Doctor Who The Collection: Season 26 Blu-ray available in December

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The first seventh Doctor Blu-ray comes to The Collection on December 23 with the release of Doctor Who The Collection – Season 26.

A trailer written by Doctor Who Series 11 writer Pete McTighe and featuring Sophie Aldred as Ace was released with the announcement.

The seven-disc box set includes the following stories from 1989, newly remastered from the best available sources:

Ghost Light
The Curse of Fenric

The set also contains extensive and exclusive special features, including:

Rare Restored Extended Cuts – The Curse Of Fenric VHS Extended Version, The Curse Of Fenric DVD Special Edition, Battlefield VHS Extended Version and Battlefield DVD Special Edition

5.1 surround sound & isolated scores on all 14 broadcast episodes, plus 5.1 sound on all extended versions of The Curse Of Fenric and Battlefield.

Behind the Sofa – new episodes with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, plus companions Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Anneke Wills and Jodie-Whittaker-era writers Pete McTighe & Joy Wilkinson.

Showman – the Life of John Nathan-Turner – a feature-length look at the life and career of Doctor Who’s longest-serving producer, who fought to keep the programme on-air during the 1980s. Contributors include Peter Davison and Colin Baker.

Making ‘The Curse of Fenric’– a brand new documentary featuring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Tomek Bork, Nicholas Parsons, Cory Pulman, Marek Anton, Ian Briggs, Andrew Cartmel, Mark Ayres and Ian Collins featuring unseen behind-the-scenes footage and photographs.

In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Sophie Aldred.

The Writers’ Room – Ben Aaronovitch, Marc Platt, Ian Briggs, Rona Munro and Andrew Cartmel discuss their work on Season 26.

Becoming The Destroyer – Actor Marek Anton and prosthetics designer Stephen Mansfield recall the creation of one of Doctor Who’s best-ever monsters.

Brand new Ghost Light extended workprint, unseen studio footage, rare archive treats, convention footage, HD photo galleries, scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files and other gems from the archive in PDF.

Season 26 guest stars include Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Anthony Ainley (The Master), Jean Marsh, Nicholas Parsons, Anne Reid, Ian Hogg, Sylvia Syms and comedy duo Hale & Pace.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 26 is available in the UK from the December 23 and you can pre-order it now from from Amazon and Zoom. Coming soon to the US and Australia.