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May 6th, 2024 43 comments

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Doctor Who Season 1 Blu-ray

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Season One of Doctor Who follows the Doctor and his companion Ruby Sunday as they travel across time and space, with adventures all the way from the Regency era in England, to war-torn future worlds.

Throughout their adventures in the TARDIS – a time-travelling ship shaped like a police box – they encounter incredible friends and dangerous foes, including a terrifying bogeyman, and the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet.

This brand new season release includes:

  • Complete Season 1 Episodes; Space Babies, The Devil’s Chord, Boom, 73 Yards, Dot and Bubble, Rogue, The Legend of Ruby Sunday, Empire of Death
  • Christmas Special 2023 – The Church on Ruby Road
  • Accompanying Unleashed Episodes
  • Exclusive Special Features

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD



  • Revan

    June 30th, 2024 - 2:24pm

    Does anyone know if these discs will work in the US? I’ve got the British disc for the TV Movie and it works fine; does that go for all other Doctor Who discs?

    • Rex F

      June 30th, 2024 - 4:42pm

      Some post-Disney deal New Who is being region locked, so you’ll need a multi-region player. If you haven’t got one then you’ll have to wait until people have the disc in hand to see if it’s B only again. (US is A, if you didn’t already know.)

      You won’t have a problem with the 50i material though if the TVM BD content is all fine, it’ll purely be the region issue.

    • Sofia Fox

      June 30th, 2024 - 10:35pm

      The 2023 specials set was Region B-locked. I expect the same for Series 14. I’m guessing the Disney deal has put a hold on physical media rights for outside the UK & Ireland.

  • Ben

    June 20th, 2024 - 8:23pm

    Sorry but for a show that’s mastered in 4K HLG HDR & Dolby Vision, at this price 1080p (at least to me) seems insulting.
    Meanwhile recently released shows list for £40 for a 4K.
    I understand it’s the BBC doing this, however the lack of exception for a tv series of this scale is a wrong decision in my books.

    • Rex F

      June 21st, 2024 - 8:58am

      Wait until they can put a disc out in the US and elsewhere. It might be financially viable then.

    • Ben

      July 1st, 2024 - 6:54pm

      If this was 4K I’d have gone for it, maybe even at higher price. But for a 1080p I won’t get it just as a principle. Can’t even stream decent audio on BBC’s UHD app.

  • Bellal

    May 23rd, 2024 - 5:38pm

    I hope it includes the clip from An Adventure In Space and Time featuring Ncuti. It was a nice moment and could easily be put on this boxset. Also, I wonder will it be similar to Jodie’s era of foldout designs or just simply be a basic case like series 10

    • Anon

      May 24th, 2024 - 1:17am

      I just hope it doesn’t have overlapping discs. I hate that design.

    • Bellal

      May 24th, 2024 - 8:57am

      Yeah. The overlapping ones are awful, like the series 8 and 10 dvd boxsets. Discs do actually get damaged by the type of design. As there’s quite a few discs I do worry for this.

    • Anon

      May 24th, 2024 - 1:23pm

      I have some spare 4 disc boxes and even a few eight disc boxes if the set is overlapping discs I will transfer the discs to either a single 8 box or two 4’s

    • Bellal

      May 24th, 2024 - 4:02pm

      Same for me Anon. Will definitely switch with something else if have to. Especially when since it’s a pricey boxset

    • Robert Sienicki

      June 6th, 2024 - 4:04pm

      I actually put all my New Doctor Who blu-rays into different cases, cause the designs were all over the place and were changing every yeear.

  • James

    May 11th, 2024 - 1:50am

    Will it include the Children in Need Special (Destination Skaro)?

    • daz

      May 11th, 2024 - 7:10am


      We would have got it on the 60th Specials if it was ever to be released. It’s not on The Church on Ruby Road Blue ray either.

    • Robert Sienicki

      May 11th, 2024 - 9:58am

      Nah. If they didn’t include it on the 60th blu-ray then it’s likely will forever be an online exclusive.

  • AlbertoFrog

    April 30th, 2024 - 8:54pm

    It has apparently been confirmed, in reply to someone who emailed the BBC, that Ruby Road will be in the Series 1 set.

    • Duncan

      May 7th, 2024 - 5:11pm

      It’s confusing. Over on Digital Spy someone is saying it won’t be included ‍♂️. Time will tell.

    • Anon

      May 7th, 2024 - 6:11pm

      The run time seems to contradict the inclusion of church. We know episode one is 55 mins assuming the other 7 are 45 mins that makes 6hrs 10 mins.

  • scotel

    April 29th, 2024 - 3:10pm

    I would like to remind people of something, back in 2005 the Series 1 DVD boxset was selling in shops for £70, that’s about £120 in today’s money.

    It reminds me a bit of the current complaints over the pricing of video games. £60 for a video game how terrible! But people were paying £50 for a game in the 90s, the prices came crashing down and then slowly started inflating back up again and even in our current difficult financial times we’re still getting much more value for money. It’s 8 episodes rather than 13 so we’re now pretty much exactly where we were price wise in 2005 before taking into account inflation (and wait until you try comparing the classic DVDs to the Blu Ray collections).

  • Martino

    April 26th, 2024 - 3:34pm

    £50, that’s 12 Costa Coffee cafe latte’s in modern money, easy to budget for …

    • The Time Lord 1944

      April 26th, 2024 - 8:47pm

      I agree. We need to show the BBC and Disney that physical media releases still make the money.

    • Anon

      April 27th, 2024 - 1:06am

      It’s expensive but I’ve still ordered it. I’ve been buying who to own since 1987 and I’m not interested in just streaming it, owning it, physically on my shelves is the only way for me

    • Duncan

      April 27th, 2024 - 12:15pm

      Godammit. For a second I thought this was the first Hartnell season bluray box …

      Moving on 🙂

    • Anomie

      April 27th, 2024 - 12:20pm

      That will be a lot more than £50 when it comes out (with or without an unearthly child)

  • bryan

    April 25th, 2024 - 9:18pm

    I really did think They would do a 4K release, I thought this might be the time to do it. 7 Discs means it must have in-vision commentaries on a few episode, as they take up so much more Disc space than Audio only.

    Not a fan of In-vision myself like to watch and listen ,when I do them. Rather than Watch them or have a box on the screen.

    Very pricey but I assume that’s costs,extras,packaging and Re-cooping some budget.

    • Rex F

      April 26th, 2024 - 3:40am

      BBC only do 4k discs when the master can be shared internationally, so you’ll have to see what happens when the D+ window expires, assuming there’s still a worthwhile physical market at that time.

      If the 7 discs isn’t an error copied from a Collection set, it could be in-vision commentary on every episode, with some multiple commentaries (and high bitrate). Four discs would be more than enough if they just went with episodes, the behind the scenes things, regular comms and the usual type of short extras.

  • Timelord63

    April 25th, 2024 - 5:41pm

    £50 for 8 episodes? Nearly £40 on dvd? Surely that can’t be right? Really are fleecing the fans now?

    • Gordon

      April 25th, 2024 - 8:56pm

      7 discs apparently.

    • Anon

      April 25th, 2024 - 9:56pm

      7 discs explains the price. Plus costs for production have increased so we just have to accept it I don’t mind paying it to have them physically on my shelves. Do wonder what the box will be like though. Will it be one of those horrible overlapping disc ones or a bigger package individual disc type like the Jodie era?

    • Rex F

      April 26th, 2024 - 3:47am

      Anon’s right about increased production costs, but they’re also increased production costs for fewer unit sales and a lack of ability to share costs with foreign markets.

    • Timelord63

      April 26th, 2024 - 10:13pm

      7 discs for 8 episodes? They could fit them all plus extras on 1 or 2 discs?

    • Gordon

      April 27th, 2024 - 12:49am

      The episodes themselves could fit 1-2 discs but as there will be extras like video commentaries and unleashed and other extras some episodes could easily have enough bonus content to fit a disc on its own

    • Rex F

      April 27th, 2024 - 12:54am

      You could fit it on one disc, but it’ll look soft and/or blocky. Assuming each episode has the BBC3 30 minute making of, you’re looking at three discs just for broadcast content.

  • Rex F

    April 25th, 2024 - 4:53pm

    I love that PR types always keep using the same old guff without any self-awareness whatsoever or in a can’t be bothered let’s just take the p kind of way: “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet”. What, even more powerful than [insert decades long list of universe destroyers, gods, pan-dimensional celestial beings…]? Then again, they can’t really be going, “yet another quite powerful enemy that’s less powerful than blank but definitely way more powerful than blank and blank and maybe on a level with that other one.”

  • Anita

    April 25th, 2024 - 2:38pm

    Any idea if this will include the 2023 Christmas Special?

    • Zygonxd

      April 25th, 2024 - 2:52pm

      That’s already out so I doubt it and they didn’t before

    • Gordon

      April 25th, 2024 - 2:58pm

      Looking at the 6 hour 10 minute runtime listed on Amazon I suspect not.

    • RPG74

      April 25th, 2024 - 3:25pm

      If that run time is correct, then you can forget about special features. Shocking at that price. Unless the series is phenomenal, one suspects that many will go for the cheaper ITunes/Amazon digital version, or just rewatch on Iplayer.

    • Gordon

      April 25th, 2024 - 3:32pm

      That runtime will be for the main feature. That runtime wont include extras.

    • RPG74

      April 25th, 2024 - 11:18pm

      That’s better. Still a bit steep though.

  • Whofan44

    April 25th, 2024 - 2:32pm

    Surely that price can’t be right? That is really expensive.

    • Robert Sienicki

      April 25th, 2024 - 2:35pm

      And it’s apparently One disc. I assume we will get a press release with that info fixed.

    • Dave

      April 25th, 2024 - 4:28pm

      thats wat i was thinking

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