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Thursday, 20 January 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Season 22 (Credit: BBC Studios)

The BBC has announced that Season 22 of Doctor Who will be available on Blu-ray as the next box-set release.

Season 22 was the first full series starring the Sixth Doctor Colin Baker and companion Peri played by Nicola Bryant

The season saw them face off against a host of classic monsters and villains, including Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Davros (Terry Molloy) and The Master (Anthony Ainley) – as well as introducing a new female nemesis The Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the villainous slug-like Sil (Nabil Shaban).

The season also featured the return of Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, and his companion Jamie played by Frazer Hines.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

  • Brand New Documentaries: Including a Making-Of documentary for The Two Doctors, and a nostalgic trip back for Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant to Season 22’s filming locations.

  • In Conversation: Not one but THREE insightful feature-length interviews, with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and a surprise guest.

  • Behind The Sofa: New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Sylvester McCoy and Wendy Padbury.

  • Extended Episodes: Including Vengeance On VarosThe Two Doctors (Part One) and Revelation Of The Daleks (Part One).

  • A Fix With Sontarans: The Doctor and Tegan battle the Sontarans in this special mini-episode.

  • Updated Special Effects: View Timelash with optional new effects

  • Exclusive New Audio Commentaries: With Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Alexei Sayle & Terry Molloy on Revelation Of The Daleks and Colin Baker, Janet Fielding & Gareth Jenkins on A Fix With Sontarans.

  • Immersive 5.1 Surround Sound: On Attack Of The CybermenVengeance On Varos and Revelation Of The Daleks.

  • The Eternal Mystery: A brand new mini-episode of classic Doctor Who.

  • Studio Footage: Rare behind-the-scenes material from Vengeance On VarosThe Two DoctorsTimelash and Revelation Of The Daleks.

  • Convention Footage: Featuring actors Colin Baker and Jacqueline Pearce alongside producer John Nathan-Turner.

  • Rare Gems From The Archives: BBC archive material including The Colin Baker Years, plus content covering the promotion of the season and the controversial hiatus.

  • Radio Serial: Slipback, a six-part radio adventure.

  • HD Photo Galleries: Including many previously unseen images.

  • Info Text: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.

  • Scripts, Costume Designs, Rare BBC Production Files and other rarities from the PDF Archive

The eight-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 Nicola Bryant back as Peri.

 

The Eternal Mystery | The Collection: Season 22 Announcement Trailer

 

The box-set can be pre-ordered on Amazon





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