BBC Studios has announced Doctor Who Season 19 as the next release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range. Peter Davison’s first series as the Fifth Doctor follows the success of Tom Baker’s first season on Blu-ray and will be released on the November 19, 2018. This collector’s edition also has a limited run.
Peter Davison joined the long running BBC series in 1981, replacing Tom Baker as the Doctor. His first season bursts with the fresh energy and breathless excitement that would come to define his era. Across seven classic adventures, the Doctor and his companions Tegan, Nyssa and Adric face off against The Master, the terrifying Mara, the Terileptils, the Plasmatons, Monarch and the revamped Cybermen, making a triumphant return to the series in one of the programme’s all-time classics.
The eight-disc box set also includes the Peter Davison/David Tennant mini-episode Time Crash, plus hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.
All 26 episodes have been remastered from scratch by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. With the original 16mm film elements still in existence, the location material is presented in true HD, with studio material upscaled. Lee Binding has again provided stunning packaging design and Pete McTighe has written extensive booklet notes and is the content consultant for the title. Doctor Who: The Collection is executively produced for BBC Studios by Russell Minton.
Details of the international release will be available soon.