Doctor Who (1963)

Season 26 Episode 9

The Curse of Fenric, Part Two

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Nov 01, 1989 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: The helmet of the soldier that Jean and Phyllis draw into the water moves around quite a bit, drifting to the right twice before suddenly positioning itself well behind him.

    • Trivia: According to Ian Briggs, the runes that carve themselves into the wall of the church are genuine Viking incantations, including one for fertility.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Producer John Nathan Turner's dog makes a cameo appearance as the Doctor and Ace approach Miss Hardaker's house.

  • Allusions

    • 1 Corinthians 13: Wainwright quotes this famous passage in the New Testament when he speaks to the empty church.

    • Bombing of Dresden: When showing the Doctor the poison, Millington asks the Doctor to imagine the bombs being dropped on several cities, including Dresden. This references the fire-bombing of that city in February 1945, with an estimated death toll of between 25,000 and 40,000 people.

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