Former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw investigates a series of bizarre murders near a soon-to-be closed psychiatric hospital. When the hospital is suddenly saved by a wealthy businessman events seem to run out of Liz's control.
P.R.O.B.E. are summoned to investigate a series of strange events linked to a private school. Liz Shaw comes under increasing pressure to solve the case as P.R.O.B.E. is threatened with closure just when it may be most needed.
When the body of a victim from the Winterborne case goes missing and a black magic grimoire is stolen from a local museum Liz Shaw teams up with the disgraced former headmaster of Winterborne school, Gavin Purcell to fight it.
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.
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The first P.R.O.B.E. adventure sees former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw (Caroline John) dispatched by the Preternatural Research Bureau to investigate a series of bizarre murders. All of the killings have occurred near to a psychiatric hospital that is soon to close its doors. When wealthy industrialist Peter Russell (Colin Baker) suddenly and unexpectedly steps in to save the hospital from closure things get even more complicated for Liz. Are Dr Dove (Sylvester McCoy)the current director of the hospital and his aged predecessor Dr O'Kane (Jon Pertwee) hiding the killer somewhere in the hospital - and what is the secret of room zero? Written by
Proves what can be done with a low budget and good actors.
Anyone interested in low budget British science fiction is urged to try and find a copy of this title. It's a Doctor Who spin-off which features one of the Doctor's old companions, as well as several of the actors who played the Doctor in different roles. This is a small scale science fiction tale which doesn't rely on special effects to tell a compelling story.
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