Starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Directed by: Paddy Russell
Produced by: Graham Williams
Written by: Terrance Dicks
It is the turn of the century, and the tardis materialises by a lighthouse on the desolate isle of Fang Rock. When the engineer dies in mysterious circumstances, the remaining crew blame the mythical Beast of Fang Rock – until the Doctor and Leela turn up…
When a small clippper runs aground on the crags of Fang Rock the lighthouse offers shelter to its desperate passengers. But the Doctor soon discovers clues that suggest that no one is safe on the tiny island.
Whilst a private drama unfolds between the survivors of the wrecked clipper, another death occurs. The Doctor suspects a ruthless alien lurks in the thick unnatural fog around the island and secures the lighthouse. But has he really locked the horror out, or is it somewhere inside with them…?
Originally transmitted 3rd-24th September 1977, this gripping story kicked off Tom Baker’s fourth season as the Doctor.
- Audio commentary by actors Louise Jameson and John Abbott and writer, Terrance Dicks.
- Terrance Dicks: Fact & Fiction A look at the writer’s 6-decade career in books and television.
- Paddy Russell: A Life in Television – specially shot retrospective interview of the director’s 40-year TV career as an actress, stage manager and director.
- The Antique Doctor Who Show – Short film from 1993 on Doctor Who collectibles. Originally broadcast as part of the programme’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations in 1993.
- Easter Egg
- Photo Gallery
- Production Notes