The article explains how this story, by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy writer Douglas Adams, was “midway through filming when a 1979 strike brought the entire production grinding to a halt”.
A video version was released in 1992 using a combination of available material, remade effects and narration by Tom Baker.
In 2002 Big Finish re-recorded the story as an audio adventure starring Paul McGann as The Doctor with Lalla Ward as Romana and John Leeson as K9. This was made available via the BBC’s Doctor Who site during the spring of 2003 and later released on CD by Big Finish.
Doctor Who: Shada airs on BBC7 on 10th December from 9am to noon.
The station will also be airing The Chimes of Midnight, starring McGann and India Fisher, on 17th December.