Doctor Who (1963)

Season 15 Episode 1

Horror of Fang Rock, Part One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Sep 03, 1977 on BBC
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The English channel, the 1900s AD. The TARDIS lands on barren Fang Rock, inhabited until now only by three light-house keepers. But what is the strange fog covering the island, and can it be connected to the falling star sighted earlier that night?

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  • Simple but atmospheric and perfectly played Doctor Who adventure.

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    Philip Segal, the producer of the 1996 Doctor Who telemovie, viewed Horror of Fang Rockas a \'model\' Doctor Who story, and it\'s easy to see why. Set solely in and around a light house in the early 20th century, Horror of Fang Rock captures a brooding sense of atmospheric horror that helps this rank as one of the best told scare stories in the show\'s history. Highly recommended.

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • The Doctor: The generator's working. I wonder what's happening to the power?
      Leela: I'm not a teshnician.
      The Doctor: It could be shorting out I suppose.
      Leela: And I suppose you are going to mend it?
      The Doctor: What, without asking for permission? I wouldn't dream of it. Let's talk to the crew. "Teshnician"?

    • The Doctor: Reuben, do you think we had something to do with your friend's death?
      Reuben: I know what I know. And what I think.
      The Doctor: Incontrovertible.

  • NOTES (5)

    • DVD: Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock (BBCDVD 1356) released in January 2005. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E2317) in September 2005.

      Video: Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock (BBCV 6536) released in July 1998. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1018) in March 1999.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 20009 8) first published by W H Allen in 1978.

    • Although they are not credited, the voices of Skinsale (Alan Row), Adelaide (Annette Woolett) and Palmerdale (Sean Caffrey) can clearly be heard as the yacht is crashing into the rocks.

    • This was something of a last-minute replacement for the script The Witch Lords by the same author. This eventually saw the light of day as Season 18's State of Decay.

    • Taped in Birmingham, this was the only serial in the original series to go into studio outside of London.

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