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Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, The Peter Capaldi Years Come Home!

BBC Home Entertainment has declared February 13th as Doctor Who Day with the release of the show’s 2018 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, and Doctor Who: The Peter Capaldi Years arriving in stores.

Doctor Who: The Peter Capaldi Years is worthy of note as, besides all the bonus material featured on the home video releases of Capaldi’s three season sets, it will also include an extra disc with never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes from season eight.

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Doctor Who: The Complete Tenth Series Materializes on Home Video in November!

Series/season ten of the rebooted Doctor Who found Peter Capaldi’s grumpy Scottish Doctor with the angry eyebrows ending his three-year run on Doctor Who – capping a series that mixed whimsy with horror with Doctor Twelve regenerating.

Doctor Who: The Complete Tenth Series will materialize on Blu-ray and DVD on November 7th – with over six hours hours of bonus content including the 2016 Christmas special The Return of Dr. Mysterio (and my personal favorite bonus category – audio commentaries!).

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Final Season of Orphan Black Hits Home Video In September!

TV’s most wonderful science fiction series, Orphan Black, is just beginning its fifth and final season abut we already have a release date for its Blu-ray and DVD – September 12th.

Orphan Black: Season Five will contain five featurettes plus looks inside each episode (still no audio commentaries, though!).

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Wild Africa/Tiny Giants 4K UHD Set Leads BBC Home Entertainment April-June Releases!

BBC Home Entertainment has expanded its home video release of the Wild Africa/Tiny Giants set to include a release in the 4K UHD format.

Wild Africa follows the powerful, life-giving element, water, on a journey through Africa on an adventure that proves nature can be more fantastic than any fiction.

Narrated by Golden Globe®-nominated Stephen Fry (The Hobbit films, 24: Live Another Day), Tiny Giants reveals the astonishing lives of tiny animals in an adventure of giant proportions.

The 4K UHD Wild Africa/Tiny Giant will be available on My 16th.

BBC Home video also has several intriguing releases in Blu-ray and DVD formats, including: Ripper Street: Season Four, Silent Witness: Season 18, DCI Banks: Season Five, Top Gear 23 and more.

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Planet Earth II Gets 4K UHD Home Video Release!

On March 28th, Planet Earth II will become the first natural history television series to be released on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the U.S. and Canada.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series can claim 17 other firsts, including following a peregrine falcon as it dives towards its prey at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.

Planet Earth II will be released in regular Blu-ray and standard DVD on the same day.

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Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio – Great Premise Well Executed!

Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio was a first in the long history of Doctor Who – it tapped into the global appreciation of superhero comics and movies by introducing one into the Whovian mythos for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The combination of Time Lord and superhero worked– it holds up to repeat viewing extremely well. It’s just a shame that, as usual, there is a paucity of bonus features on the home video release (in stores this week).

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The Doctor and the Superhero Soar Onto Home Video!

In what was an unlikely event even for the wildly inventive series Doctor Who, the show’s 2016 Christmas Special – Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio teamed the Doctor with a superhero to (and here is where the show returned to a reasonably familiar scenario) save the world from an alien threat.

On February 21st, BBC Home Entertainment will release Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio  on Blu-ray and DVD – with bonus material including a special edition Doctor Who Extra.

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Sherlock: Season Four and Dirk Gently Come to Home Video!

BBC Home entertainment is looking to add a little mystery to your life beginning with the home video release of Sherlock: Season Four on January 24th, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (now available in the US).

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Home Video: There’s Two New Whos For 2017!

Picture shows: Matt Lucas as Nardole, Charity Wakefield as Lucy, Justin Chatwin as The Ghost and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor
Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio: Matt Lucas as Nardole, Charity Wakefield as Lucy, Justin Chatwin as The Ghost and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor

BBC Home Entertainment is releasing two new Doctor Who Adventures early in 2017 – Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio and Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks. Both adventures will be available in Blu-ray and DVD.

Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio is this year’s Christmas special featuring Peter Capaldi as Doctor Twelve, while Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks is the animated recreation of the first adventure of Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor (we gave the televised run an B+).

Also from BBC Home Entertainment in the first quarter of 2017: Blood of the Vikings: First Blood; Shetland: Season Three; Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three; Mrs. Bradley Mysteries; Porridge; Spy in the Wild: Part One; London Road; Elizabeth at 90; Arthur: King of the Britons, and Wild Africa/Tiny Giants 4K UHD.

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The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set: As Good As It Gets!

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Shakespeare lovers will definitely want to add The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set to their collections.

The collection includes: Bill (Shakespeare’s lost years as a lute player – think Pythonesque farce), Hamlet (the Royal Shakespeare Company TV film starring Patrick Stewart and David Tennant), Shakespeare ReTold (exactly what it says on the tin), and An Age of Kings (a 15-part BBC mini-series based on Shakespeare’s history plays).

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