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January 24th, 2020 314 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


  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2020 - 7:35pm

    I ordered from HMV online this time around. It hasn’t arrived today. But I have had a text to say it’s coming Monday!

  • Nick

    January 25th, 2020 - 5:55pm

    Have any of the special effects been updated for this Blu Ray release? Seen the BFI promotional video and it says updated effects for Curse of Fenric or are these the same as the DVD special release?

    • Gordon

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:39pm

      These are the same as the dvd special edition

  • James

    January 25th, 2020 - 5:41pm

    Got mine today. It’s ace. I like the seventh doctor era

  • Negative Matter

    January 25th, 2020 - 4:50pm

    Interesting I was contemplating the idea of using my nectar points at Argos – but they dont seem to be stocking this. Wonder why ?

  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2020 - 2:52pm

    Definitely ordering from zoom again.

  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2020 - 2:32pm

    What is the latest, today, it can arrive by.

  • The Sons of Skaro

    January 25th, 2020 - 1:01pm

    It’s arrived! That’s the rest of my day sorted. 🙂

  • the 14th doctor

    January 25th, 2020 - 12:40pm

    got this today!
    was going to wait for my birthday in april but i didn’t!

  • David Havers

    January 25th, 2020 - 12:24pm

    Great boxset, got my copy yesterday.

  • Gordon

    January 25th, 2020 - 12:13pm

    My copy turned up.

    • Anonymous

      January 25th, 2020 - 1:44pm

      Glad your copy has arrived & that you won’t have to wait, unlike the last time

    • dazzleshell

      January 25th, 2020 - 1:45pm

      That’s good news Gordon after the trouble you had with Season 23.

      Got mine today too. It is a thing of beauty!

    • Gordon

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:38pm

      Yeah I’m relieved that it turned up. It’s gorgeous

  • Cosmicjellybaby5269

    January 25th, 2020 - 11:25am

    I was originally going to get one of these boxsets for each doctor but because I have been really impressed by them, I’m going to get half of all the boxsets and put them into my classic DVD collection.

  • Shaun

    January 25th, 2020 - 11:14am

    Hurrah – mine’s just come – off to indulge in a couple of hours of joy now…

  • Cosmicjellybaby5269

    January 25th, 2020 - 10:36am

    Just got mine, looks amazing.

  • Judooning

    January 25th, 2020 - 10:17am

    Wow, mine just arrived. Completely forgot about it truth be told haha. And I only ordered it from zoom a couple weeks ago after having to cancel from HMV so I’m surprised mine has arrived amongst the first shipment

  • Ryan

    January 25th, 2020 - 10:02am

    Ordered mine from Amazon and it still hasn’t been dispatched yet. With me, they usually arrive either on the Sunday of the Monday, but so far, there hasn’t been any word from them. Does anyone know what time they usually start getting ready for shipping?

    • Stephen

      January 25th, 2020 - 11:27am

      My Amazon order hasn’t shipped yet but they have taken the money from my bank account so I assume it’s despatch is imminent.

    • kevin225

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      Still no sign of any Amazon dispatch. I had the payment amount as a pending transaction in my bank account this morning. I guess not looking likely that it will arrive tomorrow now.

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