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Serial

The Talons of Weng Chiang

Doctor

Tom Baker

Writer

Robert Holmes

Year

1977

Cast

Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, John Bennett

Length

6 25 minute episodes

Plot: in Victorian London a Chinese magician has something nasty hidden in the cellar.

Clever writing combining many genres, from Hammer horror to "My Fair Lady". A high-class period serial with some great character acting. I regret the Doctor always knowing so much (so he knows all about the villain.)