Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: DVD & Blu-Ray dates released for The Day of the Doctor – Pre-order now!

by Anna Howell


With the entire world eagerly awaiting the first viewing of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode in November, a DVD and Blu-Ray release date has now been announced – Monday 2nd December!

Fans of the hit BBC family sci-fi series will know how this November marks the landmark 50th birthday of Doctor Who, which will see current Time Lord and companion Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman join forces with their predecessors David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as welcoming British acting legend John Hurt in a guest role as the 8.5 version of Doctor Who.

We revealed earlier today that the fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison may be making an appearance too!

Davison took over from Tom Baker (the fourth Doctor) in 1981, when he was only 29 years old, and stayed on the show for three years.

During his time in the Tardis, the star encountered many of the Doctor’s best-known adversaries, including the Daleks (in Resurrection of the Daleks) and the Cybermen (in Earthshock). However, Peter later stated that he felt too young for the role as all the previous actors had been over 40, and if given the chance at the role again now, he would make a better Doctor.

It seems that now he may have his chance….


Discussing the possibility of making a return to the show for the much-anticipated anniversary celebrations, Davison revealed that he would be back, but remained rather coy when it came to whether or not an appearance would be made in the 75 minute special episode this November, telling BANG Showbiz:

“I’m making an appearance somewhere over that period of time but I can’t reveal in what,

“I can’t reveal anything specific about it. I’m not allowed to. It is a big year for the show and we’re all doing our bit for it. Trust me.”

The BBC episode, entitled The Day of the Doctor, is due to be screened in homes and cinemas simultaneously around the world, in both 2D and 3D, but if you have booked to go away to a Desert Island for the entire month of November fear not – you can buy a copy for yourself at the beginning of December, a week after its premier on November 23rd!

Copies of the bound-to-be-epic episode can be pre-ordered at the BBC shop here.