36 years after he left the iconic role, that defined the character of the Doctor; Tom Baker is back!
Baker has just finished shooting some new live action scenes for an up-and-coming re-release of 1979’s unfinished season 17 final episode Shada.
Shada was abandoned due to a BBC strike following some external and internal scenes being filmed. It has previously been released with bridging narration by Baker himself, on VHS and DVD.
Usually, for incomplete Who releases – missing footage is recreated in animated form. However, this is the first time that brand new “live action” footage has been shot for a lost episode recreation.
The BBC went to some length to shoot it in the same style and with the same lighting and set work, available in 1979.