Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl

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Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl

Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl


Pages 109
ISBN 0-426-20077-2
Publication Date 26 July 1979


‘The Fendahl is death,’ said The Doctor. `How do you kill death itself?’

The ultra-modern technology of the Time Scanner combines with the ancient evil of Fetch Wood, and brings to life a terror that has lain hidden for twelve million years.

The Doctor and Leela fight to destroy the Fendahl, a recreated menace that threatens to devour all life in the galaxy.



  1. The Skull
  2. Dead Man in the Wood
  3. Time Scan
  4. Horror at the Priory
  5. The Fendahleen
  6. The Coven
  7. Stael’s Mutiny
  8. The Missing Planet
  9. Ceremony of Evil
  10. The Priestess
  11. Time Bomb
  12. The End of the Fendahl


  • Stael’s background and motivation is explained in detail.
  • Fendelman’s name is spelled “Fendleman”.
  • David Mitchell’s first name is changed to Harry.
  • Colby is referred to both in the text and by Stael as “Professor Colby”, whereas on screen “Professor” seems to be simply a nickname given him by Martha Tyler.
  • Moss is mentioned as fingering a lucky charm during his first meeting with The Doctor and Leela, a detail edited out of the broadcast version.
  • The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his sonic screwdriver and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
  • Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into Fetch Priory the first time.
  • The Fendahl Skull does not start glowing until after The Doctor innocently touches it, rather than him touching it after it has started glowing.
  • The Doctor does not refer to Mitchell by name, removing an oft-cited potential error in the televised version.

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