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March 18th, 2018 247 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 12 Blu-ray

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BBC Worldwide has announced that Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 will be released on Blu-Ray on 11th June 2018.

For fans of Doctor Who and collectors of Classic Who seasons, the Blu-Ray has limited edition packaging with artwork by Lee Binding and has been restored and up-scaled to HD by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. The new release also has a wealth of new bonus content.

Russell Minton, Executive Producer at BBC Worldwide says : “We are doing our very best at BBC Worldwide to restore and bring as many Classic Who titles out on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and this starts with being able to confirm one of my favourites, Tom Baker’s first season. We will also endeavour to include additional archive material and exciting newly-shot features where possible.”

Season 12, Tom Baker’s first as the Doctor, features five stories over 20 episodes, including The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks. The Doctor is accompanied in this season by Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) and was first broadcast between December 1974 and May 1975.

The new Blu-Ray release includes existing bonus material from the original DVDs as well as the brand new features below:


  • A candid new one-hour interview with the Fourth Doctor.


  • Classic clips from Season 12, viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe,
  • Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller


  • For The Sontaran Experiment and Revenge Of The Cybermen


  • For The Ark In Space and Genesis Of The Daleks


  • For Revenge Of The Cybermen


  • Unseen since broadcast in 1975


  • The 1991 VHS release, on disc for the first time


  • PDF files from the BBC Archives

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 will be released on Blu-Ray from Monday 11th June 2018.

This set is listed in the USA on as Tom Baker: Complete First Season.

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  • Nick C

    March 23rd, 2018 - 8:51am

    Is there a specific place to comment on the use of the wrong logo?
    It will jar with the new rebrand, why have a logo on the box that never appears on screen on the contents?
    I wouldn’t say I was up in arms about it, I just don’t see the sense.

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2018 - 10:00am

      A logo on the box that doesn’t appear on screen? You mean like the McGann logo being put on the boxes for the past twenty years?

    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2018 - 12:13am

      I agree. Each set should use the logo that was appearing on screen at the time.
      It would be great if they could continue these on for the new series seasons as well. Perhaps with decent extras this time?

  • Phillip

    March 23rd, 2018 - 12:40am

    This has dropped to $52.49 while it remains in “pre-order”! Amazon has this on sale, get those orders in

  • Jack Frost

    March 23rd, 2018 - 12:34am

    hey booboo swear I already put this but not sure was wondering if there will be a normal release with out Blu-ray like a started version

    • booboo

      March 23rd, 2018 - 7:15am

      I would doubt it to be honest

  • Paul parham

    March 21st, 2018 - 11:14pm

    If you already own the individual stories on dvd for this season and wish to upgrade them to blu-ray but keep them in the classic dvd cases, I wonder if there will be one blu ray disc per story including all the special features plus “The Tom Baker Years” on a separate disc as there are 6 discs in total?

  • Doctor Mysterio

    March 20th, 2018 - 8:44pm

    I hope this is properly packaged and not in the cheap looking cardboard style, like Capaldi’s Series 9 box set. That crease down the from doesn’t fill me with confidence… I’d be buying this as a premium upgrade of dvd’s I already own, so don’t want it looking tatty from the off.

    • Nicholas

      March 21st, 2018 - 11:25am

      the crease indicates it’s some sort of mediabook

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      March 21st, 2018 - 4:14pm

      I’m predicting a hard cover media book in a short sleeve. Much like a steelbook sleeve. I’m hoping for a hardback quality like the regeneration set

    • Omega63

      March 21st, 2018 - 5:52pm

      If the discs are held in cardboard I have to say that’d be the decider for me not getting this. I hope they’re held in plastic trays.

  • John Baker

    March 19th, 2018 - 8:29am

    Just want to know how this is going to look on Season 21 / Season 22
    Since the last episode ( twin dilemma) is a Colin Baker story
    Will it be included on Colin Baker: Season 1 or will they just make a complete collection

    • Darren

      March 19th, 2018 - 12:52pm

      I reckon if the UK keeps the season title then for season 21 TTD will be on it with a small photo of CB on it and a line saying including the 6th doctors first story or something like that but main photo of PD of course, as for America maybe that line I was on about will be added cause if its season box sets then TTD has to go on it in my eyes

  • Gordon

    March 19th, 2018 - 7:47am

    Makes perfect business to use tom’s name for the american releases seing as in America tom is by far the most popular classic doctor

  • Alex

    March 19th, 2018 - 1:00am

    Most interesting to see. I’m not quite a big fan of “Tom Baker Season 1”, but I can see the reason behind it. More interestingly, it seems we’re going to get more seasons.

  • Astrid

    March 18th, 2018 - 8:33pm

    Is this meant to be a steelbook? Or just a slipcase?

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 21st, 2018 - 12:46am

      Looks like it’s meant to be what is sometimes referred to as a ‘Book-pack’ or ‘Mediabook’ format – a hardback book style package with ‘page’ sized cardboard pockets for the discs (and sometimes a booklet bound in, too). Like Big Finish have used for some of their limited edition sets.

  • DalekAgent

    March 18th, 2018 - 8:08pm

    To be honest i think it should be “The Fourth Doctor: Season 1” instead

    • The Surgeon

      March 19th, 2018 - 7:56am

      I thought the same until I remembered there were some classic seasons which were split across two Doctors

    • John Baker

      March 19th, 2018 - 8:30am


    • DalekAgent

      March 19th, 2018 - 9:54am

      Oh yeah true but they could just name the season after The Doctor that has the most number of episodes in the season and have both Doctors on the artwork, for example “The Fifth Doctor: Season 4” (Season 21) because The Sixth Doctor only has one episode in that season and then the artwork could have a picture of The Doctor but one half will be The Fifth Doctor and the other half is The Sixth Doctor and then some sort of effect in the middle of them to seperate them so it dosent look too wierd and so it could look like hes regenerating and then all the enemies in the middle like this release. Im not complaining though its just an idea lol

  • funkadelicish

    March 18th, 2018 - 6:48pm

    Although it should totally say Season 12, I can understand why they might choose to put Tom Baker Season 1 for the less dedicated fan – they might be put off by thinking they’ve missed a bunch of seasons before this one, as opposed to realising this is the perfect jumping on point for his Doctor/Classic Who for many. Do you think it is the US release which will only say Tom Baker Season 1, or will it be the same here in the UK, too?

    • Anonymous

      March 18th, 2018 - 8:02pm

      It says SEASON 12 on the UK one. The Australian one is still unknown.

  • Pól O’Connor-Pryor

    March 18th, 2018 - 6:06pm

    The logo is wrong and it is season 12 not one! It nay be Blu-ray format but it can not be Blu-ray quality surely.

    • Dav

      March 19th, 2018 - 3:19pm

      yeah, i can’t believe they’re using the 2018 branding on classic merchandise

    • booboo

      March 19th, 2018 - 3:21pm

      better get used to it, any new range or line seems be carrying the new logo, even the Titan 7th Doctor Comics are

    • Anonymous

      March 19th, 2018 - 11:15pm

      I think its a good idea, it helps a casual viewer buyer realise immediately that this is the same brand, whereas in recent years, I feel the brand recognition has really suffered due to so many different logos/branding styles being in circulation. I like the 3rd and 8th doctor logo, but i feel the classic figure line, for example, may have done better if it continued to stick with the recognisable (to a general audience) RTD era logo, or even updating to the matt smith one, in order to keep a sense of uniformality.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      March 21st, 2018 - 11:49am

      Well the reason they have been branded differently in the past was because the later series have all launched as series 1-10 so it seems odd to try and brand them all together now.

  • Anonymous

    March 18th, 2018 - 5:12pm

    No, No, The whole things ridiculous
    Tom Baker, Season 1
    Can we just call every first doctor who Season for each doctor one

    I can’t wait to see how The Real Season 4 And Season 21 is like

    Peter Davison Season 3 (with an episode with Colin Baker)
    Patrick Troughton Season 1 (with two episodes with William Hartnell)

    Should have been Season 14 from the Get-go
    Now you are confusing everything

    • Anonymous

      March 18th, 2018 - 5:12pm

      Sorry Season 12

  • The real ADAM

    March 17th, 2018 - 9:44pm

    Will be nice to have this on blu ray…one of the greatest seasons…with the greatest dr


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