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Dæmos Rising was a 2004 direct-to-DVD drama production from Reeltime Pictures. It features Kate Lethbridge-Stewart and Douglas Cavendish – both of whom previously appeared in Downtime – and the return of the Dæmons.


When Kate Lethbridge-Stewart responds to a message from ex-UNIT operative Douglas Cavendish, she has no idea what she is getting herself into.

Arriving at Cavendish's country retreat, she finds herself caught up in ancient rituals and a demonic power her father had once helped to overcome. Summoned from its resting place by a tyranny from the future, a Dæmon is set to return to Earth. Can Kate and the broken Cavendish save the planet from destruction or future domination?


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Story notes[]

  • The DVD was also released as a Limited Edition containing an inlay autographed by cast and crew members of the story. These were: Beverley Cressman (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart); Miles Richardson (Douglas Cavendish); Andrew Wisher (The Ghost); Alistair Lock (Composer); David J. Howe (Writer); and Keith Barnfather (Producer/Director).
  • It was originally meant to be about the Sea Devils turning humans into their own kind, but the Malcolm Hulke estate wouldn't license them (this was when the revived Doctor Who series was being planned and rights holders being approached by the BBC). As Keith Barnfather knew Barry Letts personally, it was easy to get the Daemons rights instead.[1]
  • The story also tied in to Telos Publishing's Time Hunter novellas range, with the credit "Some concepts and characters based on the Time Hunter Books from Telos Publishing Ltd." appearing on the closing credits.
  • Kate Lethbridge-Stewart had previously appeared in HOMEVID: Downtime and would later appear in TV: The Power of Three, this time played by Jemma Redgrave.
  • The story mentions an unnamed UNIT archive of alien artifacts, which has later been interpreted by some to be the Black Archive.[1] However, numerous mentions of this collection having "crates of shop dummies" indicate it to be the Warehouse seen in HOMEVID: Auton, which was the only UNIT alien archive in the Doctor Who universe at the time of Dæmos Rising's production. This continuity is fitting, given that the characters Douglas Cavendish and Kate Stewart were originally intended to feature in Auton. (REF: Downtime – The Lost Years of Doctor Who)
  • The cottage used belonged to Miles Richardson's parents.


Home media and soundtrack[]

"The Music' was released as the official soundtrack in 2004.

  • A soundtrack was also released that featured the music of Alistair Lock.
  • It was re-released by Time Travel TV on both DVD-R and through Vimeo's video-on-demand service on 11 February 2015.
  • It was officially released in 2016 by Koch Media.

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