BBC Worldwide have announced that "The Web of Fear" has become the biggest selling Classic "Doctor Who" dvd in the 15 year history of the range.
The dvd sold 15,000 units in the first week of sales in the UK alone - beating the previous record-holder, "The Enemy of the World" which was recovered from Nigeria together with "The Web of Fear" by Philip Morris.
Fiona Eastwood, Director of Consumer Products at BBC Worldwide said, “We knew that "The Web of Fear" would be a popular release; Yetis on the London Underground – need I say more? There’s a real appetite for exploring the extensive back-catalogue of classic stories, particularly following the 50th anniversary last year, and we’re committed to continuing that exploration for Doctor Who fans in the future.”
These figures continue a successful year for Doctor Who DVDs, with strong sales across the classic range and contemporary releases alike. The 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor achieved the biggest ever week one sales for a Doctor Who title when it was released in December 2013.
Both "The Web of Fear" and "The Enemy of the World" can be purchased from the BBC Shop priced £13.99.