Just a quick notification post here to remind you that on UK television tonight, as a fitting tribute to the late Elisabeth Sladen, BBC Four are broadcasting her final four-part Doctor Who story as a regular TARDIS-travelling companion, titled ‘The Hand Of Fear’ first shown on BBC1. Tonight, BBC Four are airing Parts One and Two of the 1976 story.
‘The Hand Of Fear’ – Part One
The Doctor and Sarah Jane find themselves in a gravel pit. Sarah Jane finds a fossilised hand and removes a ring from it, placing it on her finger. She is knocked unconscious by a rock-breaking explosion and is taken to hospital. Possessed by an alien from Kastria, she takes the hand to Nunton nuclear power station, where the hand regrows a finger and begins to move.
‘The Hand Of Fear’ – Part Two
The fossilised hand is now in the possession of a technician called Driscoll at Nunton power station. He places the fossilised hand in the reactor core, which it begins to draw power from, causing an overload situation. As the complex is evacuated, computers and equipment begin to blow up and Nunton's director, Professor Watson, is thrown to the floor.
The Doctor – Tom Baker
Sarah Jane – Elisabeth Sladen
Eldrad – Judith Paris
Written by – Bob Baker & Dave Martin
Producer – Philip Hinchcliffe
Director – Lennie Mayne
Doctor Who ‘The Hand Of Fear’ Parts 1 & 2 double-bill will be broadcast tonight on BBC Four starting at 7:40PM.
What do you think? Are you going to watch this? What are your thoughts of this story?