It's the late 1890s, and newspaper journalist James McFarlane is on the trail of a supernatural entity. He's joined in his investigations by a mysterious stranger, who calls himself the Doctor and professes to know a lot about vampires.
As gangs of locals gather zombie-like on the city's streets, James and the Doctor find themselves on a dangerous trail to find the truth. What links the secretive Lord and Lady Elmhurst to local events? What strange force is luring ordinary men and women to a local quarry? The Doctor soon realises that the answers lie in his own past...
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- The audio story Damaged Goods similarly shows the Seventh Doctor learning of the Torchwood Institute. In TV: Army of Ghosts, the Tenth Doctor claims that he had never heard of Torchwood.
- Agnes Mclare was found dead in Stockbridge. (COMIC: Stars Fell on Stockbridge, AUDIO: Castle of Fear, et al.)
- James MacFarlane guesses that Gallifrey is in Ireland. (TV: The Hand of Fear, et al.)
- The Doctor says he became a qualified doctor in Edinburgh around this time. (TV: The Moonbase, Tooth and Claw)
- The Doctor notes that lifeforms were larger during the Dark Times, (PROSE: River of Time) and that during this time his people had not just one war (TV: State of Decay, PROSE: The Pit) but several. (PROSE: Sky Pirates!, et al.)
- The Doctors says that surviving Great Vampires hid beneath planetary surfaces (PROSE: Interference, TV: Inferno) or in "strange little pockets of space". (PROSE: The Pit, The Book of the War)
- The Doctor finds cryptic references to Torchwood in the files at the Edinburgh Herald, intending to look into them in the future. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, Tooth and Claw, et al.)
- The Doctor explains to James the history of Bowships. (TV: State of Decay, et al.)