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June 12th, 2020 1,402 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 14 Blu-ray

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 14, first released as a limited edition on Blu-ray in May 2020, is being re-released by BBC Studios on 27th July 2020 due to unprecedented demand for this season in the classic collection. All content, extras and artwork will remain the same as the 1st edition.

Available to order in standard packaging in the USA from www.amazon.com


Previously available from www.amazon.co.uk, www.zavvi.com, www.argos.co.uk, www.zoom.co.uk, www.hmv.com and www.ebay.co.uk
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:

  • THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA
  • THE HAND OF FEAR
  • THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
  • THE FACE OF EVIL
  • THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
  • THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG

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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1,402 comments

  • Arne

    April 23rd, 2020 - 3:41pm

    Might this get a re-release like Season 12? I pre-ordered mine from base about a week or 2 ago, but got a message today saying my order has been cancelled due to it being out of stock.

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    • James

      April 23rd, 2020 - 4:26pm

      Yes me too. Completely upset as I have every set so far & every DVD that’s ever been released!! I pray somewhere will get another allocation somewhere along the line as it’s been the thought of getting this that’s seen me through lockdown so far.

    • Rob W

      April 23rd, 2020 - 8:32pm

      You could try Argos once it’s released (they don’t do pre-orders).

  • Haza14

    April 22nd, 2020 - 4:34pm

    I was a bit late on this and had to order from Base.com. Has anyone had any experience with them before? Hope they are okay! When I ordered in late-March everywhere else was sold out! Annoyingly it seems it came and went in HMV over the last few weeks.

    This set seems much more popular than other sets released recently. I waited a few week/months after the actual release date before ordering my season 26 set! Can’t deny these sets are popular though. Best thing to do is preorder as soon as they come up for sale. Lesson learnt!

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    • daz

      April 22nd, 2020 - 6:30pm

      I’ve ordered Switch games from there and never had any issues so I’m sure your order will be fine.

      Due to the pandemic just got to be patient as delivery might not be on or before release day wherever you get it from.

    • MJS

      April 22nd, 2020 - 7:22pm

      I’ve ordered from Base before several times. Found them very reliable.

    • Timelord44

      April 22nd, 2020 - 8:16pm

      Always found them great and good to communicate with too.

    • Haza14

      April 22nd, 2020 - 9:31pm

      Thanks for the reassurance! Sounds like it’ll be okay then! 🙂

    • TheMaster

      April 23rd, 2020 - 9:44am

      Hmv have it in stock again by the looks

    • Prof Horner

      April 23rd, 2020 - 11:11am

      Not sure when I will get season 14 on Blu Ray as I am away from home at the moment, staying with my brother in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Looks like I will have to wait for the American release as with season 12. That’s is unless Sainsbury in Thetford have it. Stay safe everyone.

    • Arne

      April 23rd, 2020 - 3:25pm

      I just received a mail that my pre-order from Base is canceled due to it being out of stock even though I pre-ordered it a week ago. Better check your order list

    • Rogwales

      April 23rd, 2020 - 3:43pm

      I too ordered from Base.com as everyone else sold out and today got email saying my order outside of stock allocation? Is there a shortage due to virus or is box set so popular?

    • Sean Bassett

      April 26th, 2020 - 9:41am

      Prof Horner Oh, the irony of you telling people to stay safe when you just openly admitted you are staying away from home. Why are you ignoring lockdown rules and putting us all in more danger?

  • Timelord44

    April 22nd, 2020 - 1:16pm

    I am now worried about this 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 other orders and they have had to reorder items from scratch to replace items that said they had dispatched when they hadn’t. Eight items went astray. If they do that with season 14 replacements will not be possible as it is sold out. I hope it is delayed until all this chaos is over and released in increased volume at a later date.

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    • Adam

      April 22nd, 2020 - 2:36pm

      They shouldn’t delay it because people were slow in getting their order in; it has been available for purchase for literally months and months. Last minute buyers complaining about not getting a copy misunderstand the limited nature of the release. I’m expecting S14 by May 4th, some joy during this miserable lockdown!

    • Timelord44

      April 22nd, 2020 - 3:46pm

      Adam i ordered mine day 1. I am just saying that this crisis is causing issues for warehouses and many mistakes have been made where orders have had to be started again from scratch. There is a real possibility that some people wont get this item if it is released in this chaotic time even if they ordered it day 1. I would prefer it delayed to a time when things will go more smoothly.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      April 22nd, 2020 - 4:04pm

      Agree with Adam I followed it right till it released for pre order from day one on the Blu-ray special web that tells u what’s coming and pre order it in time off hmv never will see this being delayed as by season 12 was the same for end of March and people got it earlier then that

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2020 - 4:29pm

      Think your argument is with zoom and their delivery process rather then delaying a bluray.

      This situation isn’t going to calm down anytime soon so it would be foolish to halt production that is likely already completed. That is warehouse space being taken up. If they delay 1 release it will be a chain reaction so they won’t.

      I’ve ordered a number of high demand items- FF7, animal crossing, star wars and a Ltd. Edition colour of space bluray, and they all arrived, a day or two late.

    • Pete X

      April 22nd, 2020 - 9:13pm

      I pre-ordered the Skywalker Saga box set from Zoom.

      Due to be released on the 20th (Monday), I received an email advising of dispatch on the Thursday prior. It arrived yesterday (21st), later than the expected Saturday (based on previous experience), bur understandable given the current situation.

      So it is likely that S14 will be dispatched on time but may take a bit longer to arrive than usual.

    • Timelord44

      April 23rd, 2020 - 1:16am

      Thanks for the reassurance Pete X.

    • Timelord44

      April 23rd, 2020 - 1:24pm

      And please don’t anyone be put off ordering from zoom. They are great normally. Used them for years.

    • Arcadia resident

      April 23rd, 2020 - 4:21pm

      That’s right adam.everyone has the same opportunity to preorder these sets and as they are popular they sell out quick.i learnt my lesson with season 12. That was only put right by a rerelease of it as lot less copies were made and then they brought it up to the level they make of the recent releases.i feel sorry for these people as they may desperately want a copy but best hope now is find someone who has ordered two or hope someone on eBay is not a greedy pig.keep looking around.

      Quick tip though at the moment simplyhe.com have them in stock for £49.99. Be quick

  • David

    April 20th, 2020 - 6:28pm

    Just a quick update, I have just been on to HMV’s online store it appears that this season 14 set is now available to pre-order again, having previously been labelled out of stock. And I’d like to echo the caution that others have laid out, when the pre-order link comes, its best to do it as soon as it comes online. The Limited Edition nature of these is unmistakable.
    Hope this helps anyone that hasn’t got one yet.

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    • Robbie

      April 20th, 2020 - 8:10pm

      already sold out again

  • Peter Burns

    April 20th, 2020 - 3:32pm

    Booboo do you think it will come back in stock or not

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    • David

      April 20th, 2020 - 7:43pm

      I’m not booboo but check my comment above 🙂

  • William

    April 20th, 2020 - 2:15pm

    I hear people saying they’ve been given a dispatch date: I ordered the day the set was announced from Amazon, and am currently being told, “we’ll email you as soon as we have a delivery date”, is this normal? Is this because they don’t have enough copies and they may have to cancel my order? Is anyone else seeing this on their “order details” page? Just worried as everyone else seems to have been given a delivery date.

    Just to confirm, I am not worried if there is a delay in these times: this product is a luxury, not an essential, and we’re just so lucky to be receiving them despite world events. However I just want to put my mind at rest and prepare for the worst if needs be.
    Stay safe everyone.

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    • thewho

      April 20th, 2020 - 3:30pm

      so has the release date changed ?

    • Rob W

      April 20th, 2020 - 4:00pm

      Some delays to delivery dates are for non-essential purchasers.

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2020 - 4:31pm

      There is no concern at all. Because of COV19- ALL none essential items are now auto tagged with the “we will let you know” email.Dvds, blu rays, games, books are not essential so get tagged.

      its an automatic process – exactly the same thing has happened with my star wars 9 blu ray and final fantasy 7, all arrived within 24hrs of release date

      It allows amazon space to deliver essentials as priority.

  • John panter

    April 20th, 2020 - 3:06am

    John Panter
    I’m getting sick and tired of these collections selling out so fast. It’s getting frustrating and I’m going to stop buying them as there’s no point if I can’t complete my collection.

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    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2020 - 11:26am

      “so fast”………………………………..you realise this was up for pre order since January and there was still availability last week which has since passed???

      Really gets me, BBC have always been upfront with the “limited edition” nature of the release and we are now onto the 7th release- all selling out, people are lucky to find them in stores. With the current situation, all online pre orders will be even more precious.

      As a doctor who fan and a collector, if I see “limited edition” it should always be treated as such.

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2020 - 12:46pm

      Completely agree with Anonymous. Pre-order it early and either pay by credit card or put enough money by each month so you can pay for it in full when it comes out. They are limited edition but also well worth the cash given the extra special features and sound/picture restoration that is involved. If you don’t wanna collect them anymore, there’s plenty of buyers on eBay who want them.

    • MIKSK89

      April 20th, 2020 - 2:42pm

      I pre order it on amazon when its announced, then until its released put into the Amazon Top Up Wallet to put money each month. Saves disappointment.

    • Rob W

      April 20th, 2020 - 3:57pm

      HMV still have copies at £39.99 too.

  • James

    April 18th, 2020 - 12:25pm

    Given the current situation, are we expecting an announcement for the next boxset (probably Season 20) this coming week, seeing as how all other boxsets have been announced 2 weeks before the previous set was released.

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    • Andrew

      April 18th, 2020 - 8:11pm

      I contacted the BBC about this set and the new Who set the for releass on the same day and the response came back that the dates for these releases would change and to keep an eye on the BBC Studios DVD press site for up-to-date info. Haven’t found the site get though!

    • daz

      April 18th, 2020 - 9:49pm

      I expect an announcement next week. Well hope we do. But will depend on if they have already recorded the trailer. We might get the 5th Doctor in isolation or something.

      Fingers crossed. August release date?

    • Rob W

      April 19th, 2020 - 9:43am

      Andrew try:-

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews

    • James

      April 19th, 2020 - 11:34am

      I think it is likely that the trailer was already filmed before the pandemic as the Season 27 Ace trailer was filmed at the same time as her interview with Matthew Sweet (hence the same location and outfit) so it is likely the Season 20 trailer was filmed at the same time as some of the other new features for the set. Even if the set will be released later than August, I would still love a trailer and for it to be available to pre-order from now. But I think August/September release is most likely and then probably one more after that in December.

    • WhoMe

      April 19th, 2020 - 11:49am

      Release Date ?

      Is there a new release date for this now then ?

  • isitneil

    April 16th, 2020 - 3:42pm

    Just as a number of others have said:-
    ** ALWAYS PRE ORDER
    …and as far as possible pre order as soon as the listings go live. It’s a given now that these limited edition sets will sell out on pre order ; or during pre order. If you don’t you most likely will miss out or have to consider spending higher marketplace prices.

    With AMAZON if you pre order and when time for actual release arrives your payment method fails or is declined it’s no problem. They will continue to hold the item for you for another 7 days so you can pay for the item or amend your payment details. So at that time of pre ordering it doesn’t matter where the actual money comes from…. in effect you are pre-reserving an item. As long as you keep an eye on your emails so if this occurs you have plenty of time to make payment and then get it sent out to you.

    Having started this collection and got the first 6 sets I’m now not gonna risk loosing out on one.
    I pre order every time now.

    As I started out saying….
    ……IF YOU DONT PRE ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU RISK MISSING OUT.

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  • Anonymous

    April 12th, 2020 - 9:37pm

    This is now out of stock/unavailable on Amazon, HMV and Zoom. Do you think this is because of understandable production delays or is it genuinely sold out? Hope I’ve not missed the boat!

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    • The Ergon

      April 13th, 2020 - 12:40am

      Base.com had it in when i checked earlier.

    • Btrs

      April 13th, 2020 - 8:54pm

      Louise Jamesons site has some copies still, signed, a bit extra but at least you can trust the site and be sure not to miss out on a set.

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2020 - 7:01pm

      No more copies on the Louise Jameson website, I’ve just checked. Also, I think (apart from forking out extortionate amounts on Ebay, around £70-£90, I think you may have missed the boat. Forgive me if there’s some website that’s still stocking it but I can list off a few reliable websites that have sold out: Zavvi, Zoom, HMV and Amazon. Bad luck. 🙁

    • Rob W

      April 18th, 2020 - 1:03pm

      Try Argos on release day, you can order online and have the item delivered to your local Sainsbury’s supermarket. Or pay £3.95 for home delivery.

  • dazzleshell

    April 12th, 2020 - 8:48pm

    I really hope this one makes it for the current release date of 4th May. We’ve never had a delay this close to release (ignoring the 2nd edition) although I expect it due to COVID-19.

    Do you think they will announce Season 20 pre-orders on 20th April?

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    • Anonymous

      April 12th, 2020 - 10:10pm

      I’m not sure they will. I’ve read that the boxsets are produced in Italy, which previously was one of the most affected countries. Additionally, the American releases (which aren’t made in Italy) of both this season and series 12 have been pushed back a few weeks according to Amazon. This season isn’t coming out until August and it was originally slated for June or July.

  • Anonymous

    April 6th, 2020 - 3:06pm

    Phillip Morris has recently said that he knows of at least six missing episodes held in the hands of private collectors. He was interviewed for Fantom’s virtual convention ‘Time Space Visualiser’ (link below). This could be good news for the Seasons 1-6 boxsets that are yet to be released.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG1uryUKNhY

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    • Oliver

      April 7th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      I’m under the impression these collectors aren’t very forthcoming with the episodes however

    • Jordan9364

      April 7th, 2020 - 4:17pm

      What a traumatising concept, THAT many missing episodes exist but in the hands of collectors who dont want to share them

    • David

      April 7th, 2020 - 4:54pm

      But like Phillip says, some feel they will be treated badly and therefore they don’t feel like sharing them because they don’t want to be trolled. All because of the small majority of people who get very angry about this. Yes we all want to see these episodes, I myself would love to find out what they are and see them, but if people are rude towards these people, we may never see them.

    • Anonymous

      April 7th, 2020 - 5:25pm

      Many many moons ago, I actually saw a very fuzzy copy of Fury from the Deep – part 1.
      It was obviously a copy of a copy of a copy…. and so on.
      But the good thing is, that this means there must be several people out there that have copies of this. It doesn’t matter how bad the quality is…. they are definitely out there my friends.

    • SamWho

      April 7th, 2020 - 6:24pm

      If there are several copies out there that makes it worse that no one has given any back so that everyone can enjoy

    • Anonymous

      April 7th, 2020 - 7:27pm

      Of course they won’t share them, half the fan base wants to tear these guys limb from limb. No wonder they won’t hand anything over.

    • Anonymous

      April 7th, 2020 - 8:18pm

      Exactly, and there lies the problem; a lot of them don’t want to come forward with what they have because they are afraid about how they will be treated. I remember reading a lot of abuse that Phillip Morris received on Twitter after the release of TEOTW and TWOF because many believed that he hadn’t handed over all of the episodes he had found.

    • dazzleshell

      April 11th, 2020 - 9:18am

      Really enjoyed the interview. Fingers crossed we get the 6 he knows of back at some point. And more of course.

  • DPHill

    April 5th, 2020 - 11:56am

    I was also thinking about the sixties collections, I was thinking that as they have these optional updated effects, maybe they would instead opt for an optional colourisation of a story of that season – no doubt that will be more expensive though – any thoughts?

    I’m really hoping they do a wilderness set as there’s plenty of material and to have mcgann’s face would be great to see.

    Also, a full set of SJA would be brilliant, like having three stories per disc and relevant special features with a small, new making-of featurette for each story and a behind the sofa for each story, this, all featured with news snippets relevant to the stories on the disc would easily fill up nine discs and then a slew of in conversation documentaries (tommy knight, daniel anthony, john leeson, alexander armstrong, yasmin paige, sinead michael, anjli mohindra) and perhaps even a new UNIT family documentary for the new era of who could feature on it. They could even have a stripped for action and tomorrows times for sarah jane and a larger documentary with the cast about the shows entire history, featuring school reunion would also be a nice touch. writer’s rooms for each series, the unfinished series i feel there is an easy three discs worth of extras from what i have mentioned – twelve disc set anyone? who doesn;t want to see the attic in all its glory as the menu page – wowuld also love a small feature on the trickster… thoughts?

    how would people imagine sja, wilderness years, torchwood and sixties sets panning out?

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    • Anonymous

      April 5th, 2020 - 1:09pm

      I would absolutely love them to do this for torchwood and Sarah Jane adventures!!!!!!!!

    • DPHill

      April 5th, 2020 - 3:25pm

      Doctor Who the Collection Season SJA Half A

      This is what i’d like to see if they max out on special features that is…

      Disc 1 – Invasion of the Bane & Bonus Material [6 ½ hours]
      • K9 & Company – A Girl’s Best Friend [50min]
      • Doctor Who – School Reunion [45min]
      • Invasion of the Bane [60min]
      • Elisabeth Sladen Interviews and News announcing the new series and Sladen’s return to who
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • Blue Peter set visit
      • NEW Behind the Sofa for 1.X [25-30min]
      • NEW making of featurette for 1.X [15-25min]
      • NEW photo gallery for 1.X [5min]
      • Trailer for SJA side A set
      • Timeline chart of Sarah Jane’s History [10min]
      • NEW The Legends of Sarah-Jane – documenting the conception of sarah-jane and how she faired over four seasons of doctor who and afterward [60min/3x20min] (leads in to the Sarah-jane story)
      • NEW The Sarah-Jane Story Part 1 – documentary telling of how and why she was brought back and how that translated into a spin-off pilot [30min]
      • Optional two-part format of the story [2x30min]

      Disc 2 – Revenge of the Slitheen & Eye of the Gorgon [6 ½ hr]
      • Revenge of the Slitheen [2x25min]
      • Eye of the Gorgon [2x25min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Gorgons in Popular Culture Featurette [20min]
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [2×20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      • AUDIO-story; The Glittering Storm [70min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 3 – Warriors of Kudlak & Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane? [7 ½ hr]
      • Warriors of Kudlak [2x25min]
      • Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane? [2x25min]
      • Attack of the Graske [15min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW In Conversation with… Yasmin Paige [60min]
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [2×20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      • NEW Who are… the Graske? [5min] a very brief look into the Graske’s origins in Doctor Who
      • AUDIO-story; The Thirteenth Stone [70min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 4 – The Lost Boy & Bonus Material [7 ½ hr]
      • The Lost Boy [2x25min]
      • Doctor Who – The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End [108min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • UPDATED Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Effects (Visual, Prosthetic, Filming) Featurettes [3x20min]
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Gallery [5min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [20min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of the adventure [50min]
      • NEW Writer’s Room – SJA Season 1 [30min]
      • NEW Who are… the Slitheen? [10min] a brief look into the origins of the Slitheen in doctor who
      • NEW Who is… K-9? [20min] a brief look at the origins of K-9 within Doctor Who
      • NEW In Conversation with… Joseph Milson [60min]

      Disc 5 – The Last Sontaran & Day of the Clown [6 ½ hr]
      • The Last Sontaran [2x25min]
      • Day of the Clown [2x25min]
      • The Sontaran Experiment [2x25min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Who are…the Sontarans? [20min] – a brief look into the history of the Sontarans
      • NEW Pied Piper Featurette [15min]
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [2×20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 6 – Secrets of the Stars & The Mark of the Berserker [7 hr]
      • Secrets of the Stars [2x25min]
      • The Mark of the Berserker [2x25min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Signs of the Zodiac Featurette [20min]
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [2×20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      • AUDIO-story; The Time Capsule [70min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]

      Disc 7 – The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith & Enemy of the Bane [7 ½ hr]
      • The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith [2x25min]
      • Enemy of the Bane [2x25min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Behind the Sofa [2×20-25min]
      • NEW Photo Galleries [10min total]
      • NEW making of featurettes [2x20min]
      • AUDIO-story; The Ghost House [70min]
      • Optional Omnibus edit of both adventures [2x50min]
      • NEW Who is… the Brigadier? [25min] a look at the origins of the brigadier and his interactions with Sarah-Jane

      Disc 8 – Bonus Disc [7 hr]
      • From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love [5min]
      • Red Nose day excerpts and DVD Quiz [5min]
      • NEW One, Last Time [25min] a look at the final appearance of doctor who stalwart, the Brigadier, and other planned appearances for the characters and the reasons for his absence
      • NEW The Sarah-Jane Story Part 2 – A look at how the pilot became a brand-new series [45min]
      • NEW Not Quite On Target [20min] a look at the history of sarah-jane adventures novelisations
      • NEW Who were… the Two Ronnies [10min] a brief look into the humour of the red nose sketch/scene featuring Ronnie Corbett
      • NEW In Conversation with… Tommy Knight [60min]
      • Production PDFs; outtakes, deleted or extended scenes where possible; audio clips; trailers and continuity
      • Alien, Tool & Character Profiles
      • NEW Writer’s Room – SJA Series 2 [30min]
      • Clean remastered opening and closing titles including extended closing music [5min]
      • Blue Peter Interview [10min]
      • Me and My Movie with Tommy Knight [15min]
      • NEW Doctor Who The Fan Favourite [90min] including Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Russell T Davies and cast and friends who knew Sladen talking about her career as Sarah-Jane and how this made them feel [similar to Doctor Who and the Third Man] and their memories of her
      • NEW The First Female Doctor…? [45min] a look at the dynamic similarity and success of SJA compared to its parent and its influence on girls and boys with showing an inspirational female lead
      • NEW Where are they now? [60min] a look at the main cast and crew of SJA and looking at what they have since been doing

    • MIKSK89

      April 5th, 2020 - 4:33pm

      I like the idea of a ‘Behind the Sofa’ like idea being done for TSJA and Torchwood. But give them show relevant names, example The Sarah Jane Adventures could feature a rebuilt Attic, as the supporting cast revisit all the episodes. Torchwood could be ‘Anti-Retcon’ and would love to see More extras for 2009’s 5-part epic ‘Children of Earth’

    • Oliver

      April 5th, 2020 - 4:47pm

      Season 2 and season 6 seem likely to be released first surely? Only missing a couple episodes each

    • DPHill

      April 5th, 2020 - 10:47pm

      Perhaps SJA should be called ‘In the Attic’ or ‘The Attic Sofa’ and Torchwood ‘By the Rift’ or ‘Below the Sofa’

  • David

    April 3rd, 2020 - 8:59pm

    I’ve pre-ordered this through HMV’s website, the money hasn’t left my account yet, I assume that my copy won’t go to someone else despite the fact my money hasn’t been taken yet? I only ask as everywhere says it is sold out now… Also a disclaimer, I don’t mind having to wait for the release as these are difficult times. I am by no means trying to get annoyed at a delay, just reassurance that when it is ready to dispatch it’ll be fulfilled?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 4th, 2020 - 7:46pm

      From my experience with HMV and pre-orders, they won’t take the money out of your account until it’s released, so don’t worry, your copy is safe.

    • David

      April 4th, 2020 - 11:48pm

      Thank you! I know I’m these times it’s a small little thing, and I don’t mean to seem selfish in anyway, polite reassurance is all I look for, so thank you anonymous!

    • Isitneil

      April 16th, 2020 - 3:19pm

      With amazon once you’ve pre order the item is reserved for you EVEN if your payment is declined once release date set and preparing to dispatch. In this case they continue to hold the item for 7 days and email you requesting payment.

      Once preordered and confirmed you have it pre ordered you will only loose out if your chosen payment method is declined twice and the 7 day period comes and goes and you haven’t updated or paid for it. As I said they will make a minimum of two attempts to take payment and will give you 7 days to make payment.

      I would assume it will be a similar system for hmv. KEEP AN EYE AND Regularly check your emails and seller account inbox. You won’t loose the dvd if you do this and action any requests.

  • Simon R

    April 3rd, 2020 - 1:17pm

    Had an update for mine today saying delayed until May 12th. I’m not fussed really… just glad these keep coming. Wonder when the next preorder will come. I’m guessing season 20 next. Wonder if we’ll see it on preorder anytime before summer though.

    Reply
    • The Ergon

      April 3rd, 2020 - 2:08pm

      Some haven,t got season 12 until May by all accounts let alone 14. Season 20 is the strongest contender for next release.

    • DPHill

      April 7th, 2020 - 1:41am

      Lee binding posted on Instagram a blurred photo of the seal of Rassilon and a comment saying he had been working on it a couple months and it’s nearly time to announce, guessing this is more almost certain proof of season 20 in the fortnight or so

  • GuyTheZygon

    April 2nd, 2020 - 12:05am

    Delayed again til May 4th now, Zoom, Amazon and HMV

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 8:44am

      I personally couldn’t care less when it comes out as long as it’s done properly without mistakes (e.g. special features, wrong disc art etc.). As long as you’ve preordered it, you should get it no matter what time of the year it’s released. No point rushing it during these difficult times.

    • GuyTheZygon

      April 2nd, 2020 - 11:46am

      Indeed all true! Still worth flagging up though to prevent disappointment for anyone expecting it around the 20th 🙂

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 3:29pm

      Fair enough.

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2020 - 4:37pm

      I thought we knew 4th May ages ago & its fair enough if it’s delayed even more really

  • raven

    March 25th, 2020 - 11:58am

    Do the 16mm footage of The Five Doctors still exist?

    Reply
    • David

      March 25th, 2020 - 2:13pm

      I believe they do

    • raven

      March 25th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      Well! I hope they do a single version of the special because I have no money to spend for season 20 unfortunately

    • David

      March 25th, 2020 - 3:57pm

      I mean with all that’s going on maybe this won’t be released until a August/September ? Hopefully by then thing will begin to get back to normal

    • Gregory

      March 25th, 2020 - 4:56pm

      But how. See if you put one pound a day for a month and 10 days, out of your pocket then you can pay for these glorious HD sets. There’s no such thing as poverty when it comes to these sets.

  • Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2020 - 12:04pm

    what else do think we will get this year?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 12:07pm

      Season 20, possibly 11 but I’m not sure

    • Chris Howarth

      March 23rd, 2020 - 1:49pm

      It depends how long the current situation persists. Until it’s resolved these releases will need to be put on hold. So it’s quite possible there won’t be any more this year. I really hope that isn’t the case.

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2020 - 3:12pm

      Season 20 is pretty much done but they were waiting for one last extra to be filmed in Amsterdam which I imagine won’t be happening now.

      I imagine the Blu Ray range is going to take a big hit because of the virus limiting what extras they can produce (although they have been banking them, which may mean they have some sets available to bring forward if something isn’t ready). The animated range will probably carry on without hinderance but the actual release may be held up depending on manufacturing and distribution availability. For example, I imagine that the BBC’s team can start work on whatever their follow up to The Faceless Ones is (as a lot of the staff work remotely anyway), but it may not come out until later in 2021 because the shops will be shut and online retailers like Amazon will be focusing on food and medicine once existing stock clears.

    • Xavier Downey

      March 23rd, 2020 - 6:17pm

      I’d like to see a reissue of season 19 or 18.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 1:22am

      I wonder if they’ve been getting some interviews done with some of the older contributors to the series (e.g., Carole Ann Ford and William Russell) to have ready for the future releases.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2020 - 3:11am

      They’ve been banking interviews well in advance in order to be safe, not just with the older actors. Anything could happen, all it takes is a total lockdown to mess up your interview plans.

  • Talons

    March 17th, 2020 - 1:45pm

    Looks delayed again until at least May

    Reply
    • Kenman

      March 17th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      Unsurprising given the current situation around the world. Isn’t Italy where some of this stuff is manufactured?

  • Basil Funkenstein

    March 17th, 2020 - 12:28am

    Does anyone know why the omnibus version of Talons isn’t included in this box-set?

    Reply
    • Keith millward

      March 17th, 2020 - 12:43am

      I thought that. The film type version of Talons on old VHS was superb to watch continuously without the episode breaks.

  • Anonymous

    March 12th, 2020 - 3:54pm

    Sold out also on Zoom now

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      March 13th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      Does anyone know if they’re getting any more stock??

    • Anonymous

      March 14th, 2020 - 8:59am

      I believe they have reached their allocation like the rest and unless they are granted another then it won’t be available again I believe HMV still has stock so I would not wait around on the whim they might get more in stock

    • dazzleshell

      March 14th, 2020 - 12:24pm

      I imagine the Tom Baker sets will be more popular now that people have been able to get Season 12. That and it is one of his earlier seasons.

      Grab the Pre-order as soon as it appears. That is always the rule with the collection sets.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      March 16th, 2020 - 10:03pm

      Looks like eBay zoom had these and sold out so got on straight too hmv and preordered after getting a refund back from a seller selling this is hmv good with orders ?

    • BtsR

      March 23rd, 2020 - 10:04pm

      I ordered my set from louise Jamesons website (still copies available btw), might take a little longer to arrive but leela is my favourite companion so it was nice added extra to get it signed, something I wish I’ve gotten from Katie’s site too.

  • skaroman

    March 8th, 2020 - 11:49pm

    Concept: I know that the team have said they wanted to do the new series (2005 onwards) in the style of these sets, but would they expand this for the spinoffs?

    Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Class, would it fit, and how?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      March 9th, 2020 - 1:07am

      Sja would probably work best as a 9-10 disc set covering all 5 seasons. Torchwood would work as 4 seperate releases of 3-4 discs each. Class I just can’t see it get another release. It has its fans but I can’t see it being popular enough to justify another go around on disc

    • Jordan9364

      March 9th, 2020 - 2:58am

      I just hope to god that if they do the new series, they include the 2009 specials in the Series 4 set and the 2013 specials in the Series 7 one. I hate the “The Specials” crap that they did with the DVDs. One of the major selling points of these sets are to have loads of bonus content, so hopefully they will be kept in neat Series.

    • Kenman

      March 9th, 2020 - 9:05pm

      I didn’t hate the Specials concept too much…but I do agree that I hope (and believe) that they will include those in the appropriate sets. For Series 4, adding four extra episodes, Dreamland, and the Tenth Doctor guest spot on Sarah Jane Adventures (even if they eventually do SJA, I’d like this to happen) would be easily done, particularly when you consider how the newer series will require less discs than the average Classic Series set. Season 18 had 8 discs, 60s seasons are bound to have more. But if you look at the average New Series set, it was around 5-6 DVDs , including the Confidential Cut-downs. The specials could easily fill a single blu-ray disc.

      The 50th Specials would really take up even less space. Day of the Doctor and Time of the Doctor and a few shorter mini-things like Night of the Doctor (likely to be included in the Wilderness Years too but it will definitely be double dipped with Day of the Doctor since it relates so heavily to that episode). Since both Day and Time carry on directly from Series 7 and and Name of the Doctor, it also makes perfect sense. Adventure in Time and Space may also be included here, as even if as a movie it requires it’s own disc, it still would be less discs than throwing it on with the Season 1 blu-ray, which will likely be at a minimum 8 discs (even if released without an animated Marco Polo, it will have a reconstruction of some kind with it’s own devoted disc), but there will likely be a 9th disc for Extras.

    • Anonymous

      March 12th, 2020 - 5:08pm

      My main worry would be them putting the series 8 to 10 titles in sync with the music and fixing the white ring which just cuts out instead ir reaching the edge of the screen when the tardis appears

    • Anonymous

      March 12th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      Class does have enough fans to warrant a release. They only need to make 1,000. Maybe wait for the 5 or 10 year anniversary tho.

  • Gordon

    March 4th, 2020 - 12:47pm

    Disc One – Masque of Mandragora
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Secret of the Labyrinth
    Now and Then
    Beneath the Masque
    Nationwide excerpt
    New
    Behind the Sofa
    Audio Archive: Tom Baker interview
    Audio Archive: Doctor Who and the Pescatons
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Studio Floor Plan
    Barry Newbery’s TARDIS exterior design drawing
    Barry Newbery’s set design drawings
    Ian Scoones’ vfx design drawings
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Two – The Hand of Fear
    Existing
    Audio commentary
    Changing Time
    Doctor Who Stories: Elisabeth Sladen Part 2
    Swap Shop excerpt
    Coming Soon: The Deadly Assassin
    New
    Our Sarah Jane – The Life of Elisabeth Sladen
    Behind the Sofa
    Audio Archive: Exploration Earth
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Three – The Deadly Assassin
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Matrix Revisited
    Dressing Doctor Who
    The Gallifreyan Candidate
    The Frighten Factor
    Coming Soon: The Face of Evil
    New
    Optional 5.1 surround sound mix
    Behind the Sofa
    Nationwide excerpt featuring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Four – The Face of Evil
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    Into the Wild
    Film Trims: Highlights
    Girls Girls Girls – The 1970s
    New
    New Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on Parts 1 and 3.
    Behind the Sofa
    Films Trims: Unedited
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery

    PDFs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Five – The Robots of Death
    Existing
    Audio Commentarys x2
    The Sandmine Muders
    Serial Thrillers
    Robophobia
    Model Footage
    Studio Sound
    Swap Shop excerpt
    New
    Behind the Sofa
    The Panoptican Archive: The Robots of Death panel
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    Studio floor plans
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Six – The Talons of Weng Chiang
    Existing
    Audio Commentary
    The Last Hurrah
    Look East location report
    Pebble Mill at One excerpt
    Now and Then
    New
    New Audio Commentary with Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on Parts 1, 4 and 6.
    Behind the Sofa
    Optional updated special effects
    BBC trails and continuity
    Revised and updated production subtitles
    HD photo gallery
    PDFs
    The Foe from the Future storyline
    John Bllomfield’s costume designs
    Production Paperwork
    Scripts
    Radio Times Cuttings

    Disc Seven – The Talons of Weng Chiang
    Existing
    Whose Doctor Who – New HD transfer
    Studio Footage
    Blue Peter excerpt
    The Foe from the Future
    Moving On
    Limehouse
    Victoriana and Chinoiserie
    Music Hall
    New
    Whose Doctor Who Revisited
    An Audience with Mr Sin – Deep Roy Interview
    PDFs
    Whose Doctor Who production archive
    Whose Doctor Who BBC Enterprises sales sheet

    Disc Eight – Bonus
    Existing
    Life After Who
    Denys Fisher toys advert
    New
    Philip Hinchcliffe: In Conversation
    Tom Baker and Philip Hinchcliffe interview (re-edit of Last Hurrah footage)
    Call my Bluff featuring Tom Baker
    Season 14 Blu-ray trailer
    PDFs
    Season 14 BBC enterprises sales sheet
    1976 Typhoo Tea Doctor Who promotion
    Season 14 BBC Television play synopsis
    The Dr Who Annual 1978

    Reply
    • Chris Howarth

      March 5th, 2020 - 11:47am

      I’m very happy to see the inclusion of Pescatons and Exploration Earth (even though I already have them elsewhere).

      I hope this means we’ll get Slipback on Season 22

    • Kenman

      March 5th, 2020 - 11:34pm

      Yea that is pretty neat. I have mp3s of those stories, but I do love how committed to archiving the show and it’s whole history they are. No show has this kind of love on physical media. As much as I loved the TNG blu-rays, they aren’t nearly as packed to the gills as these sets have been.

    • GeordieW

      March 7th, 2020 - 7:50am

      Bugger I was hoping for a new 5.1 mix for Talons as well, they’re honestly the best thing about these sets. Mark Ayres does a marvellous job.

      Oh and this seems to be sold out on Zavvi, does anyone know where else a poor Australian could get hold of this??

    • Mark.C

      March 8th, 2020 - 3:39am

      For GeordieW and others in Australia I’ve been ordering through http://www.kishkash.com.au. Have their own site and they’re on ebay. Packaged really well. Hive.co.uk also ship to Aus. Have preordered with them this time as kishkash have no stock at the moment. Price is the same for either just as little more expensive.

    • NoWhy

      March 8th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      Will the BBC ever make a release date ?

    • GeordieW

      March 9th, 2020 - 3:00am

      Thank you kindly Mark.

    • MIKK89

      March 9th, 2020 - 9:55pm

      Though I’m not a fan of the early Omnibus VHS releases, surprised the Omnibus format of Talons hasn’t been included on this release

    • DPHill

      April 5th, 2020 - 11:40am

      I’m also a bit confused as to where the omnibus has gone, perhaps they forgot? Plenty of time still to have it added I suppose?

    • Anonymous

      April 7th, 2020 - 5:05pm

      Wait, they’re including the Big Finish version of The Foe from the Future?

  • Jamie

    February 27th, 2020 - 12:49pm

    Oh well another slight delay in release date, nothing new or unexpected. I wonder if we can expect the next set to be announced by the end of March?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 27th, 2020 - 12:58pm

      I would imagine the next announcement will be mid April (Easter) as usually announce next season shortly before they release a set

    • Ian sly

      March 1st, 2020 - 6:53pm

      Zoom are now saying release is 4th of may. Every set we get a push back.

  • Andrew Townsend

    February 27th, 2020 - 4:22am

    Why don’t they just get a release date then add 4 weeks then issue a release date to customers the public. Simple BBC.then I suppose if they did that then they would add another four weeks to it.

    Reply
    • Kevin225

      February 27th, 2020 - 6:47am

      I completely agree. Absolutely pathetic (see my previous post when the release date was first announced. The danger of repeated delays is, will there be a market for physical product in 4-5 years at the rate these are being released?

    • Gordon

      February 27th, 2020 - 7:38am

      Delays often have absolutely nothing to do with the creation of the sets themselves. Sometimes it’s down to changes the manufacturer’s schedules, sometimes it’s down to the distributors etc. etc. There can be loads of down-the-line reasons why dates need to change that simply can’t be accounted for months in advance. In this instance season 14 has probably been pushed back due to the issues of season 12. This has probably caused a backlog. It would be a big coincidence if it wasn’t

    • Daniel

      February 27th, 2020 - 10:33am

      Typical BBC Studios as other people have said. Why not add 2-3 weeks to the “release date”. The animated releases haven’t been delayed so far.

    • Gordon

      February 27th, 2020 - 11:26am

      Macra terror got pushed back a week.

  • Type 40

    February 26th, 2020 - 7:14pm

    Now listed as May 4th.

    Reply
    • Pete X

      February 26th, 2020 - 8:50pm

      Not unexpected on previous form.

      On balance, I’d rather they did 3 releases a year at 4 month intervals, than try for four at three.

      Because they have repeatedly shown that it is almost impossible to keep to the schedule they’ve set. Only one (S10) or possibly two (S19?) have been released on the original release date.

      Three releases should give them adequate time to create content, press and quality control the discs without the next release breathing down their neck.. It’s not like the sets will be left in warehouses or shops if the range takes an extra year or two to be complete.

      And if they get a little ahead, then maybe surprise us with an extra release.

    • Gordon

      February 26th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      Probably down the muck up with the season 12 reissue. It’s probably caused a backlog. Bit of a coincidence that it gets pushed back 2 weeks just after word gets out about the season 12 reissue

    • MJS

      February 26th, 2020 - 10:36pm

      My email from Amazon says May 5

    • Pete X

      February 27th, 2020 - 10:25pm

      No doubt you are correct that the delay of S12 has pushed back S14. It illustrates the tightness of the 3 month release gap. No release is independent of another.

      A delay on one release affects all subsequent releases (and likely that other programmes). Delays the schedule timing is unable to recover.

      Given the attempted 3 month release schedule that seemed to be set last year, delays in the releases of S23/S26 and S12r/S14 have the knock on effect of delaying post S14 by 2 months.

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2020 - 8:56pm

    Looks like this one has sold out now!
    That didn’t take long at all did it. All the others made it to release date before selling out. But this one has weeks ahead! Must be very popular.

    Reply
    • Antonio Zambonini

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      Still available on zoom and surely hmv/Argos

    • Danny

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:11pm

      Amazon have probably removed the listing temporarily (they sometimes do this during the “Pre-order period” but it will come on again). The newer sets seem to last till release date and beyond whereas Season 12 sold out as not released in as many numbers each time (2018 and 2020). If someone doesn’t want to pre-order they can probably still get it once released 🙂

    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:06am

      Why do Amazon do this tactic like in the past make a pre ordered item currently unavailable then bring it back on a week or so later? Is it to create panic buying to ramp up sales?

    • booboo

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:19am

      Usually its because they have sold out of their 1st allocation, so they have to wait until they see how many more they can get (if any), its no different to any shop selling out of something then ordering more.

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2020 - 1:50pm

    What are the episodes of the 60’s that can be in true HD?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:48pm

      Everyone. The old masters (which don’t exist) where shot on videotape (basically SD) but for overseas Use they made a16mm (basically HD) telerecordings (made by pointed a camera at a screen playing the episode to sell to international buyers). The old episodes only exist on those 16mm. They have tried (successfully) to convert them back to the look of videotape by using the VIDfire process which makes them look like videotape. Videotape had a higher frame rate per second than film. So technically. They have all the old episodes in 16mm from a recording of the original episode’s original video tape (in SD). And they then made the 16mm copies look like the Videotape copies for the DVD. So if you count a HD camera recording a screen playing SD content as It being in SD then they exist in HD. But the dvd masters are in SD

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 6:28am

      All this I know. I meant the episodes whose master was never a videotape but it was a film. And anyway if the film films a TV in SD, the image in the film will be in SD not in HD.

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 11:40am

      I’m sorry, but if you make an HD copy of a SD video tape you don’t magically have an HD copy of the source material. You are being pedantic to the point of completely misrepresenting the situation.

      The episodes that still retain a native film copy are:

      The Dalek Invasion of Earth 5
      The Wheel in Space 6
      The Dominators 3
      The Mind Robber 5
      The Krotons 1
      The Seeds of Death 5
      The Space Pirates 2

    • TrixieTiger1995

      February 24th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      There are also two more 35mm film prints made but no longer exists. Those are
      The Daleks 4
      The Power of the Daleks 6

      I suppose you could still cull an actual HD image from the existing 16mm print for The Daleks 4 but I’m tugging at very weak strings.

    • Anonymous

      February 27th, 2020 - 8:17am

      The telerecording process involved filming off a sub-SD TV (by our standards). The information would have been lost at that point.

    • Jon York

      March 2nd, 2020 - 3:11pm

      No videotape masters exist from the sixties. Therefore the resolution can’t be improved. And remember all of these up to Enemy of the World were recorded on 405 line tv. So there’s no point releasing these on Blu ray.

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2020 - 3:51pm

      I said it’s an HD copy of an SD. It’s not true HD.

    • Anonymous

      March 10th, 2020 - 3:08am

      There is a handful of episodes that had film masters rather than video tape masters and some of them still exist (the seven episodes listed above).

      Blu-Ray also allows for improved audio quality compared to DVD, even if the visuals couldn’t be improved (a Blu Ray copy will reduce upscaling issues a DVD playing would produce).

  • Will

    February 13th, 2020 - 2:49pm

    In your opinion, could the first season box set contain “an adventure in space and time”?

    Reply
    • Kenman

      February 13th, 2020 - 3:21pm

      Not entirely implausible. But if they do have some sort of plan to someday include the New Series in The Collection (no idea if that is going to actually happen, though it should) then it could also fit in with all the other 50th stuff. Especially as the 60s have so many more episodes and will require more discs in general.

      But if that material gets split up across other sets then that is fine too. I assume the Revisited docs will be on sets of respective Doctors. Five-ish Doctors can easily be on the Five Doctors. Night of the Doctor with the TV Movie.

  • Anonimo

    February 11th, 2020 - 6:05pm

    Some people don’t really think. On reddit I am reading a lot of comments from people who suggest replacing Richard Hurndall with a CGI Hartnell or a David Bradley.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 11th, 2020 - 9:47pm

      That would be a dreadful thing to do.
      Richard Hurndall was great.
      He was also picked on by the other actors during filming of the Five Doctors. And he died shortly after, and didn’t even get to receive his payment for his appearance!
      Editing him out of the show would be disrespectful, and foolish, and would ruin the whole thing.
      I say leave it as it is.

    • Anonimo

      February 12th, 2020 - 5:45am

      They MUST leave it as it is. We are not talking about a question of costs as someone says, but of respect for the person he was and the courage that he had to accept such a challenging part despite the problems he had.

    • MJS

      February 22nd, 2020 - 3:13pm

      That’s silly! To some of us, bar the repeats of Unearthly Child and Three Doctors in 1981, by the time 1983 came around (no videos then!) Hurndall was just The First Doctor. It wasn’t until ages later we younger fans found out he really wasn’t! Hurndall was very good as the first, and his performance is charming. He’s an important part of Who-story, so I hope they never pull a stunt like that!!!

    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:50pm

      A deepfakes will appear on YouTube at some point in the future of that. No matter what. It’s free to use just takes a lot of time. No money. But it’s sad to think he was picked on. He did great!. Don’t know about the payment thing being true!

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