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March 3rd, 2020 1,760 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

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  • Anonymous

    March 26th, 2020 - 8:33am

    Emailed zoom asking

    • Simon

      March 26th, 2020 - 10:24am

      What did you ask them?

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 12:56pm

      When they will send it out

    • Simon

      March 26th, 2020 - 2:11pm

      Awesome! I was curious and I’m sure lots of others who ordered from Zoom are too now that Amazon’s correct batch have started dispatching & arriving! Fingers crossed they get back to you soon & be sure to let us know! =]

    • Simon

      March 26th, 2020 - 2:54pm

      Let us now what Zoom say. Thanks.

    • The Ergon

      March 26th, 2020 - 4:23pm

      Not as correct as some would like according to some of the Amazon customers, so i,m hoping its just confined to a certain batch. Corrected with Michael Wishers name spelt correctly and those ‘revenge’ effects fixed.

    • Anonymous

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:30am

      Dispatched but not arrived yet. Here’s hoping

  • Anonymous

    March 25th, 2020 - 10:19pm

    I received the wrong copy a few weeks ago. I also received the email from Amazon informing me that I am getting the correct copy. I haven’t had a dispatch email yet. Has anybody else who is in the same position as me had a dispatch email.

    • dazzleshell

      March 25th, 2020 - 11:03pm

      I’m not sure if we’ll get one tbh. Doesn’t show up in the App except for the incorrect copy being delivered.

      The email did say delivery on 30th March though. Fingers crossed.

  • Paul Cooke

    March 25th, 2020 - 4:57pm

    Having a nightmare with this from Zoom. It’s being delivered to my workplace, but that’s shut and Zoom can’t change the delivery address even though its not been shipped (It been in ‘sent to the warehouse’ status since 4th March due to the cock-up with the discs). No idea if I’ll get it or not. Not really important considering the wider situation at the moment, but sigh. 🙁

    • MJS

      March 25th, 2020 - 8:05pm

      Can you put a postal redirect on your work address?

  • Simon

    March 25th, 2020 - 3:35pm

    Anyone else had any update via by any chance?

    • The Ergon

      March 25th, 2020 - 5:26pm

      I was thinking exactly the same but no pop ups on my screen. If Amazon are dispatching, I,m sure zoom can,t be far behind. They usually deliver well before and i,ve had no problems at all in the past.

    • Napoleon

      March 25th, 2020 - 5:35pm

      I wonder how long it will take to have HMV dispatch? I can wait it’s just I wonder when it will be?

    • Simon

      March 25th, 2020 - 6:34pm

      @TheErgon @Napoleon I’m hoping myself that Zoom & HMV, Zavvi etc. won’t be too far behind now that Amazon are sending them out. I’m assuming but I don’t know do all these online retail companies get stock all around the same time?

  • Si

    March 25th, 2020 - 3:35pm

    Just had my email through as marked as despatched. I haven’t heard of any more printing issues since the first batch went out. Here’s hoping issues have been corrected. Would be nice to have something to look forward to in this crazy time right now.

  • Help pls…

    March 25th, 2020 - 3:29pm

    Anyone know about hmv?

  • Anonymous

    March 25th, 2020 - 3:08pm

    Amazon just dispatched mine 🙂

    • Graham

      March 25th, 2020 - 3:22pm

      Yes Amazon confirmed mine also dispatched and due for delivery Friday

    • Fleetboy

      March 25th, 2020 - 3:23pm

      And mine.

    • I Cotterill

      March 25th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      Mine too. Hopefully with the correct disc labels!

    • John Barrett

      March 26th, 2020 - 10:07am

      Sounds promising guys – mine showing as “preparing for despatch” at the moment (Thurs 26th) so hopefully I’ve not got long to wait until mine also gets despatched.

  • Jon

    March 25th, 2020 - 10:57am

    Well after all the waiting for season 12 I ordered with Zavvi to my work address which is now closed due to the virus. Contacted them and they say they cannot amend delivery details so it will be sent to my work which is closed and then gets sent back to the warehouse if delivery can’t be made. So after all of this I still won’t ever get a copy of season 12. Gutted.

    • Simon Maxwell

      March 25th, 2020 - 5:47pm

      Yeah Jon. I’m gutted too. I bought a copy of this set on ebay from Zoom. I chose Argos as the delivery address. Argos stores are now closed and I’ll be unable to collect the set. Really really p***ed off.

    • dazzleshell

      March 25th, 2020 - 7:50pm

      Argos inside Sainsbury’s are still open.

      Can you message them to change address via Ebay? Never had to do it myself so not sure.

    • Simon Maxwell

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:08am

      The Argos I chose was a stand alone store – not in a Sainsbury’s. I contacted Zoom through ebay to request a change of address. They replied, “sorry for the inconvenience, blah blah, at this stage we are unable to change the delivery address, blah blah.” So, basically, I’m screwed and will have to resort to paying the extortionate prices demanded by the greedy bar stewards on ebay.

    • booboo

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:19am

      Begs the question how are they going to deliver it to Argos when the store is shut?, they are just going to be sat in some warehouse somewhere uncollected an eventually returned to zoom at which time they should look to send direct.

  • NX-74205

    March 25th, 2020 - 5:18am

    Amazon have charged for the re-issue now, so it may be due soon to help fill up those lockdown hours stuck at home

    • maccatori

      March 25th, 2020 - 8:19am

      Charged me also. Good stuff!

    • Philip Shaw

      March 25th, 2020 - 11:43am

      Im also charged…my wallet needs to be in lockdown! Lets hope they have sorted the wrongly printed disc errors…

    • John Barrett

      March 25th, 2020 - 1:14pm

      I have the charge appeared on my card to so its looking like it is on its way (Amazon)

  • Type 40

    March 23rd, 2020 - 6:39pm

    I know that in the grand scale of things happening at the moment this isn’t a major thing but does anyone know if this is still due to land at the end of the month?

    • Your Child

      March 23rd, 2020 - 8:00pm

      Has a chance of making it, but seems unlikely.

    • Your Child

      March 23rd, 2020 - 9:03pm

      Judging from the announcement just made, I think this isn’t going to make it.

    • dazzleshell

      March 23rd, 2020 - 9:27pm

      It’s not an Essential Item so no.

      But once the stock is there it will get delivered but don’t expect it on or before release day. Stuff will gradually trickle out of places.

      Gonna be a slow few months in terms of upcoming releases from now on. And announcements.

    • Your Child

      March 23rd, 2020 - 10:26pm

      To be fair, I would prefer to receive food and medicine over a blu-ray.
      This isn’t important currently.

    • Zarniwoop

      March 24th, 2020 - 3:54pm

      Amazon now showing delivery for next Tuesday.

    • John Barrett

      March 25th, 2020 - 1:16pm

      My card has been charged today for this item (Amazon) so I am hopeful it will land on my doormat early next week. I was thinking the same thing, in the grand scheme of things I can absolutely wait a bit – provided I DO get it eventually.

      I am also hopeful that now this one is about to be despatched – we may find out what the next release is beyond S14. I have heard many rumours of S20 and S11 along with one of the “New” series this year – suspected to be a Tennant year. But again, in the grand scheme of things I imagine production of the physical sets will take a back seat. I would be happy to pre order now – for delivery in 2023 lol

  • Zarniwoop

    March 20th, 2020 - 3:31pm

    Got email from Zoom, taking orders again, for delivery 30th March.

    • booboo

      March 20th, 2020 - 3:40pm

      didn’t last long

    • Zarniwoop

      March 20th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      And OOS again.

    • Ich Bin Sportlich

      March 20th, 2020 - 5:31pm

      Out of stock very quickly, lucky I have already ordered.

    • Simon

      March 23rd, 2020 - 6:10pm

      Has anyone on here already ordered the box set from Zoom the first time around and still have it as ‘Sent to Warehouse’ under Order Status?

  • Anonymous

    March 19th, 2020 - 3:52pm

    If this set is delayed I’ll be more understanding than before but still angry since they have delayed these sets for stupid reasons in the past. Season 12 and season 14 should arrive on the same day and not face further pushbacks when this is all fading out. Perhaps a discount on another release should be issued for people who have had season 12 on order during both delays.

    • Gordon

      March 19th, 2020 - 6:02pm

      I’ll be astonished if season 14 is released on the beginning of may. The uk wIll be in chaos for quite some time. Season 12 might make it just. It will be just essential deliveries and supplies. Honestly as much as I love these sets they aren’t essential. It will probably get postponed indefinitely until this situation calms down which is fine. No need to put people’s life at stake over a box set

    • Things that go bump in the night

      March 20th, 2020 - 3:57pm

      Gordon: Well said, thank you

    • Anonymous

      March 20th, 2020 - 5:52pm

      U-Turn there I’ll give you that.

    • booboo

      March 23rd, 2020 - 8:43am

      there are no comments with your ip address showing anywhere other than this one, also there are 100’s different Anonymous posters so i have no idea who you are

    • John Barrett

      March 25th, 2020 - 3:06pm

      Yes I agree I am expecting the S14 box to be delayed somewhat – and understandably so given the current state of the planet. Im happy to wait………….

  • Adam

    March 19th, 2020 - 11:11am

    I don’t want to be the harbinger of bad news but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that this cursed S12 will make its release date – we’re most likely looking a further delays. In the best case scenario that it does arrive, then it’s likely to be the only set for a very long time. Certainly S14 will be held back – until June, July, possibly even later. S20 and S11 were mooted for this year but we’ll probably only see one of those – very definitely at the end of 2020.

  • Don_lockwood

    March 19th, 2020 - 10:00am

    My Amazon order instead of “Arriving April 1, 2020” now it says “Not yet dispatched”… Anyone else?

    • dazzleshell

      March 19th, 2020 - 10:42am

      Tbh the way things are going in the UK we will be in lock down soon in major Cities if not the whole country.

      Expect delays on anything you have ordered from any company. Further delays of future box sets too from the BBC as they are manufactured in Italy.

  • dazzleshell

    March 18th, 2020 - 6:04pm

    Hi people.

    Amazon have finally got their **** together after the BBC got involved.

    Here’s part of the email..

    Please rest assured you will receive the correct item on the 30th of March.

    You’re welcome to dispose of the incorrect item or return it for free – whichever option is most appropriate and convenient for you.

  • A4geek

    March 18th, 2020 - 6:00pm

    Email from Amazon. They will send correct item out on 30 March and we can keep or return the incorrect item.

  • Mark

    March 18th, 2020 - 5:41pm

    Just had an email from Amazon saying they are sending out a replacement set with the correct disk cover on. Should be here 30th March. Can either keep the incorrect ones or send them back for free. Great to hear!

    • Darren

      March 18th, 2020 - 5:47pm

      If you already sent them back for a refund you won’t get replacements, I just asked them

    • booboo

      March 18th, 2020 - 6:36pm

      which a lot of people have no doubt very unfair on them

    • Darren

      March 18th, 2020 - 7:04pm

      And I’m one of them, to say I’m furious is an understatement

    • Rbond007

      March 19th, 2020 - 8:06am

      Darren did you receive the email from amazon about receiving a correct copy? I got a full refund but still got the email to say I’ll get the correct copy 30th March

    • Darren

      March 19th, 2020 - 9:07am

      Yes I got the email, but apparently us who sent it back before the email for a refund got the email sent in error

    • MickeySmith07

      March 19th, 2020 - 9:15am

      I’ve already had the refund but got this email. I’m wondering if I will get charged again so I receive the correct set.

    • Ryan

      March 19th, 2020 - 10:04am

      Mickeysmith I asked amazon they said they can’t recharge so even if they take the money off you it will still say you got the refund so we won’t get the correct copy. I’m gonna hound bbc and amazon until they give me a copy it was both their errors to which we now won’t own the correct copy!

  • Ross Baker

    March 18th, 2020 - 5:07pm

    Amazon are now no longer taking in new stock of unessential items and just dealing with personal care, health, baby stuff, etc. as this is the highest demand / most important in dealing with COVID-19.
    Question is – will they be taking in the stock of these BluRay sets as they’ve been ordered?

    • booboo

      March 19th, 2020 - 11:26am

      its actually only stuff from 3rd Party sellers at “fulfilment centres” that’s effected

  • Andy dingdangdoo

    March 18th, 2020 - 4:41am

    Wouldn’t you have thought that actually given the situation we are in at the moment that suppliers…Amazon..zoom…zaavi…hmv…etc of this instead of sitting on these waiting for the release date would send these out considering it has been pushed back due to cock ups.i know this is down the order due to the current situation but if they still operate…why not?

  • Anonymous

    March 17th, 2020 - 9:27pm

    Can someone post a picture of this second edition thing because I’ve not seen it. Thanks

    • Rob W

      March 18th, 2020 - 9:17am

      It’s currently on this page of the thread, page 14, search for booboo mate. Photo courtessy of Dazzleshell.

  • Jordan9364

    March 17th, 2020 - 1:19am

    I love how the fans have essentially more knowledge of what’s going on than the manufacturer and distributors, guiding them both as to what cock ups they’ve made

  • Ryan

    March 16th, 2020 - 4:56pm

    Hello everyone so I contacted amazon when I received my copy and they offered me a full refund and to keep the box set. I’ve contacted them today to say what the bbc emailed and they don’t seem to have a clue. I was just wondering if anyone else has had a refund and not sure now if I’m entitled to the corrected set?

    • Rob W

      March 16th, 2020 - 7:28pm

      The thing is, will you be able to buy a corrected set if they are all sold out?

    • The Educator

      March 16th, 2020 - 7:30pm

      Ayup Ryan, I’ve contacted Amazon myself the other day and was told I couldn’t have a refund without returning the item. Did you speak to them over the phone or chat?

    • Ryan

      March 16th, 2020 - 7:51pm

      I was given a refund but told to keep the set but still it’s amazons cock up that has made me potentially never get the correct box set I ordered. I guess I’ll wait to see if I hear from amazon or the bbc

    • dazzleshell

      March 17th, 2020 - 12:34am

      With Amazon you can’t order a replacement as there’s no option on their systems as it is not in stock. They advise to do it once it is in stock again. Which doesn’t guarantee a thing.

      I was given a £15 goodwill credit off my next purchase for the hassle as I’ve sent numerous emails and spoke to them on the phone.

      Ryan. If you have been given a full refund I imagine that is it as far as Amazon is concerned as you got it for Free.

      I’m waiting to see what the BBC comes back to me with as they are contacting Amazon directly now. I think we’ll have to rely on BBC replacing the discs if Amazon can’t.

    • Rob W

      March 17th, 2020 - 9:36am

      Sounds like a good result Dazzleshell and I’m sure you’ll also get replacement discs.

      If I was in Ryan’s position I’d probably contact Amazon and ask for a similar credit ensuring he too gets corrected discs. Lets hope the CGI Sky Striker rocket problem has also been sorted out.

  • dazzleshell

    March 16th, 2020 - 1:14pm

    Hi everyone.

    Here is response from the BBC if you have a copy of the recalled Season 12 2nd Edition.

    Dear Darran,

    Many thanks for taking the time to contact us regarding your recent problem with your Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 Blu-ray.

    Earlier this month we moved the release date for this title from 2nd March to 30th March as we had detected some faulty stock in our supply chain. This stock was immediately stopped at distribution.

    Unfortunately we have learned today that some of this incorrect stock has slipped through to our customers.

    A corrected batch has been manufactured and will be ready for the revised release date of March 30th.

    Please bear with us while we work with our retail partners on a solution to get the corrected stock to you.

    Kind regards,

    BBC DVD Support

    • Rob W

      March 16th, 2020 - 1:58pm

      That’s great news and I’d forward the email to Amazon too mate. Nice one. I’d ask politly for Amazon to compensate you for your disappointment, a partial refund seems fair. Let us know.

    • dazzleshell

      March 16th, 2020 - 2:10pm

      I’ve been dealing with Amazon on email too but was waiting for what the BBC response was.

      I told the BBC that due to Amazon’s systems they can only see product as being unavailable as it is sold out and can’t offer replacements. So it is good they are contacting them too now.

      Email forwarded to Amazon so will let you know what happens next.


    • The Ergon

      March 16th, 2020 - 4:32pm

      So alls well that ends well. Right, next.

    • dazzleshell

      March 17th, 2020 - 12:03pm

      The Ergon.

      “It’s far from being all over.”

    • The Ergon

      March 17th, 2020 - 11:51pm

      Haha, Nice one.

  • Gordon

    March 15th, 2020 - 10:51pm

    Sounds like amazon accidentally sent off some of the recalled stock. If you haven’t already contacted the dvd enquiry line on please do. With it not being reported till Friday afternoon and it being the weekend you won’t get a proper response till Monday at the very earliest. Don’t be too surprised if there is a bit of a wait as the discs and sets are manufactured in Italy especially as the country is in lockdown.

    • Rob W

      March 16th, 2020 - 9:32am

      This is Amazon’s responsibility as the release date isn’t for another 2 weeks. It’s a Limited Edition and looks like it’s long sold out too. Adam’s post on page 12 of this thread says the BBC are not going to repress the discs and to contact/return the item to Amazon.

    • Gon F.

      March 16th, 2020 - 10:40am

      I pre-ordered it on Amazon on February 4th and I only have delivery scheduled at the end of the month.

  • Anonymous

    March 15th, 2020 - 9:00pm

    I will never know what version mine is. Apparently my parcel was ‘delivered to resident’ by amazon even though house was empty. No sign of it anywhere and they won’t act until Thursday. Fantastic!

    • Chris

      March 15th, 2020 - 9:46pm

      Check your neighbours, I had one mis-delivered by Amazon once.

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2020 - 12:25am

      Afraid not, no sign either side. I get quite a lot delivered from them and on occasion they have left the parcel outside the house in full view. Have a feeling somebody has helped the self. Might be impossible to get another copy now.

  • The Ergon

    March 15th, 2020 - 9:19am

    I can,t understand why they,ve marked them as 2nd edition? After all aren,t these series 12 ‘rereleases’ supposed to be the extended units of the original run?

    • The Ergon

      March 15th, 2020 - 9:45am

      I backed out of my Amazon order and I,m thankful i did. Zoom haven,t let me down thus far and i,m prepared to wait as long as it takes to get the corrected content.

    • Chris

      March 15th, 2020 - 10:49am

      I hear you, but that should be the least of our worries since the sets are a complete mess.

      It’s clearly just a little sop to those who paid a ton on Ebay to the scalpers first time around.

      2 versions of the same product, both screwed up in more than one way. So who cares what “edition” we have…

    • Chris Howarth

      March 15th, 2020 - 11:03am

      I suppose anyone who paid hundreds of pounds for a first edition will be slightly happier.

    • Rob W

      March 15th, 2020 - 11:17am

      Amazon have not despatched my copy so maybe this was an error on the distributors part that only affects a smallish number of people. Criterion Blu-rays have First Pressing printed on the back covers, many books have the edition (reprint) printed inside too.

  • Brett M

    March 15th, 2020 - 4:56am

    Has anyone actually received the Correct Artwork on their discs yet or are they all the same Incorrect Season 10 Artwork?

    • Joe 90

      March 15th, 2020 - 6:29pm

      Just received mine from Amazon..the spine has the Monsters which differs to the original release and 2nd edition on bottom of the box.

      What is the issue with the disc artwork as I haven’t opened mine yet?

    • Rob W

      March 15th, 2020 - 7:53pm

      Apparantly the discs have the artwork for Season 10 but when played are Seasson 12. One of the CGI Revenge Of The Cybermen Sky Striker shot may have not been fixed. Not everyone has been sent there copy yet so it’s probably a mix up that only affects some Amazon orders.

  • Anonymous

    March 14th, 2020 - 4:37pm

    Finally got mines. Again with everyone else, wrong disc art but I’m going to try and get refund but only if I can keep it. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to get the correct cover art on the discs but just grateful to have it.

    • MIKK89

      March 14th, 2020 - 10:18pm

      I see it as a plus… with them being labelled as Season 10 discs, I cant trade it to cex

  • booboo

    March 14th, 2020 - 2:21pm

    2nd edition picture thanks dazzleshell

    • Rob W

      March 14th, 2020 - 2:55pm

      Very nice photo, thanks. A pity other problems (disc art), CGI effects that are more noticable.

  • Jordan9364

    March 14th, 2020 - 1:23pm

    Images of this new release on Twitter shows they’ve ALSO managed to screw up the art on the spine, showing the monsters like on Season 23. How. On. Earth. Do you go from having it correct before, to making the second release worse. Surely it should be improved if anything. (Such as the model shot error on the disk) but nope.

    • Simon

      March 14th, 2020 - 6:04pm

      Do you have a Twitter link to the photos of the spine of the new edition? Thanks

    • Jordan9364

      March 14th, 2020 - 8:05pm

    • Chris Howarth

      March 15th, 2020 - 11:35am

      Maybe it was intentional in order to easily differentiate between first and second editions? Though, given the other cock ups, it may not.

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