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December 21st, 2016 21 comments

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The Return of Doctor Mysterio Blu-ray

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This Christmas sees Peter Capaldi return as The Doctor, alongside Matt Lucas who returns as Nardole with a stellar cast including Charity Wakefield, and Justin Chatwin. Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will be on DVD and Blu-ray from 23rd January 2017 priced at £13.27 and £16.33 (RRP).

In this epic Christmas Special, The Doctor joins forces with a masked Superhero for a fantastic New York adventure.

With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).

Bonus material for the DVD & Blu-ray includes two features:

The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero

The Doctor has no superpowers, but he can stand proudly alongside the greatest superheroes ever known. In this special program, we’ll ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic.

Doctor Who Extra: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Join stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more for this very special inside look at the making of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio.’

Please note that this Extra contains spoilers, so make sure you’ve watched this episode first.


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD



  • Izza Jane C. Pe Benito

    November 8th, 2020 - 3:58am

    The Doctor has no superpowers, but he can stand proudly alongside the greatest superheroes ever known. In this special program, we’ll ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic.
    12th Doctor And His Companion Nardole To Save The Universe!

  • JA

    February 8th, 2017 - 2:08pm

    Because Capaldi is leaving in the 2017 Christmas special, does that mean the Series 10 boxset won’t be out till around this time next year? Makes sense to include a Doctor’s last story in the preceding series.

    COMPLETE SERIES 10: 12 Episodes, 2 Christmas specials. My prediction.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    December 27th, 2016 - 2:13pm

    It’s available now on BBC Store for £2.99 or £3.99 in HD.

    • Jay Glover

      December 27th, 2016 - 4:17pm

      It is a lot more cheaper on iTunes

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2016 - 4:18pm

      It is cheaper on iTunes

  • JackTheWhovian

    December 22nd, 2016 - 5:51am

    Does anyone know the name of the typeface font used on the cover for “THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO”, would love to use it for custom DVD cover-designing!

  • Philip

    December 11th, 2016 - 4:02pm

    I think this whole special will be a dream that Nardole has while under anaesthetic while his head is stitched back on…

    • Grant

      December 21st, 2016 - 5:31pm

      That wouldn’t be half bad!

    • The Dalek Whovian

      December 21st, 2016 - 5:38pm

      That would save the whole episode

    • TheClassicsAreAce

      December 22nd, 2016 - 4:29pm

      Wow… BBC should hire you

  • Phil

    December 3rd, 2016 - 2:29pm

    Doctor who went down hill in season 9 and this doesn’t really scream The Doctor….I sure hope season 10 turns out ok. i own every available episode from Hartnell to Capaldi and didn’t bother purchasing season 9 which is terrible.

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      December 3rd, 2016 - 3:47pm

      Series 9 wasn’t brilliant but it wasn’t bad. Series 6 was worse in my opinion as there wasn’t one episode I liked in that series and with Series 9 I enjoyed episodes like Under the Lake/Before the Flood and Heaven Sent. I agree with you, there is nothing about this special that screams Doctor Who to me at all, if it wasn’t for the program’s name or the TARDIS I would mistake it for any other program if I was a person who had never seen the show before. There is also nothing to get me excited for it, Series 9 ended with no cliffhanger to get viewers excited for Series 10, I guess bringing back Gallifrey didn’t help as that story arc could’ve lasted a lot longer.

    • The Outcast

      December 24th, 2016 - 6:50am

      I think that Doctor Who hasn’t felt like Doctor Who since series 7A. All 7B series and series 9 have done is look back at itself and say ‘Omg, I am so good’ and pander to a fan audience that is slowly getting fed up and turning their backs on it.

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    December 3rd, 2016 - 1:30pm

    This had better not be the final cover, we have little 12 merchandise as it is.

    • The Outcast

      December 24th, 2016 - 6:53am

      I think this is the Final cover, as the box art doesn’t say TBC or anything like that. It sorta reminds me of the series 9 and ‘the Husbands of River song’ dvd art, those where also just their promo posters.

    • booboo

      December 24th, 2016 - 9:35am

      this is the final cover but the comment was left when we just had the holding image up

  • JA

    December 2nd, 2016 - 8:55pm

    Series 10 boxset, will wait till then….or maybe the Series 1-10 boxset collectors edition with extra features! Am I hoping for too much?….probably

    • Anonymous

      December 2nd, 2016 - 10:02pm

      Same here not much point getting this unless you want it early

  • Charlie Prew

    December 2nd, 2016 - 8:18pm

    I really hope that isn’t the final cover. I know it says TBC but with last Christmas and Husbands of river song it WAS these covers :’-(

    • DanWFA

      December 2nd, 2016 - 8:29pm

      It wont be. I bet it will be that poster they released with that 15 second video yesterday they wont release a DVD or Blu-Ray Without the Doctor on the cover

    • Jay Glover

      December 2nd, 2016 - 9:58pm

      Well a few limited edition box sets have no Doctor on them

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