Classic Doctor Who Season 25 Blu-Ray materialises in October, cover art revealed

The Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 25 Blu-Ray, featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as companion, Ace, has been announced for release in October 2024 and artist Lee Binding has shared his cover art over on X.

Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 25 Blu-Ray - cover art by Lee Binding

“This is one of my all time favourite seasons,” he enthused.”Hope you’re loving the cover as much as I did working on it!”

This Blu-ray set includes special editions of all four stories from Season 25 – Remembrance of the Daleks, The Happiness Patrol, Silver Nemesis and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy – which have been edited and produced with significant effort and care.

The release includes brand new extended Special Editions of all four adventures, exclusive to this Blu-ray set, three of the edited and produced by Peter McTighe. “They’re glorious,” he promises, “full of surprise treats.”

The Happiness Patrol really is the standout of these SEs,” he’s also teased. “No, really. With almost an entire episode’s worth of deleted material, beautiful world-building SFX, immersive 5.1 and a restructured narrative, it’s a lovely alternative version.”

Plus, as ever, you can expect a whole host of exclusive content to enjoy, too, including behind the scenes interviews with cast and crew, the inclusion of “The Making of Doctor Who“, a rare vintage documentary from 1988, previously only available on VHS, and much more.

“Our big new documentary on Season 25 is ‘Looking for Dursley‘, presented by Toby Hadoke”, says Chris Chapman, “a 55 minute tribute to this beautiful, talented man, lost far too young, Dursley McLinden.”

Dursley James McLinden (29th May 1965 – 7th August 1995) was a Manx actor whose career was mostly focused on the London stage in musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, and appeared in the title role in the 1988 film Just Ask for Diamond. His television roles included a 1988 appearance in Doctor Who as Sgt Mike Smith in the story Remembrance of the Daleks.

Also in the mix is a 15 minute “dessert for your viewing pleasure”, a Q&A, “When Sophie Met Lesley“, in which Sophie Aldred catches up with old Happiness Patrol pal, Lesley Dunlop.

Richard Bignell has revealed the PDF Archive this time round features a total of 4987 pages of scripts, production documents, design drawings etc. It brings the grand total to 63,839 pages across the 16 releases.

“An awful lot of love and hard work going into this release,” enthuses musician Mark Ayres, whose first credits on Doctor Who are in this season. “It’s going to be fab. Enjoy.”

Doctor Who: The Collection Season 25 Blu-Ray (Limited Edition Packaging), will be released on 21st October 2024 and is available to preorder here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)


Needless to say, here at downthetubes, we have a lot of love for this period of Doctor Who. I was editing Doctor Who Magazine back then and stories like Remembrance of the Daleks were a breath of fresh air for the show, and hopefully my enthusiasm rubbed off in the comic strips of the time such as “The Good Soldier” and “Evening’s Empire“, collected by Panini, and my more recent continuation of events in Remembrance, the totally unofficial, not-for-profit “Terror from the Deep“. (That strip by me, Danny Cushion and Paul Cooke resumes here soon!)

Doctor Who: The Collection Season 25 Blu-Ray (Limited Edition Packaging), will be released on 21st October 2024 and is available to preorder here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

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