Big Finish Paul McGann starred as the Eighth Doctor in Shada

Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Shada on Sale!

Paul McGann starred as the Eighth Doctor in Shada

Why this audio drama edition of a lost Doctor Who serial Shada-ly costs a thing!

That’s right! For five of your Earth pounds you too can own the 2003 adaptation of Douglas Adams’ lost 1979 serial Shada – featuring the vocal talents of the Eighth Doctor himself Paul McGann and Lalla Ward as Romana – in another fantastic bargain from Big Finish!

This production is the extended, audio only, version of the animated serial that was originally broadcast on the cult pages of the BBCi website and that, to this day, can still be found on the BBC Doctor Who Classic Series site in its full form.

For those that don’t already own the John Nathan-Turner version, the unofficial fan novelisation or the more recent novel adaptation by current Doctor Who scribe Gareth Roberts, Shada sees the Doctor, reunited with K-9 and Romana, embark on a perilous journey that will take him them from the cloisters of Cambridge to the farthest reaches of deep space, risking deadly encounters with a sentient spaceship, the monstrous Krargs, and an ancient Time Lord criminal called Salyavin.

As the Doctor soon discovers, the fate of the universe hangs in the balance…

Doctor Who: Shada, written by Douglas Adams (with the odd touch up here and there by Gary Russell) and Directed by Nicholas Briggs, is available from Big Finish now for £5.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




One Response to Shada on Sale!

  1. avatar Daniel Spino says:

    Definitely my favourite Big Finish audio story. It works just as well with Paul McGann as the original did with Paul McGann, if not even better. It is very faithful to the original, and even explains away the original in a fantastic way, having The Five Doctors cancelling the story out. A must for any Doctor Who fans :D

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