Creative disarray, an abundance of tea, and a ball bag are but some of the treats on offer in this legendary unfinished serial
A handful of reasonably young chaps are asleep aboard the Think Tank research space station, when a particularly nefarious one among them — Skagra — awakens and uses a silver orb to absorb all of their brain power in a first step of an equally nefarious plot to find and release the greatest Gallifreyan criminal of all time, Salyavin.
Meanwhile, The Fourth Doctor and Romana II are enjoying a punt down the Cam as they’re about to visit the in-no-way-related-to-said-nefarious-plot, Professor Chronotis, a bumbly Mr Magoo with a penchant for tea and a tendency to misplace potentially universe-destroying tomes of Gallifreyan lore. When one such book goes astray, and Skagra coincidentally arrives to purloin it for himself, all hell breaks loose.
(Comparison screenshots between the different versions of Shada discussed in this podcast episode will be added soon. Watch this space.)