17 October 1974
DOCTOR WHO is strangely concerned about Professor Horner‘s plan to cut open an ancient barrow near the peaceful English village of Devil’s End; equally worried is Miss Hawthorne, the local white witch, who foretells a terrible disaster if he goes ahead; determined that the Professor should is Mr. Magister, the new vicar (in truth The Master) whose secret ceremonies are designed to conjure up from out of the barrow a horribly powerful being from a far-off planet … The Brigadier and Jo Grant assist DOCTOR WHO in this exciting confrontation with the forces of black magic!
`DOCTOR WHO, the children’ own programme which adults adore…’ Gerard Garrett, The Daily Sketch.
- The White Witch
- The New Vicar
- The Opening of the Barrow
- The Appearance of the Beast
- The Heat Barrier
- The Second Appearance
- Into Danger
- The Third Appearance
- The Rescue
- Into the Cavern
- The Sacrifice
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- As in the earlier novelisation Doctor Who and the Zarbi, The Doctor is referred to in the text by the technically incorrect name “Doctor Who”.
- Benton’s scenes with Miss Hawthorne are expanded upon.
- Benton and Miss Hawthorne drawing a pentagram to try to destroy Bok.
- The Master is upset when he thinks he killed The Doctor.