To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce an exciting fan event to be held on Monday Nov 17 featuring the stars of the show. It will be the first chance the cast have had to reflect on the thrilling conclusion of Peter Capaldi’s debut series in front of 140 lucky fans at a central London location.

BBC Worldwide has 70 pairs of tickets to give away for this exclusive event. Fans will be treated to a special screening followed by a Q&A with members of the cast. All they need to do is visit and correctly answer the multiple choice question, when they will subsequently be entered into a prize draw. The competition opens today and will close at 23.59 on Wed Oct 29*.

Frank Skinner commented, “When they asked me to host this event I was over the moon. Luckily the space-dragon incubation period is such that I was in no real danger. I have so many questions I want to ask and, when we’re all talked out, I’m planning to finish off by crowd-surfing for 10 to 15 minutes, dressed as Chief Engineer Perkins.”

The box set contains every explosive episode from Peter Capaldi’s debut series in the role and is also packed full of extras including:

DVD Exclusive: Doctor Who – Deep Breath Cinema panel session (1x 30’ feature)
DVD Exclusive: Audio Commentaries x 4 (episodes and participants TBC)
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (1×45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (1×45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (1×45’ World Tour Documentary)
Doctor Who Exclusive (4×2’ cast interviews)
Doctor Who Extra (12×10’ behind the scenes)
FOXES – Don’t Stop Me Now (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express)

Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series is available to pre-order now on There is also a BBC Shop exclusive edition featuring special artwork and art cards.

* Winners will be selected at random and will be notified within seven
days of the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.
Fans should only enter if they can travel to London for the afternoon
of the 17th November. The event venue will be disclosed to winners on
their invitation closer to the time. 
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Cameron K. McEwan
Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.


  1. Given how close the end of series 8 will be to Christmas, and the rumors that JC will be leaving at Christmas, wouldn't it make sense to include the Christmas special with series 8?

  2. Some takeaways from this announcement:

    No DVD exclusive minisodes or prequels this year (so much for Moffat saying he planned to ramp up the minisodes after Night of the Doctor). And I guess this makes it official that the Christmas special is NOT part of Series 8 after all otherwise they'd have waiting until after Christmas for this release (note it's being called Complete so there won't be a post-Christmas double-dip).

    Nice to see the Foxes video included, but sad there's no gag reel. Glad to see Earth Conquest included, though.

  3. According to US news sites several of these special features are blu ray exclusive, just so you know.

  4. I could not find a link to the DVD launch competition question on Cameron, any chance of adding a direct link or indicating where it is on the site? thx


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