Doctor Who: Shada

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2000
  • UPC: 794051118035
  • Original Release: 1980
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Baker The Doctor
Lalla Ward Romana
Denis Carey Prof. Chronotis (Salyavin)
Christopher Neame Skagra
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 Voice Only
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
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