Site Menu

June 29th, 2021 757 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 24 Blu-ray

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk, www.hive.co.uk, www.zavvi.com and various sellers on www.ebay.co.uk

Available to order in the Australia from www.sanity.com

Released on 28th June 2021

BBC Studios announces Doctor Who: The Collection -Season 24

BBC Studios announces Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 24 BBC Studios has today announced the next instalment in the Doctor Who: The Collection range with Season 24, offering Doctor Who fans the opportunity to continue building their own home archive on Blu-ray. Starring Sylvester McCoy in his first season as the Seventh Doctor, this must-have instalment can be pre-ordered now ahead of release date later this year.

Doctor Who –The Collection: Season 24

  • TIME AND THE RANI
  • PARADISE TOWERS
  • DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN
  • DRAGONFIRE

Season 24 first aired in 1987 and saw the Seventh Doctor and companion Mel (Bonnie Langford)travel through space and time traversing alien planets, a hostile futuristic tower block, 1950s Wales and finally, the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets Ace (Sophie Aldred).

The Doctor is faced with enemies including the Rani (Kate O’Mara)and the terrifying Tetraps in Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen and Kane (Edward Peel), the murderous ruler of Iceworld in Dragonfire.

These four stories have been newly remastered alongside extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

  • EXTENDED VERSIONS of all four stories, featuring previously un-seen material.
  • IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND–on all four stories and extended versions.
  • ISOLATED SCORES–on all four stories.
  • BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES-Including a feature-length overview of Season 24-Here’s To The Future,plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen.
  • RARE STUDIO & LOCATION FOOTAGE-Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene.
  • IN CONVERSATION-Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor.
  • BEHIND THE SOFA-Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred,Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston.
  • THE DOCTOR’S TABLE-Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of the season.
  • RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES-Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material.
  • AN AUDIENCE WITH LADY STEPHENS-A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn.
  • BLU-RAY TRAILER-A brand new mini-episode.
  • CONVENTION FOOTAGE
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES-Including many previously unseen images.
  • INFO TEXT-Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
  • SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR ARCHIVE
  • AND LOTS MORE!

The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray

Please note we will no longer allow ANY retailer discussion here for the time being. Comments should be confined to the product itself. Some comments with a retailer name may also have that name removed.


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD

757 comments

  • Mark Belsom

    May 17th, 2021 - 10:13pm

    So has the regeneration been tweeked a little?

    Reply
    • philip shaw

      May 18th, 2021 - 9:12am

      It was on the original ‘Time and the Rani’ dvd release, if I remember correctly it was an Easter egg.

  • James Wallace

    May 17th, 2021 - 9:51pm

    Can’t wait. The 21st of June will be a day to look forward to in England. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get delayed.

    Reply
  • bryan

    May 17th, 2021 - 9:13pm

    Gosh, that Song and Dance Trailer, is so good. It makes me want to watch NOW.

    As one of the few who seem to Love Time and the Rani, Kate O’Mara , makes me smile every time. Such a stunning actor. What a pro, dressing up as Mel , with Bonnie there too. So looking forward to the behind the scenes, but Wow 24 hours , will pace that , up to news and maybe release date of the next Blu Ray. (Season 20?)

    Reply
    • philip shaw

      May 18th, 2021 - 11:39am

      The picture quality of the episodes looks superb…

    • Mark Moxham

      May 18th, 2021 - 3:50pm

      The trailer is absolutely brilliant. But it’ll never make up for the fact Season 24 is appalling tv. They’ve done as best they can trying to make the set appealing, but it’s one I can’t share the enthusiasm for.

    • the ergon

      May 18th, 2021 - 5:55pm

      Season 24 was novel and sourced some good ideas IE: JG Ballards ‘High Rise’ for Paradise Towers being just one example but those ideas were just badly executed from paper to screen and at times were excruciating to watch and felt childishly camp.

    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2021 - 7:16pm

      Why don’t we stop picking holes into it all who is good who!

    • philip shaw

      May 18th, 2021 - 9:51pm

      I like Delta and Dragonfire best. Delta was meant to be Holiday ‘camp’ and even Bonnie works best in this tongue in cheek story. Dragonflies starts the darker doctor, and despite the abysmal ice cliffhanger and the Dr sliding everywhere when nobody else does it’s not too bad. I don’t mind Rani once the awfully acted pratfalling spoon playing part one is over. Paradise Towers though had great potential and is let down by Pex, who can’t act to save his life, and Richard Briefs chewing the furniture when possessed. The girl Kangs are also very annoying.
      How the 2 cannibal grannies think they will get have a good feed on the skinny Mel always made me laugh!

    • Dr Brum

      May 18th, 2021 - 10:07pm

      I agree with the ergon. I was a teenager when this season was broadcast and I squirmed with embarrassment watching it – especially when the oldest looking teenager in the universe was introduced as a companion. It shows all the worst elements of JNTs production style – thank goodness Andrew Cartmel was able to take the next two seasons in a better direction. The passing of time has been very kind to this season, but all who is definitely not good who. But each to their own !

    • The ergon

      May 18th, 2021 - 10:48pm

      Lets not forget sylvesters annoying and unfunny word changing phrases. ‘A bad workman always blames his fools’. Arrgh!

  • Coleman

    May 17th, 2021 - 3:37pm

    At last a release date!

    Reply
    • Coleman

      May 17th, 2021 - 3:46pm

      Watched all these recently, been on a 7th Doctor binge watch last couple of months.
      Still buy this though, will be good to have on Blu-ray!

    • philip shaw

      May 17th, 2021 - 4:10pm

      On the new trailer it shows the improved regeneration with Colin Baker’s face and added new who white flare, I wonder if this is going to be an easter egg as on the last Time and the Rani release, or on the extended version of the story. I hope it’s on the latter.

    • Whofan44

      May 17th, 2021 - 4:16pm

      I am hoping for it to be on the extended version as well. I have wanted that to be edited into the actual ep for ages.

    • Coleman

      May 17th, 2021 - 4:21pm

      Should be good to have Colin’s face finally on his regeneration.
      Always thought it looked strange with Sylvester wearing a Shirley Temple wig.
      ( One for the old school).

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 17th, 2021 - 6:00pm

      Ice Hot!

    • Kevin225

      May 17th, 2021 - 9:27pm

      Mid July then!

    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2021 - 10:18am

      Lol Kevin225, you could have a valid point.

    • simonhanlon77

      May 18th, 2021 - 12:54pm

      I HOPE THIS NEW REGENERATION SCENE IS ON THE EXTENDED VERSION. LIKE MANY OTHERS I’VE ALWAYS HOPED THAT THEY WOULD DO A CGI VERSION. THE ORIGINAL VERSION IS REALLY RUBBISH.

  • Tardis7k

    May 17th, 2021 - 1:20pm

    The release date is 21st June 2021

    Reply
    • Daniel

      May 17th, 2021 - 1:30pm

      How do you know?

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2021 - 1:31pm

      BBC have just announced it

    • D84

      May 17th, 2021 - 9:37pm

      Fabulous birthday present to me then. Question is do I binge watch all of this on my birthday or go dancing with the druids as usual. Tempting ………

    • Michael M

      May 19th, 2021 - 2:42pm

      Still not updated on Amazon as of today, so looks like the BBC haven’t told them!

  • James

    May 14th, 2021 - 10:30am

    Pity we haven’t had any official news of any releases coming up. Haven’t had anything proper in ages (apart from re-release of 18 and 19 on standard bluray)

    Only the mirror stories regarding Galaxy4, Evil of the Daleks and The Abominable Snowman.

    Reply
    • Lewisfrisby

      May 15th, 2021 - 10:04am

      Yes that is unfortunate but I have a feeling they are going to announce something big very soon

    • Gordon

      May 15th, 2021 - 12:58pm

      We are due at least the season 24 release date and disc info. That should be getting revealed on the 27th of may at the latest. The new doctor who magazine out on that date will have a preview of the season 24 box set. I can’t see them having a preview of it and not having a release date attached to it.

      Web of fear is a strange one but there could be a variety of reasons why we haven’t heard anything. Covid could be effecting the place where the animated episode is being made. Fury from the deep had some of the animation made in India. That country is currently at round about 350,000 cases a day. If it’s the same place that could make things difficult depending on if people can work at home or not.

      I do think we are due an animated pannouncement. It feels far too long since we heard anything official from the team that did power/macra/faceless. Well over a year since we had an announcement from that team.

      I’ve haven’t heard them teasing filming anything for the collection sets this year but considering it was a level 4 lockdown from Christmas to the middle of April that’s not too surprising. It probably would be easier to organise now but it will take time to organise everything where the cast and crew’s schedules all line up and can film

    • Lewis frisby

      May 16th, 2021 - 9:16am

      I think maybe season 20 for the other one this year because they were senn filming in Amsterdam or maybe season 15/16

    • Auton

      May 16th, 2021 - 9:22am

      I thought they never made it to Amsterdam due to Covid?

    • Gordon

      May 16th, 2021 - 12:10pm

      Don’t think that was ever filmed. I certainly don’t think it’s been done recently as Amsterdam is amber on the travel list which would involve a10 day quarantine when coming back to the U.K. and 2 tests before and after which would need to get paid for.

  • Joe

    May 12th, 2021 - 1:56am

    Interesting to point out
    When I googled “doctor who the collection season 24 release date” it said 24th of may 2021 in big letters, directing to Amazon.

    Potential leaked date? Although after clicking the link, there’s no release date.
    That being said June does make more sense.

    Reply
  • Gordon

    May 11th, 2021 - 9:17pm

    It’s not an indication that it’s happening next or soon but Richard Russell who created the colour recovery programme has shared on twitter a colour pic from the time monster with a watermark at the top saying “full gamut colour recovery by Richard Russell, 06 may 2021”. Season 9 will need a bit of work so it could be that they are at least doing some restoration work now to save themselves a bit of time later on

    Reply
    • D84

      May 12th, 2021 - 9:15pm

      Sounds great Gordon. With 3 left to go – I can see why they may be starting to look at some bits for another Pertwee set. I personally can see another Tom or a Peter set being the latter installment for this year if we are going to get another release beyond S24 before Christmas

  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2021 - 1:10pm

    dose any one have any idea for outfits for the front covers? some of them are obvious but some seasons are gonna be interesting. I would love to see more like season 14 outfit for tom but of course you know that it depends on the outfits worn in the season.

    Reply
    • D84

      May 11th, 2021 - 3:02pm

      I would have thought the doctor outfit on the front cover would be the one used predominantly throughout that season or one that makes a notable appearance – like Tom’s tartan ensemble from Terror of the Zygons (S13)

    • Rory

      May 11th, 2021 - 5:13pm

      Well, this one has the tartan scarf from Time and The Rani, and 26 had the dark brown coat, so assuming 25 will be the standard costume.

      For others I’m not sure. Would be nice to see Colin rocking the blue cloak for 22. 21 could be the ruined costume from Caves.

      Third and Fourth Docs changed outfits fairly regularly so probably not a problem picking something unique to that season.

  • Sofia Fox

    May 1st, 2021 - 8:46pm

    The US and Canada release got delayed to September, so it seems the UK set might come out in June after all. That DWM is coming out by the end of this month, and the BFI event for Dragonfire on 12th June helps line it up. Honestly can’t wait haha

    Reply
  • Gordon

    April 29th, 2021 - 2:38am

    The next issue of doctor who magazine (out 27th may) will have a feature on the deleted scenes from the cutting room floor so I fully expect the season 24 preview and disc content will also be shown off as well as release date (if it hasn’t already been revealed by then)

    Reply
    • Gordon

      April 29th, 2021 - 8:46am

      Reading the editors notes and it does mention next issue will be looking at season 24 on the eve of the blu ray release so it can’t be too far off

    • D84

      April 29th, 2021 - 3:50pm

      Sounds great, maybe June / July then I guess?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      April 29th, 2021 - 8:48pm

      Is there a new edition out now?
      My last one was the Eccleston interview

    • Gordon

      April 30th, 2021 - 12:10am

      I’m thinking 2nd half of June/start of July considering the bfi screening of dragonfire is 12th June.

      The new edition has mcgann on the cover and has the 2nd part of the Ecclestone interview. It was just released this week.

    • Lewisfrisby

      April 30th, 2021 - 7:13am

      So does the bfi come before the actual release and also what does it stand for

    • Auton

      April 30th, 2021 - 9:02am

      BFI stands for British Film Institute

    • Gordon

      April 30th, 2021 - 11:00am

      Normally comes before release

    • Pete X

      April 30th, 2021 - 1:34pm

      The late June/early July release date makes sense.

      If they are attempting to do three collection releases a year, four month spacing between those releases is optimum and allows release space for any standard or animation releases.

      The late June/early July time frame is four months after the original/actual release dates for Season 8. Then on that basis, if another collection release occurs this year, it would likely be released late October/early November.

    • Neill Stringer

      May 1st, 2021 - 12:16am

      Excited for Season 24, wonder what the next season will be.

      We should find out the next release just before the release of Season 24.

      I’d imagine Season 1, 3 or 6 would be the first 60s era set to be released in the next year or so?

    • Neill Stringer

      May 1st, 2021 - 12:19am

      I think Who Peter doc being on Season 26 is a definitive confirmation of a Wilderness Years box set.

      If they are doing the Modern series on the Collection, will they get Classic era style docs rather than the present day Confidential style docs?

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 1st, 2021 - 8:16am

      Thanks Gordon I’m subscribed on digital but never know the release dates I have to go in and download it. Excited for McGann, listening to loads of Big Finish lately, loved the Chimes of Midnight, can’t wait for the Eccleston series

    • James

      May 2nd, 2021 - 12:25am

      Neil Stringer.. Lot of people saying they would leave 1 until 2023 to tie in with the 60th. Which kinda makes sense. Some of these are lining up with annivwrya events. 8 being 50 years of the master

    • Prowl 1701

      May 2nd, 2021 - 5:24am

      I’m really looking forward to getting to see Paradise towers and Delta for the first time, plus all of the extended edits.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 2nd, 2021 - 7:21am

      I’ve still not got it!
      I have had a special edition scripts magazine been delivered to my kindle but not the main magazine!
      I wonder if Amazon have messed up!

    • Gordon

      May 3rd, 2021 - 1:51am

      Who Peter part 2 and things like doctor forever and other 90s era material still needs a home on the blu ray sets so I think the most likely home would be a wilderness years set.

      If they did go down the new series route I see it more likely they would do a season or year overview than seperate making ofs. (Think the red dwarf making ofs) The classic series varied how it was produced from story to story so it makes sense to do separate making ofs. The new series is kind of produced the same consistent way so having 10 or so making ofs in 1 box set covering the same ground might be repetitive.

    • David

      May 4th, 2021 - 11:02am

      Speaking of the confidentials I hope they can restore them to the full length rather than the cut downs as Blu ray would provide more space and hopefully it wouldn’t cost too much to restore the cut sequences. But yeah cannot wait to see how things go in the rest of the range. Interesting to see a wilderness Years box and how it would look.

    • Gordon

      May 4th, 2021 - 11:26am

      The full length confidentials has the issue that there is a lot of music that would need clearance and some might not be clearable.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      May 22nd, 2021 - 5:03pm

      Finally got my Who magazine!

  • Scott Carrick

    April 20th, 2021 - 11:28am

    Sounds spot on Gordon, I’d be happy with Season 15 as it contains two of my favourite stories, however don’t you think they might go for 16 as they seem to be releasing all the even numbered stories? Either way, can’t wait, and I’m still hoping for it in September followed by Season 20 in March next year!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2021 - 1:32pm

    BFI Dragonfire 12th June!!!
    Means could be late June release for Us release on 3rd August and probably announcement for another set at the start of June.

    Reply
  • Joe Malley

    April 15th, 2021 - 12:20pm

    Pretty hype for this!
    Hopefully we get a release soon, then only one more season to complete McCoy and C Baker.

    Anyone know if we are just getting 8 and 24 this year? Or could another be announced too?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      April 15th, 2021 - 1:59pm

      1 more this Covid permitting according to Mark Ayers

    • Bob

      April 15th, 2021 - 6:50pm

      Two more seasons to complete Colin Baker, 21 and 22

    • Lewisfrisby

      April 16th, 2021 - 7:31am

      If I had to say what I think it might be.maybe a tom Baker season maybe 15 or 16

    • D84

      April 16th, 2021 - 10:15am

      With how many there are left to go – I would guess at another Tom season this year if we are going to get another one before Christmas. May get a surprise and get a Peter maybe. All guesswork and based on my own thoughts though

    • Joe Malley

      April 17th, 2021 - 11:47am

      Lol I forgot the twin dilemma was at the end of Davison’s season.
      This will complicate things for the season 21 box art

    • Gordon

      April 17th, 2021 - 12:18pm

      It won’t complicate things. Lee binding has already said the doctor who appears the most that season will get the cover

    • Neill Stringer

      April 18th, 2021 - 4:47pm

      Gordon did you say the Doctor who appears less in season 21 will get the inside part, so Colin Baker would be on the inside image but Davison be on the booklet and main cover?

    • the ergon

      April 18th, 2021 - 5:36pm

      I still think they should have had the fifth doctor and peri in another adventure together after planet of Fire and made Androzani the final story of season 21.

    • Gordon

      April 20th, 2021 - 8:08am

      I’m sure the lesser appeared doctor will get some sort of appearance on the inside.

    • Mark Moxham

      April 20th, 2021 - 8:24am

      I’m hoping for 21. Twin Dilemma and Frontios are two of the most underrated 80s stories, I think. And Colin should be on the cover artwork – he’s the icing on the cake that season.

    • Auton

      April 20th, 2021 - 11:07am

      Even though Colin is amazing season 21 is still peter’s season so he has to be on the cover. They have already said the main doctor of the season will be on the cover

    • Lee

      April 20th, 2021 - 1:40pm

      I would imagine a nod to Colin in season 21 might work well within the booklet holder having the regeneration scene incorporated into the console background that is in each release a little like they had Hartnell on the scanner on the console background for Season 10

  • Lewis frisby

    April 8th, 2021 - 8:26pm

    Has anyone got a definite release date I know it said In DWM In April but I was wondering if there is and exact date yet

    Reply
    • Gordon

      April 8th, 2021 - 10:40pm

      Nothing official yet. Probably won’t be April. It was a provisional date after all so wasn’t definitive

    • Lewis frisby

      April 9th, 2021 - 11:47am

      Ok thanks Gordon

    • Scott Carrick

      April 15th, 2021 - 6:14pm

      June 8th

    • Gordon

      April 15th, 2021 - 9:26pm

      That’s a Tuesday so won’t be that date

    • Scott Carrick

      April 19th, 2021 - 4:41pm

      Well spotted Gordon I should have checked my calendar first before posting! June 7th I think. Wish they’d hurry up and tell us what’s being released in September – choice of three Tom Baker’s I think – but which one :-)?

    • Gordon

      April 20th, 2021 - 8:20am

      Mark Ayers mentioned he is taking a few weeks off after finishing off season 24 so I think September is maybe too soon. Late October -December is more likely for the next one. I’m going for season 15 as the next Tom. It’s the only Tom season you are likely to get the whole tardis crew together. Elizabeth, Mary and David have all passed on and lalla is unlikely to ever be in the same room as Tom again.

    • Scott Carrick

      April 20th, 2021 - 10:51am

      Sounds spot on Gordon I’d be more than happy if it was Season 15 – although they have been releasing Even Numbered Boxsets for some time now so could be 16? Either way, happy to get it and I’m still hoping for September That would be one released every three months this year, next one after that hopefully Season 20 in early March next year?

    • Scott Carrick

      April 20th, 2021 - 11:26am

      Sounds spot on Gordon, I’d be happy with Season 15 as it contains two of my favourite stories, however don’t you think they might go for 16 as they seem to be releasing all the even numbered stories? Either way, can’t wait, and I’m still hoping for it in September followed by Season 20 in March next year!

    • Prowl 1702

      April 20th, 2021 - 8:24pm

      I’m with Gordon on this one. I have a video on YouTube where I logically try to predict the next set after 24 and I concluded it would be either 15 or 16, with a strong preference for 15. I’m ready for Horror and Sunmakers.

    • Mark Moxham

      April 23rd, 2021 - 2:25pm

      Do we have any idea when we’ll have sight of the full disc content? I’m on the fence with this set as it’s just a ghastly mess of a season. The real interest is what was going on behind the scenes at the time.

  • Joe

    April 5th, 2021 - 2:23pm

    Does anyone know the type of packaging & disc trays used for these sets? It’s just the tray on my S23 set has come loose and has moved around in the box which has resulted in the back tray having cracked having bashed against the sides (the glue is also coming off the booklet holder). I’m planning on gluing the tray back in but I need to know what type of tray it is (to see if I can get a replacement) and what type of glue to use.

    Reply
    • Daniel

      April 5th, 2021 - 6:01pm

      I have seen People recommend Gorilla Glue.

    • D84

      April 5th, 2021 - 9:59pm

      This hasn’t happened to any of mine just yet but I am waiting for it to happen and will likely fix it up with Gorilla Glue super glue as per the other suggestion

    • Jake E

      April 6th, 2021 - 10:20am

      My entire disc trays for Season 26 have come off. What do you do? Do you try to get the glue of off the cardboard (Where Sylvesters face is) or do you just put some gorilla glue on top of the pre existing glue?

      Thanks

    • TARDIS traveller

      April 6th, 2021 - 11:36pm

      The disc trays on my season 23, 26 and 14 have all come loose. Fortunately no damage to the face artwork or the Tray but if anyone has any suggestions to prevent any damage the loose trays could cause that would be great

  • Basil Funkenstein

    April 4th, 2021 - 5:06pm

    Does anyone know what the opinion is of the people that make these sets, ie Lee Binding et al, or if anything has been said about them incorporating the 8th Doctor era and also NuWho into the collection? I haven’t bought any of the NuWho steel books at all because I’m holding out hope that we will see collection box-set versions released eventually. I think it would be absolutely amazing if they could do this. Maybe they could start interviewing and doing “behind the sofa” filming with the NuWho cast and crew over the next few years in preparation? Would love to see an interview with Eccleston and Capaldi the most.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      April 4th, 2021 - 6:30pm

      Nothing official but they have said they would like to do both. I’d imagine both are a few years off if they do happen.

    • DPHill

      April 4th, 2021 - 7:17pm

      My personal belief is that the rushing of the steelbooks and their lack of originality in terms of VAM accompanied by some deleted scenes missing from a recent steel book and the beeb saying perhaps they will be considered in a future release leads me to believe the new series will be included in the collection series, Lee Binding would absolutely do it as he is a mega fan and already does work on both classic and new who; I think the teams involved will not overlook it and are likely in the know of when they will start them

    • david

      April 4th, 2021 - 9:19pm

      So long as any new series sets don’t impact on the release rate of the classic series sets, I don’t care.
      I’m hoping we get another 2 sets this year after S24 to make up for the time lost last year.
      Sure, I want to see the best job possible done on the restorations, but I’m 50 now and it’s frustrating that these seem to be coming out at only 3 a year. If that schedule is reduced for the new series stuff, I won’t be best pleased.

    • Gordon

      April 5th, 2021 - 6:34am

      Mark Ayers said on a recent free radio skaro podcast that they are hopeful to do 1 more set this year Covid permitting. Going by recent comments from those involved it’s gonna be 3 a year going forward. The workload for trying to do 4 a year just wasn’t sustainable.

    • DPHill

      April 5th, 2021 - 7:41am

      I think maybe they may pad the latter end of the classic range with the debut of the new series to give time for the animations, I know they are separate hit I just think they will give in, communicate, cooperate, and rejuvenate both new and classic who for a time before finishing off the tougher stuff in the sixties

    • Auton

      April 5th, 2021 - 8:16am

      I believe that they will finish the classic series sets before starting the new series

    • D84

      April 5th, 2021 - 10:03pm

      I sincerely hope that a wilderness years set comes out along with all NuWho all repackaged with deleted scenes etc worked into the episodes. I think the other suggestion of maybe starting NuWho before releasing some of the more problematic B&W seasons whilst waiting for animations also has some merit and plausability to it although it would not surprise me if things don’t pan out that way

  • Gordon

    April 2nd, 2021 - 10:06pm

    The new issue of DWM has a bit more detail about the season 24 set.

    Delta and the Bannermen part one has an extra four minutes and now runs to 29 minutes and 51 seconds. The battle sequence at the start is “much longer” and there’s a new TARDIS scene, among other additions.

    Paul Vanezis is quoted as saying that they’re able to do extended versions of season 23 and most Sylvester McCoy episodes because he decided around 10-15 years ago to make sure the studio recordings were kept. These weren’t going to be kept by the BBC archive and Vanezis lobbied for the recordings to be handed to BBC Worldwide for storage.

    That’s astounding that they were going to bin all this behind the scenes materials as long ago as 10 years ago

    Reply
    • Lewisfrisby

      April 3rd, 2021 - 9:21am

      Wow that sounds really interesting I am not going to pretend that with delta and the bannamen I know what the space battle is because i haven’t seen it yet but I cant wait for the boxset only a few more weeks hopefully with no delays

    • Bobby Fackrell

      April 3rd, 2021 - 2:25pm

      You’ve not seen Delta and The Bannermen?

      What a treat you have to look forward to!

      I’m actually jealous of what you are about to experience and on blu ray!

    • Prowl 1701

      April 3rd, 2021 - 9:27pm

      I am also looking forward to seeing Delta and the Bannermen for the first time. Same for Paradise Towers.

    • B D Fackrell

      April 3rd, 2021 - 11:08pm

      There is a lot to enjoy about Paradise Towers, great story but poorly realised and quite a bit of over-acting but look into the heart of the program and understand what it is trying to achieve and you should enjoy

    • Coleman

      April 4th, 2021 - 12:30pm

      Doesnt seem like the BBC have learnt anything Gordon from their previous mistakes like junking old episodes of Dr Who.
      Any material that is shot from any show, not just Dr Who is valuable to someone somewhere.
      When will these people learn anything at all, if ever?

    • Auton

      April 4th, 2021 - 2:53pm

      Season 24 might not be everyone’s favourite but every behind the scenes footage is special whether it’s from a popular story or not. It makes me sick that they almost destroyed all the 7th doctor’s behind the scenes footage but thanks to Paul Vanezis and everyone else who has kept everything that we have now behind the scenes and episodes are amazing as future generations will be so lucky just like us to have all this stuff

    • Gordon

      April 4th, 2021 - 4:42pm

      In 1 hand I do get it. Season 24 has 100 hours of behind the scenes materials. Even if a tape was 4 hours long you are looking at 25 tapes minimum. That’s just for 1 season. Add on the other Colin and Sylvester tapes and it’s going to take up a lot of space. On the other hand it’s baffling that they didn’t even consider digitising it especially as the era of DVDs having extra features was a common practice. It almost feels like they hadn’t learned anything

    • The Loiterer

      April 4th, 2021 - 9:11pm

      I’m pleased Worldwide took the tapes (a little prior to the Trial of a Time Lord DVDs I think) but it’s not just the storage cost of keeping them, which I think only went up to two hours each, but the cost of transfer to digital at a time when a dubbing suite could cost £450+VAT per half hour. That’s the price of hire time-wise, not length of tape to transfer, and you need to add in set up and checking, etc. They also already had VHS copies for the most part, which the money-minded would have considered good enough for DVD extras and reference. So I can see where they were coming from, particularly since it would be money from the licence fee. (“BBC wastes millions preserving Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker line fluffs!”)

    • David

      April 4th, 2021 - 9:23pm

      The BIG question I have to ask is whether any previous seasons had any studio footage left in existance as well. I’d like to think he didn’t fight JUST for the 4 years of rubbish to the detriment of better stuff. (Yes, I know that’s a subjective statement, but it’s my opinion and I’m expressing it. I’m sure plenty of people love the McCoy years, but for me they felt amateurish)

    • Gordon

      April 5th, 2021 - 7:10am

      I’d imagine he’d fought for what was left. Just look at the huge amount of behind the scenes stuff from season 19

    • Auton

      April 5th, 2021 - 8:25am

      There’s no excuse for what the BBC almost did and what they did with all the now missing episodes in the 60s. I will never forgive the BBC for their senseless killing of 60s doctor who but we are lucky now that their are people like Paul Vanezis that will insure it doesn’t happen again!

    • Prof Horner

      April 5th, 2021 - 12:00pm

      If only we could swap season 24 for Marco Polo and Evil of the Daleks, .

    • Bobby Fackrell

      April 6th, 2021 - 3:05pm

      I’d sooner swap the Moffat years for Evil of the Daleks and Marco Polo

  • Sarge

    March 31st, 2021 - 6:50am

    Does anyone think this will pop back in stock on Amazon?

    Reply
    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 31st, 2021 - 6:51am

      It’s on stock now I’ve just looked

  • Neill Stringer

    March 27th, 2021 - 1:48am

    When do we think we will get our first 60s era set? Eager to see what Lee Binding has planned for the covers.

    Reply
    • Lee

      March 27th, 2021 - 8:47am

      Maybe 2023 as it is a big anniversary

    • Bobby Dylan Fackrell

      March 27th, 2021 - 3:55pm

      I’m going to bold and say within the next 12 months

    • TARDIS traveller

      March 27th, 2021 - 5:00pm

      I think if any of the 60s seasons where to come it would be season 2. It’s only missing two episodes and they’ve been ruled out for animation so would make sense.

    • Gordon

      March 27th, 2021 - 5:05pm

      Mid to late 2022 at the earliest. Late 2023 at the latest (season 1 released November 2023 seems such an obvious release)

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 28th, 2021 - 10:09am

      I’m going with six personally; if series one is released in 2023 and there is a release before that which I think will be the case and it’s series two as suggested that will be a couple of Hartnell’s in a row also a few of the episodes in six got a remaster treatment on the DVD range so are in good nick, from what I remember most of the series six episodes look pretty tidy on DVD. Space Pirates is logistically difficult to do animation due to the lack of source material and often performs poorly in polls so not that much worth waiting for

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 28th, 2021 - 10:13am

      Also The Crusades has never been categorically ruled out, it has just been stated several times it will be very difficult and expensive with the number of characters/costumes etc

    • Auton

      March 28th, 2021 - 10:13am

      They haven’t ruled out the crusade they just said it’s harder to animate so they will animate others before it. It’s also better to wait for a the space pirates to be animated as that is certainly after web, abominable and evil animations. The space pirates will probably be animated with wheel and underwater menace.

    • Gordon

      March 28th, 2021 - 11:03am

      Even if crusade isn’t animated in time for season 2 being released (which I suspect will probably will be the case) it doesn’t mean it can’t be considered after season 2 is released. It is separate ranges after all. There is a lack of telesnaps for the space pirates which might hinder things in terms of referencing but it also frees up the animators to do their own thing. If the likes of wheel and uwm get done after abominable/evil it only leaves space pirates as the only easy to animate Troughton. Seems silly to leave it out.

    • Auton

      March 28th, 2021 - 1:13pm

      They can easily rerelease season 2 after the animation for the crusades is done if season 2 is released before its made

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 28th, 2021 - 2:20pm

      You can’t really say Space Pirates is certainly after web, abominable and evil when abominable and evil still haven’t officially been confirmed only likely

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2021 - 3:28pm

      Has it been confirmed from any sources that 60s sets won’t be split in order to wait for further animations? Logically, with double the episodes to later seasons and if the sets are selling well enough, I can’t see any reason why this wouldn’t seriously be considered. That way, the halves of seasons with complete serials can be released earlier and consumers will inevitably buy twice the number of sets at a more affordable price apiece. Win-win?

    • Gordon

      March 28th, 2021 - 4:04pm

      I like the idea of having a blank tray to slot in the crusade if the time comes for it to be animated

      They aren’t confirmed yet but even before the mirror reported it I was convinced that it would be the next 2 animations

      Those that work on the range have said there is no plans to split them at present.

    • Anonymous

      March 28th, 2021 - 4:55pm

      Please take a step back and look at the wider picture. We are obviously not talking about the situation where the range ends prematurely.

      The animations are being completed at a reasonably fast pace. There really aren’t that many Troughton stories left, and the Hartnell stories on offer all have problems with them. What would you suggest they animate instead? Lack of source material affects most of Season 3 (and the one story we do have telesnaps for is The Savages, and you can’t go after The Space Pirates for not being loved by fans and then defend that one).

      We will see The Space Pirates by 2024. That is my prediction.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 29th, 2021 - 6:35am

      But The Space Pirates is unloved by the fans based on polls and interviews and it does have very little research material making animation difficult.

      Personally I quite like it, I don’t understand what you mean I am neither going after it or defending it

    • Anonymous

      March 29th, 2021 - 9:10am

      Personally, I think all 60s seasons should be left until the very end of the range. It gives as much time as possible for missing episodes to turn up, or be animated. I realise it’s been nearly 8 years since the last missing episodes were recovered, but stranger things have happened. I understand the desire to see the black & white stories on Blu-Ray, believe me, but I wouldn’t want them jumping the gun with a release. For instance, you wouldn’t want to buy a “complete” season 2 set next year, only for the 2 missing episodes of ‘The Crusade’ to turn up in 2023.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 29th, 2021 - 2:51pm

      I would happily take series two now with narrated telesnapes for the Crusades 2 and 4 and buy an animated steelbook a few years after

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 29th, 2021 - 8:08pm

      I think Gordon is right about late 2022 at the earliest for our first 60s BluRay set. One of the guys who works on all The Collection sets posted on Gallifrey Base a couple of months back that no work had begun on any of the Hartnell or Troughton sets at that point, and I suspect they take a good year-and-a-bit to develop, even if they are working on multiple sets at a time.

    • Gordon

      March 30th, 2021 - 9:07am

      The problem is regardless of how long you leave the black and white seasons there is always going to be the danger that it’s going surprisingly to turn up the year after. You also got to take into account the workload that would be required if they left them till last. Season 1 has 33 (34 including the pilot) surviving episodes, 2 has 43. 6 has 37 and in the case of Mark Ayers he’s going to have to restore the audio of the missing stories as well. It would be an enormous task if they did the 6 black and white seasons 1 after the other

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 30th, 2021 - 2:50pm

      I completely agree, and also from a marketing point of view, six black and white box sets in a row would be a tough sell.
      Worth remembering Chris Chapman said they would take advantage of the animations not depend on them. The assumption that they will wait for all of them to be animated is just that.
      I would not at all be surprised if work has already started on some of the 60s episodes, I actually think one, two and six are good to go anytime, I don’t think they will wait for an animated Marco Polo, Crusades or Space Pirates. Three, four and five would probably benefit from delaying until the animations are complete as they are more depleted

    • Mr Martin Snowden

      March 30th, 2021 - 4:55pm

      @Gordon, would the Hartnell Years benefit from 2 Part Boxset Releases to due to the sheer amount they will include. Maybe not season 1 but 2 and 3 definitely.

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2021 - 5:52pm

      The question fundamentally is that if you are going to sacrifice a season to buy more time for the others to be animated, why would you pick Season 6 over Season 2? One black and white season a year pushes us all the way to 2027, by that point at two (or more) animations a year everything that isn’t a logistical nightmare will be done. As I have said before, they are going through these animations at an impressive rate. “Some fans don’t like it” is not really going to be a problem when there’s practically no other choice. I absolutely cannot say the same for The Crusade or Marco Polo which if they ever do get animated are likely going to be end of the decade, final few projects of the range.

      I personally expect that we’ll see Season 2, 1, 5, 6, 4 then 3.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 30th, 2021 - 10:41pm

      The only thing we know for sure is we have Delta and The Bannermen on blu ray to look forward to very soon

    • Gordon

      April 2nd, 2021 - 10:59pm

      @mr martin snowden Those involved have already stated they have no plans to split them. However splitting would spread the work around in terms of restoration but you have 6 extra sets to produce and schedule which would add an extra 2 years if going by recent comments of only doing 3 sets a year going forward. That’s 2 years extra on a format that’s being declining for quite a few years. Doctor who still sells well on dvd and blu ray but that’s the exception not the rule. I love owning things physically but I’d be lying if I haven’t noticed the sales of physical vs digital has been shrinking by each passing year and last year digital actually surpassed it during lockdown. If the trend continues the market will be considerably different come 5-6 years time by the end of the range. Doctor who may sell but it might be a struggle to put them out if there isn’t a market anymore. They don’t have forever and if they decide to incorporate the 2005 series onwards that 2 years less could make all the difference

  • Coleman

    March 25th, 2021 - 11:29am

    Strange that the box art says PG certificate but all the discs are rated 12.
    I know it’s only provisional and will be changed at a later date. But still odd.

    Reply
    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 29th, 2021 - 6:36am

      Perhaps there is lots of bad language in the 25 hours of raw footage

    • Coleman

      March 29th, 2021 - 11:09am

      Hello Bobby, I don’t mind the 12 certificate discs, there’s usually some VAM included that’s raises the certificate. But if that’s the case, no way is it going to be certified PG?

  • Ian Cotterill

    March 24th, 2021 - 7:42pm

    Since BBC Studios have announced today they’ll be doing ‘Standard Editions’ of the Collection boxsets, I think I shall wait for that version of Season 24 to come out.

    Reply
  • Lee

    March 18th, 2021 - 10:35am

    Still no release date available yet?

    Reply
    • Lewis frisby

      March 19th, 2021 - 7:19am

      It said in doctor who magazine that it is scheduled to release in April

    • Gordon

      March 19th, 2021 - 9:27am

      Season 24 is only Provisionally scheduled for april

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 20th, 2021 - 7:27am

      If you have pre-ordered with Amazon they email you as soon as they have a release date, I imagine the other suppliers do the same

    • Lewis frisby

      March 24th, 2021 - 7:24pm

      Gordon sorry if this sounds stupid but can you elaborate on what it means

    • Gordon

      March 24th, 2021 - 7:35pm

      Just means it’s an estimated date

    • Lewisfrisby

      March 24th, 2021 - 10:05pm

      Ok thanks for the clarification

  • Max Kennedy

    March 14th, 2021 - 9:44pm

    I’m curious: Which packaging do you all think would be more secure and less damaging to the boxsets? Amazon or HMV?

    Reply
    • Lewis frisby

      March 14th, 2021 - 10:33pm

      Amazon I ordered my season 8 from there and there was no damage not a scratch

    • A dalek bought me flowers

      March 14th, 2021 - 10:35pm

      What Ive seen both are packaged in the same way/box but amazon has more records (that I’ve seen) of damages. I ordered 3 copies of season 12 and all of them was damaged. So I went to zoom and now I go to Hmv. But it’s all about luck I guess, I just don’t trust Amazon from bad experiences.

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2021 - 3:50am

      I’ve bought all the boxsets from Amazon UK and all have arrive in perfect condition – and that’s being sent to me over here in New Zealand!

  • James

    March 12th, 2021 - 8:03pm

    Any cert rumours for the next set? Or dates for Evil and Abominable?

    Reply
    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 14th, 2021 - 11:17pm

      What is a cert rumour? Surely it’s not a rumour if it’s certain?

    • James

      March 15th, 2021 - 10:29am

      Bobby Fackrell: a rumour which has evidence to back it up. Season 9 because x said this and where seen y do this and x has posted this.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 15th, 2021 - 3:02pm

      Oh, no then, there is still a lot of uncertainty with Covid particular with VAM filming

    • Anonymous

      March 19th, 2021 - 1:58pm

      Given that particular tabloid’s track record I’m personally not considering The Abominable Snowmen at all right now, probably soon but there’s every chance they heard “Yeti” and jumped to conclusions, same as the mess they got into over The Wheel in Space a few years back.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 20th, 2021 - 7:37am

      Quite a few others ran with it so they all most have been confident, even the radio times called it however it has gone quite again. Maybe it was wrong but could be Covid related delays

      Evil is simply a logical guess because it follows Faceless and the first team do seem to be going chronologically

      It is nicer when it is a surprise though; the cat came out of the bag on series 10 and 26, 24 was a strong rumour just before it came out but sets like 14 and 8 not many saw coming and it was much more exciting when they were announced. I’d rather not know until the announcement

    • Gordon

      March 21st, 2021 - 10:09am

      Even if they are working on both of those titles it’s very unlikely they would announce both at the same time. I’d imagine they will want to spread the announcements out. Also it wouldn’t surprise me if they only announce the year of release when they announce it

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 25th, 2021 - 7:37pm

      Fingers crossed and Happy Birthday Patrick Troughton by the way

  • Tom Moloney

    March 11th, 2021 - 6:31pm

    Is this not available to buy anywhere now?

    Reply
    • The Loiterer

      March 11th, 2021 - 9:27pm

      HMV still have it for pre-order, if you’re in the UK.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 15th, 2021 - 9:39am

      It’s still on Amazon

  • Bobby Fackrell

    February 28th, 2021 - 11:47am

    Watching the Angela Bruce Myth Makers on Prime; she’s a fascinating character, would like to see more of her on these releases, maybe a Behind the Sofa or two

    Reply
  • the timelord 1944

    February 17th, 2021 - 8:52am

    Just had an email saying Zoom.co.uk website sold to Patriot Media Group as from 00:01 on 17th February 2021 – Announcement reads; “We are writing to inform you about some upcoming changes to Zoom. The current owner, Universal Columbia Alliance (UCA), has recently sold the website and its new owner, Patriot Media Group, have advised that they are expecting to be online and taking orders from 00.01 on 17 February 2021 onwards.

    Orders received up until 21.00 on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 will continue to be fulfilled by UCA. Existing pre-orders for Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 8 (Limited Edition Box Set) [Blu-ray] (release date: 8 March 2021) will similarly be fulfilled by UCA.

    If you have any queries about orders placed before the above cut-off time, please contact Zoom customer service, as normal, on customerservice@zoom.co.uk.

    The new owners will be in communication with you as a valued customer once they have taken over the site.

    Thank you for your custom.”

    Reply
  • Eden

    February 16th, 2021 - 11:20am

    Is there still a seller that delivers to the EU?
    I live in France and Zavvi was the only seller that delivered here, but I waited for another seller because apparently Zavvi’s packages are often damaged, and they are now out of stock.
    The only option left for me as far as I know is eBay, and the prices there are outrageous.

    Reply
    • Rob W

      February 16th, 2021 - 7:23pm

      Hive did but have ‘temporarily’ stopped. They are currently sold out too. Why not wait a while, you never know your luck?

    • Robert Sienicki

      March 27th, 2021 - 8:14am

      I was in the same situation. When Amazon cancelled my season 8 I managed to get it on Zoom, but season 24 was never on Zoom (waited for them to get it, there were rumours it may happen) and Zavvi sold out. I think the only option for us EU people is to have some friends in UK to order for us 🙁 I had to use connection for my fiancee old friend who lives there to buy me a copy.

  • Timelord1944

    February 10th, 2021 - 1:40pm

    I spoke with someone from Zoom on the phone today. She says she is not aware of Zoom closing down but is aware of the rumours online. She says that Zoom has issues with the suppliers of the Doctor Who dvds/blurays which has kickstarted the rumours. It could be true as they did have issues with network on air at one time and had to pull all their titles for a year while they resolved it.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Twitter

Facebook