Merchandise Doctor Who DVD collection nears completion in summer 2012

Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who DVDs for Summer 2012!

Doctor Who DVD collection nears completion in summer 2012

Three classic Doctor Who serials are coming your way soon!

BBC Worldwide have provided confirmation of the release schedule of three classic Doctor Who DVDs this summer!

Featuring the first, second and seventh Doctors, these DVDs will help to fill the glaring holes in your collection. The Krotons, starring Patrick Troughton, comes in early July with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy – a classic filmed in the BBC car park – released later that month. Rounding off the summer comes William Hartnell with the original TARDIS crew in Planet of the Giants. Each of these DVDs comes with a wealth of special features, including commentaries.

We’ll have more detailed information over the next day or so but in the meantime, here are the all important dates:

  • July 2nd: The Krotons, starring Patrick Troughton, Fraser Hines, Wendy Padbury, with the late Philip Madoc
  • July 30th: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred.
  • Auguest 20th: Planet of the Giants, starring William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford.

That’s quite an immense selection of stories as we move ever closer to the complete serials being available on DVD!




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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

8 Responses to Doctor Who DVDs for Summer 2012!

  1. avatar Gavin Noble says:

    I hope Planet of the Giants has the recovered episode of Galaxy 4 as one of its extras.

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      Don’t think so, I’m afraid. There’s a lot of restoration work to do, and I seem to recall Dan Hall telling DWM that they won’t be on DVD schedules this year. :/

      But man, it seems like AGES since those two eps were found!

  2. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    I’m very excited about Planet of Giants. Love that episode.

  3. avatar francis cave says:

    Nice but slightly odd looking covers, sort of like half photo, half painting…

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      Ah, glad someone else think’s that too!

  4. avatar Andrew says:

    I’m looking forward to “Greatest Show” a very clever parody.

  5. avatar David says:

    They all sort of look the same,bland and unimaginative,compared to ther covers

  6. avatar David says:

    *other,not ther

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