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The following is a list of Blu-ray disc releases by the BBC, broken down by year of release. It includes the catalogue number for each release, as used on the Region 2 version of each Blu-ray disc (official abbreviation: BD).

Doctor Who has been released on this medium from 2009 until the present. Planet of the Dead (2009) was the first Doctor Who episode to be broadcast to early 21st century HDTV (High Definition Television) standards and thus it became the first Doctor Who BD release. By 2013, the entirity of the new series, save the animated specials, will be available in High Definition (featuring an upscaling of the first four series) in a complete series boxset, and as for the classic series, the only upscaled story that will have been released in this medium will be Spearhead from Space. It has been upgraded into High Definition, because it is the only Classic Doctor Who story that was shot entirely on 16mm film, thus allowing the full effect of the upscaling to be used. Torchwood has been released on this medium since its inception.

Timeline of releases Edit

2008 Edit

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0015 Torchwood - The Complete First Series (6 disc) Torchwood 30 June 2008 16 September 2009 30 September 2009

2009 Edit

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0040 Torchwood - The Complete Second Series (4 disc) Torchwood 22 June 2009 16 September 2009 30 September 2009
BBCBD0053 Planet of the Dead Tenth Doctor 29 June 2009 28 July 2009 1 October 2009
BBCBD0041 Torchwood - Children of Earth (2 disc) Torchwood 13 July 2009 28 July 2009 3 March 2011

2010 Edit

A "limited edition" metal tin (BBCBD0130) of Doctor Who - The Complete Fifth Series was released on November 8th, 2010 alongside the regular release.

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0059 Doctor Who - The Complete Specials (5 disc) Tenth Doctor 11 January 2010 2 February 2010 29 June 2010
N/A The Waters of Mars Tenth Doctor N/A 2 February 2010 4 February 2010
N/A The End of Time Tenth Doctor N/A 2 February 2010 4 March 2010
N/A The Next Doctor Tenth Doctor N/A N/A 3 June 2010
BBCBD0082 Doctor Who - Series 5 Volume 1 Eleventh Doctor 7 June 2010 N/A 1 July 2010
BBCBD0083 Doctor Who - Series 5 Volume 2 Eleventh Doctor 5 July 2010 N/A 5 August 2010
BBCBD0084 Doctor Who - Series 5 Volume 3 Eleventh Doctor 2 August 2010 N/A 2 September 2010
BBCBD0085 Doctor Who - Series 5 Volume 4 Eleventh Doctor 6 September 2010 N/A 7 October 2010
BBCBD0061 Torchwood - Series 1-3 (12 disc) Torchwood 30 September 2010 N/A 4 November 2010
BBCBD0115 Doctor Who - The Complete Fifth Series (6 disc) Eleventh Doctor 8 November 2010 9 November 2010 2 December 2010

2011 Edit

Series 1 and Series 2 of Torchwood were re-released (BBCBD0198 and BBCBD0199 respectively) with standard Blu-ray cases, as part of the Region 2 version of the Torchwood - Series 1-4 box set. The original Region 2 releases of these series used cardboard packaging.

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0132 A Christmas Carol Eleventh Doctor 24 January 2011 15 February 2011 3 March 2011
BBCBD0151 Doctor Who - Series 6 Part 1 (2 disc) Eleventh Doctor 11 July 2011 19 July 2011 4 August 2011
BBCBD0152 Doctor Who - Series 6 Part 2 (2 disc) Eleventh Doctor 10 October 2011 8 November 2011 3 November 2011
BBCBD0169 The Sarah Jane Adventures - The Complete Fourth Series (2 disc) Sarah Jane Smith

Eleventh Doctor

31 October 2011 N/A N/A
BBCBD0170 Torchwood - Miracle Day (3 disc) Torchwood 14 November 2011 3 April 2012 1 December 2011 (Australia)
7 December 2013 (NZ)
BBCBD0183 Torchwood - Series 1-4 (16 disc) Torchwood 14 November 2011 N/A N/A
BBCBD0193 Doctor Who - The Complete Sixth Series (5 disc) Eleventh Doctor 21 November 2011 22 November 2011 1 December 2011

2012 Edit

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0171 The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe Eleventh Doctor 16 January 2012 14 February 2012 1 March 2012
BBCBD0196 The Sarah Jane Adventures - The Complete Fifth Series Sarah Jane Smith 6 February 2012 N/A N/A
BBCBD0215 Doctor Who - Series 7 Part 1 (2 disc) Eleventh Doctor 29 October 2012 13 November 2012 14 November 2012

2013 Edit

The Blu-ray releases of the 2009 Specials (BBCBD0242E), Series 5 (BBCBD0242F), Series 6 (BBCBD0242G) and Series 7 (BBCBD0242H) of Doctor Who were re-released with consistent cover designs as part of the Doctor Who - Series 1-7 box set.

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0232 Doctor Who - Series 7 Part 2 (including The Snowmen) (3 disc)[1] Eleventh Doctor 20 May 2013 28 May 2013 22 May 2013 (Australia)
31 May 2013 (NZ)[2]
N/A The Snowmen Eleventh Doctor N/A 28 May 2013 N/A
BBCBD0230 Spearhead from Space Third Doctor 15 July 2013 13 August 2013 17 July 2013
BBCBD0241 Doctor Who - The Complete Seventh Series (6 disc) Eleventh Doctor 28 October 2013 24 September 2013 30 October 2013
BBCBD0242 Doctor Who - Series 1-7 (28 disc) Ninth Doctor
Tenth Doctor
Eleventh Doctor
4 November 2013 5 November 2013 N/A
BBC3DBD0248 The Day of the Doctor Eleventh Doctor 2 December 2013 10 December 2013 4 December 2013
BBCBD0242A Doctor Who - The Complete First Series (3 disc) Ninth Doctor N/A N/A 4 December 2013
BBCBD0242B Doctor Who - The Complete Second Series (3 disc) Tenth Doctor N/A N/A 4 December 2013
BBCBD0242C Doctor Who - The Complete Third Series (3 disc) Tenth Doctor N/A N/A 4 December 2013
BBCBD0242D Doctor Who - The Complete Fourth Series (3 disc) Tenth Doctor N/A N/A 4 December 2013

2014 Edit

BBCBD Cat. No. Title Characters Region B (UK) Region A (US) Region B (Australia/NZ)
BBCBD0265 The Time of the Doctor / A Christmas Carol / The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe / The Snowmen Eleventh Doctor 20 January 2014 4 March 2014 22 January 2014
N/A An Adventure in Space and Time N/A N/A 27 May 2014 N/A
BBCBD0287 Deep Breath Twelfth Doctor 7 September 2014 9 September 2014 10 September 2014
BBCBD0271 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition - The Name of the Doctor / The Day of the Doctor / The Time of the Doctor / An Adventure in Space and Time (4 disc) Eleventh Doctor 8 September 2014 N/A 10 September 2014
N/A Doctor Who - The Complete Matt Smith Years (16 disc) Eleventh Doctor N/A 4 November 2014 N/A
BBCBD0272 Doctor Who - The Complete Eighth Series (4 disc) Twelfth Doctor 24 November 2014[3] 9 December[4] 19 November 2014[5][6]

Blu-ray coversEdit

The covers for all BBC Blu-ray releases can be found here.

See also Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. The US release is a 2 disc set and does not include The Snowmen which was released separately.
  2. Release delayed due to Series 7B still being broadcast in New Zealand at the time of the Australian release.
  3. Complete Eighth Series DVD Delayed - DoctorWhoTV.co.uk - accessed November 8th 2014
  4. Doctor Who: Series 8 - Amazon.com - accessed August 16th, 2014
  5. A "Collectors Edition" with an alternate cover was also available.
  6. Doctor Who: Series 8 - JBHiFi.com.au - accessed August 16th, 2014

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