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August 8th, 2018 714 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 2nd July 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.

The American and Australian sets available from and

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  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2018 - 6:37pm

    Now available from the ABC Shop in Australia

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2018 - 8:05am

    I hate how on the US release they say Tom Baker Season 1
    Shouldn’t it say The Fourth Doctor, Season 1

  • The Drums The Never Ending Drum Beat

    May 17th, 2018 - 5:03pm

    Hey booboo Do you intend in adding the 40th anniversary Dalek boxset to the DVD list? I recently got it and I noticed that it wasn’t there on the list also do you plan to implement a way to check if you’ve got the slipcases or not because I have noticed that a lot of people don’t know stories is Genesis of the Daleks or the hand of fear have slipcases

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2018 - 5:17pm

      we left slip cases out as it was the same DVD, there are actually several, will look at the Dalek DVD

  • BHarribo

    May 17th, 2018 - 2:56am

    So they’re calling it “Tom Baker season 1” now? If they name all upcoming classic blu-ray box sets in the same manner, how the hell will they handle seasons 4 and 21? Should’ve just stayed with the standard numbering system to avoid confusion.

    • BHarribo

      May 17th, 2018 - 2:59am

      Just realized that’s only for the American release which they decided to unnecessarily give a different title to for whatever reason.

    • TigerMan1995

      May 17th, 2018 - 2:59am

      That’s the US release. I’m American and prefer the UK title.

    • philip shaw

      May 17th, 2018 - 8:28am

      I’d still prefer ‘series’ 12

    • Anonymous

      May 17th, 2018 - 11:07am

      But it’s not Series 12, it’s Season for the classics.

    • Anonymous

      May 17th, 2018 - 7:15pm

      Only after JNT took over and wanted to appeal to Americans, British shows don’t use “season”.

    • Anonymous

      May 17th, 2018 - 11:09pm

      Could be a few years away those releases

    • Phillip

      May 18th, 2018 - 2:05am

      Season 4 and 21 would likely be split and added to the appropriate Doctor.

  • Gordon

    May 16th, 2018 - 1:55pm

    According to Richard bignall The following extras have been moved to more apropriate

    Doctor Forever – Love and War
    Scene Around Six – Tom in Northern Ireland from around 1977/78
    TARDIS Cam 1
    The Doctor Who Technical Manual PDF
    Crosse & Blackwell Promo PDF

    The original tin and the white witch documentary also won’t be included as there is an extended version on the s12 set.

  • MJS

    May 11th, 2018 - 7:35am

    Amazon have emailed to state the release date has been moved to June 18th

    • Philip

      May 11th, 2018 - 7:51am

      My Amazon email says June 25th !

    • Anonymous

      May 11th, 2018 - 8:02am

      Mine says 18th June also

    • Gordon

      May 11th, 2018 - 1:49pm

      Amazon has now emailed saying it’s the 11th again

    • Gordon

      May 14th, 2018 - 6:33pm

      It’s switched back to the 18th again

    • Phillip

      May 18th, 2018 - 2:06am

      Mine says 19th of may…and has always said 19th of may.

  • Anonymous

    May 9th, 2018 - 5:37am

    This will be $85 in Australia

  • Gordon

    May 4th, 2018 - 9:05pm

    A screenshot of the optional cgi

  • Gordon

    April 30th, 2018 - 6:21pm

    Some of the Special features Cleared by the BBFC:
    Robot photo gallery – 4:14
    Robot clean opening and closing titles – 2:23
    Robot continuity – 0:38
    The Ark in Space Trail/continuity – 0:50
    The Ark in Space photo galley – 7:04
    The Ark in Space model effects roll – 7:08
    The Ark in Space 3D technical schematics – 1:07
    The Ark in Space Roger Murray Leach interview – 10:26
    The Sontaran Experiment photo gallery – 4:47
    The Sontaran Experiment: On Target Ian Marter – 16:08
    The Sontaran Experiment: Like Nothing on Earth (making of) – 36:44
    Genesis of the Daleks 90′ version – 85:54
    Genesis of the Daleks photo gallery – 7:58
    Revenge of the Cybermen: Location Report at Wookey Hole – 5:53
    Revenge of the Cybermen photo gallery – 4:36
    Revenge of the Cybermen: The Tin Men and the Witch (making of) – 32:12
    Tom Baker – In Conversation – 64:18

    • Gordon

      May 9th, 2018 - 1:20pm

      Robot Rehearsals Read Through (35mins 57s) Component Listing – TELEVISION DRAMA – THE SCRIPT READ-THROUGH
      Behind The Sofa Robot (44m 18s)
      The Ark In Space
      Alternative Title Sequence for The Ark In Space (though strangely listed under Robot) (0m 42s)

      The Sontaran Experiment

      Location Report (2mins 55s)
      Behind The Sofa Sontaran Experiment (17m 42s)

    • Gordon

      May 10th, 2018 - 10:44am

      Doctor Who – Times 41m 43s

      The Ark in Space

      Behind the Sofa 37m 50s

      Genesis of the Daleks

      Keith Miller audio from TVC Canteen during Genesis 3 41m 53s

    • Philip

      May 11th, 2018 - 5:00pm

      I’m hoping for a ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’ isolated score…

    • Gordon

      May 15th, 2018 - 9:24am

      Mark Ayres hasn’t said anything on the matter so I’m going to guess there isn’t an isolated score for revenge

      In BBFC News:

      The Sontaran Experiment

      Genesis of the Daleks
      BEHIND THE SOFA – 43m 9s

      Revenge of the Cybermen
      BEHIND THE SOFA – 31m 55s

    • Gordon

      May 15th, 2018 - 4:50pm

      The Sontaran Experiment – Tom Baker Years Volume 1 (89m)

  • the_4th_doc

    April 30th, 2018 - 10:58am

    For anyone that missed it, the Genisis of the Daleks america cinima release promo cointains a new 3d packshot of the american release.

    Few interesting things here, firstly confirmation that it is 6 discs (not sure if this was known before), and it appears to be rendered as a standard case rather than a mediabook. Looks like their ditching the mediabook (at least in the US) as I don’t think they would release two different runs of a product so close together. It’s likly the finalized artwork, so the new logo is here to stay as well (but now it’s at the top and smaller, looks better in my opinion)

    • booboo

      April 30th, 2018 - 12:19pm

      that’s quite a change, if that’s correct surprised final images haven’t been sent out

    • Gordon

      April 30th, 2018 - 6:20pm

      It might just be a mock up just to make it recognisable that it’s blu ray only

    • the_4th_doc

      April 30th, 2018 - 7:57pm

      It thought that as well, but they went to the trouble of mocking up a spine and everything. That, and moving the logo to the top suggests there won’t be a cardboard bit at the bottom. I think it could still go either way in the UK though.

  • Gordon

    April 20th, 2018 - 9:05am

    According to Richard bignall the pdfs will include:
    489 pages of production documentation
    1331 pages of script
    19 pages of BBC Enterprises sales information for Season 12
    47 pages of Radio Times cuttings
    45 pages of the Weetabix 1975 promotion
    42 pages of the Wall’s Dalek’s Death Ray
    12 pages of the Nestle 1975 promotion
    59 pages of the 1976 Doctor Who Annual

    so, that’s 2044 pages in total.

    • Type40

      April 21st, 2018 - 10:59pm

      That’s quite a list. Thanks for letting us all know.


    April 14th, 2018 - 11:23pm

    I thought the bbc would end up making box set seasons of doctor who… Hope they clear up the 60s doctor who and give it some colour and added effects!

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:45pm

      NOOOOO, now why would you do that?

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:46pm

      By adding colour and added effects I mean, that deserves it’s own release. (Doctor Who William Hartnell Season 1: Modern Edition) or (Doctor Who: The Collection: Season 1: Modern Edition)


    April 14th, 2018 - 11:22pm

    I thought the bbc would end making box set seasons of doctor who… Hope they clear up the 60s doctor who and give it some colour and added effects!

    • Gordon

      April 15th, 2018 - 12:35am

      I can see them improving colour in the Pertwee stories that was originally in colour but having Colour in originally b and w stories? Not going to happen. It isn’t the restoration team’s remit to colour originally broadcast b and w episodes. The budget would be better served in filling in the missing episode gaps. The budget on these sets won’t stretch to both

    • the_4th_doc

      April 26th, 2018 - 10:22pm

      Babelcolour, who worked on the colour for Mind of Evil episode 1, said doing a full episode ’nearly killed him,’ so doing 30+ would likely be very time consuming and expensive. Untill colorization gets easier, it’s probably not going to happen.

  • Tim M

    April 4th, 2018 - 5:35pm

    I wonder…If they were to release ‘Season One’ on blu-ray, they would consider naming the first three stories 100,000bc, The Mutants and Inside the Spaceship. I don’t like ‘Inside the Spaceship’ as a title, as I don’t regard the Tardis as a spaceship. The Edge of Destruction sounds better.

    • Type40

      April 4th, 2018 - 9:35pm

      Should that release happen, I think they’ll stick to the names as used on the DVDs.

    • Anonymous

      April 10th, 2018 - 9:41pm

      I love the mutants title more than the Daleks
      but then again there is a doctor who story called the mutants

    • 100,000 BC

      April 10th, 2018 - 11:40pm

      There’s already a ‘The Mutants’, with Jon Pertwee.
      I think ‘The Edge Of Destruction’ possibly has a better ring to it than ‘Inside the Spaceship’.
      As for the first story… there’s reasonable justification to the idea that it’s two separate stories, with episode one ‘An Unearthly Child’ having a different plot and setting to episodes 2-4, ‘100,000BC’ (despite being written by the same person and leading into each other plotwise – it’s like the way that Heaven Sent/Hell Bent are linked).
      If we are to say that it is one story, I guess the unearthly child appears in all 4 parts, whereas only 3 of the episodes are set in 100,000BC so again the existing DVD’s title wins.

    • Tim M

      April 21st, 2018 - 7:00pm

      Maybe ‘An Unearthly Child’ should be regarded as a one episode story like ‘Mission to the Unknown’, and the other three episodes regarded as ‘100,000BC’. A 3 parter like ‘Planet of Giants’. That would mean 30 stories and not 29 represent the Hartnell era, and more importantly, mess up the order of subsequent stories. So ‘The Pirate Planet’ would be story 100 instead of ‘The Stones of Blood’ for example. 🙂

    • Gordon

      April 21st, 2018 - 10:08pm

      An unearthly child was commissioned as a 4 part story

  • Mr DVD

    April 3rd, 2018 - 10:55pm

    Still not interested in buying this. Money for old rope.

    • Anonymous

      April 15th, 2018 - 4:52am

      Hey Mr DVD, if you aren’t interested in HD Blu ray, stick to old VHS/DVD quality.
      I won’t be living in the 70’s.

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:49pm

      Anon, This is upconverted. In fact they did more video location filming than ever in this season and any film segments are long gone so…like Series 1-4 and The Next Doctor this is 1080p upconverted from the PAL videotape masters

  • John Baker

    April 3rd, 2018 - 9:59am

    I honestly though they would have remastered the sontaran experiment to look like film as a what if

    • Gordon

      April 3rd, 2018 - 11:19pm

      All 5 stories have been remastered from the ground up

    • Anonymous

      April 10th, 2018 - 9:40pm

      Says upscaled and remastered
      That confuses me
      Was it upscaled then remastered
      or Remasted and upscaled

    • Gordon

      April 12th, 2018 - 11:27am

      with the original version of enemy and web I believe they were scanned/upscaled to hd then the restoration work was done and then downgraded back down to sd for the dvd. Could be similar without the downgrading. Not sure as the restoration team haven’t been 100 forward on how they are restoring it. I know Peter Crocker said on Twitter that the project took over 3 months of work so it wasn’t just a quick 5 minute job

  • 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?

    • Yunie

      March 26th, 2018 - 10:54am

      I definitely agree that using the new logo doesn’t make sense.

      Although for slightly different reasons. The new logo is supposed to represent the upcoming series and new doctor. Using it with the classic series seems like it takes away from the promotion and reveal that came with the logo (i.e. using it elsewhere before the new season actually airs).

    • Anonymous

      April 4th, 2018 - 1:45am

      I like what they’re doing, using one logo for all eras helps the show seem like all ONE brand, not split up into all these differing logos, that can put people of due to lack of brand recognition. The entire show is unified under one brand, like a far better version of that ‘doctor who universe’ branding theyve been playing with in recent years.

  • 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?

    • TigerMan1995

      May 16th, 2018 - 4:26pm

      I’m Sure the Discs will say:
      Disc 1: Robot
      Disc 2: The Ark In Space (includes the Special Edition features)
      Disc 3: The Sontaran Experiment
      Disc 4: Genesis of the Daleks
      Disc 5: Revenge of the Cybermen
      Disc 6: Bonus Features
      Like they do on the New Series Blu-rays.

  • 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.

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:51pm

      Lee Binding on Twitter confirmed this is a DigiBook like Series 5-9.

  • 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

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:53pm

      If the Twin Dilemma broadcast as Season 21 then it goes on Season 21. Same with The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet, they broadcast as Season 4 then it goes on Season 4 (By the way hope for animation of the Smugglers)

  • 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.

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:54pm

      This is a DigiBook/Mediabook style casing. Lee Binding confirmed this on Twitter

  • 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.

    • TigerMan1995

      May 14th, 2018 - 5:55pm

      Aussie release is ‘The Collection: Season 12’ like the UK’s

  • 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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