BBCDVD 1152 Doctor Who - The talons of Weng-Chiang by Robert Holmes

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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1152
TitleDoctor Who - The talons of Weng-Chiang
Artist(s)Robert Holmes
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100454265-A911 18 A 1
A0100454267-A911 18 A 1
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Part 124.44
A2Part 224.26
A3Part 321.56
A4Part 424.30
A5Part 524.49
A6Part 623.26
B1The Likely Arts - Whose Doctor Who?58.45
B2Behind the scenes24.01
B3Blue Peter theatre26.01
B4Philip Hincliffe interview11.31
B5Trails and continuity2.29
B6TARDIS-cam - Part 61.44
B7Photo gallery3.26
Total length of media 4:31:48.


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Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)

Louise Jameson (Leela)

Christopher Benjamin - Henry Gordon Jago

Trevor Baxter - Professor Litefoot

John Bennett - Li H'sen Chang

Deep Roy - Mr Sin

Michael Spice - Weng-Chiang (Magnus Greel)

Chris Gannon - Casey

Alan Butler - Buller

Tony Then - Lee

Vincent Wong - Ho

John Wu - Coolie

David McKail - Sergeant

Conrad Asquith - PC Quick

Judith Lloyd - Teresa

Vaune Craig-Raymond - Cleaning Woman

Penny Lister - Singer

Dudley Simpson - Conductor

Patsy Smart - Ghoul

Written by

Robert Holmes

Produced by

Philip Hinchcliffe

Directed by

David Maloney


Women in Victorian London fall prey to an unknown menace, while monstrous terror lurk in the sewers under the city. Chinese gangs scurry in the dark fog, and a sinister stage magician seeks to serve his mysterious master. The Doctor and Leela arrive, only to find themselves plunged into a series of macabre horrors ...


To mark the end of Philip Hincliffe's tenure as producer, script editor Robert Holmes comes up with a period masterpiece of a story set in the mysterious misty backstreets of Victorian London. Combining influences from Sherlock Holmes and Fu Manchu films with the more gothic horrors of The Phantom of the Opera and the real-life crimes of Jack the ERipper, Holmes weaves a tale that is both startlingly efficient and complex in structure. Tom Baker's Doctor is perhaps at the peak of his powers, whether stalking giant rats through the sewers of London, trying to outwit his mysterious opponent and predict his next move, or simply observing events from beneath the brim of a deerstalker cap. One of Doctor Who's all-time classics, The |Talons of Weng-Chiang will indeed have you gripped ...

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