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The infamous unfinished 1979 story, featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana, has been completed and will be released later this year on DVD and Blu-Ray combining the existing footage with new animation and voice overs from the original cast.

Shada, written by Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, was originally set as the finale for the 17th season. However due to strike action at the BBC, only the location shots were completed, meaning the story was left unfinished until now. This isn’t the first release of the story, as it has previously been made available on Video and DVD with Tom Baker narrating the scenes that were never filmed, Big Finish released an adaptation of the story with the Eighth Doctor, and a book was released a few years ago which was written by Gareth Roberts.

A shot of Cambridge student Chris Parson, Romana and the Fourth Doctor from the existing footage

This new release has been made by the same restoration team who produced the remastered, animated version of The Power of the Daleks.

“Shada was one of my favourite Doctor Who stories,” said Baker. “I have many fond memories of shooting the location scenes in Cambridge, and it was disappointing not to finish the story in studio. I’m so glad that BBC Worldwide have found a way to bring fans a complete visual version.”

The steelbook that is available to pre-order

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Due to the chameleon circuit on my TARDIS working a bit too well, it seems I may be stuck on this planet for quite a while. I've searched high and low but it doesn't seem to be anywhere. Guess I'll spend my time watching and writing about this Doctor bloke, possibly accompanied by my good old friend, Gin.