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Doctor Who Season 1 DVD

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Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk and www.rarewaves.com

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

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46 comments

  • anon

    June 29th, 2024 - 1:24am

    Confirmed by the BBC Doctor Who Website: 7 Disc set with all Unleashed Episodes, the Christmas Special 2023 & the Tales From The Tardis Pyramids Of Mars Special Version…

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  • anon

    June 19th, 2024 - 4:11am

    I’m wondering if the hour or so ‘Tales From The Tardis’ spin-off which is on BBC4 this Thursday 20/6/24 at 8PM will feature on the new Series 1 /Season 14 DVD? I would like to think so, considering it leads directly into the next Episode coming out on iPlayer Friday night?

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    • Bellal

      June 19th, 2024 - 10:33am

      I am really hoping it does. Republic of Ireland (me), does not have the iplayer annoyingly. So i really hope it’s on the boxset. Would feel wrong without it included anyway, as you’ve said it leads directly into the last epsiode

    • Gordon

      June 19th, 2024 - 2:18pm

      I’m not sure it does lead directly especially as where the characters were left off at the cliffhanger. Considering not everybody will be able to see it I’m sure Russell will have designed it so that’s not essential to the main show even if there is some connections to the finale.

    • MJS

      June 19th, 2024 - 4:14pm

      I’d hope so. The story was included on a Sarah Jane adventures boxset. It might have been kept under wraps in order to avoided spoiling this upcoming broadcast on Thursday

    • RPG74

      June 21st, 2024 - 3:00pm

      Interesting version of Pyramids, but slightly controversial in places. I get that combining certain scenes helps, pace wise, but it’s a more modern editing style that is at odds with the rest of the piece. Also, the use of Season 18 incidental music when Laurence operates the marconiscope threw me for a loop-just what on Earth was that doing there? Still, it was a pleasant diversion and will make for an interesting special feature on an eventual Season 13 boxset-assuming there are no separate rights issues?.

    • daz

      June 21st, 2024 - 6:18pm

      I think we’ll be seeing a Tales of the Tardis box set soon as it now covers 7 Doctors.

      They might still be doing something for the TV movie though considering it is part of the title sequence.

    • Bellal

      June 21st, 2024 - 7:36pm

      Oh yeah, a boxset is a good idea. Can very easily see that happening. Would LOVE Mcgann film a couple of scenes for a tales of the tardis

    • Rex F

      June 22nd, 2024 - 3:32am

      I still wonder if BBC Studios have tried to buy out Universal’s remaining rights to the TVM. Then they could finally do something new with the original characters. (I would hope as part of the Disney deal they made sure to get the rights back to the Fox publicity photos again.)

  • DodgyD

    May 7th, 2024 - 1:19pm

    According to Amazons descriptions, it also includes the 2023 Special The Church on Ruby Road. Hoping that’s correct as I didn’t bother getting the Special when it was released on its own. 🙂

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    • Anon

      May 7th, 2024 - 6:10pm

      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.

    • Richard

      May 21st, 2024 - 7:08pm

      BBC DVD Enquiry emailed and confirmed to me that the set will include The Church on Ruby Road 2023 Special.

    • Rory

      May 22nd, 2024 - 9:56am

      @richard Good to hear as I haven’t yet bought that either. Was hoping it’d be included here (well, in the steelbook). I’m still annoyed that Twice Upon a Time isn’t included in any steelbook release.

  • Jason

    April 27th, 2024 - 8:29pm

    People still buy DVD’s ?

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    • Anon

      April 27th, 2024 - 9:24pm

      Yes

    • Loobop

      April 27th, 2024 - 10:17pm

      dazzler releases more bbc shows on dvd than bbc themselves these days ikve noticed.I love dazzler As long as they keep releasing anything with david tennant in also my secret shames of michael palin and simon reeve documentaries i’m happy. lol

    • Rex F

      April 27th, 2024 - 11:11pm

      The good thing about Dazzler is that they try to release a blu-ray where possible/financially viable, whereas Auntie’s default is dvd only (even after the move to Spirit doing the work). “Secret shames” are meant to be embarrassing though, not things of quality/worth/merit. If those documentaries are now things to be embarrassed about then society is really screwed…

    • daz

      April 27th, 2024 - 11:34pm

      I’m surprised people do buy the dvds still. Personally I want the best quality so HD on Blu-ray it is.

      There are fans out there who will buy all 3 versions though especially the animations (DVD, standard BR and Steelbook).

    • A

      April 28th, 2024 - 12:22am

      Of course. And since I’m on the other side of the ocean, I’m very grateful they still produce them. I can play all DVDs. But my Blu-ray player only plays r1 discs, and I don’t want to wait an entire year for the local release. (I’m already frustrated enough that we still don’t have the latest Peter Davison set lol.)

    • Anon

      April 28th, 2024 - 9:28am

      It’s financial as well. DVDs are cheaper.

    • F D R

      April 29th, 2024 - 2:04pm

      after getting all of who on vhs and getting it all again on dvd i cant be bothered to get it all yet again on blu ray so everything i get is always on dvd

    • Bookcollector

      April 29th, 2024 - 3:08pm

      Same here f d r

    • RPG74

      April 29th, 2024 - 5:14pm

      I imagine a lot of younger kids would have smaller tvs in their bedrooms, so the upswing in picture quality to blu ray would make less sense. Same for some elderly people.

    • Bookcollector

      April 29th, 2024 - 5:41pm

      To be honest RP I’m not massively concerned about the picture quality. The DVDs are a massive improvement on the vhs tapes an I’m happy with that. Plus I’m not to bothered by the extras these days. Happy to watch what is on the DVDs but the bluray collections hours and hours of extras just don’t appeal. I’ve bought these stories on vhs and DVD and the idea of paying for them again and sitting watching them all again waiting for the faults to show up doesn’t excite me! For those who want bluerays, absolutely fine, but I’ll stick to the DVDs thank you.

    • Tom Williams

      April 30th, 2024 - 11:34am

      I’m currently getting the DVDs off the odd seasons that ain’t realised yet in blu ray but once come out I will just sell them on too people who would rather still watch DVDs

    • RPG74

      April 30th, 2024 - 8:50pm

      I have a mixture of classic DVDs and some of the newer BD collections, and I’m happy with both. I see no need to replace the DVD seasons, unless the VAM/cgi additions of specific collection versions make it irresistible. I was watching a couple of Tom dvds some months back, digitally remastered of course, and I was sitting there thinking what a great picture, comparatively speaking, and wouldn’t you know it, simple pop in and play-no problems with difficult discs! I understand many people wanting higher quality BDs for nuWho, but for the classic range there’s nothing wrong with those
      DVDs.

    • Richard

      May 21st, 2024 - 6:28pm

      I can no longer afford Blu-ray so am going back to DVD instead. So it still serves a purpose to a lot of people. But then I guess a lot more don’t bother with a physical copy at all and just stream. But where I live trying to stream is useless due to very poor internet.

    • Anon

      June 19th, 2024 - 11:06am

      Streaming is fine until they are removed from the platform

  • Drwhofan08

    April 27th, 2024 - 10:50am

    Hopefully I find it cheap in cex
    I did for power of the dr and the 60th specials

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  • David Minter

    April 25th, 2024 - 11:08pm

    Why number it Season 1? It’s not even Season 1 of the 2005 series. Definitely not Season 1 of the 1963 series. And why Season? I thought only we in the USA used that term and in Europe it was Series.

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    • Rex F

      April 26th, 2024 - 2:52am

      Classic Who has used the term “season” going back to the late 80s at least, possibly borrowing the term from American fans. Hence using it on all the UK Collection sets.

      Calling this new Bad Wolf/Disney version ‘Season One’ differentiates it from the previous 2005 ‘Series One’, and they’re presumably starting again because it’s a new production and they also want it to be a shiny new, no baggage product.

      Classic Who is presumably so unimportant now in sales terms, at least in its original season format, that they can keep those as “seasons” too without any issues arising. It also looks, in merchandise, like they’re having a numeral/word distinction.

    • Bobby Davros

      April 26th, 2024 - 6:58am

      It’ll quickly be abandoned, like when Moffat tried to do the same with his first season and no one was biting.

    • Anon

      April 26th, 2024 - 9:31am

      So the next season will be season 15? I doubt that Bobby. Season one is how this is marketed so it will not be dropped and the next season will be number two (however daft it is)

    • Bobby Davros

      April 26th, 2024 - 5:25pm

      Nah, posterity will call it Series 15, Anon. Bit daft to call eight episodes a season anyhow.

    • Anon

      April 26th, 2024 - 6:20pm

      Doesn’t matter how many episodes there are, could be 13, could be 8, could be two it would still be a season.

    • Gordon

      April 26th, 2024 - 8:44pm

      There are plenty of shows these days that get 6-8 episode seasons though. It’s becoming more and more the norm

    • Anon

      April 27th, 2024 - 1:08am

      Most British comedies have 6 episodes and that’s a series/season

    • Rory

      April 29th, 2024 - 11:36am

      Disney+ only have the new series starting from Ncuti. It is a lot easier to sell people on season 1, with a lot of backstory available commercially if you want it, than to sell series 14 but you don’t have access to the previous 13.

      It’s a business decision, pure and simple, and if it brings in new viewers then fantastic. They can call it whatever they like, so long as it’s still Doctor Who.

  • ThatsDifferent

    April 25th, 2024 - 4:58pm

    8 episodes £39.99

    What extra do you get for that price ?

    Does Millie hand deliver the DVD

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    • Anon

      April 25th, 2024 - 6:55pm

      Wonder if it’s an episode per disc making 8 discs? Seems steep for only 4 discs

    • Anon

      April 25th, 2024 - 10:50pm

      7 discs according to amazon. Doesn’t look like the special is included

  • Anon

    April 25th, 2024 - 4:45pm

    How much!

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    • anon

      June 28th, 2024 - 12:30pm

      I certainly won’t be buying it at £40! I refused to do that on a previous release & waited a year until it dropped to a more reasonable £20. I can bide my time…

  • Zygonxd

    April 25th, 2024 - 2:37pm

    Is there a realise date?

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    • booboo

      April 25th, 2024 - 2:40pm

      August 12

    • simonhanlon77

      April 25th, 2024 - 4:47pm

      just looked at amazon it says – 12th august at £39.99.

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