The Hand of Fear

The Hand of Fear DVD
The Hand of Fear


Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Number: BBCDVD1833
Certification: PG
Duration: 99 minutes
Release Date: ‎24 July 2006


The TARDIS materialises in an English quarry where Sarah is involved in a rock fall. When she is rescued, she is clutching a stone hand, which takes control of her and forces her to take it into the core of a nuclear reactor. The Doctor (Tom Baker) arrives too late to stop the hand from regenerating into an alien lifeform known as Eldrad, who demands to be returned to her home planet of Kastria. The Doctor obliges, but all is not as it seems with Eldrad. This was Sarah Jane Smith’s last adventure with The Doctor, although she later returned in ‘K9 and Company’, ‘The Five Doctors’ and ‘Downtime’.

Originally transmitted 08 Mar 75 – 12 Apr 75

Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Directed by: Lennie Mayne

Episode entry

Special Features

  • Commentary by Tom Baker (The Doctor), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Judith Paris (Eldrad), Bob Baker (Co-writer), Philip Hinchcliffe (Producer).
  • ‘Changing Times’ A 50-minute documentary charting the special relationship between The Doctor and his companion Sarah Jane Smith.
  • ‘Swap Shop’ A very rare clip of Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen’s appearance on the first ever edition of Noel Edmonds’ Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, shown in October 1976
  • Doctor Who 1977 Annual as a PDF
  • Production Notes
  • Trailers
  • Photo gallery
  • Continuity announcements
  • Easter egg

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