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October 27th, 2019 820 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 12 limited Re-release Soon

This item will have a limited re-release in the UK. Date to be confirmed.

We will update this page as soon as its available to order.

Previously sold out at,,, and

Sold as Tom Baker Season One in the USA and Canada in std packaging and available to order from and

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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  • Mark Allen

    November 7th, 2019 - 5:34pm

    Latest news received today by email following a request for information regarding the Season 12 re-release
    Hi Mark

    We have not received any information regarding a re-print of Season 12 on blu-ray.

    Any Doctor Who updates will be made in the usual way via BBC Press office.

    Kind regards

    DVD Enquiry Line

    • Mark Allen

      November 7th, 2019 - 7:04pm

      Apologies to Ergon, should have posted the above as a reply to him. Trying to do it on the tube with a creepy guy breathing down my neck.

    • The Ergon

      November 8th, 2019 - 9:47am

      Much thanks for any updated info mark, and booboo of course. Appreciated.

  • The Ergon

    November 7th, 2019 - 1:36pm

    If you are going to rerelease can you speed things up please .The tension is unbearable.

    • booboo

      November 7th, 2019 - 1:44pm

      i know what you mean, i seem to be refreshing zoom an amazon every hour

    • The Ergon

      November 7th, 2019 - 2:56pm

      There will be a lot of people on tenterhooks. i hope theres an advance time to prepare the genuine fans to beable to get a copy before those bulk buying beat them to it.

    • Flo

      November 7th, 2019 - 4:40pm

      I was lucky enough to get Series 12 because I preordered it ( as always) and I’m so happy that they are making new ones. Series 12 is one of the best 🙂 The price was absolutely crazy on eBay and amazon for an upscaled DW ! Some people are mad !
      The guy said in panel a ” Short Run of Extra of those” …So it will be the same packaging for sure.

    • Gordon

      November 7th, 2019 - 5:22pm

      I’ve heard rumours of a June release but whether or not it’s accurate I’ve no idea.

      Cex is offering £208 cash and £252 for voucher. If I knew for certain I’d get 1 and it’s the same packaging I’d cash it in

    • Rob W

      November 7th, 2019 - 6:55pm

      Which would be 2 years after the initial release then if the rumours true.

    • The Ergon

      November 7th, 2019 - 7:34pm

      You ought to have kept that quiet Gordon. CEX will probably wise up and now lower the buying/selling price.

    • The Ergon

      November 8th, 2019 - 2:23pm

      Cex selling price now dropped to £155. I knew they would catch on knowing this is going for Rerelease.

    • The Ergon

      November 8th, 2019 - 4:03pm

      I expect when it does get released for the prices to drop further still.There will no doubt be somebody who works for CEX and other online stores like this that will have noticed these comments and have passed the word on. Anything that helps discourage multibuyers with greedy nefarious intentions can only be a good thing. Leave the fans something.

  • James

    November 4th, 2019 - 12:54am

    Here is a link to the video uploaded by Jason Arnopp which is the Comic Con panel about The Collection.

    • Simon Blunt

      November 4th, 2019 - 10:36pm

      Thanks for that James, good to see the news of season 12’s re-release as it happened. Shame about the disingenuous pillock at the end upsetting all those fans who have spent their hard earned cash on buying season 12 on Ebay for hundreds of pounds – it got a cheap laugh from the panel too.

    • Chris

      November 5th, 2019 - 11:57am

      I know what you mean Simon, but it works both ways. Those who paid the silly prices (that many, myself included, couldn’t afford) drove that secondary market. Hard to have too much sympathy with those who can afford to spend hundreds on a Blu-ray!

      Happy that more people will get the chance to own it, just hope they do enough so that those who want one can get one.

    • Simon Blunt

      November 5th, 2019 - 1:46pm

      Cheers Chris I agree with you entirely, just isn’t nice to have your nose rubbed in it by those guys when £300 is a painful purchase. I think there will be a lot of traders snapping up multiple copies of the re-release, making it difficult for the fans to buy one. Even at the normal run rate of the other seasons we are seeing £100 plus on Ebay for them now they are out of stock. I would think a Season 12 will still be selling for £150 after the re-release has sold out and there will be plenty willing to pay.

    • Chris

      November 5th, 2019 - 9:12pm

      Sadly Simon, I think you’re right!

  • Gordon

    November 4th, 2019 - 12:07am

    The comic con blu ray panel

    • dazzleshell

      November 4th, 2019 - 11:29am

      Thanks for posting the Link.

  • Neill Stringer

    November 2nd, 2019 - 2:09am

    Has anyone had issues with the Digi stak sliding off the cardboard?

    My season 23 kept sliding left and right and had to use super glue to keep it in place. Season 19 started sliding and had to do same though I damage the top of image behind discs when I fixed up season 19.

    Its minor, but wondering if others had any issues with the sliding?

    • Flo

      November 3rd, 2019 - 1:33pm

      This has already been reported by many fans but BBC didn’t do anything… Discs are too heavy.

    • Neill Stringer

      November 3rd, 2019 - 7:58pm

      Flo, I had to use super glue to fix them in place , but damaged the interior slightly on Season 19, at least its not noticeable unless you look hard

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