Doctor Liz Shaw, one-time companion of the Doctor at UNIT, is called upon to head a small team, P.R.O.B.E., to investigate strange happenings throughout the country. When she is called in to find the truth about the brutal murder of a retired headmaster she finds evidence of satanic rites near the murder scene. Digging deeper, she uncovers a web of deceit and corruption which stretches back into the mists of time and threatens the current occupants of a nearby school. Described as a British 'X-Files', this independent spin-off of 'Doctor Who' uses characters and actors associated with the classic BBC science fiction drama.
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The story: When P.R.O.B.E. is threatened with closure, Liz Shaw (Caroline John) finds herself in direct conflict with her superiors, including her old friend and ally Patricia Haggard (Louise Jameson, reprising her role from "The Zero Imperative"). Liz hopes that her investigation into strange events at a public school will demonstrate the vital need for the Bureau. But she soon finds the fate of P.R.O.B.E. inextricably linked with the lives of three young men, each of whom has something to hide...
The always enjoyable Peter Davison has a prominent role at the Winterborne school. It should be noted that this is not a program for young children; essentially a horror story/mystery, there is a murder, mild gore and other adult situations. Nothing that couldn't be seen on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", but a bit much if you're expecting Doctor Who.
There is a sequel of sorts entitled "The Ghosts of Winterborne".