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January 24th, 2020 376 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 26 Blu-ray

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On Saturday 23rd November, the BFI Southbank will be screening Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric (from the Special Edition Blu-ray) and holding a Q&A with actor Sophie Aldred and script editor Andrew Cartmel. Tickets are available from the BFI on the following dates:

  • Monday 16th September – BFI Patrons and Champions
  • Tuesday 17th September – BFI Members
  • Tuesday 24th September – public booking

Season 26 features four epic adventures traversing a future Britain invaded by inter-dimensional knights, a strange Victorian house haunted by ghosts from Ace’s past, an alien world populated by Cheetah People and a 1940s army camp under siege from monstrous vampires.

With guest stars including Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Anthony Ainley (The Master), Jean Marsh, Nicholas Parsons, Anne Reid, Ian Hogg, Sylvia Syms and comedy duo Hale & Pace, this fondly-remembered set of stories saw the end of an era for Doctor Who, and set the stage for its hugely successful revival.

Doctor Who: The Collection Season 26 contains several special features, including:

Rare Restored Extended Cuts

  • The Curse Of Fenric VHS Extended Version
  • The Curse Of Fenric DVD Special Edition
  • Battlefield VHS Extended Version
  • Battlefield DVD Special Edition

5.1 surround sound & isolated scores

  • On all 14 broadcast episodes, plus 5.1 sound on all extended versions of The Curse Of Fenric and Battlefield.

Behind the Sofa

  • New episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, plus companions Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Anneke Wills and Jodie-Whittaker-era writers Pete McTighe & Joy Wilkinson.

Showman – the Life of John Nathan-Turner

  • A feature-length look at the life and career of Doctor Who’s longest-serving producer, who fought to keep the programme on-air during the 1980s. Contributors include Peter Davison and Colin Baker.

Making ‘The Curse of Fenric’

  • A brand new documentary featuring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Tomek Bork, Nicholas Parsons, Cory Pulman, Marek Anton, Ian Briggs, Andrew Cartmel, Mark Ayres and Ian Collins featuring unseen behind-the-scenes footage and photographs.

In Conversation

  • Matthew Sweet chats to companion Sophie Aldred.

The Writers’ Room

  • Ben Aaronovitch, Marc Platt, Ian Briggs, Rona Munro and Andrew Cartmel discuss their work on Season 26.

Becoming The Destroyer

  • Actor Marek Anton and prosthetics designer Stephen Mansfield recall the creation of one of Doctor Who’s best ever monsters.

Blu-Ray trailer

  • Sophie Aldred back in character as Ace.


  • Brand new Ghost Light extended workprint
  • Unseen studio footage
  • Rare archive treats
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files
    and other gems from our PDF archive

And lots more!

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Richard

    January 28th, 2020 - 2:33pm

    Received my copy of season 26 today from Amazon. Small bit of damage to the top left corner which is annoying. My copy of season 23 was also damaged from hmv. I guess I really should have just gone to Argos to get these. I’ve had so many items damaged in the post recently and they say online shopping is better…

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2020 - 11:20am

    RIP Nicohlas Parsons

  • The Ergon

    January 28th, 2020 - 11:20am

    Dear old Nicholas Parsons has died. 96. I was just watching the feature with him on yesterday.

    • Gordon

      January 28th, 2020 - 11:33am

      One of the better performers in curse


  • Things that go bump in the night

    January 28th, 2020 - 8:11am

    Amazon delivered yesterday and I had a look through some of it last night. I have to say, like the other sets, it’s a thing of beauty…

    I scanned through some of the new VAM and I have to say it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I enjoyed reading the essays on the included booklet too. Very informative.

    As an aside, I recall someone on these forums mentioning the disc trays coming dislodged from the back of the box and can pull the glue away…. I don’t have this issue, however, I did find – when placing Season 26 into my disc storage shelf yesterday – that the front of box flap for Season 23 had warped quite a bit with the top showing the warp the most (because, I suppose, the bottom is still in the J card). The warp is ‘outwards’ and it means that the front of box flap and the folded holder which contains the booklet have become separated despite the glue to hold them together. I looked at the other sets and they appear to be fine. Temperature and humidity in the disc storage room seem to measure fine. It’s not a big deal, but just a bit strange. Anyone else experienced this?

    Anyway, enjoy your Season 26 sets!

    • Richard

      January 28th, 2020 - 2:36pm

      Yes my copy of season 23 is very warped also and the glue completely come away from the back. It’s a bit of a mess especially with the damage also.

  • Anonymous

    January 27th, 2020 - 10:36pm

    Was the spine art for season 23 a mistake that got through likely from rushing as it included the enemies and villains from the front art that the other seasons and now season 26 also omitted on the spine.

    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2020 - 8:14am

      I believe so, oh well…

  • Things that go bump in the night

    January 27th, 2020 - 10:20pm

    Delivery from Amazon earlier this evening…. The new Season 26 set is a thing of beauty… Excellent essays too in the included booklet. Another winner!


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