BBC classic series laserdiscs

Loved by cinephiles, ignored by everyone else, laserdiscs were the forerunner of DVDs in the 80s and 90s.

Up to 120 minutes of video could be stored on a laserdisc, which looked like a giant CD the size of an LP record. Unlike DVDs, the video was encoded in analogue format, so was far from ideal — at the time, though, it still offered superior picture quality and greater durability compared to VHS.

A total of 8 Doctor Who laserdiscs were released in the 80s and 90s, before the arrival of DVD killed the format forever. Five different discs were released in the UK, two in North America and even one in Hong Kong. A UK release of Spearhead from Space was also planned for early 1998, but cancelled at the last minute. None of the laserdiscs contained any DVD-style special features.

Nowadays, online auction sites such as eBay would be your best bet if you want to pick up any of these discs (or indeed a player so you can watch them!)


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View more details on this itemRevenge of the Cybermen Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Ian Marter Gerry Davis UKUK  Dec 1983  

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View more details on this itemThe Brain of Morbius Tom Baker & Elisabeth Sladen Terrance Dicks & Robert Holmes UKUK  Jul 1984  

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View more details on this itemThe Day of the Daleks Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning & Nicholas Courtney Louis Marks USUS  Jan 1992  

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View more details on this itemThe Five Doctors Peter Davison, Patrick Troughton & Jon Pertwee Terrance Dicks USUS  Aug 1994  

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View more details on this itemThe Ark in Space Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Ian Marter Robert Holmes UKUK  Oct 1996  

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View more details on this itemThe Day of the Daleks Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning & Nicholas Courtney Louis Marks UKUK  Dec 1996  

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View more details on this itemThe Movie Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy & Daphne Ashbrook Matthew Jacobs ChinaChina  Jan 1997  

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View more details on this itemTerror of the Zygons Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Ian Marter Robert Banks Stewart UKUK  Dec 1997  

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