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Doctor Who The Collection Season 14 Blu-ray

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BBC Studios announce release of Season 14 in the Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-Ray range.

Doctor Who fans will be delighted to hear that BBC Studios is releasing Season 14 on Blu-Ray. Tom Baker’s third series as the Doctor will debut on Monday 20th April.

Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 14:


In 1976, Doctor Who took a dramatic new turn, electrifying audiences with changes in format,
companion and appearance of the TARDIS. Season 14 saw the departure of the Doctor’s long-term
companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the introduction of Leela. The season contains some of Tom
Baker’s most iconic serials, with intrepid investigations in Victorian London, deadly robots in a
murderous whodunit, a return to the Doctor’s homeworld, and one of the saddest goodbyes in Doctor
Who history.

Producer Phillip Hinchliffe led Doctor Who through a creative high, joined by Elisabeth Sladen as
Sarah Jane Smith, Louise Jameson as the Doctor’s captivating new companion Leela and guests
stars Tim Pigott-Smith, Stephen Thorne, Peter Pratt, Pamela Salem, David Collings, Christopher
Benjamin and Trevor Baxter.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also
contains extensive and exclusive special features which include:

  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound – The Deadly Assassin
  • Brand new audio commentaries – Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on selected episodes of
    The Face of Evil and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • Behind the Sofa – New episodes with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Philip Hinchcliffe, plus
    companions Sophie Aldred and Peter Purves.
  • Our Sarah Jane – Elisabeth Sladen Tribute – A feature-length look at the life and career of
    Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen.
  • Whose Doctor Who Revisited – Toby Hadoke meets the producers and grown-up stars of
    the very first Who Documentary.
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
  • Blu-Ray trailer – Louise Jameson has trouble with her new home assistant.
  • Brand new interviews
  • Rare archive material
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries

The eight-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION – SEASON 14 stars Tom Baker as The Fourth Doctor, Elisabeth
Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Louise Jameson as Leela. The Master reappears in The Deadly
Assasin, played by Peter Pratt. RRP: £56.16

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  • BtsR

    May 24th, 2020 - 3:53pm

    What’s the likelihood of s11 having “The ghosts of N-space” & “Paradise of death” radio audios on them?
    I was so gald they put The pescations on s14 saved me money, the 3rd dr audios can go for high money sometimes so I’d really love it if they included them, be a good way to compete set and fill up disc spaces.

    • The Ergon

      May 24th, 2020 - 9:02pm

      I know what you mean. I was thinking exactly the same thing the other week why,llst listening to the pescatons and is the reason i have resisted buying them both.

    • Gordon

      May 24th, 2020 - 10:37pm

      I’m sure everything out of the bbc radio collection will be ported over to the collection sets

      Whatever happened to Susan?: dalek invasion of earth

      Paradise of death: the time warrior

      The ghosts of n space: death to the daleks (I think)

      Slipback: remembrance of the daleks (or the s22 bonus disc)

    • The Ergon

      May 25th, 2020 - 1:09am

      i would have said 22 for slipback, makes sense.

  • Sarge

    May 24th, 2020 - 12:48am

    In all honesty, who thinks we will see the next set announced in June around the same time it should have been in April. The production of the sets should have only been offset by a month or month and a half at most. Would love to hear all your thoughts!

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 24th, 2020 - 9:16am

      Gave this in a couple of other comments below I think the announcement will be September or October with a release in December or January. The production has been delayed considerably more than a month and is still delayed with no clear signs of an end.
      Given the amount of problems caused by trying to get 14 out do you really want them to commit to a release date of the next unit? Exactly the same thing may happen if they make an announcement in June for an August or September release.
      Do you really want 100 more comments slagging of Amazon and Zoom?

    • daz

      May 24th, 2020 - 5:37pm

      There’s more chance of the Steelbook of Series 6 being announced than another collection set for a while.

    • Gordon

      May 24th, 2020 - 9:21pm

      I don’t think it’s set in stone that we were going to get an announcement in April. Season 10 was announced nearly a month after season 18 was released and season 19 and 26 would have been already out before the next release announcement if it had kept their original dates so I don’t think it’s fixed that we get an announcement just before the release of the current 1. It could just be a case that the next set needs a bit longer to be ready as it’s a Pertwee or a black and white season which would need more work than anything post Season 12. Sure the coronavirus could have had an issue with the announcement for the next release but it might not be the only reason. Postal services should have some sort of normality by august/September so I’m not ruling out a release then but it all depends on what they got in the can. Going by the likes of Emmerdale who have started filming and the likes of Corrie and ee that are supposed to start filming next month I can see some selected filming for the collection going ahead sooner rather than later with an extremely small crew. I guess that the manufacturing plant will Also have a bit of a backlog as well so that could effect the release schedule too. We probably will hear more about animated releases and steel books as they can be done remotely from home unlike the collection sets

  • Peter

    May 22nd, 2020 - 10:25pm

    Please check your discs, I have a faulty disc seven! No episodes are displayed or available in the main menu, only the special features can be selected. . .I purchased from Amazon. Let me know if you have the same issue

    • David

      May 23rd, 2020 - 6:57am

      There is no fault, Talons has two discs, the episodes are on disc 6 with some special features, then more features on disc 7.

    • daz

      May 23rd, 2020 - 8:04am

      This is why you should read the Collectors booklet before watching.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 23rd, 2020 - 8:38am

      The paranoia about errors on disks on these sets are off the scale

      These are the exception not the norm

    • Rob W

      May 23rd, 2020 - 1:40pm

      Why wouldn’t the sets be fault free. It’s no more off the scale than posts about late delivery of items.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 23rd, 2020 - 2:47pm

      That’s off the scale too

    • Rob W

      May 23rd, 2020 - 6:31pm

      The Lockdown Effect, Pointless Celebrities on BBC One at 7.50pm with Sophie Aldred, Carol Anne Ford and Sandra Dickinson will help cure that.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 24th, 2020 - 9:17am

      I read that too late but thanks for the tip I’ll find it on iplayer.

  • Denis

    May 22nd, 2020 - 6:06pm

    Had an email from hmv 4.20pm today, back in stock ….and…………. it’s gone!

    • Antonio Zambonini

      May 22nd, 2020 - 9:38pm

      Same looked on the web 10 mins after and sold out straight away

    • David Havers

      May 23rd, 2020 - 12:55pm

      I managed to get one from the Who Shop. Its a bit more expensive, but still a lot cheaper than the ones certain people are selling them for.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      May 24th, 2020 - 11:03am

      Looked last night and sold out already on who shop which think is better then cex and other selling webs so far

  • Peter Rylance

    May 22nd, 2020 - 5:03pm

    Mine arrived from Spain, mint condition in a box. So I’m alright jack.

  • Lee

    May 22nd, 2020 - 3:59pm

    During the end credits of part 1 of Talons (Disc 6) when the commentary 1 option is switched on you can hear the continuity announcement for Episode 2 in between them talking. Was that an error on the original DVD that I missed before? Can’t hear it when the standard Mono audio is selected.

    • Lee

      May 22nd, 2020 - 4:23pm

      Actually I’m watching through it now and it happens on all the episodes. I can’t remember that happening on the DVDs, but perhaps I’m mistaken. I don’t have the DVD on hand to watch it.

    • Lee

      May 23rd, 2020 - 12:13pm

      Can anyone else confirm if this happened on the original DVD? It’s no big issue as it happens in between them talking in the commentary, so doesn’t affect the commentary in any way. It’s just for my own curiosity to find out if that happened on the original DVD??

    • Lee

      May 25th, 2020 - 8:27pm

      *Tumbleweed rolling past*
      Must be the voices in my head then!

    • Gordon

      May 25th, 2020 - 11:04pm

      Yes it’s on the DVDs.

  • Flo

    May 22nd, 2020 - 7:41am

    Hey guys ! Still no news about the next series on BR ?

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:38am

      Nope suspense is killing me

    • David

      May 22nd, 2020 - 2:18pm

      Same here! based on the rumours I’ve heard from pillar to post, either Season 11 or 20 may be next. We haven’t had a 5th doctor release in just under 2 years, there’s a few sources suggesting that the filming of extras for that set have taken place (prior to the current climate). 11 is just one I’ve seen discussed from place to place and its the best candidate for the next 3rd doctor set as the footage is in better condition than the footage of seasons 7-9. Personally I would like Season 20 to be next but I’m happy with anything.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 22nd, 2020 - 4:11pm

      There’s no way the one is getting announced anytime soon look at all the production issues caused during the series 14 release.
      I do not believe they commit to a release date until the global situation settles down.
      I think it will be a couple of months before the next announcement and if we are lucky we may get one more release this year in the winter

    • Rory

      May 22nd, 2020 - 4:32pm

      Agreed. I would be happy with anything. Let’s face it, we’re going to buy whatever season they release.

      However, I think I’d prefer 11 over 20, simply because there are more Pertwee seasons than Davison ones, so it spaces the different Doctor releases out a bit more.

      Mind you, I’m also of the opinion that I’d rather wait for completed seasons of Hartnell and Troughton before they release the box sets. That doesn’t mean I won’t be getting the steelbooks of new animations as soon as they’re released. Faceless Ones steelbook is a thing of beauty.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 23rd, 2020 - 8:43am

      Also a few years ago we were told Spearhead would be the only classic blu ray now we have series 10, 12, 14, 18, 19, 23 and 26 pop one on and enjoy what we have already

    • Stuart

      May 25th, 2020 - 2:33pm

      I think S20 is more likely than 11 simply because its unlikely two Sarah Jane series will come out back to back. Doubt there’ll be any announcement until Aug/Sept though.

    • daz

      May 25th, 2020 - 5:40pm

      Stuart. But she’s in Season 20 too.

      I don’t mind either way. But if it is a Pertwee Season. Season 11 is most likely to come out before the others.

  • Harry

    May 21st, 2020 - 6:43pm

    Waiting on my copy from the re-stock on zavvi, hope it comes alright, season 26 did

  • Danny

    May 20th, 2020 - 5:20pm

    Has anyone received their sets from Zavvi yet? The estimated delivery is between 18/05 and 20/05 so perhaps a post delay?

    • Rob W

      May 20th, 2020 - 6:16pm

      Standard delivery takes 2 to 4 days mate, maybe give it another day?

    • Bicky

      May 21st, 2020 - 3:37am

      Received mine. Be prepared to get yours in a bubble envelope battered to bits!

    • Tegan’s distant cousin

      May 21st, 2020 - 1:44pm

      I’m yet to receive my copy from Zavvi yet (I’m in Australia) but in the past they have arrived badly packaged, so therefore the sets were crushed and beaten-up. I had hoped that maybe Zavvi might start packaging them properly with this set, but it sounds like they aren’t. If anybody does get a damaged copy, please hold Zavvi accountable and insist on a full refund. They will try to offer you a part refund to make you go away, insist on photographic proof and drag the process out to make you give up, but please keep persisting as they must not be allowed to continuously get away with this. The more of us who complain and demand refunds, the better chance that they may actually improve their service in the future.

    • Danny

      May 22nd, 2020 - 5:25pm

      Arrived from Zavvi today and thankfully not damaged as I expected as was sent in a Jiffy bag with very little padding but survived the 10 day journey… happy watching!

  • Geoffrey Hill

    May 19th, 2020 - 9:21pm

    Hi I don’t know if anyone is interested but the AU Amazon link below has dropped price by $14 as it used to be $81+

    I know its still on pre order and not due out until July some time 🙂 of course the only down side is you can not get it shipped direct to you as one would have to know some one in Au and get it sent there and then reshipped out to you.

    $68 Au is pretty good deal that’s around £38 or so + shipping so still possible for those who want to wait and chance that Amazon.Au doesn’t go the way of and not get the shipment in and then cancels peoples orders 🙁

    Im personally not taking the chance Ive already had to face reality and bought an boxset of Ebay for £80 given im getting my £50 back from paypal ASAP from my orginal supplier and I can sell off £30 of dvds to make up the difference I can break even on this boxset somewhat!

    • Tegan’s distant cousin

      May 21st, 2020 - 1:49pm

      Just be aware that the Australian packaging will be different (and in my opinion inferior) to the UK packaging, as they have been since season 18. One of the local retailers has confirmed that this is the case. However, if the packaging doesn’t worry you then the disc content will be the same.

  • Geoffrey Hill

    May 19th, 2020 - 11:21am

    Well Im sorry to say that I received an E-mail from SimplyHE this afternoon after waiting 10
    days for them to receive their already ordered pre-orders from the supplier but they have been told my their supplier that their pre-order has been cancelled as the BBC has Discontinued the item and is no longer available.

    Damn it okay I have options Aussie pre-order as doesn’t go on sale until mid june/july or get scalped from E-bay 🙁 sigh

    • Jake

      May 19th, 2020 - 12:15pm

      I’ve got it but does that mean there are less than 10,000 copies of Season 14 Blu-ray out there? And will BBC ever make more?

    • Rob W

      May 19th, 2020 - 12:40pm

      No one can say, we can only assume that they either sold out or that stock is yet to go on sale from HMV/Argos stores for example. Perhaps if enough people contact the BBC or start some kind of online petition there might be a repress.

  • TheRealEnemyOfTheWorld

    May 19th, 2020 - 9:44am

    Lee Binding spoke on twitter about season 4 and 21 and how they would handle the multiple doctors thing. There will only be one doctor per cover with him pretty much confirming it will be Troughton and Davison. With hartnell and Colin Baker on the tardis scene inside.

    • daz

      May 19th, 2020 - 7:41pm

      Be great if when you opened the Tardis doors to see the console room a freshly born Colin was sitting up in Peter’s costume with Peri all perky looking on…

      Hartnell could be on Tardis floor just before regenerating or standing by the console.

    • BearEight

      May 20th, 2020 - 12:09pm

      I still think that Season 4 should have both Doctors on the front cover however what I would like to see is Peter Davison on the front cover of Season 21 but with Colin’s shadow behind him.

    • Bushboy

      May 21st, 2020 - 11:44pm

      The simple way around it as far I can see would be to include William Hartnell and Colin Baker on the front cover as a smaller image with the monsters of the season.

    • daz

      May 22nd, 2020 - 6:30pm

      The other possibility although there will be a crease down the image due to how they are manufactured would be to put 1st and 6th Doctor on the back cover.

      That way if you want to display a different Doctor you would have a choice.

      They would have to do something allowing the J-card to blend into the other image though.

  • the 14th doctor

    May 18th, 2020 - 7:46pm

    It’s here yay!

  • Bicky

    May 18th, 2020 - 12:55pm

    If anyone gets the chance, DO NOT ORDER this box-set from ZAVVI- mine came in an envelope..yes, an envelope! and guess what? IT WAS BASHED TO PIECES. Have Zavvi got no sense. I thought it was just steelbooks that arrived damaged with them. I’m FURIOUS.

    • Danny

      May 18th, 2020 - 1:35pm

      They did the same with my Star Wars figures that had a card backing and they were crushed/bent… did they use the Jiffy bag with the bubble wrap inside… Zavvi’s packaging does seem to vary from order to order… hope you manage to get it replaced though

    • Bicky

      May 18th, 2020 - 2:42pm

      Yes, they used a jiffy bag with flat bubble wrap inside like it had been crushed. Zavvi are notoriously bad at packing and even harder to get replacements/refunds. I haven’t contacted them yet but i won’t get a replacement as they have sold out.

    • Danny

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:00pm

      Maybe if you message them through your account they can put some kind of alert on your account if they end up being a 2nd run of stock of these sets (which seems likely for those who missed out) they might then send you another one to replace it. The worst thing about these sets is how fragile the packaging is and its like a lottery with whether you get a damaged one or not. Even a small knock is enough to bruise the outer packaging.

      I remember buying Season 18 from in-store HMV and didn’t realize till after I’d opened it that all of the outer card was crushed on one side. Fortunately this was back in days where these sets could be bought online AFTER they were released and managed to get a pristine copy from Amazon.

      Such a shame though. I would still open and watch it though as Zavvi are usually good at letting you keep things that are damaged and replace/refund if they can. As you say though why they don’t use proper sturdy packaging to send them is beyond me.

    • Tegan’s distant cousin

      May 21st, 2020 - 1:53pm

      I can confirm from previous experience that Zavvi package these sets really carelessly and then can’t replace them. However, it is worth persisting with them to get a full refund as they do come through eventually and the more people who do it, the more chance that one day Zavvi might take more care with how they send stuff like this. They are difficult to deal with and try to only partially refund at first, but it is worth persisting. I’ve had no choice but to order this set from them and I am dreading seeing what condition it arrives in.

  • TheRealEnemyOfTheWorld

    May 18th, 2020 - 10:34am

    Zoom have just this morning told me they have cancelled my order after 14 days of no communication and they have offered me no compensation. I preordered on day. I will not be shopping zoom ever again

    • James

      May 18th, 2020 - 11:41am

      Shame as I’ve never had a problem with Zoom. Always get it cheaper with them. Asked them if there getting anymore stock? Hold you order on file?

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