3 September 1977
John Abbott (Vince), Colin Douglas (Reuben), Ralph Watson (Ben) , Sean Caffrey (Lord Palmerdale) [2-4], Alan Rowe (Skinsale) [2-4], Annette Woollett (Adelaide) [2-4], Rio Fanning (Harker) [2-3]
|Written by||Terrance Dicks|
|Directed by||Paddy Russell|
|Produced by||Graham Williams|
|1||“Part One”||24:10||3 September 1979||6.8m|
|2||“Part Two”||24:10||10 September 1979||7.1m|
|3||“Part Three”||23:12||17 September 1979||9.8m|
|4||“Part Four”||23:49||24 September 1979||9.9m|
It is the turn of the century, and the TARDIS materialises by the 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 clipper 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…?