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Dorcas Hanley was a witch who, seeking vengeance for the death of her daughter, trapped Quentin Collins on the needle of a gramophone player.

The Haunted Refrain[]

Barbara Douglas discovered Quentin trapped on the needle. He was eventually released, leading to the death of her husband, Grant.

The Darkest Shadow[]

Following his brief reunion with Amanda Harris, Quentin was trapped by Dorcas - revealing how he came to be there in The Haunted Refrain.

Background Information[]

  • Dorcas Hanley was played by Jan Chappell.
  • Some believe that Dorcas may be Evan Hanley's extravagant wife, or a descendant of his.