After complaints over the lack of bonus features and the overly-large box for the previous series, fandom was presented with a box with even less bonuses and (if one purchased via Amazon) a very unwieldy Cyberman head design (see left).
The release pattern followed the previous year's in all but one important way - the PSP UMD releases were dropped. Other than this, fandom received the same treatment as in 2005: Vanilla DVDs throughout the year followed by a complete set for Christmas.
DVD Releases - Vanilla [UK only - released by 2Entertain]
DVD Releases - Box-Set
The episode breakdown was the same as that of the vanilla versions, with one
extra disc added for the main bonus features.
Although the UK and US sets look identical, the US set's slipcover lists the episodes and bonus features on the back.
DVD Bonus Features
The Christmas Invasion: Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson* (in-vision)
New Earth: James Hawes, Julie Gardner, Will Cohen
Tooth and Claw: Russell T Davies, Dave Haughton, Edward Thomas
School Reunion: David Tennant, Toby Whithouse, Julie Gardner
The Girl in the Fireplace: David Tennant, Sophia Myles, Phil Collinson (in-vision)
Rise of the Cybermen: Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Andrew Hayden-Smith
The Age of Steel: Graeme Harper, Nick Briggs, Paul Kasey (in-vision)
The Idiot's Lantern: David Tennant, Edward Thomas, Charlie Bluett
The Impossible Planet: David Tennant, Will Cohen, Shaun Parkes (in-vision)
The Satan Pit: James Strong, Mike Jones, Ronny Jhutti
Love & Monsters: Dan Zeff, Camille Coduri, Julie Gardner
Fear Her: Julie Gardner, Nina Sosanya, Matthew Graham
Army of Ghosts: Noel Clarke, Tracy Ann Overman, Raji James
Doomsday: David Tennant, Billie Piper (in-vision)
*the audio for this featured on the BBC website from Boxing Day 2005, and a video clip appeared briefly during December 2006.
Note that the in-vision commentary for The Christmas Invasion features a slightly earlier edit of the episode, with David Tennant credited as Doctor Who rather than The Doctor (see rollover, right).
A collection of outtakes, including some with added CG characters by The Mill.
Deleted Scenes (16'05")
A collection of unused scenes from the second series, some with unfinished effects. Series One scenes were rumoured to appear here, but ultimately would not.
Billie's Video Diaries (4'17")
A short video by Piper, mainly looking behind the scenes of School Reunion.
Children in Need Special (8'02")
A slight re-edit of the special broadcast in November 2005, with (accidentally) the temporary soundtrack, including music from the movie Road to Perdition, included.
David's Video Diaries (85'31")
Extensive behind the scenes footage and comments by David Tennant through the making of the fourteen episodes (Disc 6)
Thanks to: Wayne Humphreys, Malcolm Kearney, Arwel Wyn Jones, Anna Lau, James Hawes, Phil Collinson, Kevin McCurdy, Tim Hodges, Benjamin Cook, Billie Piper, Lindsey Muir, Sarah Davies, Ben Turner, Euros Lyn, Sophia Myles, Zanna Roberts
Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down
Disc six features all fourteen episodes of Confidential from 2006, cut down to around 15 minutes in length.
All episodes also feature audio in 5.1 (unlike the broadcast and first release versions, in stereo) and options for audio descriptions.
Classifications25/04/2006: The Christmas Invasion and New Earth passed as PG by the BBC for the UK.