Doctor Who's 50th anniversary breaks World Record

The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who has broken a Guinness World Record for the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.

Last night's episode set the record after its was broadcast in 94 countries across six continents following a massive global campaign.

Executive producer Steven Moffat, the current Doctor Matt Smith and his assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

In addition to the TV broadcasts, the episode was screened in more than 1,500 cinemas worldwide, including in the UK, US, Canada, Latin America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia.

More than half a million tickets were sold for the theatrical screenings at which fans were able to watch the episode in 3D.