Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space Special Edition Blu-ray

Coming soon – July 15th, to be precise – is one of the most intriguing and anticipated Doctor Who releases ever. You thought that only modern episodes could be seen in HD?

Think again…


Originally broadcast on BBC1 between 3rd-24th January 1970, this is the only adventure from the classic era of Doctor Who which can be remastered into true HD quality owing to all four episodes being shot on location on 16mm film..

Starring Jon Pertwee in his debut appearance as the Third Doctor, Caroline John as Liz Shaw and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Spearhead from Space marked opening of Doctor Who‘s colour period, a brand new era for the show (with the Doctor now earthbound) and sees the first appearance of the Autons, controlled by the malevolent Nestene Consciousness.

Extra features on the disc are as follows:

  • A Dandy and a Clown – exclusive documentary looks at the life and career of Jon Pertwee
  • Carry On: the life of Caroline John – a tribute to the actress who played the Third Doctor’s companion
  • Title sequence raw material
  • Restoration comparison
  • Programme subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Available from 15th July with an RRP of £20.42, and available now from Amazon for just £15.56, Spearhead from Space in high definition is a classic Doctor Who experience that you just cannot miss!

Christian Cawley


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+.

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