Doctor Who: The Collection Season 20

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 20 next in Blu-ray range

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The 20th anniversary season of Doctor Who, with Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor is the next release to come to Blu-ray with Season 20.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 20 includes seven stories from 1983; Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King’s Demons and The Five Doctors.

A specially-shot announcement trailer was released, written by new series contributor Pete McTighe (Kerblam! and Praxeus) and featuring Janet Fielding back as Tegan, last seen in The Power of the Doctor.

The set contains hours of new and exclusive material across nine discs.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the programme, these stories feature the return of old friends, enemies and even past Doctors. Over seven stories, the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) face off against the Black Guardian, Omega, the Mara, the Master, Cybermen and the Time Lords.

All episodes have been newly remastered from the best available sources including original film elements for The Five Doctors.

The Collection: Season 20 Blu-ray box set also includes extensive special features including:

• THE FIVE DOCTORS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: A brand new version of the 90-minute anniversary special, with updated special effects, Dolby Atmos & surround sound, plus an exclusive new commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson

• UPDATED 2023 SPECIAL EFFECTS: Exclusive to Blu-ray, on Snakedance and Enlightenment

• BEHIND THE SOFA: Seven new episodes with Peter Davison, Colin Baker (The Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Katy Maning (Jo) and Sophie Aldred (Ace)

• BLU-RAY TRAILER: A brand new episode of classic Doctor Who

• IN CONVERSATION: Interviewer Matthew Sweet chats to Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton

• LET’S GO DUTCH!: The TARDIS crew travel to Amsterdam to revisit locations and reminisce about Season 20 and their time on the programme

• LOOK WHO’S DRIVING: Join Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton on an hilarious European road trip

• WHEN JANET MET MARTIN: Janet Fielding chats to Martin Clunes, 40 years on from his appearance in Snakedance

• MAKING THE KING’S DEMONS: The regular cast return to the castle location and reminisce

• MAKING THE SEASON 20 TRAILER: A look behind the scenes

• LONGLEAT CELEBRATION FOOTAGE: A previously-unreleased look at the iconic 1983 convention, plus panels featuring Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and many more

• STUDIO FOOTAGE: Hours of material going behind-the-scenes on production of Arc of Infinity, Snakedance and The Five Doctors

• LOCATION FILM RUSHES: From The Five Doctors

• RARE CONVENTION FOOTAGE: Including Australian interviews with Peter Davison and Janet Fielding shot during production of this season

• ONCE UPON A TIME LORD: A rare US documentary from the 1980s

• NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIXES: On Snakedance and The Five Doctors. Plus Dolby Atmos mixes on The Five Doctors

• HD PHOTO GALLERIES: Including many previously unseen images

• ARCHIVE TREATS Hours of rare and previously unreleased material from the BBC Archives

• INFO TEXT Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode

• PDF ARCHIVE Including scripts, exclusive unseen BBC production files, the Radio Times 20th Anniversary Special and other rarities

This nine-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD including documentaries, featurettes, audio commentaries, The Five Doctors Special Edition and more.

Doctor Who: The Collection Season 20 packshot

You can pre-order Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 20 on Amazon, HMV and Zavvi in the UK for an 18 September release.