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5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious taste of 'The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey'
This story has been hailed as something of a mystery and a lost classic. 'Shada' is the lost un-transmitted story of Doctor Who by Douglas Adams. It was originally meant for Tom Baker and Lalla Ward in 1979-80, as the season finale to Graham Williams' third and final season as producer of Doctor Who. And it would have made a genuinely tremendous finale for three...
Published on 12 Jun 2012 by Tim Bradley

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3.0 out of 5 stars Shada-pa-ya face
It's hard to see the point of this Doctor Who audio - it is a remake of a 1979 Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana story which was famously left incomplete after a BBC strike. There are a few minor changes to the original e.g. it is The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) who contacts Romana (now President of the High Council of the Timelords) in order to re-tell the story from...
Published on 21 April 2008 by Captain Pugwash


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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Douglas Adams' legendary lost story, 2 Jun 2010
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This review is from: Shada (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
'Shada', by Douglas Adams, is the great lost 'Doctor Who' story - strikes at the BBC forced production to be abandoned, and the original story featuring Tom Baker was never completed. In 2003, Big Finish Productions, producers of numerous 'Doctor Who' audio dramas on CD, remounted the six-part serial for webcast and CD release to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary, with an impressive cast. Paul McGann takes on the mantle of the Doctor, joined by the likes of Andrew Sachs, James Fox, Susannah Harker and Hannah Gordon amongst others.

As with all of Adams' work, it's a story full of brilliant ideas and witty dialogue - however, legend has probably bestowed upon 'Shada' a status it didn't really deserve, as it's not his best work - and fans of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and Dirk Gently may recognise several characters and plot points which were recycled from this tale - but it's still a lot of fun. Probably one for completists on the whole, though it's nice to see it completed at long last.
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