You Can Now Stream All 26 Seasons of Classic Doctor Who

After many years and multiple streaming services, it looks like all of the classic Doctors have found their way home, the long way around. Now all available episodes of the Classic Doctor Who series running from First Doctor, William Hartnell to Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy are now available via BBC and ITV’s streaming service BritBox!

Some of you may be thinking, weren’t the classic Doctor episodes available on Netflix and then Hulu not all that long ago? And you would be correct, my dear and observant reader. However, anyone who tried to watch through them on either service knows that it was but a brief selection and hardly complete. BBC is billing the BritBox collection as complete as far as what has been found and is available.

The BritBox app is available for iOS and Android and they offer a free 7 day trial. Then it’s $6.99 a month thereafter. The biggest selling point for me is that there is an Apple TV app as well if there is anyone out there who is using that as a primary media device in their own home.

Following the debut of Bill Potts in The Pilot, it feels like a good time to revisit those serials where companions join the TARDIS. The Time Warrior maybe? How about Dragonfire? Or The Face of Evil? Of course, you could travel all the way back to the beginning and watch An Unearthly Child

What say you? Is the promise of a complete Classic Doctor Who collection worth the cost of yet another streaming app to you? Or would you rather just collect the DVD/Blu-rays and be done with it? Let us know below!

  • FrancoPabloDiablo

    DVDs all the way. All these lovely boxes lined up in order and all the brilliant special features!

    • bar canbeverysillysometimes

      Yes, It’s the extras – and on the CDs from BF – that make you feel like part of the WHO family, not a mere voyeur.
      Has The Puddle in your kitchen dried up?

      • Dr. Moo (🐮)

        Hope he hasn’t stared into it…

        • FrancoPabloDiablo

          Hope he hasn’t stared into it…

      • FrancoPabloDiablo

        Oh, and also the beautiful cover artwork I couldn’t do without. What amazing jobs both Clayton Hickman and Lee Binding did. Not sure who the hell they got to do the DVD covers for Arc Of Infinity and Time-Flight but thank god that was just a one-off!
        Not sure if the puddle in the kitchen has dried up yet. After watching The Pilot both the kitchen and the bathroom are off limits to us. True, it means we are having to eat cold beans straight from a can and are having to use a bucket as a toilet but the alternative is worse 🙂

  • ColeBox

    Just bear in mind, folks, that this isn’t available in the UK. Just needed mentioning. However, DVDs for me.

  • daft

    Looks like they found all those missing episodes, then. 😉

  • kwijino

    It took me 12 years to complete the collection, so I will keep my discs, but that’s cool to know they are available this way. Do the streaming sets include all the documentaries?

    • FrancoPabloDiablo

      You don’t get any of the goodies for streaming! Stick to your DVDs! Besides, you can’t line up streamed videos on your shelf!

  • The Lazy Womble

    discs deffo

  • Planet of the Deaf

    I love my DVD collection, which is gradually building up. Space might become an issue as my bookcase isn’t bigger on the inside 🙂