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Writer:
Douglas Adams (by) (original material)
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Release Date:
6 July 1992 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
This unfinished story from the television series "Doctor Who" (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Doctor Who / Narrator

Lalla Ward ... Romana

Christopher Neame ... Skagra
Denis Carey ... Professor Chronotis

Daniel Hill ... Chris Parsons
Victoria Burgoyne ... Clare Keightley
David Brierly ... K9 / Computer Voice (voice) (as David Brierley)
Gerald Campion ... Porter (Wilkins)
Shirley Dixon ... Voice of Skagra's Ship

James Coombes ... Voice of Krargs
Derek Pollitt ... Professor Caldera (episode 4)
John Hallet ... Police Constable (episode 6)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Cole ... Krarg (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Krarg Commander / Krarg 3 (uncredited)
James Muir ... Krarg (uncredited)
Lionel Sansby ... Krarg (uncredited)
Derek Suthern ... Krarg (uncredited)
Reg Woods ... Krarg (uncredited)

Directed by
Pennant Roberts 
 
Writing credits
Douglas Adams (by) (original material)

Produced by
John Nathan-Turner .... producer (video release)
Graham Williams .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Fintan Sheehan 
 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar (original production)
 
Production Design by
Victor Meredith 
 
Costume Design by
Rupert Jarvis (original production) (as Rupert Roxburghe-Jarvis)
 
Production Management
John Nathan-Turner .... unit production manager
Ralph Wilton .... production manager
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rupert Jarvis .... costumes: original production (as Roxburghe-Jarvis)
 
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... composer: theme music
Dudley Simpson .... composer original production: uncompleted
 
Other crew
Douglas Adams .... script editor: original material
Olivia Hill .... assistant to director (as Olivia Bazalgette)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
110 min (VHS version)
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Certification:
UK:PG (DVD rating) | UK:U (VHS rating)

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Trivia:
In 2003, Shada was remade by Big Finish Productions as an audio book/Flash animation for BBC Interactive. The remade version starred Paul McGann as The Doctor, with Lalla Ward reprising her role as Romana and John Leeson as K-9.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the scene where Skagra attaches the sphere to Professor Chronotis' head, the professor's eyeglasses are off his head during a close-up, then on again after a couple of camera shot changes that return to a close-up, all while his hands are empty and his arms are flailing about.See more »
Quotes:
The Doctor:Was it to do with the voices?
Professor Chronotis:What voices?
The Doctor:Well, when I was on the river, I heard a strange babble of inhuman voices. Didn't you, Romana?
Romana:Yes.
Professor Chronotis:Oh, undergraduates talking to each other, I expect. I've tried to have it banned.
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Missing Adventure Gets its Day in the Sun, 20 April 2005
Author: MightyCaptain from USA

Arguably the most well known actor to ever portray the Doctor in the BBC series, Tom Baker returns to narrate this previously missing adventure from his heyday as the scarf wearing, grinning Fourth Doctor. 'Shada' was originally produced as part of the 1979-1980 season of the scifi programme-and would have been the final story of that year-but was cancelled mid way due to strikes. With Producer Graham Williams' departure and incoming replacement John Nathan-Turner desiring to move the series into a new direction, 'Shada' was consigned to storage and largely forgotten.... until 1992. Sylvester McCoy had been playing the mysterious seventh incarnation of the wandering Time Lord for three full years before the BBC decided to sell the show to an independent company over financial concerns. Spending the next two and a half years searching for someone to do this, the BBC grew despondent finally cancelled the long running programme. So with the sudden demand for Dr Who stories being released on VHS for commercial use, former producer Nathan-Turner, in one of his last acts as 'caretaker' of Doctor Who, authorized the release of the 'Shada' story on VHS with Tom Baker being hired to narrate the missing bits that were not completed in 1979 and presenting this rare gem to a new generation.

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