For 200 years the secret of Devil’s End village has lain dormant, as the burial mound, the so-called Devil’s Hump, has remained sealed. Until now, at midnight on April 30th on the greatest occult festival of the year, as Professor Horner prepares to break it open. But just what evil treasures lie buried there? Will the local white witch’s warnings of doom and destruction be fulfilled? Who or what is the mighty Azal? But even more disturbing for The Doctor and Jo, just how is the Reverend Magister, alias the infamous Master, involved in the mystery?
Originally transmitted in colour 22nd May – 19th June 1971, this five part adventure starring Jon Pertwee was lost in its original form. Only a black and white version and an ed colour American NTSC standard version remained until now, when technology worthy of the Doctor himself has reconciled the two, synchronising them into one full colour version. The final touch then had to be added, to reconstruct those sequences ed out of the American version and of which only black and white footage remained. This was achieved by adding colour by hand, with a Paintbox special effects unit, and the end result is The Daemons, in colour in full for the first time in over 20 years.
The Daemons was the fifth story of season 8