Tom Baker’s Season 18 Of Doctor Who Is Coming To Blu Ray And DVD

Tom Baker’s Season 18 Of Doctor Who Is Coming To Blu Ray And DVD

Bring The Final Season Of The Fourth Doctor Home

♦ Tom Baker continues to be many people’s favourite Doctor Who and his Season 18, his final season, is coming to Blu Ray and DVD. Here’s a trailer for it courtesy of the BBC…


Our friends over at doctorwho.tv had the details

Tom Baker’s final year saw the programme undergo radical changes in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Producer John Nathan-Turner revamped the series with new writers, new directors, a new title sequence and theme arrangement, glossy production standards and – throughout the course of the season – a brand new regular cast. Over seven classic adventures the Doctor and his companions encountered the Foamasi, Meglos, the Marshmen, vampires and Tharils, building to a final deadly showdown between the Doctor and his arch nemesis the Master. As a special bonus this set also includes the 1981 K9 & Company Christmas pilot episode, plus hours of brand new material.

Starring alongside Tom Baker are Lalla Ward as Romana, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan, Anthony Ainley as the Master, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah-Jane Smith and John Leeson as K9.

Special Features exclusive to this set include:

  • A new Making-Of documentary and updated special effects for Logopolis
  • Revealing new 2019 commentaries moderated by Matthew Sweet (Tom Baker on The Leisure Hive, Lalla Ward & Rachel Davies on State Of Decay)
  • Surround sound mix for Warriors’ Gate
  • Rare behind-the-scenes footage from The Leisure Hive, Full Circle and Logopolis
  • Eight more editions of Behind The Sofa
  • Band new documentaries The Writers Room and Weekend With Waterhouse
  • A new interview with K9 & Company’s Ian Sears
  • Another dip into the Panopticon convention archives with Tom Baker
  • HD photo galleries plus scripts, production files and rare documentation provided as PDFs
  • The eight-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD

Plus the following stories from 1980/81:

  • The Leisure Hive (four episodes)
  • Meglos (four episodes)
  • Full Circle (four episodes)
  • State Of Decay (four episodes)
  • Warriors’ Gate (four episodes)
  • The Keeper Of Traken (four episodes)
  • Logopolis (four episodes)
  • Plus K9 & Company – A Girl’s Best Friend

All material has been remastered for Blu-ray by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres. Lee Binding has provided packaging and new series writer/content consultant Pete McTighe has written another extensive booklet. Russell Minton is Executive Producer.

  1. The first….and then the last.
    Why not just release them all in order? If they skipped Peter Davison’s first season this month we could be almost halfway through Baker’s time as the Doctor by March!

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