26 February 1977
Tom Baker (Doctor Who), Louise Jameson (Leela)
John Bennett (Li H’sen Chang) [1-5], Christopher Benjamin (Jago), Chris Gannon (Casey) [1-4], Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Deep Roy (Mr. Sin), David McKail (Sergeant Kyle) [1-2], Conrad Asquith (P.C. Quick) [1-2], Alan Butler (Buller) , Patsy Smart (Ghoul) , Tony Then (Lee) , John Wu (Coolie) , Michael Spice (Weng-Chiang) [2-6], Judith Lloyd (Teresa) , Vaune Craig-Raymond (Cleaning Woman) , Penny Lister (Singer) , Vincent Wong (Ho) [5-6]*.
|Written by||Robert Holmes|
|Directed by||David Maloney|
|Produced by||Philip Hinchcliffe|
|1||“Part One”||24:44||26 February 1977||11.3m|
|2||“Part Two”||24: 26||5 March 1977||9.8m|
|3||“Part Three”||21:56||12 March 1977||10.2m|
|4||“Part Four”||24:30||19 March 1977||11.4m|
|5||“Part Five”||24:49||26 March 1977||10.1m|
|6||“Part Six”||23: 26||2 April 1977||9.3m|
In this feature-length adventure set deep in the darkest heart of Victorian London, The Doctor and Leela are confronted by a series of bizarre and horrific events. An innocent cabbie is viciously slain by the agents of a secret Chinese cult, young women disappear quietly and suddenly, in the depths below, the rankest sewers are infested by giant, deadly abominations.
The Doctor, helped only by the local pathologist Professor Litefoot and the cowardly Henry Jago, finds himself battling for his life against the hideously deformed Magnus Greel, who pretends to be the ancient Chinese God, Weng-Chiang. But Greel is not the only menace, The Doctor must also deal with the illusionist Li H’sen Chang and the murderous dwarf Mr Sin before Leela falls prey to the Talons of Weng-Chiang.