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Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979 Shada serial

Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979 Shada serial

Tom Baker has made a surprise appearance on camera as Doctor Who, donning his trademark stripy scarf in a newly-released episode. The 83-year-old actor has returned to complete the unfinished story Shada, filmed in Cambridge, 38 years after it was abandoned. The parts not filmed in 1979 will be completed with animation and Baker’s voice, but he has also filmed a scene. It will be his first return to the role since a brief Children in Need cameo. Baker, the…

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First look at newly-animated “lost” Doctor Who episode Shada

First look at newly-animated “lost” Doctor Who episode Shada

Throughout Doctor Who history many episodes of the sci-fi series have been lost, but few have inspired fans and creators quite as much as Douglas Adams’ Shada, a Tom Baker-starring serial intended to air on the BBC in 1979-80 before strike action halfway through filming meant it was never fully completed. Since then, attempts at finally completing Shada have been plentiful, from a direct-to-video release using linking narration by Baker, a Big Finish audio play (starring Paul McGann’s Doctor instead…

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The First Doctor feels “great horror” when meeting Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special

The First Doctor feels “great horror” when meeting Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special

We’re still over a month away from seeing upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special Twice Upon a Time on our screens, but already a few more details are trickling out about what we might expect from Peter Capaldi’s final episode – and the conflicts that arise within it. Speaking in a special Doctor Who behind-the-scenes documentary called The Finale Falls (a DVD extra on the complete Doctor Who series 10 collection based around series 10 finale The Doctor Falls), episode writer…

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Shada DVD details confirmed and bluray extras

Shada DVD details confirmed and bluray extras

  As announced last month, the incomplete 1979 Doctor Who story Shada is to be finally completed for fans to enjoy on digital download, DVD and bluray. We have further details to share on the DVD extras and the exclusive disc included with the limited edition bluray steelbook. The digital download will be available from Nov 24 whilst the DVD and bluray editions will be released from Dec 4, 2017. The original footage shot for Shada will be combined with…

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REMINDER: OLIVE HAWTHORNE AND THE DAEMONS OF DEVIL’S END

REMINDER: OLIVE HAWTHORNE AND THE DAEMONS OF DEVIL’S END

OLIVE HAWTHORNE AND THE DAEMONS OF DEVIL’S END Written by Suzanne Barbieri, Debbie Bennett, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards, David J Howe and Sam Stone, and edited by Sam Stone. Olive Hawthorne is the sole guardian of the sleepy village of Devil’s End. She protects the world from the incursion of demons, vampires, aliens and all manner of otherworldly creatures. But she is getting old … and they keep coming … This is the story of Olive’s life. From her earliest…

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Doctor Who fans in Australia will be able to see ‘lost’ episode Shada on the big screen

Doctor Who fans in Australia will be able to see ‘lost’ episode Shada on the big screen

Australia’s Doctor Who fans are in for a treat, because newly-completed 1979 story Shada is heading Down Under to the big screen. The adventure, penned by Hitchhiker’s Guide author Douglas Adams, has become legendary among fans in the 38 years since it was abandoned. Starring Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, it was intended to be the finale to the 17th series – then disaster struck: industrial action at the BBC meant filming was never completed and it had to be abandoned….

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‘Shada’ DVD and bluray cover reveal

‘Shada’ DVD and bluray cover reveal

   As we revealed earlier this month, the unfinished Fourth Doctor story Shada is to be completed using hand-drawn animation. Below you can find the newly-released artwork for the regular DVD and Bluray editions, which will be released on Dec 4, 2017. The 1979 adventure wll be produced as a feature-length film with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward reprising their roles as the Fourth Doctor and Romana respectively. Shada will be released as a digital download in the UK on…

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THE ‘WHOGRAPHICA’ GUIDE TO CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO STORY ‘SHADA’

THE ‘WHOGRAPHICA’ GUIDE TO CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO STORY ‘SHADA’

This week BBC Worldwide announced that Shada – a Fourth Doctor story which filming remained unfinished – is to be released later this year with the original footage and completed with hand-drawn animation. Some fans may be curious as to the history of this adventure, written by The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy author (and Doctor Who script editor), Douglas Adams. Well, good news – BBC Books’ Whographica: An Infographic Guide To Space And Timeis here to help! Released last year, the Whographica is a fantastic and fun…

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DOCTOR WHO: COMPLETE SERIES 10 COMING TO BLURAY AND DVD

DOCTOR WHO: COMPLETE SERIES 10 COMING TO BLURAY AND DVD

Fans can now enjoy the latest run of episodes with their favourite Time Lord, Bill Potts and Nardole in Doctor Who: The Complete Series 10, available on DVD and bluray. Doctor Who: The Complete Series 10 will be available from Nov 13, 2017 on DVD, bluray and limited edition steelbook. In Series 10, the Doctor is keen to show his new friend, Bill Potts, the wonders of the universe, and their travels bring them face-to-face with Ice Warriors and Cybermen. His adventures…

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BBC regenerates ‘lost’ Tom Baker story Shada

BBC regenerates ‘lost’ Tom Baker story Shada

A lost Doctor Who classic starring Tom Baker is about to be brought back to life, 38 years after the story was abandoned and the final episodes were left unbroadcast. Shada… Coming Soon! An abandoned Doctor Who classic starring Tom Baker and written by Douglas Adams is brought to life in a brand-new animation! #Shada >> bbc.in/2hYSOH0 Posted by Doctor Who on Monday, October 9, 2017   Shada, written by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams and starring…

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