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December 19th, 2013 179 comments

Time of the Doctor & other Specials DVD

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials (DVD)

Release date: 13th January

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Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

This must-have release for fans of Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Doctor will also feature for the first time in one box his other Christmas specials from throughout his four years in the role.

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Jamie Payne. Produced by
Marcus Wilson. Executive Producers: Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

• Behind the Lens
• Tales from the TARDIS
• Farewell to Matt Smith

• A Christmas Carol (2010 Christmas Special)
• The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special)
• The Snowmen (2012 Christmas Special)


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  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    January 4th, 2014 - 12:49am

    I’m sorry, but weren’t a few people complaining that one of the extra Xmas specials wasn’t on the S7 boxset the other day- and now we have it on another DVD!

    I am however annoyed that they haven’t included all of the special features that have been on TV recently.

  • harold saxon

    January 2nd, 2014 - 9:57pm

    it’s better if they release it on it’s own like thry did with the snowman in america last year.

    • DWfan

      January 3rd, 2014 - 10:05am

      Britain didn’t get the Snowmen on it’s own.

  • Slytherinx

    December 30th, 2013 - 7:37pm

    This release I was not expecting. It seems a bit pointless, I really don’t need to own the previous Christmas specials again. What would be good would be a blu ray box set containing:

    The Name of the Doctor (possibly… although I have it on the Seventh Series box set, it does form a loose trilogy with Day and Time so wouldn’t complain too loudly if it was here also…)
    The Day of the Doctor (3D and 2D versions)
    The Time of the Doctor
    An Adventure in Space and Time (which is currently without a blu ray release I believe)
    + Night/Last Day etc..

  • the astronaut of death

    December 29th, 2013 - 10:27pm

    thinking about it nightmare in silver was matts final normal episode

    • the astronaut of death

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:33pm

      because the name of the doctor was part of a trilogy and kind of part of the 50th

      the day of the doctor was a big special 50th move style story

      the time of the doctor was a xmas special

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:36pm

      Nope. It’s deffently not a kind of 50th episode.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:45pm

      it was a big finale for doctor who one of the biggest it kind of kicked start the 50th and set it up

    • videogamemad00

      December 30th, 2013 - 5:17pm

      But it was still technically a regular episode.

    • DWfan

      February 1st, 2014 - 6:33pm

      Matt Smith’s last regular episode was The Time of the Doctor as it’s his last episode to be featured as the regular doctor.

    • Trenzalore

      February 1st, 2014 - 6:35pm

      That was a Christmas special, they are talking about normal episodes as in part of a series.

    • DWfan

      February 1st, 2014 - 6:37pm

      No it’s still his last regular episode as the Doctor.

    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2014 - 6:43pm

      No a Christmas special is not a REGULAR episode it is a CHRISTMAS episode

  • DWfan

    December 26th, 2013 - 4:19pm

    Does anyone know where to start a petition to get the following DVD box set released.

    *The Name of the Doctor
    *The Day of the Doctor
    *The Time of the Doctor

    with the unreleased special features:
    *Doctor Who Proms 2013
    *The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
    *Strax Field Reports
    *P.S. (series 7)
    *TARDIS index file

    I’m sure this would keep every Who fan happy!

    • gordon

      December 28th, 2013 - 11:01am

      And then people would complain about having to purchace name twice (once in s7 box set and once in this box set you described)

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:20pm

      Good point. But at least a Day/Time release would be good. Although Name is part of Matt Smiths final trilogy.

    • drjakeyoung

      February 1st, 2014 - 6:43pm

      add an adventure in space and time to that list plus all the special features that came with the normal editions and it would be perfect.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2013 - 9:28pm

    they actualy did a good xmas special im shocked

    • ianzygon

      December 26th, 2013 - 11:05am

      End was good not much plot. About cooking a turkey. Using the sonic alot.

    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2013 - 4:13pm

      the regenaration in the tardis was a bit fast

    • DWfan

      December 26th, 2013 - 4:22pm

      The Regeneration was even worse than from 2nd to 3rd. All the recent regenerations have not been that good like 8th, War, 11th. They are two fast and don’t show the actual transition like from 10th to 11th.

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2013 - 10:37am

      even though the regenaration from 2 to 3 was bad the war games is still in my opinion one of the best doctor who storys EVER

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:38pm

      On a Matt Smith Specials DVD they should deffenatly do an extended regeneration.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:40pm

      naa I would not like that it would not feel right now what a would like is an extended john hurt regeneration

      and why is everyone saying matts regeneration was to fast if anything it was the longest

    • DW fan

      January 16th, 2014 - 9:17pm

      No it was defiantly the shortest in who history.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2013 - 9:25pm

    time was vary good if alittle slow at times ps merry xmas

  • Dominic Kane

    December 25th, 2013 - 4:42pm

    I don’t gonna watch this today been having a great Christmas unless I watch all of it apart from the regeneration 🙁

    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2013 - 12:53am

      Dude I was crying half the episode.

    • DWfan

      December 26th, 2013 - 4:28pm

      “I don’t gonna” makes no sense.


    December 24th, 2013 - 7:16pm

    Merry xmas and happy new year to everyone who visits this site. hope you all get what u want. Hope theres good things in store for 2014. I,d like a curse of peladon set release or an hand of fear.Heres hoping.

    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2013 - 8:56pm

      Thanks merry xmas to you to 😀


    December 23rd, 2013 - 6:02pm

    Slightly off topic. Has anybody given any thought to what peter capaldi might wear as the doctor. I,m thinking similar to what he was wearing at his live unveiling or some Shiny 70s Disco suit with a modern twist.

  • Connor

    December 23rd, 2013 - 9:08am

    Does this box set include Day of the Doctor/Time of the Doctor or does it just include all the Matt Smith Christmas specials from 2010-2013? I want a box set featuring Day of the Doctor/Time of the Doctor and just those stories.

    • The Whofan101

      December 23rd, 2013 - 3:08pm

      Just the Christmas specials

  • James A

    December 23rd, 2013 - 4:47am

    Why hasnt the 2013 prom been included as as an extra on The DAy/TIME dvd?

    • DWfan

      December 26th, 2013 - 4:08pm

      Because the BBC have messed up on the DVD extras for ages.

      For Example:
      -The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
      -Strax Field Reports
      -Doctor Who Proms 2013
      -BBC America specials (The Women of Dr Who, The Timey-Wimey of Dr Who, The Destinations of Dr Who)

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:39pm

      They might release it on a Smith specials box set if there is one.

  • Terry

    December 22nd, 2013 - 5:05pm

    Interesting that the London 2013 Dr Who Prom concert has not been made an “extra” with this release. Are the powers that be going to film one of the two February 2014 Australian Dr Who orchestral spectaculars and include that on a future DVD?

    This concert is currently advertised as being hosted by Peter Davidson and featuring Dr Who music up to and including what will undoubedly be an emotionally moving Murray Gold farwewell to Matt Smith composition so will be of great interest to Northern Hemisphere fans.

    • Terry

      December 24th, 2013 - 11:22pm

      [proof read version of above comment motto never post in the early hours of the morning]

      Interesting that the London 2013 Dr Who Prom concert has not been made an “extra” with this release. Are the powers that be going to film one of the three 2014 Australian Dr Who orchestral spectaculars and include that on a future DVD?

      This concert is currently advertised as being hosted by Peter Davison and featuring Dr Who music up to and including what will undoubedly be an emotionally moving Murray Gold farwewell to Matt Smith composition so will be of great interest to Northern Hemisphere fans.

  • the astroanut of death

    December 22nd, 2013 - 9:07am

    I will be getting this it is worth the price

    I found and article witch showed a time of the doctor dvd with no other specials

  • Anthony

    December 21st, 2013 - 5:33pm

    You know like we all get it now , the time of the doctor what I think is good what they’ve done is the trailer , Clara’s Speech 11th life is over now the clock is striking twelve’s.
    Omg that is brill. What I don’t get is like their saying that 11 is actually 13? Have to find out my mums coming over to watch it with us so she’ll need a box of tissues when he goes. I’m still sad but we got to see what the new doctor’s like as everyone was like this over tenant I wasn’t the doctors the doctor. Guess you just start picking favourites,Oops

  • McGann is the Doctor

    December 21st, 2013 - 2:42pm

    AWESOME cover

    I am glad that it looks like it’s just for Time of the Doctor instead of looking some kind of boxset mashup 😎

    after all, you gotta have a cover devoted to, 😥 his last episode

  • Harry Smith

    December 21st, 2013 - 1:05pm

    When do you this will be on amazon to pre-order

  • DoctorAmyRoryRiverBANG

    December 21st, 2013 - 11:53am

    BooBoo, how long will the 10% offer be on for?

    • booboo

      December 21st, 2013 - 11:56am

      Don’t know on that one

    • DoctorAmyRoryRiverBANG

      December 21st, 2013 - 12:01pm


  • DoctorAmyRoryRiverBANG

    December 21st, 2013 - 11:45am

    it’s not fair about there being a snowman episode on it seeing as it came on a DVD in the Series 7 Part 2 Boxset with episodes 6 and 7 with Clara and 11th Doctor, so basicly you have no choice but to have 2 Snowmen DVDs, and the Night of the Doctor doesn’t come on it’s own! Dont know if to get this or not 😕

    • AlzieWhozie

      December 23rd, 2013 - 9:43am

      You’ve summed up how I’m feeling on this. I’d rather other extras than the previous Christmas specials, like most other people (I presume) I already have them – so I doubt I’ll be getting this DVD anytime soon, if at all.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:40pm

      Night of the Doctor should not be on it’s own. It’s 6 minutes long. It would be pointless releasing on it’s own.

  • cyberman2

    December 20th, 2013 - 5:03pm

    if only it was a collection of name of the doctor, day of the doctor and time of the doctor

    • cyberman2

      December 22nd, 2013 - 5:20pm


    • cyberman2

      December 22nd, 2013 - 5:29pm

      still good, but i still wish it was that collection

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:41pm

      Let’s hope it’ll be out in Summer.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:43pm

      the “of the doctor” trilogy . sound cool

    • cyberman2

      December 31st, 2013 - 11:41am

      well something like the 50th anniversary trilogy box set

    • cyberman2

      January 1st, 2014 - 12:49pm

      or the doctor trilogy

  • Anonymous

    December 20th, 2013 - 2:02pm

    Whats the point in getting these DVDs? You can watch them again on TV or on your Laptop, Phone and/or Game console 🙄

    • videogamemad00

      December 20th, 2013 - 2:40pm

      Because some people, like me, prefer to have a physical copy of it.

    • Person

      December 21st, 2013 - 3:58am

      You realise not everyone has unlimited internet download. I certainly don’t.

  • connor

    December 20th, 2013 - 12:20am

    am a bit annoyed as from what i can tell the other christmas specials are only on the region 2 everywhere else gets a single release of it, why bbc

    • connor

      December 20th, 2013 - 12:22am

      oh but i have to get it has i need the ep on dvd

    • Nicholas

      December 20th, 2013 - 10:08am

      But why does it matter if you are getting extra episodes that you already have? You aren’t paying any extra for them….

    • videogamemad00

      December 20th, 2013 - 1:36pm

      You are paying extra. The US version which only has The Time Of The Doctor is $14.96 (about £9.17).

    • videogamemad00

      December 20th, 2013 - 1:40pm

      Sorry, I meant $14.98

    • dwFAN

      December 20th, 2013 - 10:34pm

      It’s good that the British get the extra episodes as the Americans have been getting much better DVD releases for Matt Smiths entire era. Like the full Proms, extra episodes on the Blu-Ray complete set and series 7 over a month earlier.


    December 19th, 2013 - 9:46pm

    I for one have pre ordered it and don’t care that I already have the three older xmas specials it’s a cheap price for four specials plus it’s in a pretty box 🙂 🙂

  • The TARDIS

    December 19th, 2013 - 8:35pm

    Is there no way of just getting the Time of the Doctor? If not, I am really annoyed!

  • CyberGuy500

    December 19th, 2013 - 8:13pm

    I’m glad it’s still the same size as a regular DVD but very annoyed that The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot has not been released yet.

    • Nicholas

      December 20th, 2013 - 10:08am

      Apparently the BBC are discussing this…

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:23pm

      The BBC might make it a free iTunes download or include it as an extra on a Special Edition Classic Story from Davison/Baker/McCoy’s era.

  • Banjo

    December 19th, 2013 - 7:39pm

    Still Thinking about it.if it comes with series 8 then i wont get this.

    • Banjo

      December 19th, 2013 - 7:41pm

      but it probably will so ya

    • Jamie

      December 19th, 2013 - 8:05pm

      I doubt it will come with the series 8 set and even if it does it wont be out until 2015.

    • james

      December 21st, 2013 - 8:35pm

      Well, the end of time wasn’t included in the series 5 box-set, and that was David Tennant’s last episode. It is unlikely that it will come with series 8. I would much prefer a time of the doctor episode only.

    • AlzieWhozie

      December 23rd, 2013 - 9:46am

      James, the difference with the End of Time is that the two episodes were released with the other “Specials” from that year.

  • Radburn

    December 19th, 2013 - 7:38pm

    I’ll wait until Series 8 is out & they bung it on the beginning of the set…

    • CyberGuy500

      December 19th, 2013 - 8:11pm

      You’ll be waiting a long time then as the series 8 box set probably won’t be out until 2014.

    • Radburn

      December 19th, 2013 - 8:17pm

      Yeah, I waited for the Series 7 Boxset & complained like everyone else when ‘The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe’ wasn’t on there. I object to having to pay extra for a standalone release when they should be on a COMPLETE Boxset.

      I can understand the ‘Day Of The Doctor’ as it was the 50th. Anniversary Special – But Christmas Episodes should be on the Boxset when released. Cue more complaining in 2014/2015…

    • Tom

      December 19th, 2013 - 9:08pm

      The End of Time wasn’t on the Series 5 boxset. I would have appreciated a Day/Time release, or just single releases of both would be nice.

    • Radburn

      December 19th, 2013 - 9:22pm

      That came on the Tennant Boxset when they were being silly that year – on the ‘Complete Specials’

      To be honest I blame Moffat & the BBC for this – All this messing about showing 6 episodes one year & then the rest the next!

      Since 2005 we have only had 7 Series & a year of Specials (So we are missing a Series by years)- Why not show the Complete Season over the year followed by the Christmas Special then bung it on a Boxset the following January – Simples!

    • Nicholas

      December 20th, 2013 - 10:09am

      It isn’t Moffat’s fault. It was the BBC and their scheduling. Moffat just had to do as he was told.

    • james

      December 21st, 2013 - 8:37pm

      The series 8 box-set will probably not come out until 2015, as the series is on TV in the autumn.


    December 19th, 2013 - 6:52pm

    nice cover but i don’t think i’ll get it, as i have all these already from the box sets.

  • The Whofan101

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:33pm

    Just pre-ordered. I dislike that the previous Christmas specials are on the DVD, but it is helpful for those new collectors

  • Jaffa Cakes

    December 19th, 2013 - 6:19pm

    Oh. There was me thinking it’d be The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor with the following features:

    The Night of the Doctor
    The Last Day
    Behind The Lens – The Day of the Doctor
    Behind The Lens – The Time of the Doctor
    Tales from The TARDIS
    Farewell to Matt Smith

    Perhaps with The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. I am not sure how the set we’re getting could possibly be justified. It’s not as if the vanilla DVDs are still going so this could be an accompaniment.

    Don’t forget that the code DOCTOR will get you 20% off at the BBC Shop!

    • Connor

      December 23rd, 2013 - 9:12am

      I wish that was the Box set also! That was what i thought the box set was like too until now! i like your version 10× more than what there actualy doing! I thought it would be like the specials box set with the 10th doctor!

    • Andy

      December 24th, 2013 - 3:09am

      I’m waiting out. I reckon a 50th Anniversary Boxed Set seems likely in the new year, featuring Day, Time and all the other docos, mini-episodes etc. There’s been enough material to fill a box set similar to the Tennant “Complete Specials” one, even if only two of the features are actual ‘episodes’.

    • DWfan

      December 29th, 2013 - 10:26pm

      BBC could boost the box set by adding Name as it is still part of Smiths final trilogy.

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