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March 3rd, 2020 1,703 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 12

This is a Limited Re-Release

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Also available to order while stocks last from, and (all sold out)

The second edition of Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 12 will be released on 2nd March 2020.

Season 12 was first released as a limited edition on Blu-ray in February 2018, and is being re-released by BBC Studios to bring the total number of copies in line with other seasons in the classic collection.

Please see below for a full summary – All content, extras and artwork will remain the same as the 1st edition.

Season 12 features five stories over 20 episodes, including The Ark in Space and Genesis of the Daleks. The Doctor is accompanied by Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) and was first broadcast on the BBC between December 1974 and May 1975.

BBC Studios have confirmed replacement discs will be included with this release.

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

Original Press Release:

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.

Images thanks to Simon R

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Keith millward

    April 8th, 2020 - 7:44pm

    Has anyone listened to the I Davros series? Wondering whether to get it and if there is a box set of all four parts

  • Bill

    April 8th, 2020 - 6:56pm

    Just received this message from BBC DVD Support.

    Thank you for getting in touch with the team once again. Following continued liaison with our retail partners, we have been informed that in this instance replacement boxsets for Doctor Who – The Collection Season 12 will not be sent out from your original retailer.

    This is not the communication we were expecting, but we are working with our manufacturers to see what can be done to make sure that you are able to receive the correct discs so you are able to have the complete high quality product you would expect from our Doctor Who Boxsets. The current COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact the time scale in which we are able to produce the replacement discs but we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

    We kindly request your receipt of purchase along with your shipping address so we can keep a record of where these replacements should be sent out to when they do become available.

    We sincerely apologise for the possible confusion caused whilst working to resolve this issue with our retail partners, and we thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Kind regards,

    BBC DVD Support

    • BearEight

      April 8th, 2020 - 7:13pm

      Me too, technically we’re luckier than the people who got the right discs because now we’ll have the correct ones plus a bunch of weird rarer ones

    • dazzleshell

      April 8th, 2020 - 8:46pm

      Thanks for the update Bill.

      I will email them again now as needed a break from all the back and forth that we got at end of last week.

    • the ergon

      April 8th, 2020 - 11:43pm

      Beareight some of us did recieve the corrected discs with the proper picture discs but i do understand the predicament you have had to endure. It was the slight damaged packaging that let the side down in my case but somehow Zoom have sent a message saying a replacement is on its way. I don,t know if or how they will manage that given they are sold out everywhere except Ebay and the like.

  • Mark

    April 7th, 2020 - 9:21pm

    Well I guess I should have known. Managed to reorder the boxset when it became available again on Amazon and had a delivery date of today – the time for delivery has now passed and the Amazon app now says they’ll send it as soon as they have a new delivery date. This is the second time they’ve done this to me. Guessing I’ll never get to own the boxset

  • Pertwee

    April 7th, 2020 - 2:53pm

    Has anyone actually received or heard about replacement discs? I just received my copy after endlessly waiting, and it contained the Season 10 prints. Amazon only offered me a 10 pound discount on the next order, but I really don’t care about the pounds, I just want the correct boxset…

    • Joe 90

      April 8th, 2020 - 10:57am

      I spent all of last week chasing my replacements on eChat to be told they are not in stock.

      Their CEO office told me that the Beeb never sent enough replacement discs but the Beeb haven’t replied to my latest mail.

      I was on eChat on the evening of 2nd and 3rd April for over an hour to be told no replacements but then comments on this forum thread advised people had managed to place orders on the same night/mornings when E chat advised there was no stock.

      My issues have never been resolved and I have been checking Amazon for stock over the past week.

    • Bill

      April 8th, 2020 - 12:56pm

      Haven’t heard for the BBC Since last Wednesday. I too was told that there was no stock left and on that very same night stock appeared on the site so I ordered one on the off chance which arrived on Saturday.

      Someone somewhere isn’t telling the full story.

      As a plus, I’m half way through the blurry which looks great

  • The Ergon

    April 6th, 2020 - 6:06pm

    RIP- Honor Blackman. One of the best Bond girls and Doctor Whos own Professor Sarah Lasky.

    • The Ergon

      April 6th, 2020 - 6:52pm

      Sorry that should have been ‘The Best’.

  • Andrew

    April 6th, 2020 - 2:31pm

    Yes, I’ve just received the same e-mail, Seb. I still find it a bit odd but we’ll just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed eh?

  • RPG74

    April 6th, 2020 - 1:50pm

    For those still miffed about not receiving their season 12 sets and wanting a diversion, perhaps some good news. Big Finish are giving away a free (specific) Doctor Who audio today, and every Monday for the next eight weeks, as part of the lockdown. I just downloaded The War Doctor-The Innocent, which is today’s title. Each free title will be announced on the day. Granted, many die-hards on these boards will have purchased every single download in the back catalogue already, but for those among you haven’t (and don’t wish to go down the route of second mortgages) there may be a chance over the next few weeks, of picking up a few stories you haven’t heard already.
    I doubt news will be posted on this site for a while, given the circumstances, so I thought i’d mention it here.
    As you were!

  • Andrew Walker

    April 6th, 2020 - 11:02am

    I ordered mine way back in Feb when the release was announced. Nothing received although my order is shown as ‘processing’ with a delivery date of 30th March (!). Zavvi have told me they are waiting for their supplier who will send the item when it’s ‘back in stock’. I think this is hardly likely as it’s a limited edition. However, it seems no-one else has received anything from Zavvi?
    It’s frustrating when others have received theirs from Amazon, HMV, Zoom etc and that people are already selling them on e-bay. Did some greedy people bulk buy so they could profit on e-bay. A bit mean. Are we going to miss out?

    • Seb

      April 6th, 2020 - 12:50pm

      I just received this email from Zavvi – posting in case it helps anyone else waiting to hear from them.

      We are really sorry that this has not yet been dispatched. Doctor Who – The Collection Season 12 (Limited Edition) is on special order for you with our supplier, we expect your order to be dispatched on or before week commencing 20/04/2020

    • SilentNinjaZero

      April 7th, 2020 - 12:36am

      I got the same email. Let’s hope the sets are dispatched sooner rather than later 🙂

  • Garry

    April 5th, 2020 - 6:53pm

    Has anybody received their copy from Zavvi yet?

    • Anonymous

      April 5th, 2020 - 11:49pm

      Nope, STILL waiting

    • Dan

      April 6th, 2020 - 3:27am

      Still waiting too- no communication.

      I emailed them before the release date to check if there was any change to the impending release date and they replied back saying it should be released on schedule. Haven’t heard anything since, was thinking of sending off another email since it’s been over a week with no information forthcoming.

    • Joshua

      April 6th, 2020 - 3:47am

      No not yet. No clue what is happening over there.

      It’s annoying considering its the only place that will ship to Australia.

      Anyway hopefully it works out.

    • bongo369

      April 6th, 2020 - 10:09am

      Still waiting in Australia

    • SilentNinjaZero

      April 6th, 2020 - 10:55am

      I’m from New Zealand and like Australia Zavvi are the only option (though Amazon does ship the US versions). I’ve had nothing as of yet.

      Amazon used to ship the UK version but annoyingly the NZ govt put a 15% tax on overseas goods and Amazon stopped shipping here. So I’d gotten the sets up to s23 from Amazon, but had to switch to Zavvi starting with s26.

      Thing is when I ordered s26 I got a dispatch email a week or so after the release date. So I’m hoping I’ll get an email in the next couple of days 🙂

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