when Torchwood was?

    5 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    According to Wikipedia between 2005 and 2008 Doctor Who , one of the BBC's flagship programs, was shot in 576i. However, Torchwood , a spin off of the popular franchise which ran during a similar time period, was shot in 1080i. Both series were produced by the same company - BBC Wales.
    What explains the difference in quality? It's evident that the technology was there and that the production studio was willing to use it, so why didn't they?
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