Synopsis by Hal Erickson
On May 22, 1971, Doctor Who began the final adventure of its eighth season, the five-part "The Daemons." The story opens in the British village of Devil's End, where a TV crew is providing live coverage of an archeological excavation. The smoothness of the operation is disrupted by the superstitious nature of the locals and the interference of a hostile "black magic" cult. Watching this event unfold on his "telly," the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is intrigued by the portents of doom surrounding the excavation and before long, he and his friend, Jo Grant (Katy Manning), have arrived in Devil's End -- and, though he doesn't yet know it, for another battle royal with his old enemy, the Master (Roger Delgado). Barry Letts and Robert Sloman co-wrote "The Daemons." This adventure, long available only in a black-and-white version, was restored to its original color in the late '90s.