Doctor Who: Shada (DVD)

Pennant Roberts

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Synopsis

3-Disc set. Story 109. 

 

 

Written by Douglas Adams as his final contribution to Doctor Who, Shada was envisaged as a Time Lord story without a Gallifreyan setting. It sees the Doctor bringing Romana to present-day Earth to visit Professor Chronotis, an elderly Time Lord who absconded from Gallifrey and now lives a quiet academic life at St Cedd's College in Cambridge. Also seeking Chronotis is a scientist called Skagra who has a device, in the form of a floating sphere, with which he intends to steal the Professor's mind and thereby learn the location of a book entitled The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Skagra eventually succeeds in obtaining the book, which has been borrowed from the Professor's study by a student named Chris Parsons. He then kidnaps Romana and hijacks the TARDIS.

Product Details

  • Starring: Lalla Ward, Tom Baker, Christopher Neame, David Brierley
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: 01/08/2013
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 346968

Special Features

  • Bonus BBCi / Big Finish Version: Animated Webcast Starring Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and Lalla Ward, Produced In 2003
  • More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS
  • Taken Out Of Time: Why Shada Became The Only Doctor Who Story Never To Be Completed, With Tom Baker, Daniel Hill, And Director Pennant Roberts
  • Now And Then: Location Report
  • Strike! Strike! Strike!: Retrospective On How Industrial Action Has Impacted The Series
  • Being A Girl: How Women Are Represented In Doctor Who
  • Remembering Nicholas Courtney
  • Doctor Who Stories - Peter Purves
  • The Lambert Tapes: Part One - Interview With The Series' First Producer Verity Lambert
  • Richard Martin's Memories of Verity
  • Those Deadly Divas: Kate O'Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman With Writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
  • Photo Galleries
  • PDF Material: Radio Times Listing
  • Production Notes
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