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Attn. Doctor Who / Douglas Adams fans


BBCi / Big Finish productions have reproduced the incomplete 1980 Douglas Adams story

Meant to be the finale of Doctor Who's seventeenth season, production was never completed due to a strike at the BBC. A truncated form, with linking narration by Tom Baker himself, was released on VHS some time ago. Some of the footage of the story also exists as part of "The Five Doctors", in which Tom Baker declined to participate.

The production is a graphic novel style animation piece with a full audio soundtrack starring Paul McGann as the Doctor and Lalla Ward as Romana. John Leeson also reprises his role as the voice of K9. The audio is faithful to Douglas Adams' (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy) screenplay, with only slight alterations to update the story to include the current Doctor and accomodate Romana's subsequent presidency (being up to date in the DW universe isn't necessary, though).

The programme consists of six twentyodd minute episodes, so it might take some time to get through. But if you're a Doctor Who or Douglas Adams fan, it should be worth it.

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