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Doctor Who: Shada [3 Discs] [DVD]

Release Date:01/08/2013

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    Special Features

    • Bonus BBCi/Big Finish version: (flash format for PC or Mac) animated webcast starring eighth doctor Paul McGann and Lalla Ward, produced in 2003
    • Taken out of time: why Shada became the only Doctor Who story never to be completed, with Tom Baker (the doctor), Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) and director Pennant Roberts (25 mins)
    • Strike! Strike! Strike! Retrospective on how industrial action has impacted the series (27 mins)
    • Now and then: location report (12 mins)
    • Being a girl: how women are represented in Doctor Who (29 mins)
    • Photo galleries (10 mins)
    • More than 30 years in the TARDIS: 1993 anniversary documentary (90 mins)
    • Remembering Nicholas Courtney (26 mins)
    • Doctor Who stories - Peter Purves (13 mins)
    • The Lambert Tapes - part one: interview with the series' first producer Verity Lambert (10 mins)
    • Those deadly divas: Kate O'Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman with writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman (22 mins)
    • PDF materials: Radio Times listings
    • Production notes
    • Subtitle option
    • Digitaly remastered picture and sound quality


    The famous "lost" Doctor Who adventure "Shada" was to have aired in six episodes from January 18 to February 23, 1980, but was never completed due to a BBC strike. In 1992, the existing scenes (mostly "location" footage) were edited together into a two-hour continuity for home video, with the Doctor (Tom Baker) providing linking narration. What emerged was a story concerning a book called "The Ancient Law of Gallifrey," which arouses the interest of the mind-draining Skagra (Christopher Neame), and also the infamous Time Lord outlaw Salyavin (Denis Carey). The title refers to the planet where the story comes to an explosive climax. "Shada" was written by Douglas Adams. ~ Hal Erickson

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