BBC Worldwide will release Tom Baker’s first outing as The Doctor on a special collector’s edition Blu-Ray entitled Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 on 11th June 2018.
Designed specially for fans of Doctor Who and collectors of the “classic” seasons (from 1963 to 1989), this brand new release will have limited edition packaging with artwork by fan favourite Lee Binding, and will be restored and upscaled to HD quality by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres, as well as featuring a wealth of new bonus content.
Season 12, Tom Baker’s first as the Fourth Doctor, features five stories across 20 episodes, including Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge Of The Cybermen. First broadcast between December 1974 and May 1975, the Doctor is accompanied on these exciting adventures – highly acclaimed by fans – by Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter).
This new Blu-Ray release includes all the bonus material from the previously released DVDs, along with a candid new one-hour interview with the Fourth Doctor, entitled “Tom Baker In Conversation”; “Behind The Sofa”, where classic clips from Season 12 are viewed by Tom Baker, show producer Philip Hinchcliffe, Elizabeth Sladen’s daughter Sadie Miller, and actors from other Fourth Doctor seasons, Louise Jameson (Leela), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa); the omnibus movie version of Genesis Of The Daleks, unseen since its broadcast in 1975; new making-of documentaries focussing on The Sontaran Experiment and Revenge Of The Cybermen; optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge Of The Cybermen; immersive 5.1 Surround Sound mixes for The Ark In Space and Genesis Of The Daleks; 1991 VHS special feature “The Tom Baker Years” never before released on disc; and a range of production archive material from the BBC Archives.
Russell Minton, Executive Producer at BBC Worldwide says: “We are doing our very best at BBC Worldwide to restore and bring as many Classic Who titles out on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, and this starts with one of my favourites, Tom Baker’s first season. We will also endeavour to include additional archive material and exciting newly-shot features where possible.”
th June 2018, and will be available from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12 will be released on Blu-Ray on Monday 11