Doctor Who (1963)

Season 26 Episode 5

Ghost Light, Part One

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Oct 04, 1989 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • Other MIstake: When Nimrod opens the door behind which Redvers is bathed in light, the key dangles from the lock, rather than being firmly latched.

    • Equipment Visible: In Redvers' office, Sophie Aldred's radio mike can be seen tucked into the back of her trousers when she runs to the door.

    • Continuity: Ace is wearing a ring when she waves to the stuffed bird. But it's gone when she picks up the snuff box.

  • Quotes

    • Rev. Matthews: I see that all the stories about you are true. You have no shred of decency. Even parading your shameless wantons in front of your guests.
      Ace: Does he mean me, Professor?
      Rev. Matthews: I have it. This is some experiment related to your mumbo-jumbo theories. Perhaps she'll evolve into a young lady.
      Ace: Who you calling "young lady", bug-brain?
      [The Doctor steps in to separate the two.]
      The Doctor: No such luck. Quiet, Eliza. Be a good girl. I'm making some small talk.

    • The Doctor: Let me guess. My theories appall you, my heresies outrage you, I never answer letters and you don't like my tie.

    • Ace: There must be things you hate.

      The Doctor: I can't stand burnt toast. I loathe bus stations, full of lost luggage and lost souls... And then, there's unrequited love, and tyranny, and cruelty...

    • Gwendoline: I think Mr. Matthews is confused.

      The Doctor: Never mind. I'll have him completely bewildered by the time I'm finished.

  • Notes

    • DVD: Doctor Who: Ghost Light (BBCDVD 1352) released in September 2004. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E2218) in June 2005.

      Video: Doctor Who: Ghost Light (BBCV 5344) released in May 1994. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1318) in June 1996.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who - Ghost Light by Marc Platt (ISBN 0 426 20351 8) first published by W H Allen in 1990.

  • Allusions

    • The Lost World: Redvers references this Arthur Conan Doyle story when he refers to telling Doyle about giant lizards.