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The Hand of Fear

A reminder: as a tribute to the late Elisabeth Sladen, tonight BBC4 will begin showing The Hand of Fear. A four-part Doctor Who serial originally broadcast in 1976. This story marked Sladen’s initial departure from Doctor Who and her final story with the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker.

Synopsis:

When the TARDIS lands in on Earth in a quarry, the Doctor and Sarah are caught in a mining explosion. She is found clutching what appears to be a fossilised hand, buried in 150 million-year-old strata. Analysis shows the hand to be silicon-based and inert, but when Sarah begins to act as if possessed, the Doctor suspects that it may still be alive…

Schedule:

  • Part 1 – Monday 9th May at 7:40pm on BBC4
  • Part 2 – Monday 9th May at 8:05pm on BBC4
  • Part 3 – Tuesday 10th May at 7:40pm on BBC4
  • Part 4 – Tuesday 10th May at 8:05pm on BBC4
Step back in time...

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