‘Yes, I always find trouble.’
An isolated Edwardian lighthouse, mysterious deaths, an unexpected shipwreck, a body-snatching alien: Horror of Fang Rock (1977) distils Doctor Who’s
vein of Gothic horror, setting the Doctor in a locale that mirrors and
amplifies his duality. The story intersects with the lore of the
lighthouse as historical icon, as technological compendium, and as
literary allegory, to probe the limits of knowledge, the artifice of
class and the dangers of narrative.