Spin-off from "Doctor Who" which, despite good ratings, didn't get past the pilot stage. One time companion to a mysterious and body-changing alien known as "The Doctor", Sarah Jane Smith returns to Earth and carries on with her journalist career. Now, in 1981, she has managed to rebuild her career and has come, a matter of days before Christmas, to her Aunt Lavinia's (a famous scientist) house in the sleepy English village of Moreton Harwood to write a book and to rest after her world-travelling assignments. However, her journalist's nose sniffs out another mystery when she arrives to find Aunt Lavinia gone, and nobody knows where she is, but the local rumour is that she was the victim of a local witch coven. Worshipers of a pagan goddess Hecate gather to celebrate a festival by ritually murdering a friend of Sarah's. She needs help... and she gets it from a box from her friend "The Doctor." Inside the box is a metal robotic but almost human-like talking dog called K-9 that is built ... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Did You Know?
Fans voted this number 153 in a countdown of the 163 Doctor Who
(1963) stories in Outpost Gallifrey's 40th anniversary poll in 2003. See more
The 'witches' ceremony takes place in the ruins of a church. Hecate being associated with crossroads makes that choice of a location unlikely. Doubly so because Pagans would consider a Christian church a profaned location. See more
Who is the Doctor?
Spun-off from Doctor Who