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

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 #ad

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

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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  • Anonymous

    November 16th, 2020 - 10:29am

    I wish they would re-release these in standard Blu-ray cases, like the US editions, don’t like the big clunky boxes.

    • daz

      November 16th, 2020 - 12:06pm

      You could always buy them and put them in normal cases. Or get the Region Free USA editions.

      I buy them partly because of the packaging/artwork and exclusive booklet. I do have space to display them with cover facing forward though.

    • Bicky

      November 16th, 2020 - 4:00pm

      I would imagine they will re-release all of the box-sets in standard cases at some point in the future.


      November 17th, 2020 - 1:11am

      They’d be foolish not to.


    November 15th, 2020 - 12:57am

    10% off with SIGNUP10 for anyone buying for the first time.

  • Anonymous

    November 14th, 2020 - 9:02am

    Is the one available on zoom the rerelease with the correct discs? Thanks 🙂

    • booboo

      November 14th, 2020 - 9:05am

      we dont know, this has come out of nowhere, it should be the 2nd edition theatrically

    • Anonymous

      November 14th, 2020 - 9:46am

      Zoom wasntbthe one with season 10 disks?

    • Anonymous

      November 14th, 2020 - 9:49am

      Are there any differences between the first release and the second one that can help identify which one it is when it arrives? Are the barcodes the same? Thanks 🙂

    • booboo

      November 14th, 2020 - 10:02am

      The 2nd edition does have “2nd EDITION” printed on the card base so easy to check on arrival, this zoom listing is for the re-release.

      I have also ordered one so figures crossed

    • Prototype dalek

      November 14th, 2020 - 8:05pm

      Does say STRICTLY LIMITED RE-RELEASE so I assume its the 2nd release?

    • booboo

      November 14th, 2020 - 8:07pm

      hope so, Slightly surprised they appear to have so many

    • prototype dalek

      November 14th, 2020 - 9:26pm

      And after so long as well

    • daz

      November 14th, 2020 - 11:00pm

      Guessing they found some in the warehouse.

      Could be ones supposed to be returned to BBC but even if they do have Season 10 artwork on the discs at least you can still get them replaced.

      Glad those who missed out have a chance as they are still going for £60+ on eBay.

      Roll on Season 8.

    • Ricky

      November 15th, 2020 - 8:47am

      I cant wait for the next set, check here most days in the hope we will see a nice new collection artwork pop up. Dont mind which season if im honest as its been so long.

      This extra stock is fabulous news for anyone who missed out.

  • Bicky

    November 14th, 2020 - 8:40am

    It appears to be back in stock- Just ordered one.

  • Craig Berrington-potts

    September 14th, 2020 - 9:49pm

    This is a bit late but I recently bought season12, opened it to discover the season 10 artwork on the discs. Who did you contact for replacement discs and at which department ?
    The wrong disc art is really annoying.

    • James

      October 1st, 2020 - 12:11pm

      Contact [email protected]

      They did issue a run of replacement discs already but if you contact them they may be able to supply you with some.

  • Ryan Benjamin

    July 7th, 2020 - 8:46am

    Has anyone not received their replacement discs? Because I haven’t and I emailed last week the bbc person I was taking to but no reply.

    • BearEight

      July 9th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      When you ordered it, were your billing address and delivery address the same? Mine weren’t and the BBC sent it the replacement discs to the billing address

    • Ryan

      July 23rd, 2020 - 4:18pm

      Emailed the bbc as a new enquiry, turns out the person who I was dealing with has been moved to another department and someone else replied asking for my details again with proof of purchase and was told that I should get them next week so here’s hoping it will be sorted now

  • Mark

    June 15th, 2020 - 1:44pm

    Happy to say that my replacement disks have turned up today. Looks like everyone who contacted the BBC are now getting them

    • Bill

      June 18th, 2020 - 1:22pm

      Yup Replacement discs have just arrived. Thanks

  • MickeySmith07

    June 12th, 2020 - 1:51pm

    Just got my discs in the post

  • oliver

    June 12th, 2020 - 12:35pm



    • Craig Berrington-potts

      September 14th, 2020 - 9:49pm

      This is a bit late but I recently bought season12, opened it to discover the season 10 artwork on the discs. Who did you contact for replacement discs and at which department ?
      The wrong disc art is really annoying.

  • daz

    June 12th, 2020 - 12:34pm


    Got my replacement discs for the misprinted Season 12 2nd Edition today.

    Come in a slimline Bluray box too.

  • Raz

    May 6th, 2020 - 9:32pm

    For those who’re interested, it’s still in stock on Amazon FR, got one in mint condition a few days last week.

    • BearEight

      May 7th, 2020 - 9:59pm

      I also noticed and was about to comment the link but you beat me to it. They’re all out of stock now sadly but not before I was able to place an order, hopefully it should arrive soon with the correct discs. I just hope that the last remaining boxsets were able to go to fans who missed out rather than scalpers.

    • Five rounds rapid

      May 8th, 2020 - 10:41am

      Just looked and they had 3 for sale

    • Raz

      May 8th, 2020 - 8:44pm

      I’ve actually been keeping an eye on that one that one for like 2 weeks but apparently nobody noticed as there were still about 15 still in stock all along! So I just decided to tell people, hoping some fans would get it. People should check the other european Amazon stocks more often. I noticed that 26 is still in stock too on Amazon IT and ES.

    • BearEight

      May 26th, 2020 - 8:51pm

      It’s back in stock on or rather will be in a few days, if you missed out on it here’s your chance. Funny how this used to be so rare yet it just keeps popping up everywhere now.

    • DoctorRomanaTARDIS

      May 28th, 2020 - 1:16pm

      Definitely worth getting from this site, despite showing as not in stock until 6/6/20 I pre-ordered it on 26/5 and it arrived today in the UK, thanks for sharing the link

  • Joshua

    May 5th, 2020 - 11:45pm


    Has anyone received their copy from Zavvi yet. I’m in Australia and just want to know whats going on. It was supposed to come either on or before the 04/05 after being previously delayed.

    Thanks for any help.

    • bongo369

      May 6th, 2020 - 10:01am

      Still waiting patiently in Australia ARRRGHHH

    • Anonymous

      May 6th, 2020 - 10:04am

      No, I’m still waiting for my copy from them. Still no recent update on when to expect it other than this week.

    • A

      May 6th, 2020 - 11:27am

      Same here. The longer the wait, the less hopeful I am. I wonder if we’re going to fobbed off with another excuse?

    • codenamesharp

      May 13th, 2020 - 3:24pm

      Another waiting patiently in the Aussie queue. No contact or updates, still slightly hopeful though.. ish…

    • A

      May 14th, 2020 - 10:31am

      I received this message from Zavvi on Tuesday:

      ‘We’ve experienced unprecedented order volumes over the past couple of weeks and due to this unexpected increase in orders and the additional safety precautions implemented to protect our employees, delays in despatch times are to be expected.

      Please rest assure that our team are working as fast as possible to ensure you receive your parcel as soon as possible. We will provide further communications regarding your order shortly, so please continue to check your emails and your online account for further updates.’

      As I’ve been waiting a couple of months rather than weeks, I’m not hopeful. I appreciate the difficulties re the Covid-19 (everyone’s in the same boat) but as others have received theirs from other suppliers, I’m not totally convinced. We’ll see….

      Perhaps they just want us to go away….?

    • Anonymous

      May 19th, 2020 - 1:35pm


      No I am still awaiting mine but not hopeful

    • A

      May 19th, 2020 - 3:07pm

      Another week passed and ….nothing.

    • codenamesharp

      May 31st, 2020 - 4:23pm

      Still waiting as we tick over into June.

    • Garry

      June 2nd, 2020 - 1:31pm

      Just thought I’d post that I’ve received an email from Zavvi saying my copy has been despatched.

    • codenamesharp

      June 2nd, 2020 - 1:39pm

      Me too!! I hope everyone else hears soon also.

    • bongo369

      June 2nd, 2020 - 3:01pm

      Me too from Zavvi arriving soon!!!

    • A

      June 4th, 2020 - 10:33am

      Yes, I have had this message from them too.

    • A

      June 6th, 2020 - 1:55pm

      I’ve now received my Season 12 from Zavvi, at long last! Everything appears to be correct. Very pleased after all this time. Hope you’ve all got yours ok too.

    • bongo369

      June 20th, 2020 - 10:44am

      Still waiting for mine to arrive in the post to Australia. Feeling like I’ve run an online marathon but all good

    • bongo369

      June 24th, 2020 - 8:04am

      Has arrived from Zavvi so happy man

    • A

      June 25th, 2020 - 1:25pm

      Pleased you got them, bongo369! Enjoy!

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2020 - 10:37pm

    Did anyone from hmv get incorrect discs or was it just Amazon?

  • Andrew

    April 28th, 2020 - 11:38am

    Zavvi have now said that ‘Doctor Who – The Collection Season 12 (Limited Edition) has not yet been shipped due to a further delay by our supplier. We expect the item to be shipped on or before the week from 04/05/2020.’

    I’m not very confident about this. What is really annoying is why the BBC decided to make these collections limited editions in the first place. Surely they must realise that anything with ‘Doctor Who’ on it will sell by the bucketload? Is it important to them that it’s a limited edition?

  • Timelord44

    April 27th, 2020 - 12:23pm

    Has anybody’s zoom order for season 14 been sent to the warehouse? My series 12 jodie whittaker bluray has been sent to the warehouse but my Tom Baker Season 14 has not and they are both due out on the same day.

  • Timelord44

    April 22nd, 2020 - 12:48pm

    I am now worried about the season 14 release. Once again sold out everywhere so if there are any issues with the orders we have placed thats it. No other chance to get it. I ordered mine from zoom. They recently changed warehouses and have been messing up my orders and they have had to reorder items from scratch to replace items not dispatched. This will not be possible with season 14 as it is sold out. I hope it is delayed until all this chaos is over and released in increased volume.

    • Rob W

      April 22nd, 2020 - 4:36pm

      Argos may be the answer but they don’t offer pre-orders unfortunately,

  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2020 - 12:49pm

    anyone know where i can get one currently?

    • BearEight

      April 17th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      There are some on ebay that aren’t too expensive at under the £100 mark but still quite a bit more than the official price.

  • Poonaroon

    April 16th, 2020 - 11:41pm

    Amazon UK supposedly had this in stock the first week of April. Have they sent it to anyone who ordered then? I ordered it but they still haven’t sent it.

    • dazzleshell

      April 17th, 2020 - 10:00am

      Yes. I got my copy. Ordered on 2nd April. Delivered on the 12th April.

    • Scott Carrick

      April 17th, 2020 - 10:18am

      Yeah got mine on Friday 27th of March was really surprised they sent it out early as was expecting it on Tuesday 31st. Sorry to hear you haven’t got it yet.

    • Mark

      April 18th, 2020 - 1:07pm

      Ordered mine on the 2nd April and they didn’t send it (even though when I ordered it said there were 12 left), in the end they gave me another refund. Thats two times I’ve ordered it and they haven’t delivered but gave a refund instead – not impressed.

    • Things that go bump in the night

      April 19th, 2020 - 12:26am

      Hi, ordered on 2nd April (and immediately posted on this thread that they were available again – for anyone interested).

      Received on 7th April.

      Set received with correct artwork on the discs.

      Sincerely wish anyone ordered but yet to receive will get their copy soon.

      All the best.

    • James

      April 19th, 2020 - 2:26pm

      I ordered one 3rd April, it was put on hold shortly after saying delivery date pending, presumably because word finally got through that they were replacements and not to be sold, but it was dispatched after the BBC confirmed they would issue replacement discs so it cam on the 13th.

    • Poonaroon

      April 23rd, 2020 - 6:02pm

      Okay, I ordered it on 2nd April and they haven’t sent it but they haven’t canceled it either. I just wish I knew when or if they were going to do something.

  • Anonymous

    April 13th, 2020 - 5:54pm

    Just got through watching Genesis of the Daleks with the 2018 production information subtitles and for the most part on part 6 there is no sound. When watching without them, the sound is fine. Very odd. Wondering if anyone else experienced this?

  • dazzleshell

    April 12th, 2020 - 4:55pm

    At 16:55 12/4.

    1 used copy on Amazon now for £42 if anyone still needs a copy.

  • The Silent Silent

    April 12th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Not strictly a question regarding Season 12, but a question somebody here might be able to answer (Especially Gordon)

    I have tried to play the latest Doctor Who Blu-Ray Releases on my Samsung SAMSUNG UBD-M7500 4K player but it Wont play the discs, saying there the discs do not meet the specifications.

    I have had this problem playing The David Tennant Specials Blu-Ray Steelbook, The Faceless Ones Blu-Ray & the Doctor Who The Collection Season 23 to name a few.

    There is no system update available and was wondering why this only happens when I try to play the latest BBC releases ??? I’ve watched other Blu-Ray Movies on the same player recently and they play with no problems.

    If someone could be of assistance I would appreciate it alot, as I might have to ditch the 4K player and buy another one.

    • Rob W

      April 12th, 2020 - 6:27pm

      I’d unplug all the cables etc and then reset the player to the factory defaults.

      You might want to try as an alternative

    • Ricky

      April 12th, 2020 - 10:39pm

      Hi , Samsung players are known to be a PITA ,they are very temperamental when it comes to to disc playback. I’ve had 2 Samsung units in the past and they were both fussy with regards to disc playback.

      If your 100% sure the software firmware is up to date it’s more than likely either a slightly dirty disc surface or the laser lens has a spec of dust on it.

      If your confident with taking it apart just use a cotton bud or similar and give the laser lens a very gentle wipe, this should sort it.

  • The Drums The Never Ending Drum Beat

    April 10th, 2020 - 3:24pm

    Sold out. Damn

  • 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

    • The Drums The Never Ending Drum Beat

      April 10th, 2020 - 3:26pm

      Doctor Who : The Davros Collection has all the classic davros stories aswell as 8 audio stories
      048. Doctor Who: Davros
      065. Doctor Who: The Juggernauts
      072. Doctor Who: Terror Firma
      1.1. I, Davros: Innocence
      1.2. I, Davros: Purity
      1.3. I, Davros: Corruption
      1.4. I, Davros: Guilt
      2. I, Davros: The Davros Mission

      It’s fairly rare now but if you scower ebay for a while you should find it for cheap (about £20 or more)

  • 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.

    • Gerry

      April 10th, 2020 - 2:54pm

      Well that’s a bit of good news. But if they do send replacement discs they will simply be repressing the same 2nd issue discs with the correct artwork. There’s no way their going to re-author a THIRD version of these discs – look at the confusion there’s been so far! 🙂

    • Rob W

      April 10th, 2020 - 5:46pm

      If the boxset j-card had been numbered and the disc labels marked V2 etc this might have been avoided.

  • 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

    • JL

      April 13th, 2020 - 11:38pm

      The same thing happened to mee but keep messaging/emailing and hopefully you’ll get a response like i did mines due next monday

  • 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 🙂

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