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Doctor Who Guide: Trail of the White Worm - Trail of the White Worm
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Last updated 17 April 2017


Trail of the White Worm

Trail of the White Worm

Series Episode Number: 41

First Broadcast: Thu 31 May 2012 - ~8:00pm UTC (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 60 minutes


Recorded on Thu 18 Aug 2011 in Audio Sorcery



The legend dates back to Roman times, at least: a great White Worm, as wide as a man, slithers out of the rocks of the Dark Peak Gap to take animals, sometimes even children, for its food.

When the Doctor and Leela arrive in the wilds of Derbyshire, only to get caught up in the hunt for a missing girl, they soon discover that the legend of the Worm is very much alive - even now, in 1979.

Worse still, it seems that the Doctor isn't the only renegade Time Lord on the trail of this deadly and mysterious Worm…