The next release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range will be Season 24, the first staring the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy.
First shown in 1987, the box set can be pre-ordered from today ahead of a release date later this year.
Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 24
- TIME AND THE RANI
- PARADISE TOWERS
- DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN
Season 24 first aired in 1987 and saw the Seventh Doctor and companion Mel, played by Bonnie Langford, travel through space and time traversing alien planets, a hostile futuristic tower block, 1950s Wales and finally, the mysterious colony of Iceworld, where the Doctor meets Ace played by Sophie Aldred.
The Doctor is faced with enemies including the Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the terrifying Tetrapsi n Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen and Kane (Edward Peel), the murderous ruler of Ice world in Dragonfire.
These four stories have been newly remastered alongside extensive and exclusive special features including
- EXTENDED VERSIONS of all four stories, featuring previously unseen material
- IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND – on all four stories and extended versions
- ISOLATED SCORES – on all four stories
- BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES - Including a feature-length overview of Season 24 -Here’s To The Future, plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen.
- RARE STUDIO & LOCATION FOOTAGE - Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene
- IN CONVERSATION - Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor.
- BEHIND THE SOFA - Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston
- THE DOCTOR’S TABLE - Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of the season.
- RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES - Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material.
- AN AUDIENCE WITH LADY STEPHENS - A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn
- BLU-RAY TRAILER - A brand new mini-episode
- CONVENTION FOOTAGE
- 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 archive
The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 24 can be pre-ordered now from Amazon and will be released later this year.
Last year we produced ten full-length online conventions, broadcast live and for free into your homes. Hundreds of hours of Doctor Who content to keep everyone’s spirits up, with Doctors, companions, guest stars and more, all doing their part, joining in to help out. For anybody who missed it, you can still catch up with these on our YouTube channel.
- Sunday 17th Jan KATY MANNING
- Wednesday 20th Jan MARK STRICKSON
- Sunday 24th Jan TBA
- Wednesday 27th Jan ANNETTE BADLAND & ERIC POTTS
- Sunday 31st Jan BONNIE LANGFORD
BBC Books has announced seven new titles in the Doctor Who Target range, all publishing on 11th March 2021, each with newly commissioned cover artwork by Anthony Dry.
For Doctor Who fans, the range of novelisations published by Target Books in the 1970s and 1980s holds a special place. There was a novel published for almost every Doctor Who serial between 1963 and 1989, with just five notable exceptions.
Since 2012, BBC Books has been successfully reissuing these classic paperbacks and expanding the Target range to include all-new novelisations of modern-era Doctor Who episodes.
These latest novelisations, almost all by the original writers of the TV episodes, will help Target fans finally complete their classic-era collection, and take the Target range into its next incarnation.
They include the long-awaited Target editions of Eric Saward’s Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks; The Pirate Planet by James Goss which is based on the scripts by Douglas Adams; as well as a reissue of Gary Russell’s novelisation of The TV Movie starring Paul McGann.
To complete the set are three new-era novelisations: The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss, Dalek by Robert Shearman, and The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson.
The Witchfinders is the first Thirteenth Doctor adventure to be published on the Target list, and the first to carry the new-look Target branding, with the current Doctor Who logo, that will appear on all future Target releases.
Cover artwork and story titles for the first volume of Big Finish Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures starring Christopher Eccleston are unveiled today.
Due for release in May 2021, Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers is a full-cast audio drama box set comprising three fantastic stories all written by Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs.
Joining Christopher Eccleston on his first audio odyssey through time and space are Camilla Beeput as Nova, a galley chef from the Sphere of Freedom enlisted by the Doctor to stop a dastardly plan, and Jayne McKenna as Audrey, the oldest gamer in Freedom City (although there may be more to her than meets the eye).
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers is now available for pre-order exclusively at the Big Finish website (www.bigfinish.com), from just £19.99. The stories included in this first volume are as follows:
- Sphere of Freedom
- Food Fight
Christopher Eccleston said;
Nicholas Briggs added:
It’s been an honour working with Chris again – it’s truly thrilling to hear him in studio, inhabiting the Ninth Doctor like he'd never been away! Writing and directing Doctor Who stories never gets old for me, and I’m so excited for people to hear what we’ve been up to.
It's been a delight to kick off The Ninth Doctor Adventures series with Chris, and I know that my fellow writers and directors are cooking up some great stuff for the next box set.”
Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website (www.bigfinish.com). Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks had a final official rating of 6.25 million viewers.
The final rating takes into account all those who recorded the programme and watched it within one week.
The rating confirms Doctor Who as the top-rated BBC One programme for New Year's Day, beating EastEnders which had 4.36 million watching and Mrs Brown's Boys with 4.87 million.
Overall Doctor Who was second for the day, with Coronation Street just claiming the top spot with 6.39 million viewers.
Doctor Who is likely to finish the week as the 8th most-watched programme, the same position held by the New Year 2020 programme SpyFall.
The most-watched programme for the week ending 3rd January was Happy New Year Live! with 9.92 million watching London mark the start of 2021.
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is now on sale celebrating 50 years of the Master
Highlights of the issue include:
The results of the World Cup of the Master – a Twitter tournament to decide the renegade Time Lord’s greatest stories.
Current Master Sacha Dhawan answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.
On set with Russell T Davies and Phil Collinson as they recreate some classic 1980s Doctor Who for the new Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin.
Olly Alexander, who stars in It’s a Sin, tells DWM about working with the Daleks.
Interviews with three of the actors who appeared in Resurrection of the Daleks: John Adam-Baker, Sneh Gupta and Nigel Tisdall.
Patrick Mulkern accompanies Katy Manning and John Levene on a return visit to Aldbourne, nearly 50 years after the filming of The Dæmons.
A solution to the mystery surrounding the 1973 episode that marked Roger Delgado’s final appearance as the Master.
An exclusive preview of the Season 8 Blu-ray box set.
DWM’s review of the New Year’s Day Special, Revolution of the Daleks.
The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1999 Comic Relief Special The Curse of Fatal Death.
The DWM Christmas Quiz answers.
The second part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.
Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is on sale from Thursday 7 January
The next Fourth Doctor audio release has been announced by Big Finish.
Tom Baker and Louise Jameson are plunging back into the Time Vortex for volume 2 of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures due for release in February 2021.
These two brand-new full-cast audio dramas follow the Fourth Doctor and Leela into an uproarious tour through time and a prehistoric encounter with an esteemed palaeontologist.
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 10 Volume 2 is now available to pre-order as a collector's edition box set (on CD at £24.99) and as a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.
The volume consists of two rip-roaring rides, as follows:
Tribulations of Thadeus Nook by Andrew Smith
It’s time for the trip of a lifetime! Come along on one of Thadeus Nook’s Time Tours. See history as it really was. Get to witness wars and assassinations! See barbarian warlords right up close!
The Doctor and Leela encounter a most enterprising young gentleman – using time travel for his own financial gain. The Doctor is horrified at the irresponsibility – but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Because Thadeus Nook is about to learn that history is often best left in the past.
The Primeval Design by Helen Goldwyn
Dorset, 1830. The Doctor has taken Leela to meet Mary Anning, the noted palaeontologist, but the duo immediately stumble into trouble.
A body has been found in unusual circumstances. Attacked by an animal... but one of a size unknown in the area.
It turns out some things might be better off staying buried.
Taking on the role of the Doctor for his tenth year with Big Finish, Tom Baker said:
Series 10 Volume 2 is now available to pre-order as a collector's edition box set (on CD at £24.99) and as a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively at the Big Finish website.
Eaglemoss have revealed the identities of their ‘mystery’ Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks figurines and pin badges.
The identities of these Doctor Who Festive Special themed pin badges and figurines were kept largely under wraps until now, with only the Thirteenth Doctor and Revolution Dalek pin badges revealed.
The figurines depict the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) in their prison uniforms, as well as the Revolution Dalek, all at 1:21 scale (approx. 3.5 inches tall).
These hand-painted figurines join Hero Collector’s existing range of Doctor Who models and will be accompanied by an in-depth companion magazine, packed with details from this exciting festive special.
The Revolution of the Daleks Figurine Box Set will launch in April 2021, but is available for pre-order now on the Hero Collector website.
The seven chibi-style metal pin badges depict the Thirteenth Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, and the Revolution Dalek as well as four imprisoned aliens seen in the Doctor Who Festive Special – the Weeping Angel, the Ood, the Sycorax and the Silence.
The Revolution of the Daleks Chibi Pin Badge Set is available now on the Hero Collector website.