A mysterious light in the sky, an unnatural glow in the ocean and a thick fog bring terror to the lighthouse keepers of Fang Rock. When the Doctor and Leela arrive, the first death has already cast doubt on the safety of the lighthouse. But the Doctor discovers something more terrifying and evil than he could have imagined.
-- from the DVD release, 2005
The start of the Graham Williams era, this classic tale provided a solid entry into the sixth year of regular DVD releases.
Episode timings on DVD: 24'12", 24'11", 23'14", 23'48"
Episode timings on PasC: 24'10", 24'10", 23'12", 23'49"
06/07/1998: UK - BBC Worldwide - BBCV6536
09/11/1998: Aus/NZ - Roadshow Entertainment - B00311 [not pictured]
02/03/2000: US - CBS/Fox - 0129 [renumbered in 2000 by WHV to E1018]
Cover by Black Sheep.
DVD Bonus features
Terrance Dicks: Fact & Fiction (36'10")
Terrance Dicks and his colleagues and fans look back over his career.
Featuring: Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, Christopher Barry, Paul
Cornell, Peter Darvill-Evans, Brenda Gardner, Louis Marks, Eric
Paddy Russell - A Life in Television (14'03")
An interview with the director. She explains how she first got into television, and goes on to talk about Mother Courage and her Children, controlling the studio floor "like a man", The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Pyramids of Mars (and working with Tom Baker), Horror of Fang Rock (she was initially set to work on State of Decay), the design of the Rutan, Tom and Louise Jameson's relationship and how lucky she feels about her career.
Paddy Russell was Interviewed by Martin Wiggins
Produced by Paul Vanezis
Made in Birmingham
(C) BBC MMV
The Antique Doctor Who Show
By Richard Molesworth
Photo Gallery ('3'29")
20 colour and b/w photos, and 27 frames from the storyboard.
With Louise Jameson, John Abbot and Terrance Dicks.
Restoration NotesThe D3 copies of the original quads created in the mid-90s were used as the basis of this release: After being run through the transform PAL decoder, dropouts were cleaned up with Scratchbox and the credit sequences recreated. Mark Ayres, as usual, provided an audio restoration. A radio aerial that was cropped originally because of CSO effects was recreated via CGI.
02/07/1998 - Passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
03/08/1998 - Passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ
28/10/2004 - Bonuses passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
09/12/2004 - Menus passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
25/01/2005 - Passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ