BBC Studios have today announced that Season 25 will be the next release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range.

Sylvester McCoy‘s penultimate season as the Seventh Doctor will be the next release to join the Blu-ray collection. A special trailer containing archive footage from Season 25 and special features from the release has also been created to mark the announcement.

Doctor Who fans can continue to build their own home archive on Blu-ray with an EIGHT-DISC box set of the 25th season from 1988, starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Containing four classic stories, this limited-edition set is packed with hours of new and exclusive material, and will be released on 21st October 2024.

The stories also feature Sophie Aldred who plays iconic 80s companion, Ace, who joins the Doctor to battle Daleks, Cybermen, the murderous Happiness Patrol and the evil forces of the Psychic Circus.

Season 25

  • Remembrance of the Daleks
  • The Happiness Patrol
  • Silver Nemesis
  • The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Plus, fans can experience this season like never before, with brand new extended special editions of all four adventures, exclusive to this Blu-ray set.

The four Special Editions feature unseen footage, updated special effects, immersive surround sound, and surprises. All episodes have been newly remastered from available sources meaning these classic adventures have never looked or sounded so good on home media.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 25 (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who: The Collection: Season 25 is also jam-packed with hours of new and exclusive material including:
  • UPDATED SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Exclusive to Blu-ray, on the original broadcast versions of Remembrance of the DaleksSilver Nemesis and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.
  • BEHIND THE SOFA
    New episodes with Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Dame Sheila Hancock (Helen A), Jessica Martin (Mags), Karen Gledhill (Allison) and Mark Hardy (Cyber-Lieutenant).
  • IN CONVERSATION
    Three new episodes, with Sophie Aldred, script editor Andrew Cartmel and director Chris Clough.
  • LOOKING FOR DURSLEY
    A documentary looking back at the life and career of Dursley McLinden (Mike in Remembrance of the Daleks).
  • THE MAKING OF DOCTOR WHO
    A rare vintage documentary from 1988, previously only available on VHS.
  • SILVER NEMESIS – VHS EXTENDED VERSION
    A version of the story originally released on VHS with extra footage.
  • SILVER NEMESIS – SPECIAL EDITION OMNIBUS
    A special cut-down feature-length version of this adventure, in the tradition of the 1970s Christmas repeats.
  • THE COLLECTORS – THE 1980s
    Host Emily Cook chats to Doctor Who collectors about their 1980s treasures.
  • THE DOCTOR WHO ESCAPE ROOM – TEAM SEVENTH DOCTOR
    Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Bonnie Langford attempt to escape the room of doom.
  • WHEN SOPHIE MET LESLEY
    Sophie Aldred chats to Lesley Dunlop, her co-star from The Happiness Patrol who also appeared in the Fifth Doctor story Frontios (1984).
  • STEPHEN MANSFIELD INTERVIEW
    The practical effects genius Stephen Mansfield looks back on his Season 25 work.
  • STUDIO & LOCATION FOOTAGE
    Hours of raw footage and outtakes captured during the making of all four stories.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 25 (c) BBC Studios
PLUS:
  • 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
  • RARE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL FROM THE BBC VAULTS
  • EXCLUSIVE CONVENTION FOOTAGE
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES
  • INFO TEXT
  • PDF ARCHIVE
  • PLUS LOTS MORE!

This eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD including documentaries, featurettes, audio commentaries and more.

Pre-order Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 25 now from Amazon, HMV, Zavvi and Rarewaves ready for release on 21st October 2024.

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