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October 27th, 2019 865 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.

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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

You can see all DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook releases in our Interactive collectors lists.

Click Here for The Classic Series List or Here for the New Series List.

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  • BtsR

    January 18th, 2020 - 9:52pm

    So I’ve been thinking/cahtting with other fans about ideas for the collection blurays Tardis booklet doors for future sets. Heres my ideas. Be great to hears others or if you like mine.

    1. Junkyard Trotters lane
    2. Tardis “its forbidden to dumb bodies in the river” sign. With 1st dr, ian and Roboman.
    3. Daleks in front off Tardis scanning it (Master plan).
    4. Tardis in the snow with cybermen (tenth planet) or Tardis on airport runway (Faceless).
    5. Tardis covered in webs (web of fear) or Tardis on the sea (Fury).
    6. Tardis breaking up (Mind robber) or 2nd dr, jamie & Zoey crawling to the tardis (war games)
    7. 3rd dr falling out of the Tardis (spearhead)
    8. 3rd & the master in front of the tardis.
    9. Tardis on the beach with sea devils behind.
    11. 3rd dr and tardis on metebelis 3 with the great one behind (planet of the spiders).
    13. 4th dr & sarah, Tardis in front of house with the krynoids crawling over it (seeds of doom).
    15. Tardis with lighthouse (fang rock) or tardis on Gallifrey (invasion).
    16. Tardis in the middle of the stones, 4th dr & Romana piecing the key to time together.
    17. Shada tardis with 4th drs scarf dangling out the doors or tardis near scargoths ship (city of death).
    20. Tardis, Turlough drawing, tegan & the 5th dr or drs 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in front of the tardis.
    21. Tardis with destroyed daleks around and tegan (resurrection).
    22. Tardis as Chameleon Circuit fixed. (Attack of the cybermen).
    24. Tardis with the rani & the tetraps.
    25. Pink tardis (happiness patrol).

  • James

    January 17th, 2020 - 9:42am

    It’s taking ages. You would have thought the BBC would have set a website up so anyone who wanted to get a copy could sign up so they would know roughly the numbers of how many more they will need. Ive got a feeling, hoping I’m wrong, that it will happen again: they will run out.

    • Gordon

      January 17th, 2020 - 10:00am

      it won’t be out till at least may at the earliest. Still Far too soon to be putting out preorders. They just put out preorders for s14 and that’s not out till April

    • James

      January 18th, 2020 - 9:40pm

      Not for pre-orders. Just to gather a rough estimate of the quantity of how many may be needed

    • Gordon

      January 18th, 2020 - 10:45pm

      The number of pre order numbers judge how large or small the print run is. The higher the pre order the larger the number of copies produced.

  • dazzleshell

    January 13th, 2020 - 11:43pm

    Season 14 boxset pictures have appeared on Facebook so guessing it goes up for pre-order tomorrow.

    Artwork is stunning as usual. Doctor in his Sherlock outfit.

    I don’t expect Season 12 to be up for Pre-order until just before this one is released.

    • Gordon

      January 15th, 2020 - 9:54am

      Details soon I hear according to lee binding on twitter so I don’t think it’s going to be that long of a wait. This won’t be taking up a release slot so probably may/June time inbetween seasons 14 and 20

  • Gez

    January 4th, 2020 - 3:26pm

    Is this re-release definitely a thing?

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2020 - 3:32pm


    • Gordon

      January 4th, 2020 - 3:34pm

      Yes. Confirmed by Russell Minton who is charge of the range

    • Anonymous

      January 4th, 2020 - 4:19pm

      Put it up for pre-order???

    • Gordon

      January 4th, 2020 - 4:52pm

      Rumours are that’s not out till may/June. Far too soon for preorders

    • Nibs

      January 4th, 2020 - 7:40pm

      That Minton’s come a long way since Trumpton.

    • Rob W

      January 13th, 2020 - 5:42pm

      Also months away from release, there’s pre-orders for Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga BD set, so come on BBC this was announced in October so how’s about an update or a release date? Talk about building up people’s expectations…

    • Gordon

      January 13th, 2020 - 10:52pm

      The SkyWalker saga is only 2 and a half months away from release. It’s not that far off. It went on presale 18th december which gave it just under 3 and a half months between the pre order going up and release. It’s roughly the same amount of pre order time as the collection sets. Most film companies like their films on preorder to buy the day it hits theatres. Bbc are only just away to promote s14 which isn’t out till March/April. If it’s june as rumours persist it’s still a couple of months too early to start putting it on pre order. The other season sets got 3-4 months pre order window before release so I can’t see this being any different. I don’t really understand why there has to be an update if it’s not out for about 5 months. There’s nothing to update bar it’s coming out at a future date. An update is not needed at this precise moment. Bbc will update us and put it on sale for preorder when the time is right. It’s not like they will just sneak thing out without telling anyone

    • Rob W

      January 14th, 2020 - 9:02am

      Just expressing my view like everyone else mate.

  • Jane owens

    December 27th, 2019 - 11:49pm

    I hope so much, that this comes out soon. My son is has Autism and a big fan of this. He loves the new blue ray collection with, the art work. He has been after this for quite some time. Even today he was going to part with £190 for season 12 in cex until I stopped him and told him to wait. However being Autistic means lots of worry about not completing his new blue ray collection.
    I must say I’m one stressed out mum, who really needs to get hold of this asap so my son. Can be calm and happy again. It’s a shame that some well named things like Dr who, doesn’t think that some of their customers,are those that are Autistic, who have meltdowns if they cannot complete a collection etc. It would be nice if they helped out children and families that are like that, by putting so many copies somewhere, so that those autistic children whose special interest is dr who etc, can get a copy by writing directly to the suppliers. It really would help the children and the parents. And I wouldn’t even mind submitting evidence to show he was genuine etc. He won’t even have the American version etc. Because the slightest thing out of place on the box means it’s not right to him. I cannot thank the chap enough for petitioning for it to be re realesed etc.

    • Chris Roberts

      December 28th, 2019 - 12:55pm

      I have autism too and am exactly the same. Waiting with anticipation.

    • Anthony t

      January 3rd, 2020 - 4:30am

      Whilst I sympathize with your son and I do having friends with autism where do you stop? Other types of people could claim they wanted the same treatment too eg epilepsy sufferers…stroke survivors…disabled people…war veterans…the list could go on making it unfair for other doctor who fans.saying that…these scammers on eBay should not be allowed a chance to buy multiple copies so one per order should be implemented. I myself fall into those categories above(not scammer though) and I too am so anxious to get a copy.I really do understand your frustration but if you said that’s the case for one set of sufferers would that not make it unfair for other medical problems then if they too were the case it would be unfair for the people lucky enough not to be burdened with these problems. That is why pre order takes place. I hope your son gets a copy of it…I do so good luck and don’t pay silly money. Cex whilst running a business should be ashamed of themselves putting their hat in you could say with these eBay jokers. Good luck

    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2020 - 11:20am

      I had a similar experience with the series 9 steelbook and I am still waiting on that. But I have faith they will re-release with the new logo down the line. These sets are limited. Don’t ignore them. I’ve guilt tripped myself into buying them so I don’t miss out!

  • James

    December 27th, 2019 - 10:25pm

    Still no word yet.. but series 12 not even been on and already has a DVD/bluRay/steelbook release. Odd. Or Ood haha

    • Gordon

      December 27th, 2019 - 11:18pm

      I’ve heard June if so it’s far too soon to be up for preorder. Not odd in the slightest

    • Bobby Fackrell

      December 29th, 2019 - 6:10pm

      I want to know what happened to series 17 it’s gone from being a very strong 2019 rumour to obscurity lots of rumours for 2020 14, 21, 11 and 6 but 17 has dropped from the radar. I was starting to get excited, City of Death would look brilliant with a polish

    • TrixieTiger1995

      December 29th, 2019 - 7:10pm

      Season 17 had banked extras recorded with Lalla Ward. Season 17 seems to a bit farther away now. But a Tom season is still coming, 14. Also I thought the other unofficially confirmed season was 20, not 21.

    • Gordon

      December 29th, 2019 - 7:15pm

      They only banked extras for 17 as lalla was moving to Hong Kong. 20 has been unofficially confirmed for mid 2020. 2 is the other season that is rumoured. Due to the sheer size of season 2 we may only get 3 sets next year. If it is 4 next year it will probably be 11

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 1st, 2020 - 4:07pm

      2 I was hoping for 6!!!!

      I love all the 60s stuff but we need Troughton!!!!

      Yes 20 was the rumour not 21 my fault, 21 was my prediction based on the quality of the episodes in that season many of the stories have been remastered several times already which would help with the transfer but that has since be superseded by strong rumours of 20. A shame really as 20 is the weakest of the Davison series by far. Enlightenment is a work of art though and assuming Five Doctors is on it then that one could look good with a blu ray faceover

    • Bobby Fackrell

      January 11th, 2020 - 12:40pm

      There is a website called that has series 14 down as being released March 23rd announcement surely pending…

  • OllieOz

    December 17th, 2019 - 2:42pm

    Hope news of a release date/ pre-orders come up for this soon! Been checking forums pretty much daily since the announcement. XD

  • James

    November 24th, 2019 - 2:26pm

    Any news of a date yet?

    • Nixster

      November 26th, 2019 - 1:03pm

      I thought they would try to get this out for Christmas. Hope it isn’t going to be until next year.

    • Anonymous

      November 26th, 2019 - 5:36pm

      They’ve said in the past they try to avoid Christmas as a sale date, the market is so heavily saturated it isn’t worth releasing anything during December so they would aim big releases for November or January instead.

  • seanoff

    November 18th, 2019 - 7:36pm

    While we’re waiting for this, HMV online has seasons 10, 18 and 19 currently listed as in stock…

    • Nixster

      November 26th, 2019 - 1:01pm

      Thanks for the heads-up – nabbed one for £50 instead of the bloated eBay price I nearly paid!

  • Alfie Froud

    November 18th, 2019 - 10:08am

    So are they releasing this again or not?

    • booboo

      November 18th, 2019 - 10:23am

      yes but we dont have a date might be some way off yet

    • Alfie Froud

      November 18th, 2019 - 10:32am

      Thank you! Do you have any idea if it will be in the same packaging?

    • booboo

      November 18th, 2019 - 10:38am

      for the most part expect, there is some debate as to if there might be some minor differences to maintain the limited edition status of the original

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2019 - 8:38am

    CEX are now offering £40 for the original set and not the £220 for voucher that they were last week. Sees they’ve got wind of the release.

    • The Ergon

      November 15th, 2019 - 2:09pm

      I said they,d drop the price further. Thats put a stop to that for anybody with ideas. They will just have to try there luck with Ebay now .

    • The Ergon

      November 15th, 2019 - 2:19pm

      You can guarantee if your thinking of cashing in somebody else is thinking the same thing. Gives fans a chance now to grab a copy.

    • dazzleshell

      November 15th, 2019 - 6:40pm

      I traded mine just in time for cash. Was there today and my old copy is still sitting on shelf for £220 to buy.

      I originally bought mine on ebay and paid over the odds but thought best to get some money back now and I do intend to buy it again next year on the re-release.

  • 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.

    • Alfie Froud

      November 18th, 2019 - 12:55am

      Could someone confirm which of the sets have replacement discs?

    • Gordon

      November 18th, 2019 - 7:36am

      Series 10: none
      Series 12: disc 3 and disc 5
      Series 18: disc 1
      Series 19: disc 1 (us only)
      Series 23: none

  • 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

    • Alfie Froud

      November 18th, 2019 - 12:17pm

      The only way I have found to prevent this is to store them on their back.

    • JonVic

      November 21st, 2019 - 2:51pm

      I don’t store the discs in the box. Have them on a shelf empty for display and all the discs in a dvd wallet making swapping really easy. Far too much faff getting the box out every time.

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