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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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  • SamWho

    March 30th, 2020 - 4:59pm

    Just got mine from Amazon with everything correct as it should be hooray the feeling of dread & hope then joy while opening it was crazy

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2020 - 4:42pm

    This doesnt apply to me so much but for collectors out there who want to keep their sets mint in the box, how will they know if the contents of the boxset is as it should be and not faulty with S10 designs?

    • SamWho

      March 30th, 2020 - 4:57pm

      The only way is to open them I don’t understand keeping them in the wrapping to be honest paying all that money not watching them or looking at the booklet each to there own tho

    • dazzleshell

      April 3rd, 2020 - 1:01pm

      TBH if you buy these just to leave in shrink wrap there is no point as you are missing out on the lovely artwork, the booklet and the joy of the better picture quality and new features.

      Unless you are planning to sell them on in the future of course.

    • The Ergon

      April 3rd, 2020 - 2:03pm

      And if that is the case, people are trying to avoid sets with these in, which is why they are going to great lengths to try and reorder. So it might be good to check if you plan to sell and don,t want returns.

  • Morrid

    March 30th, 2020 - 3:44pm

    My set just arrived from Zoom ebay store.
    Thankful to have received the correct discs in an undamaged box but having missed out first time around I really feel for those experiencing problems with their sets.

    • Stuart Higgins

      April 2nd, 2020 - 12:45am

      I ordered mine from Zoom and have a tracking number but no way of checking it. Which delivery firm did they use to send yours ?

  • Chris

    March 30th, 2020 - 3:13pm

    Has anyone pre ordered there’s from Zavvi. I contacted them and they’re still waiting for the sets to be delivered to them, I was wondering if anyone else has got ordered it from Zavvi?

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2020 - 4:39pm

      I have and heard nothing ):

    • Dan

      March 31st, 2020 - 9:28pm

      I still haven’t heard anything either- any updates from Zaavi customers?

    • Joshua

      April 1st, 2020 - 2:02am


      I’ve ordered from Zavvi as well and just received this email back about my query.

      Hello Joshua Romeo,

      We wanted to let you know there’s a new message in your Zavvi Australia account from our Customer Care Team.

      Your original message was:

      Hello, Im just writing to see when this order I placed would be arriving. It was released on the 30th of March. I just wanted to make sure it is still coming. Thanks for your help and have a good day. Kind Regards, Josh

      Your new message from our Customer Care Team:

      Hello Joshua,

      Thank you for getting in touch to ask about the estimated dispatch of Doctor Who – The Collection Season 12 (Limited Edition).

      I am 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 but at this time they are unable to give me a date for when they will have it back in stock.

      You can check the status of your order at any time by logging into your account and following the prompts. Once your order has been sent you will receive an e-mail to tell you it is on its way.

      If there is anything else that we can do, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

    • Dan

      April 1st, 2020 - 9:07pm

      That makes me feel slightly nervous… can Zaavi seek box sets without actually knowing how many units they are receiving? I ordered this box set minutes after the big announcement was made. I was super hopeful this would place me high up In the priority list when the release date came.

      Super frustrated!

  • doctorwhowhatwhen

    March 30th, 2020 - 9:50am

    Has anyone received their copy from HMV yet? Are all the boxsets okay besides some of the ones Amazon distributed, or is it an issue with lots of different websites sending out faulty copies?

    • Napoleon

      March 30th, 2020 - 11:35am

      Appears to be sent out today

    • Danny

      March 30th, 2020 - 6:46pm

      Received mine from HMV today all discs are the correct ones 🙂

  • Euan Bird

    March 30th, 2020 - 8:24am

    So after nearly an hour on live chat, amazon have no idea about the replacement copies that we were told we would receive today. Amazon gave me a full refund and I did not have to send the item back. I am now trying to find wherelse can I order it. I now know that I will never order any Doctor Who blue rays again after this whole mess.

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2020 - 8:43am

      *I won’t order any blu rays from Amazon again

    • Bill

      March 30th, 2020 - 10:16am

      Thanks for the information. The point is every store is sold out now apart from ebay sellers who are still selling for extortionate prices.

      Im going to contact Amazon again as they have given me a refund i didnt ask for, asked me to send item back and £15 pound voucher as good will.

      Heres hoping the BBC come up with a aolutuon soon.

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2020 - 12:00pm

      They did the same thing to me. Refunded then linked me to a marketplace seller at more than 6 times the retail price.

  • Euan Bird

    March 29th, 2020 - 6:29pm

    So amazon are meant to be sending out the replacement copies to those of us who received the wrong copy a few ago tomorrow. I still haven’t had a despatch email yet, has anybody got a dispatch email?

    • Bill

      March 29th, 2020 - 6:40pm

      Amazon are not sending replacements. I’ve checked. They will refund you when you send the item back but have said there are no replacements being sent.

    • Euan Bird

      March 29th, 2020 - 6:51pm

      Wait what. I got an email though a few weeks ago telling me I would receive a replacement. I was also on live chat yesterday and they said I would get a dispatch email today. Amazon have been shocking in this situation. I’m aware they are under a lot of pressure though at the moment

    • dazzleshell

      March 29th, 2020 - 7:04pm

      Hi Euan,

      I emailled them yesterday just to check as I got the email telling us to dispose of the incorrect version and had been dealing with BBC too. They pretty much didn’t understand my query and refunded me. I sent another email and got no response.

      Tbh. As the app never updated since the original email for the 1st copy and it doesn’t show as being refunded, I’m hoping it is something they cant see and the corrected version gets delivered tomorrow.

      Let me know if you get yours.
      If not the BBC will be able to replace the discs as it is effecting a lot of customers now. We’ll just have to wait a few months.

    • Euan Bird

      March 29th, 2020 - 7:18pm

      Let’s hope it arrives tomorrow dazzleshell. I’ll keep you updated and any others too in the same position if I receive it tomorrow. Fingers crossed you will get it too. I have a feeling it won’t come tomorrow but since so many people are in the same situation, even people who haven’t ordered amazon, I’m sure that the BBC will send out replacements.

    • Prowl 1701

      March 30th, 2020 - 6:26am

      Mine is inbound to the states, but with everything going on it is taking longer than usual naturally. Hoping I get the correct blue rays.

    • Joe 90

      March 30th, 2020 - 4:50pm

      I’ve had the exact same issue today.

      I received the incorrect discs a few weeks ago for the 2nd edition.

      Got an email from Amazon on 18/03 to apologise for receiving incorrectly printed discs and rest assured I will receive the correct item on 30/03 and to dispose of the current set.

      Just e-chatted them …….they don’t seem to understand as they see I had received the item….they have advised that the item is temporarily out of stock but they can’t confirm if the will receive new stock.

      Like everyone on here I’m not sure where we stand now…or just wait to see if the Beeb reply to someone to confirm.

      It’s also impossible to speak or raise a complaint on Amazon !

    • dazzleshell

      March 30th, 2020 - 11:01pm

      Hi Euan and Joe,

      Nothing turned up today so I have emailled the BBC DVD Support again.

      I’ve had numerous conversations with them since the 13th and they intervened and contacted Amazon once they understood the Amazon responses I was getting. Which resulted in the emails we got about the correct copies from Amazon.

      I will let you know when I hear something. Just need to have patience as with COVID-19 they might not be open at the moment or be short staffed/working remotely.

      I’m glad to have the correct box for my shelf. Just want the complete correct product for my collection.

      I hope you both kept your copies though.

    • Joe 90

      March 31st, 2020 - 8:51am

      Hi Dazzleshell….thanks for letting me know…happy to wait to see what type of reply you receive.

      It doesn’t appear that Amazon have a Complaints Department to raise this to…odd to get an email to advise a replacement copy would be sent and then to receive nothing and no support on their eChat.

      Had mine on pre-order since 8th June so fingers crossed this can be sorted.

      Thanks again

    • Euan Bird

      March 31st, 2020 - 9:38am

      Thanks for the info dazzleshell, fingers crossed the BBC will send out replacement discs after covid-19 finishes. I’m sure they will considering how many people are affected by having the wrong discs. I did keep my copy thankfully but I’m sure many didn’t which is bad as they will be unable to get the correct discs if the BBC ever send them out.

  • Don_lockwood

    March 29th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Received today my copy (Amazon): correct discs!!

    • Anonymous

      March 29th, 2020 - 6:16pm

      Me too. Seems like we won the Dr Who lottery.

    • Andy with an idea

      March 31st, 2020 - 5:15am

      Hi dazzleshell
      You have the correct box so why don’t you either put the United States version in the box or print disc faces and put them on using a dvd printing kit and on eBay and so easy to the disc images from the internet then use software to print it then stick it on over the incorrectly printed disc.just a thought if you are struggling to get a corrected copy.
      All. the best

    • dazzleshell

      March 31st, 2020 - 2:09pm

      Hi Andy.

      I do have a dvd printing kit. That would be worse case scenario. Unfortunately my 4k Bluray player cant read discs with home printed covers. I have a copy of ‘Dimensions In Time’ on one for example.

      Joy. Still got my health though so all is good.

  • Anonymous

    March 29th, 2020 - 11:22am

    The optional updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen work on my copy that I got from Amazon and mine are the correct discs also, do they work on the copies pressed with the Season 10 artwork?

    • OllieOz

      March 29th, 2020 - 1:52pm

      It’s one shot of the Skystriker that’s faulty in part 2 on Vorus’ screen at 04:03. The rest play fine. The annoying thing is that said shot is right next to another shot where the FX work. So new FX, then a cutaway and then cutting back it’s the old model shot.

    • The Ergon

      March 29th, 2020 - 3:27pm

      They shouldn,t have bothered. The only effects that needed updating were the outside shots of Nerva Beacon and that tombola drum voga surface at the end of part 4.

  • James

    March 29th, 2020 - 9:58am

    Why didn’t they just reprint the correct discs before re-release? Yes it would have taken a little longer to wait but then they wouldn’t be bombarded with complaints.

  • Jordan9363

    March 28th, 2020 - 8:16pm

    Arrived today with correct discs box in perfect condition too

  • Josef Lewandowski

    March 28th, 2020 - 4:15pm

    Mines due 5th may same as season 14

  • Bill

    March 28th, 2020 - 3:04pm

    I have to say I am furious with it all.

    I like many others received my copy yesterday with the wrong discs inside.
    I have contacted the BBC but understandably no reply as yet.

    Amazon told me that I could have a refund if I sent the boxset back but there were no more in stock and they wouldn’t have any more in. So I am left wondering where to go next?

    • Darren

      March 28th, 2020 - 7:09pm

      I think the only option is to wait for BBC DVD support to get back to you.

    • Brian Ashley

      March 28th, 2020 - 7:56pm

      The discs in mine are the right discs, but printed with s10 labels.

  • Anonymous

    March 28th, 2020 - 2:50pm

    So mine has arrived today with the wrong discs. Who can I contact to get a corrected version? I was going to email Amazon but read some comments on here where people in the same situation were offered a refund or a voucher instead of a corrected product.

    • Rob W

      March 28th, 2020 - 5:10pm might be able to help.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 7:31pm

      Thanks I’ve sent them an email so here’s hoping


    March 28th, 2020 - 2:30pm

    Mine just arrived from ”Zoom” and has the correct disc art for Season 12 plus the “2nd Edition” printed on the base of the box.

  • Anonymous

    March 28th, 2020 - 12:27pm

    My copy from zoom arrived this morning. Thankfully all discs were correct… Monsters on the spine which is a tad annoying but not a big deal – just so relieved to finally get this season after missing out the first time!

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 12:30pm

      What time?

  • Anonymous

    March 28th, 2020 - 12:06pm

    Got mine delivered today from amazon all discs are correct thankfully shame about them not fixing the cgi problem that happened on the first edition release but I take what I have and am grateful

  • Thedoctor1104

    March 28th, 2020 - 9:23am

    Mine has arrived today from Zoom and had the correct discs.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 12:01pm

      Was the spine correct too?

    • Thedoctor1104

      March 28th, 2020 - 3:11pm

      The spine has the monsters on them compared to the original just having Tom

  • Aiden

    March 27th, 2020 - 11:53pm

    I got mine today, but the disc tray was damaged, the discs themselves were fine but the tray had snapped. I have put a bit of cello tape around the broken tray for now. I can’t find any replacement trays anywhere and don’t really want to send to back after waiting a long time for it to arrive (I know, I’m very petty). But if anyone knows where I can get a replacement tray, please let me know

    • Timelord44

      March 28th, 2020 - 9:59am

      Mine arrived damaged too. The external box crushed. No discs effected but very disappointing. Not petty at all. These things are advertised as collectible packaging so a damaged box can defeat the object. Very relieved to receive it at all though but wish there was a way of replacing.

    • Rob W

      March 28th, 2020 - 11:11am

      I don’t know that you can buy these trays, I’d contact the seller who may offer a partial re-credit.

    • Darren

      March 28th, 2020 - 2:19pm

      Might be worth contacting BBC DVD support via email and asking if there’s anything they can do. Worth a go!

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 4:52pm

      You can usually find tray inserts for blu-rays on eBay but there’s no guarantee they’d be the right size for these boxsets.

    • Aiden

      April 4th, 2020 - 1:59am


      I’ve put a load of cello tape around the broken tray and that has worked very well, not prefect by any means but at least it’s kind of functioning normally again

  • Anonymous

    March 27th, 2020 - 10:58pm

    These blu-ray sets are getting better. I have the other sets, which are awesome. My nephew has gotten into Dr. Who now, he loves the daleks. These will be added to my collection, since they feature Sarah Jane Smith. R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen, you will never be forgotten.

  • Ian Blackbourn

    March 27th, 2020 - 5:49pm

    Got mine today all fine with the correct discs.

    • don_lockwood

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:13pm


    • John Barrett

      March 28th, 2020 - 10:23am

      Mine just arrived (Amazon) and has the correct disc art for S12 plus the “2nd Edition” printed on the base of the box. Sadly the spine art is the same as everyone else reports with the monsters present rather than a “clean” image of just the doctor. Ah well, something to keep S23 company I guess

  • don_lockwood

    March 27th, 2020 - 4:55pm

    I’m waiting my copy for next Tuesday (I’m in Barcelona). One question: the copies with wrong discs (seaon 10 art) have also a season 10 booklet?? Thanks!

    • Christian Newton

      March 27th, 2020 - 5:51pm

      No, the booklet is for the correct season, it’s just the disc art that is in error.

    • dazzleshell

      March 27th, 2020 - 6:10pm

      No. Season 12 booklet. It is just the disc art that is wrong. Got mine 2 weeks ago.

  • The Ergon

    March 27th, 2020 - 4:36pm

    Have people with the ‘corrected’ discs checked those effects on Revenge? I,m more bothered about that.

    • Graham

      March 27th, 2020 - 4:53pm

      The updated sky rocket effects problem has not been resolved on episode 2 of Revenge of the cybermen

    • James

      March 27th, 2020 - 6:37pm

      There have been no changes made to these discs.
      They will be the exact same as the 2018 first edition discs (although obviously the replacement discs for Sontaran Experiment and Revenge are included rather than the original faulty discs). Anything that wasn’t fixed on the replacement discs has not been rectified. If they had rectified it, they would have to issue replacement discs again for anyone who has the original first edition.

    • The Ergon

      March 27th, 2020 - 8:25pm

      I thought they already had for the first edition thats why i didn,t think it was going to be the same pallava second time around.

    • OllieOz

      March 27th, 2020 - 9:00pm

      Yeah still not fixed despite allegedly being fixed on any US replacements. Kinda disappointed tbf.

    • James

      April 11th, 2020 - 4:47pm

      The only thing they fixed was the mispelled name in the end credits of Revenge of the Cybermen and the soundtrack issues on Sontaran Experiment in the repressed discs.

    • The Ergon

      April 11th, 2020 - 6:00pm

      Michael Wishers name was also fixed for Genesis.

  • Anonymous

    March 27th, 2020 - 4:19pm

    Has anyone ordered from Zavvi? Id love for it to dispatch soon!!

  • Antonio Zambonini

    March 27th, 2020 - 3:51pm

    Arrived today from zoom and just opened too check and lucky all the correct disks very happy indeed too own it new instead of 1st edition seconded handed from cex biggest mistake that was

  • Philip Shaw

    March 27th, 2020 - 2:04pm

    Ive been lucky, ordered one for me from Amazon, and one for a friend from Zoom and both had correct disc art…
    Shouldn’t be down to luck though, we should all be getting a perfect copy first time.

  • Anonymous

    March 27th, 2020 - 2:02pm

    Mine has arrived from zoom with correct artwork, got my dad a copy too but can’t see him to give it to him at the moment. Surely his should be correct aswell though since they both arrived in the same package.

  • Valeyard

    March 27th, 2020 - 12:50pm


    To those that have Season 10 labels printed on the discs – is “2nd edition” printed on the underside or no?

    • SJF

      March 27th, 2020 - 1:04pm

      Yes, it is on mine.

    • oliver

      March 27th, 2020 - 3:20pm

      yes 2nd edition on mine but season 10 cover art discs

  • Phasergrim

    March 27th, 2020 - 12:43pm

    Mines just come through from zoom. Discs are correct. It arrived in a plastic bag from the royal mail stating that the contents was damaged and the delivery box itself was ripped open but the blu rays and the fancy box were both undamaged.

    • James

      March 28th, 2020 - 8:33am

      Same here

  • dazzleshell

    March 27th, 2020 - 12:29pm

    I do think in the light of what is happening it would have been easier all round if the original release date had been kept.

    They BBC should have put out a statement advising that some copies might have the wrong discs and then those who need to could request replacements via the BBC DVD Support team.

    The fact they seem to have reproduced the boxes too as well as the discs is a waste of resources.

    I still hope my corrected copy from Amazon arrives in a few days. But knowing my luck it will be the same as my first one.

    Good Luck.

    • oliver

      March 27th, 2020 - 3:22pm

      I contacted amazon about mine…said could only offer a refund or 5 quid credit which i took.
      Have emailed BBC to see if they will send me the correct ones.

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