Starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward
Shada & More Than Thirty Years in the Tardis
A double helping of Doctor Who treasures
Starring Tom Baker
Directed by: Pennant Roberts
Produced by: Graham Williams
Written by: Douglas Adams
Never aired on television due to a strike in 1979, and never fully completed, the six-part adventure ‘Shada‘ traces the chase to recover a powerful book, the Artifacts of Gallifrey, stolen from retired timelord Professor Chronotis (Denis Carey). Skagra (Christopher Neame) is the evil despot responsible for this foul jiggery pokery.
Original footage from this episode was used as the Fourth Doctor’s involvement in ‘The Five Doctors‘, before it was reassembled, with an older Tom Baker narrating the missing gaps.
- Bonus Animated Version Produced in 2003 for BBCi, this webcast of Shada features Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. In ‘Flash’ format, accessible via PC or Mac.
- Taken Out Of Time A frank and revealing examination of why Shada became the only Doctor Who story never to be completed. Featuring Tom Baker (The Doctor), Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) and director Pennant Roberts.
- Strike! Strike! Strike! A look at how industrial action impacted Doctor Who over the years.
- Now And Then Compare the Cambridge locations as they appeared in 1979 with how they look today.
- Being A Girl A look at the representation of women in Doctor Who.
- Photo Gallery Production photographs from the story.
- Production Notes Optional text commentary giving a unique insight into the making of the story.
- Coming Soon Trailer The trailer for the original transmission of Episode One.
- Digitally remastered picture and sound
More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS
Also included is an extended version of the BBC-produced documentary ‘More Than Thirty Years in the Tardis‘, a compilation of clips spanning the first thirty years of the Doctor, including some never before seen on television, plus interviews with the many stars, writers, producers and designers. With many stunning recreations of classic scenes, the documentary contains rare footage, deleted scenes and classic monsters as you’ve never seen them before…
Including contributions from Doctors Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and a whole gang of their companions – it was a fitting tribute to a series that had ended in 1989. With many stunning recreations of classic scenes, the documentary contains rare footage, deleted scenes and classic monsters as you’ve never seen them before…
- Remembering Nicholas Courtney A look back at the life of Nicholas Courtney, who played the Brigadier in Doctor Who, recorded shortly before his death in 2011.
- Doctor Who Stories – Peter Purves Actor Peter Purves talks about his time in Doctor Who in this interview originally shot for the BBC’s 2003 documentary The Story of Doctor Who.
- The Lambert Tapes – Part One Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, looks back at the early days of the programme in this interview also shot for The Story of Doctor Who.
- Those Deadly Divas Actresses Kate O’Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman are joined by writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman to examine the role of the diva in Doctor Who.
- Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
- Programme Subtitles
- Photo Gallery
- Easter Egg