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Doctor Who The Collection Season 12

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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.

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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.

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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 #ad and

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  • Harry

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:52am

    Mine has just come with Season 10 artwork.

    • booboo

      March 27th, 2020 - 12:06pm

      Amazon or Zoom?

    • SJF

      March 27th, 2020 - 1:05pm

      Mine has come from Amazon with the incorrect discs.

    • Harry

      March 27th, 2020 - 1:43pm


    • John Barrett

      March 27th, 2020 - 2:19pm

      Mine has been despatched today with a delivery date of tomorrow, hoping it will arrive with the correct disc artwork. We shall see I guess ……

      Has anyone who has had theirs turn up with disc S10 artwork contacted BBC for replacements yet? any joy or response?

    • James Woods

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:39pm

      John, I got in touch with the BBC DVD support team earlier this month as I received a faulty copy. They said they would work with Amazon to get the correct version sent out. A little while later I received an email from Amazon saying they would send the corrected item on 30th.

  • Devilsmith

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:49am

    Arrived this morning friday 27th, shocked to see season 10 artwork on every disk.

    • booboo

      March 27th, 2020 - 12:07pm

      Amazon or Zoom?

    • Anonymous

      March 27th, 2020 - 3:32pm

      Amazon, my wife orders them for me, we haven’t had any problems with 10,18,19,23 or 26.

    • Devilsmith

      March 27th, 2020 - 3:33pm

      Amazon my wife ordered all the previous ones without any problems.

  • Kristofer Stevens

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:41am

    I think probably best to contact the BBC rather than Amazon as the problem may be across all stock issued. Does anyone have the contact email for the BBC?

  • Who’s Who

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:35am

    Well I guess season 23 is not alone now

  • Sons of Skaro

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:27am

    My amazon order hasn’t arrived. I checked and I all I needed to do was make a payment revision as my card had expired in the time I had waited for it to arrive. However every time I try to switch over to my current card it keeps saying a problem occurred. Trying to get help through customer services and I’m sent to automated questions rather than being able to compose my email and there is no route which follows my problem. I just keep getting redirected to the account page to revise my payment method. arrrg

    • mick

      March 27th, 2020 - 3:24pm

      Try to email them direct. Just put your order number in the subject box

    • Sons of Skaro

      March 27th, 2020 - 6:50pm

      Thanks. I’ve sent an email to them. I only hope that they can resolve the issue without telling me to follow the same steps again.

    • Sons of Skaro

      March 28th, 2020 - 12:21pm

      Absolutely no response from them. Just an email saying the item will be cancelled in 4 days. Tried ringing just an automated message saying sorry none of the phones are manned due to coved-19.
      I’ve tried my wife’s card and same problem.

    • Sons of Skaro

      April 1st, 2020 - 1:27am

      The tech guys are still trying to work out how to get the payment glitch fixed. Meanwhile, my purchase is still on hold

  • Napoleon

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:57am

    HMV have just dispatched mine!!

  • DR

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:34am

    Mine arrived from Zoom on eBay.

    Happy to say all the discs are correct !

  • James

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:32am

    I Don’t want to open mine as keeping them all sealed. (Now all as my 2ndEd Season 12 arrived just now). Are they all the incorrect artwork on discs or does it depend on who it was ordered from?

    • booboo

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:36am

      some are definitely getting the correct discs from Amazon but not had enough reports from zoom yet

    • Adam

      March 27th, 2020 - 11:02am

      I think it’s a lottery. Pot luck as to who gets the correct disc art. The content on the discs is correct – apart from the issues from the original that weren’t amended. Overall, I’m happy I’ve finally got my copy after many delays but I’m convinced this set had a curse placed upon it.

  • Anonymous

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:30am

    Has anybody who received the wrong discs a few weeks ago had their new copy sent to them from Amazon. I haven’t yet and I have had no emails from Amazon too.

    • Mark

      March 27th, 2020 - 12:19pm

      Not yet, still waiting for the replacement which they said should be here on the 30th. Fingers crossed

  • Jackson whom

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:06am

    I received mine from amazon yesterday. And low and behold, my discs are still wrong. I wouldn’t have minded waiting the extra time if it meant the right disc art. I’ve contacted amazon but they seem a little unhelpful and I’ve emailed the bbc dvd support thing.And yet to get a reply. So hopefully it gets sorted at some point. But either way I guess it’s nice to finally have the set. Even if it does look weird when you open it up with those discs in

    • Adam

      March 27th, 2020 - 11:04am

      Mine came from Zoom. Wrong disc art etc. I’ve contacted them as well as the BBC in hopes of getting replacement discs. The content on them is S12 but the art isn’t.

  • Adam

    March 27th, 2020 - 9:27am

    My copy just arrived from Zoom and… wrong discs. I’m devastated.

    • booboo

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:13am

      Zoom as well, beyond belief

    • The Ergon

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:35am

      That is not what i wanted to hear. Seems like its pot luck with this reissue.

    • Adam

      March 27th, 2020 - 11:00am

      It’s a lottery, it really is.

  • Thetruth

    March 27th, 2020 - 8:17am

    £186 on Amazon UK or £39.99 on Zoom difficult choice that

    • booboo

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:43am

      zoom don’t have any or a 3rd Party marketplace

  • Simon

    March 26th, 2020 - 11:36pm

    Mines been dispatched from Zoom! Fingers crossed all ok! Should the disc art be correct but SFX & continuity errors not fixed will the BBC be issuing replacement discs 3 & 5 again?

    • Graham

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:50am

      The issue with updated SFX shot of the vogan rocket in episode 2 of Revenge of the cybermen has NOT been corrected so assume they are not bothering

  • GallifreyanKnight

    March 26th, 2020 - 10:57pm

    Got mine today.

    Correct labels on the discs.
    The spine picture does have various aliens on it but I honestly don’t mind.

    Just need to check the disc content to make sure there aren’t any problems with them.

    • TrixieTiger1995

      March 27th, 2020 - 1:09am

      As long as the spine picture is similar to the 2018 release (but of course with the aliens as you said), that is fine. Something is go with Season 23! Haha.

  • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

    March 26th, 2020 - 10:41pm

    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice on what to do with the delivery issues I am having with this boxset being delivered through Amazon.

    So yesterday I had the notification that it would be arriving tomorrow (today). At that point, I had only realised it was being delivered to an Amazon Locker. I ordered the day it came back in stock relieved to get a copy as I missed the first run and thought nothing more of it. As soon as the notification came through, I knew I had to divert the delivery back to my address as the amazon worker would not be able to successfully deliver otherwise. The Amazon Locker is in a public library that of course due to COVID19 is temporarily closed. So even if they could deliver, I could not pick it up.

    I tried to go into my account and did not have the option to change the address. I tried to speak online with customer service to explain this situation. They said they could not change the address and only offer a refund. I asked if they sent it back to the fulfilment centre could I not then change the address and have it sent out again.

    Amazon said the best they could do is offer a refund. I tried to explain that this item is no longer for sale and is a limited edition. Eventually, I was told they can’t explain the details but they can get to the locker and that I would be sent an email when it could be collected.

    Today when they tried to deliver they said they could not attempt the delivery as I predicted. I received an email saying to change my address in my account and contact them again to verify the change. In that email, it also states if they do not hear anything in a number of days I will be automatically be issued a refund. I tried to get through to them online and as soon as the advisor got through to me and went to find out more I was cut off.

    I will try again with customer service but If I can’t get through to them, it looks like that because of the automated system they can only provide a refund but I am trying to maintain my claim to it. I understand it is out of customer services hands and of course, I have no idea how Amazon operates. The only thing I can assume is they will still have hold of it and when it is back at the fulfilment centre, the boxset will just sit there or be listed back online again. With everything going on, I know other deliveries are more essential right now so I am not in a rush to have it sent back out. Even if it is in 3 or 4 months time, I would just know that my order is not lost.

    Thank you for taking the moment to read this and thanks in advance for any advice given. Apologies if this should not be posted here.

    • Rob W

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:27am

      I’d try sending an email about this, once they reply you are usually asked did Amazon resolve the issue, and if not you can then ask someone to call you back which might help. They’ll have simillar issues regarding lots of other customers so they might sort something out.

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      March 27th, 2020 - 10:44am

      Hi Rob!
      Thank you so much for replying and suggesting that 🙂 I contacted them again through the chat anyway as planned and have just got an update. After explaining the situation once again I was told that the delivery address is updated and will be sent out between April 27th and 28th. They said that was updated in the system on their end. After the chat, I went onto my account to verify it and there was no update so enquired into how long until I would see it from my end as it still stated ‘action required’.

      On the follow-up chat, I was told they can’t deliver it and only offer a refund. Back to square one. I explained that I have been told several different things which turned out not to be true and can’t reorder the item. I was then passed over to the delivery team who were the most helpful.

      Speaking to the agent, they said they can’t redirect the address however they were keen to assist and wanted to at least try and get the boxset to me, given the unusual situation. They said they would contact the station to see if the delivery can be made to my address as it is close to the locker location. It is not a guarantee but I will get an email update in the next 3 hours. Fingers crossed!

    • Rob W

      March 27th, 2020 - 11:19am

      Hope you get a result mate. Keep smiling!

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      March 27th, 2020 - 4:33pm

      Thanks Rob!
      Fortunately, the delivery team agent got hold of the right people at the delivery station and was able to change the address. The email said it was now on the way for a reattempt of delivery but a while later on my orders page it once again said delivery attempted and that action was required on my part.

      It turns out the package was out for delivery with the current driver before the request was submitted to the delivery station. As it was already on the driver’s route to the original locker address it looks like the driver did not receive notification of the re-direction before they attempted delivery. As I received the email another reattempt will be made, this time to my address. It won’t update on the order, it will only show on for the carrier. It may go out for delivery again today, however they are unable to view the planned routes or driver’s availability so they can’t guarantee it will arrive today in which case it should be tomorrow.

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      April 1st, 2020 - 12:11pm

      Hi all,
      So even though I was told about the redirection and got through to different teams, I was then told by a manager that actually that can’t happen. So they will continue to deliver to the Amazon locker and after a number of attempts, a refund will automatically be issued. They did apologise as it is an automated system they can’t override but nothing else can be done.

      I have now contacted the BBC DVD line in the hopes that something can be arranged.

  • Darren

    March 26th, 2020 - 9:23pm

    Just opened mine, the discs have the wrong artwork on them. What a let down.

    • Robert Sienicki

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:37pm

      Was is with the artwork? Can you share a picture?

    • philip shaw

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:52am

      What I gather Robert is that disc content is fine but the disc art is Jon Pertwee’s season 10.

  • JL

    March 26th, 2020 - 8:53pm

    So does the spine have just the monsters or the doctor aswell

  • Anonymous

    March 26th, 2020 - 6:57pm

    Seems like a complete lottery whether you get the correct disc art. Mine should be here tomorrow. Fingers crossed…

  • Mitchell Tregale

    March 26th, 2020 - 5:56pm

    Just received an email from Zoom’s customer service department saying my order has been dispatched! Hopefully those who ordered from Zoom will get theirs soon!

    • Adam

      March 26th, 2020 - 6:27pm

      Same here! Let’s hope the right discs are in the box. Does that mean it’ll arrive tomorrow or Monday?

    • MIKK89

      March 26th, 2020 - 8:43pm

      Ordered mine from Amazon and it was delivered today. Right disc artwork, and 2nd editiion label on Inserts underside

    • The Ergon

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:28pm

      I,ve been emailed for tomorrow or saturday. Fingers crossed for a decent copy now.

  • Antonio Zambonini

    March 26th, 2020 - 5:42pm

    Good news seems zoom has now dispatched fingers crossed it comes Saturday the most

  • Sonicdoctor190

    March 26th, 2020 - 5:34pm

    I just received mine from Amazon and it has the Wrong disc art inside, I have emailed the bbc dvd support but to be honest i don’t really care, its got the right episodes on there and thats all that matters.

    • Chris

      March 26th, 2020 - 5:41pm

      Mine was the same season 10 pics on the discs,but all is ok,just so happy to have this now with the others…

    • Oliver

      March 26th, 2020 - 8:04pm

      Mine too incorrect season 10 disc art from amazon bloody joke …

    • The Ergon

      March 26th, 2020 - 8:59pm

      Me personally, i couldn,t live with that. I,d want them perfect after all that has happened before. This was their opportunity with the second run to get things right. If mine come with imperfections it is being returned. I,m with Zoom so we,ll see.

  • Richard

    March 26th, 2020 - 5:01pm

    Mine has just arrived from Amazon.

    Second edition marked on the base, with correct art on the discs.

    • oliver

      March 26th, 2020 - 8:45pm

      Mine too and pre-ordered in Jan , basically amazon cannot replace and have offered me a credit for £5 and I keep the item!!

      Cant believe how sloppy this is from a QA perspective..

  • Ian

    March 26th, 2020 - 4:55pm

    Received my copy today; incorrect disc labels, haven’t had a chance to check the disc content yet. Emailed Amazon – does anyone know if we should advise the BBC directly?

    • Darren

      March 26th, 2020 - 9:41pm

      I’ve emailed them requesting replacement discs

    • Jackson whom

      March 27th, 2020 - 9:52am

      I too have messaged both amazon and the bbc for the same issue. Amazon said to return it but due to it being out of stock I won’t get another copy. So I won’t be doing that. And aside from an automated reply saying I’ll hear back, the bbc has yet to reply to me. Bloody nightmare. But it’s great to have it anyway

  • Simon R.

    March 26th, 2020 - 4:15pm

    Just had mine delivered. All correct discs no issues there. 2nd edition written on the bottom and spine shows the artwork with monsters present which is the only shame. Have sent photos to address booboo supplied.

  • Christian Newton

    March 26th, 2020 - 2:56pm

    Just had mine delivered, but incorrect discs (labels) unfortunately. Have emailed Amazon, but obviously they are incredibly busy at present. I can live with it if I can’t get a replacement, tbh there’s more important things to worry about right now. Stay safe everyone

  • Type 40

    March 26th, 2020 - 2:24pm

    My copy has just landed, with the correct discs. Thank you BBC, and thank you to the Amazon workers who are still delivering items during this extremely difficult time.

  • Graham

    March 26th, 2020 - 2:03pm

    Mine just delivered by Amazon, discs labels are correct now got to watch to see if the content is ok

    • Graham

      March 26th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      And those wondering about the updated vogan rocket special effects for episode 2 of Revenge of the Cybermen sadly this has not been corrected for this release

    • Napoleon

      March 26th, 2020 - 3:29pm

      Can you check your spine, and look at the small picture of tom, are there any monsters on it?

    • AdamW

      March 26th, 2020 - 3:40pm

      Yes there are monsters on the side.

    • Graham

      March 26th, 2020 - 3:59pm

      Yes monsters on the spine

  • Mr Fish

    March 26th, 2020 - 1:17pm

    Mine has been delivered by Amazon this morning! Can’t wait to finish work later!

  • Anonymous

    March 26th, 2020 - 12:53pm

    Really starting to get worried that Amazon won’t send the correct set to those who received the wrong one a few weeks ago. I did get an email saying that they were going to send the correct one last week but I’ve heard nothing since. Well aware that Amazon will be extremely busy at the moment though.

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:19pm

      Was thinking the same last night

  • Anonymous

    March 26th, 2020 - 12:25pm

    Just got mine from amazon, and the discs are correct.

    • Jeroen

      March 26th, 2020 - 12:37pm

      I will have to wait till next wednesday since i live in the Netherlands. Can’t wait !

    • Philip Shaw

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:06pm

      Mine are due next Wednesday and I’m UK. No rush…more important things going on.

    • John Barrett

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:12pm

      ALREADY! Very jealous. Mine is still “preparing for despatch” with Amazon

    • Napoleon

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:14pm

      Is the spine monsterless?

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:37pm

      No, it does have the monsters for the season.

    • Si

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:54pm

      What does the monsters on the spine actually mean?

    • Napoleon

      March 26th, 2020 - 1:55pm

      On the picture of the doctor on the spine, is it just the doctor or does it have monsters?

    • Si

      March 26th, 2020 - 2:03pm

      Ahh ok. Makes sense. When mine arrives that’ll be the first thing I shall check. I’m going to send photos to booboo of the whole things just for clarity. Thanks.

    • Si

      March 26th, 2020 - 4:16pm

      Mine does indeed have monsters on the spine unfortunately.

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