Number of DVDs 2
DVD Number BBCDVD1152
Duration 98 minutes
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.
These stories originally shown. 26/02/77 – 02/04/77
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Directed by: David Maloney
- Commentary by David Maloney, Louise Jameson, John Bennett and Christopher Benjamin.
- Isolated music soundtrack.
- Production notes.
- Interview with Philip Hinchcliffe
- Blue Peter Theatre
- Photo gallery