Doctor Who Series 1-4 will be remastered in HD this November as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. Including a brand new retrospective with RTD and Tennant


It’s one of those little fragments of information almost designed to make a Doctor Who fan feel old. But the reality is that even the show’s return to our screens was in the pre-HD era. A time when televisions in most homes might have gotten wider, but they weren’t very flat. Or smart. It was only with the 2009 specials that Doctor Who began filming in HD. But now a new upscaling of Series 1-4 using the latest technology will mean those early years can sit comfortably on your Blu-ray shelf between editions of The Collection and Series 5-13 and beyond.

There have been previous Blu-ray releases of these episodes of course. But various technical issues with the upscaling have made those discs infamous with fans. So this new box set will potentially represent a massive leap forward in HD quality for the Eccleston and Tennant eras.

The new set will contain all of the extras from the original DVDs, plus a brand new specially made extra. A Look Back Through Time and Space with feature Russell T Davies and David Tennant, fresh from their return to the show. They’ll take the opportunity to look back, almost 20 years on, at their first time around both behind the keyboard, and in front of the camera, on Doctor Who.

The remastered Doctor Who: Series 1-4 arrives on the 13th of November. Just in time for the 60th Anniversary and to catch up before the new episodes. And you can place your pre-order now with all good retailers.

In the meantime, check out the Doctor Who YouTube channel’s video trailer celebrating the wonderful time that was 2005-2010.




Doctor Who 60th Anniversary poster (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who 60th Anniversary poster (c) BBC Studios

Doctor Who returns in November with three 60th Anniversary specials on BBC One in the UK and Ireland, and Disney+ worldwide


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