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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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2013
  • UPC: 883929282241
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2 PACK
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,243

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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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Doctor Who: Shada
   Play Shada VHS Version
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
      Part Four
      Part Five
      Part Six
   Scene Selection
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
      Episode 4
      Episode 5
      Episode 6
   Special Features
      Shada - BBCi/Big Finish Version
      Info Text
         Info Text: On
         Info Text: Off
      Coming Soon
   Subtitles
      Subtitles On
      Subtitles Off
Disc #2 -- Doctor Who: Shada
   Taken Out of Time
   Taken Out of Time: Chapters
   Now & Then
   Now & Then: Chapters
   Strike! Strike! Strike!
   Strike! Strike! Strike!: Chapters
   Being a Girl
   Being a Girl: Chapters
   Photo Gallery
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Doctor Who: Shada
   More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS
   More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS: Chapters
   Remembering Nicholas Courtney
   Remembering Nicholas Courtney: Chapters
   Doctor Who Stories - Peter Purves
   Doctor Who Stories - Peter Purves: Chapters
   The Lambert Tapes - Part One
   The Lambert Tapes - Part One: Chapters
      Chapter 1
   Those Deadly Divas
   Those Deadly Divas: Chapters
   Photo Gallery
   PDF Materials
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
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