Philip Hinchcliffe, acclaimed producer of Doctor Who (1975-77) returns to tell new stories for the Fourth Doctor and Leela.
The TARDIS arrives on the remote Shetland isle of Bothness and the
Doctor and Leela find themselves threatened by Vikings! Only all is not
as it seems. The locals are celebrating the old Norse fire festival of
Up Helly Aa, so there’s nothing to be worried about. Or is there?
For, unknown to the islanders, the TARDIS crew are on the trail of an
ancient artefact invested with mysterious powers that has recently been
stolen and brought to this remote location.
Somewhere on this island lurks something ancient, and evil, and alien.
The Doctor and Leela will have to stop it. Only on this occasion time
might not be on their side.
Written By: Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Joanna Vanderham (Joanna Renwick), David Rintoul (Professor Angus Renwick), Jane Slavin (Peggy), Ewan Bailey (Davy McTavit), Kieran Bew (Murdo Jamieson), Chris Porter (Nardos), Fleur Hinchcliffe (Young Angus Renwick)
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs