Wendy Pad­bury on be­ing Cathy Ves­pers

SFX - - Blood on satan’s claw -

“I thought the script was good. Vil­lage chil­dren turn­ing into a coven of Devil wor­ship­pers. It was such a lovely cast and great fun was had de­spite the lo­ca­tion. There were many wet days and muddy fields! How­ever I was used to lo­ca­tion film­ing on Doc­tor Who at a quarry or Brighton rub­bish dump so ac­tu­ally be­ing in beau­ti­ful coun­try­side was a step up.

“There was no ‘ fall out’ of a Doc­tor Who com­pan­ion do­ing a partly nude scene in a film. Mainly I think be­cause no one ac­tu­ally saw the film at the time. It wasn’t the box of­fice hit I think the pro­duc­ers had hoped.

“I haven’t seen the film since the screen­ing at the French In­sti­tute in South Kens­ing­ton and I un­der­stand that it has be­come a bit of a cult. I get fan let­ters from peo­ple who love the film and have heard it com­pared with Witchfinder Gen­eral and even The Wicker Man. So who am I to dis­agree? I may even buy it and have another look!”

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