Doctor Who: Shada

Doctor Who: Shada

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Director: Pennant Roberts

Cast: Pennant Roberts, Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, Denis Carey

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
UPC:
0883929282241
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
11,932

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Baker The Doctor
Lalla Ward Romana
Denis Carey Prof. Chronotis (Salyavin)
Christopher Neame Skagra
Daniel Hill Chris Parsons
Claire Keightley Victoria Burgoyne
Shirley Dixon Ship
Gerald Campion Wilkin
Derek Pollitt Caldera
David Strong Passenger
St. Johns Choristers Themselves
James Coombes Krargs
John Hallett Police Constable
Harry Fielder Krarg
Lionel Sansby Krarg
James Muir Krarg
Derek Suthern Krarg
Reg Woods Krarg

Technical Credits
Pennant Roberts Director
Douglas Adams Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: Shada
1. Chapter 1 [2:47]
2. Chapter 2 [3:43]
3. Chapter 3 [4:35]
4. Chapter 4 [3:34]
5. Chapter 5 [5:21]
6. Chapter 6 [3:40]
7. Chapter 7 [:49]
1. Chapter 1 [5:13]
2. Chapter 2 [6:17]
3. Chapter 3 [2:57]
4. Chapter 4 [2:33]
5. Chapter 5 [:53]
1. Chapter 1 [4:31]
2. Chapter 2 [4:51]
3. Chapter 3 [4:31]
4. Chapter 4 [2:41]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [3:41]
2. Chapter 2 [6:36]
3. Chapter 3 [5:22]
4. Chapter 4 [1:09]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [3:56]
2. Chapter 2 [5:19]
3. Chapter 3 [4:02]
4. Chapter 4 [:52]
1. Chapter 1 [3:31]
2. Chapter 2 [4:58]
3. Chapter 3 [5:21]
4. Chapter 4 [2:20]
5. Chapter 5 [:51]
6. Chapter 6 [:37]
Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: Shada
1. Chapter 1 [7:36]
2. Chapter 2 [10:21]
3. Chapter 3 [7:37]
1. Chapter 1 [5:39]
2. Chapter 2 [7:02]
1. Chapter 1 [9:07]
2. Chapter 2 [7:20]
3. Chapter 3 [11:18]
1. Chapter 1 [7:22]
2. Chapter 2 [9:29]
3. Chapter 3 [13:17]
Disc #3 -- Doctor Who: Shada
1. Chapter 1 [9:41]
2. Chapter 2 [10:01]
3. Chapter 3 [9:33]
4. Chapter 4 [9:17]
5. Chapter 5 [10:08]
6. Chapter 6 [9:31]
7. Chapter 7 [9:55]
8. Chapter 8 [12:45]
9. Chapter 9 [6:53]
1. Chapter 1 [10:31]
2. Chapter 2 [9:04]
3. Chapter 3 [6:23]
1. Chapter 1 [5:53]
2. Chapter 2 [7:37]
1. Chapter 1 [9:55]
2. Chapter 2 [12:41]

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Doctor Who: Shada 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mtsilence 8 months ago
pieced together from forgotten bits this is an adventure mentioned but never before seen. Another romp with Tom Bakers 4th Doctor.