For 200 years the secret of Devil's End village has lain dormant, as the burial mound, the so-called Devil's Hump, has remained sealed. Until now, at midnight on April 30th on the greatest occult festival of the year, as Professor Horner prepares to break it open. But just what evil treasures lie buried there? Will the local white witch's warnings of doom and destruction be fulfilled? Who or what is the mighty Azal? But even more disturbing for the Doctor and Jo, just how is the Reverend Magister, alias the infamous Master, involved in the mystery? Written by
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The area under the church is always referred to as "the cavern", never "the crypt". This was a BBC requirement to avoid the risk of causing offence to viewers with religious sensibilities. Similarly, much to director 'Christopher Barry' (III)'s amazement, no mention of God was permitted to be made in the story's dialogue, in case this was considered to be blasphemous - although references to the Devil were acceptable. See more
Brig. Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
Jenkins... chap with wings, there. Five rounds rapid.
Referenced in Hammer Horror