In 1979, Tom Baker’s Doctor was in full flight. With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as script editor, the series leaned into Baker’s penchant for humour, and paired his Doctor with a regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward) as his traveling companion. Together, they would form one of the most popular Doctor/companion duos of all time.
Although Season 17 was crippled behind-the-scenes by strike action (resulting in the season finale being abandoned part-way through production), it remains a beloved slice of Doctor Who history, featuring the return of Davros and the Daleks, and one of the all-time classic stories, Douglas Adams’ own City Of Death.
With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also includes extensive and exclusive Special Features including:
Rare Gems From the Archive - BBC archive material covering the promotion of this season
Convention Footage - A triumphant 1997 appearance from Tom Baker
HD Photo Galleries - Including many previously unseen images
Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode
Scripts, Costume Designs, Rare BBC Production Files and Other Rarities from our PDF Archive
And Lots More!
The seven-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.
A specially shot announcement trailer has debuted on the Doctor Who YouTube channel, written by new series contributor Pete McTighe (Kerblam! and Praxeus) and featuring David Gooderson back as Davros in Risen.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 17 includes the following stories from 1979 and 1980: