Doctor Who: Shada Steelbook (UK Shop)

Starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward

Directed by: Pennant Roberts

Produced by: Graham Williams

Written by: Douglas Adams

“Delicate matter, slightly. It’s about a book…” Chris Parsons is happily engrossed in studying post-graduate physics at Cambridge, when one day he finds an old book, sitting on a dusty shelf in an ageing professor’s library. Written in a language nobody can read and made of a paper that can’t be torn, this is no ordinary book. And when it enters his life, everything changes for young Chris Parsons. Soon finding himself aboard an invisible space-ship, chased by monsters made of molten rock; aboard an alien prison on a distant planet and attacked by a horde of mind-control zombies. Chris also meets a strange man with a very long scarf who claims he can travel through time and space… in a police box. It’s going to be a busy day for Chris Parsons. An abandoned Doctor Who classic is brought to life. Starring Tom Baker and written by Douglas Adams, this is “Shada” for a modern audience, with footage upscaled to high definition, and incomplete footage now completed using high-quality animation.


  • 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.
  • Now and Then Compare the Cambridge locations as they appeared in 1979 with how they look today.
  • Strike, Strike, Strike! A look at how industrial action impacted Doctor Who over the years.
  • Studio Sessions – 1979
  • Dialogue Sessions
  • Model Filming
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Title Sequence Films
  • Live Action Reference Footage
  • 1979 Gallery
  • 2017 Gallery
  • Shada 1992 VHS Compilation
  • Shada 2003 Webcast

Product Information

Release date:  04/12/2017 Format: BD BBC product reference number: BBCBD0413 Contains: 3 discs Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes Region: B (Europe, Africa, Middle East, French territories and Greenland)