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THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
DAY OF RECKONING

Written by TERRY NATION


1: INT. DALEK SAUCER. MAIN AREA

CARL TYLER: Try and free the prisoners before you use those bombs.


2: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

(Screened off from the main area, the operation continues.)

FIRST DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) We are under attack! Report to main ramp. General alert! report to main ramp!

(The ROBOMAN steps forward to obey the order but the DALEK LEADER stops him.)

DALEK LEADER: Disregard. Commence the operation.

(A piston type device in the machinery above the DOCTOR moves up and down as the transfer begins...)


3: INT. REBEL HIDEOUT. MAIN ROOM

(DORTMUN plays pocket chess whilst awaiting news of the attack. Others of the rebel group also wait. Two women hugging each other in comfort as they wait for news.)


4: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

(The machinery continues to operate as the transfer continues. The ROBOMAN still stands guard. BAKER, still disguised as a robomen walks in. The real ROBOMAN approaches him, sees the helmet and collar and turns his back, apparently satisfied. BAKER takes off his helmet and grabs the ROBOMAN round the throat. The ROBOMAN throws him over his shoulder, but before he can takes any further action, CARL TYLER runs in and knifes the ROBOMAN in the back. He falls to the ground with a cry.

CARL TYLER: Get that man off there.

(BAKER gets off the floor and runs to the DOCTOR.)

BAKER: Heís unconscious.
CARL TYLER: (Keeping watch.) Well bring him round, hurry!
DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) All Robomen reserve into action. Destroy invaders.
BAKER: We must get out of here!
CARL TYLER: Carry him.


5: INT. DALEK SAUCER. MAIN AREA

(Back in the main area, TYLER leads a group of rebels opening the cells and freeing the prisoners contained within.)

CARL TYLER: Come on, get out!

(The men do not need any second bidding. From an overhead landing, a rebel drops one of the bombs and there is a small explosion. TYLER fires his gun twice at the lights and the room is plunged into darkness.)

CARL TYLER: Alright now, lets go, use the bombs!


6: EXT. STREET NEAR HELIPORT

(Having escaped from the derelict building, DAVID CAMPBELL, BARBARA and SUSAN hide in a small recess of a nearby street.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Jenny! Jenny! Over here!

(JENNY runs up and joins them. She is wearing a dark balaclava.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Jenny, look! Take them back. Iím going to try and get Tyler out of there.
JENNY: Not on your own.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Take them back!

(He runs off.)

JENNY: Well come on! You know whoís in there!
SUSAN: Shut up, Jenny!
JENNY: Your two friends!
BARBARA: (To SUSAN.) You knew this?
SUSAN: Yes, I was going...

(BARBARA starts to run, SUSAN grabs her.)

SUSAN: Barbara, where are you going?
BARBARA: Iím going to help Tyler get them out.
SUSAN: Barbara, what are you going to do?
BARBARA: I donít know, let go of me!

(BARBARA struggles free and runs off.)

JENNY: Come on, Susan, this way, come on!

(JENNY pulls her off in another direction.)


7: EXT. CHELSEA HELIPORT

(CARL TYLER and the escaping rebels and prisoners pour down the ramp of the saucer. They start throwing bombs as they make their escape. The DALEKS are waiting for them. At the very back of the group, BAKER supports a virtually unconscious DOCTOR as he helps him down the ramp and out of the ship. Two rebels are in the act of overturning a DALEK when the BLACK DALEK glides forward and exterminates them. TYLER and DAVID run round the edge of the ship dodging the firing DALEKS.

CARL TYLER: Get down!

(A second later, IAN also runs round the ship and crouches down as he looks through the smoke of the battle. He sees BARBARA about to throw one of the bombs.)

IAN: Barbara!

(BARBARA smiles in delight but IAN senses the danger all around them.)

IAN: Get back, get back!

(BARBARA throws her bomb and retreats. IAN sees that he is trapped between the saucer and the edge of the heliport. As the BLACK DALEK glides near, IAN has no option but to dodge back into the saucer, just before an armed ROBOMAN walks down the ramp. The fleeing rebels also dodge the murderous fire of the DALEKS.)

CARL TYLER: Pull out, letís go!

(The rebels run off. The DALEKS and the armed ROBOMAN mill about in front of the saucer.)

FIRST DALEK: They are retreating! Take prisoners where possible.
BLACK DALEK: No - kill!
SECOND DALEK: All exits to the square are blocked.


8: EXT. STREET NEAR CITY PLAGUE CEMETERY 7

(TYLER climbs down a hatchway in the street. He sees another rebel running nearby.)

CARL TYLER: You, over here!

(TYLER climbs down. The rebel makes to follow but is not as quick to get down the hatch. He is exterminated.)


9: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

(The DALEKS are back on board the saucer.)

BLACK DALEK: Has the attack been defeated?
FIRST DALEK: Yes, most of the rebels were killed or wounded.

(Below them in the ramp housing, IAN lies down uncomfortably, listening to this conversation.)

BLACK DALEK: (OOV.) Find every survivor. Destroy every one. Destroy them! Destroy every one of them! Destroy!


10: INT. REBEL HIDEOUT. MAIN ROOM

(BARBARA lies on the table, grimy and exhausted. JENNY approaches her with a mug of water. Nearby, a sobbing woman is helped out of the room. DORTMUN sits nearby silent and impassive. TYLER climbs in through the hatch. BARBARA is desperate for news of her friends but TYLERíS face shows exhaustion and defeat. He also bears a shoulder wound.)

BARBARA: Tyler...?
JENNY: (Holding her back.) No. not now.
BARBARA: Tyler?
JENNY: No, no, no.

(He helps himself to a jug-full of water. DORTMUN wheels his chair round expectantly.)

CARL TYLER: Your bombs were useless, Dortmun.
DORTMUN: How many men were killed?
CARL TYLER: We hadnít a chance.
DORTMUN: How many?
CARL TYLER: I donít know. I think all of them.
BARBARA: The Doctor and Ian - they were in that saucer.
CARL TYLER: Yes, well there was an oldish man there. I nearly got him out.
BARBARA: Nearly?

(TYLER pours some of the water onto a cloth to bathe his shoulder wound.)

CARL TYLER: We got separated. Weíll have to get out of London.
DORTMUN: What for? The Daleks will never look for us down here.
CARL TYLER: Theyíll look everywhere now. Theyíll search every inch. Theyíll destroy every inch. Weíve made an attack on one of their machines. (With contempt.) Your show of force!
DORTMUN: I must stay here and work on the bomb. It only needs work, Tyler.
CARL TYLER: Itís a waste of time.
DORTMUN: Itís the only answer.
CARL TYLER: Whoís going to use it for you? Me? One man? These two? Use your intelligence.
JENNY: Tylerís right. Londonís going to be much too hot for us.
BARBARA: But we canít leave now. What if Susan comes back looking for us?
JENNY: We have a code system letting people know where headquarters are moving.
BARBARA: But Susan doesnít know the code!
DORTMUN: Tyler, would you consider hanging on here for a short while longer. Just a few days.
CARL TYLER: (Grabbing a bag of supplies.) No, Dortmun, itís no use. I only came back here to warn you. Iím going to see if I can find any more survivors from that raid, then Iím going north.
BARBARA: Iím coming with you.
CARL TYLER: No, I want to move about on my own.
BARBARA: But you canít travel as you are, look, your shoulderís still bleeding.
CARL TYLER: Iíll be alright. Good luck.

(He climbs out through the hatch. BARBARA shouts through the hatch after him.)

BARBARA: Well, look, if you see any of my friends...

(But he goes without stopping.)

JENNY: Itís no use. He wonít come with us. Weíll have to go without him.

(JENNY starts packing.)

DORTMUN: There is the other place. People will be gathering there. Thereíll be supplies, instruments. I shall be able to work on my bomb.
JENNY: Donít build on it.
DORTMUN: Yes, weíll go to the museum. Iíll get my things together. Itíll mean going over one of the bridges and across London.
BARBARA: I know. Weíll go with you.
DORTMUN: Yes.

(He wheels himself away to pack his own supplies.)

JENNY: Weíll have much more chance on our own.
BARBARA: Well he wouldnít have had any without us. You neednít stay if you donít want to.

(On the other side of the room, DORTMUN overhears this.)

JENNY: Well Dortmun may be right. People may start collecting at the Civic Transport Museum.
DORTMUN: Well, weíd better get going. Itíll just be getting light.
BARBARA: Do you think...we will find my friends there?
DORTMUN: Yes, yes, itís a possibility.

(He wheels himself out followed by JENNY. Behind them, BARBARA looks worried.)


11: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

BLACK DALEK: Supreme command have given orders for London to be destroyed by fire bombs.
FIRST DALEK: Do you intend to stay here in the city?
BLACK DALEK: No, order the saucer to take me to the mine workings in central England.


12: EXT. CHELSEA HELIPORT

(The bodies of dead rebels litter the heliport.)


13: INT. DALEK SAUCER. MAIN AREA

(A DALEK supervises lift-off from a control console.)

DALEK: Five, four, three, two, one, lift off.


14: EXT. LONDON

(Again, the saucer glides above the London skyline.)


15: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

(With the saucer in flight, IAN pushes back the floor hatch of his hiding place and climbs out. As he does so, A ROBOMAN enters holding a prisoner. IAN dashes over and recognises the ROBOMANíS features.)

IAN: Craddock!

(CRADDOCK drops the prisoner to the floor and turns to IAN.)

CRADDOCK: You are to be robotised.

(He grabs IAN but the teacher easily throws him to the floor. He tries to rise but IAN, and the prisoner struggle to tear the collar and helmet away as CRADDOCK chants remorselessly...)

CRADDOCK: Robotised...robotised....robotised...robotised, ugh!

(CRADDOCK staggers round the section and blunders into the transfer machinery. There is a crackle, an explosion and CRADDOCK falls dead to the floor. IAN quickly examines him and sits on the transfer table. The prisoner, a small middle aged man called LARRY MADISON joins him.)

IAN: Thanks.
LARRY MADISON: Thank you. I was hiding in the store room when he found me. Iíd smuggled myself aboard.
IAN: You did what?
LARRY MADISON: The saucerís going to the in workings in Bedfordshire and my brotherís there. Iím going to find him.
IAN: You donít exactly choose the easiest or the safest way to travel do you?
LARRY MADISON: Itís the quickest. Where have you been hiding?
IAN: The ramp housing, under there. What are we going to do with him?
LARRY MADISON: (Looking round.) Well, most of these large rooms have what they call disposal chutes.
IAN: (Pointing.) That?
LARRY MADISON: Yeah. Come on, Iíll give you a hand.
IAN: Better get his feet first.
LARRY MADISON: Right.

(They turn CRADDOCKíS body round...)

LARRY MADISON: Right, lift.

(...lift him and push him through a hatch and down the chute.)

DALEK: (OOV: over tannoy.) Blank on seventy two, blank on seventy two, Report zero-five-five. Roboman ____.

(Hearing the announcement, IAN and LARRY quickly uncover the hatch again and dive below.)


16: EXT. STREET NEAR CITY PLAGUE CEMETERY 7

(DAVID CAMPBELL and SUSAN run desperately to the plague cemetery. A rebel ďVETOEDĒ sign hangs on a nearby wall. They do not take TYLERíS route of previous but jump quickly down into a hiding place below a small terrace that DAVID points out to her.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Look, down here, careful, get down!

(A DALEK is fast in pursuit. It glides onto the terrace but DAVID and SUSAN are concealed behind a ruined wall and some undergrowth. The DALEK looks round for a moment, then glides away. DAVID motions SUSAN to remain silent, then checks.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Theyíve gone. Weíll give them a few minutes to get well clear and then weíll move on.
SUSAN: Where to?
DAVID CAMPBELL: I donít know. Now what we must do is we must try and find some other survivors.
SUSAN: David, David, do you think...

(They suddenly hear footsteps nearby and the voice of a DALEK chanting relentlessly as a rebel shouts back defiance.)

DALEK: (OOV.) Stop! stop! stop! stop! stop! stop!
MAN: (OOV.) Why? Why? You killed my wife and my brothers, now you want to kill me, argh, get away from me! No, no, no...argh!

(SUSAN sobs in DAVIDíS arms as they hear the DALEK firing and the death screams of the man.)

SUSAN: If only we could go to the ship and get away from here.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Well, I couldnít go anyway.
SUSAN: Oh, David, David! Perhaps you could! I...I..could ask Grandfather and Iím sure heíd let you come. Oh, we could go to place where theyíd never even heard of Daleks.
DAVID CAMPBELL: And what happens if thereís something unpleasant in the new place?
SUSAN: We move on somewhere.
DAVID CAMPBELL: No Susan, thatís not for me.
SUSAN: Why not?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Look, things arenít made better by running away.
SUSAN: Well its suicide to stay here.
DAVID CAMPBELL: This is my planet! I just canít run off and see what itís like in Venus!

(He turns away.)

SUSAN: I never felt that there was any time or place that I belonged to. Iíve never had any real identity.

(He turns back to her.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: One day you will. There will come a time when you are forced to stop travelling and youíll arrive some where...

(SUSAN looks at him, but before she can reply, they hear a noise.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: (Whispers.) Back over there!

(They rush back to their hiding place.)

SUSAN: Daleks?
DAVID CAMPBELL: I donít know. It could be the Robomen.
SUSAN: Itís coming closer.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Theyíre coming down here.

(He takes a knife out.)

SUSAN: David, no!
DAVID CAMPBELL: Ssh, ssh, ssh, Now get in there and stay there.

(DAVID slowly climbs back on to the terrace looking round himself carefully. He is approached from behind by BAKER, still carrying the DOCTOR.)

BAKER: David!
DAVID CAMPBELL: Baker!
BAKER: I saw you heading this way so I followed you.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Are you alright?
BAKER: Yes. Itís him Iím worried about.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Well look, weíre down here. Now give me a hand. (To the DOCTOR.) Let me put your arm round here.

(DAVID helps BAKER carry the DOCTOR down from off the terrace. SUSAN rushes forward and sees the old man.)

SUSAN: Grandfather!
DAVID CAMPBELL: Take____
SUSAN: Well, what is it? Is...is he alright?
DAVID CAMPBELL: OK, OK, OK, OK
SUSAN: Heís not too badly hurt is he?
BAKER: The Daleks drugged him.
DOCTOR: (Weakly.) Ah...Susan!
BAKER: Itís beginning to wear off.
DAVID CAMPBELL: (To SUSAN.) Put that can under.

(They sit the semi-conscious DOCTOR on the can.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: What about the others?
BAKER: Four or five got away, four or five got away, the rest dead or prisoners.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Well what are you going to do next? Do want to stay here with us?
BAKER: Well a large group wonít stand a chance. I thought Iíd try on my own. Iíll make for the Cornish coast. Itís deserted down there. Not much for the Daleks.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Itís a good idea.
SUSAN: We must stay in London.
BAKER: Well, I must be on my way.
DAVID CAMPBELL: (Reaching into his knapsack.) Oh, Baker here, take this hip flask, its full.
BAKER: No, its alright.
DAVID CAMPBELL: Go on man, take it. Thereís tons of food in London. Youíll need all you can get where youíre going.
BAKER: Alright then. Thanks. Good luck to you all. (To the DOCTOR and SUSAN.) I hope you find your friends.
SUSAN: Be careful. Thank you.
DOCTOR: (Weakly.) Goodbye...goodbye my friend, goodbye.
DAVID CAMPBELL: (To the DOCTOR.) Save it.

(BAKER walks along the terrace and immediately a DALEK turns the corner. He is trapped. Another DALEK glides forward. BAKER raises his arms in surrender and makes to walk off with them, but...)

DALEK: Fire!

(They blast him at point blank range.)


17: EXT. ALBERT EMBANKMENT

(BARBARA and JENNY wheel DORTMUN along the south side of the Albert embankment towards Westminster Bridge. When they reach the steps leading up to the bridge, DORTMUN struggles out of his chair on a stick. As they start to climb the steps, they see a patrol of DALEKS crossing the bridge and duck down out of sight. After the patrol has gone they continue. Another DALEK glides along the embankment following in their footsteps. It reaches the steps and scans the area, but the fugitives have gone...)


18: EXT. WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

(BARBARA and JENNY push DORTMUN across the bridge as fast as they can.)


19: EXT. WHITEHALL

(They have managed to cross the bridge safely and are now travelling northwards up a deserted Whitehall. Reaching the entrance to Horse Guards Parade, they hide behind the statue of Charles, Duke of Cambridge, itself emblazoned with the jagged white DALEK symbol worn by the ROBOMEN. JENNY looks ahead to check their route through Trafalgar Square.)


20: EXT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE

(Several DALEKS patrol the square. The statue of General Napier is similarly emblazoned with the DALEK symbol. The three fugitives run past the National Gallery.)


21: EXT. KENSINGTON GORE

(After running relentlessly through the deserted streets, they reach Knightsbridge but stop when they see another patrol of DALEKS round the base of the Albert memorial. The DALEKS scan all around them but fail to see the fugitives making their way carefully round the base of the Royal Albert Hall which is again adorned with the DALEK symbol. The three make their escape into Kensington Gore Gardens...)


22: INT. CIVIC TRANSPORT MUSEUM

(ďVETOEDĒ signs hang on the various vehicle exhibits in the museum. BARBARA is boiling some water on a small camp stove as DORTMUN works on his bomb.)

BARBARA: Howís it coming?
DORTMUN: Itís finished. The problem you see, was the metal that the Daleks use in their outer casing. We donít know very much about it. We call it Dalekenium.
BARBARA: Well, maybe thatís what theyíre mining for up in Bedfordshire.
DORTMUN: Oh, no, no, no, no, the Daleks must have found Dalekenium before they came to Earth.
BARBARA: What are they mining for then?
DORTMUN: I donít know. But itís...it must be something thatís only found deep, very deep in our planet.

(JENNY walks in.)

JENNY: Not a sign of anybody. The Daleks have been here...and some of us.
BARBARA: How do you know?
JENNY: (Pointing to a ďVETOEDĒ sign.) Well look at these signs. (Pointing to one on a bicycle.) This means that some of our people have moved off to the south coast. And I donít blame them. The place is swarming with Daleks.
DORTMUN: Do you think another force has landed in London?
JENNY: Yes, I do. We were very lucky...to get through the streets.
DORTMUN: Yes.
JENNY: We havenít got a chance in London the way things are building up.
BARBARA: (Pouring the boiling water into some mugs.) Oh, what can we do? Where can we go? Anyway, whatís the point in running away all the time?
JENNY: (Sharply.) Iím not running. Iím surviving. Thatís all.
DORTMUN: Weíll survive alright. Iíve got the new formula.
BARBARA: (Passing JENNY her mug.) Oh, I wish the Doctor were here.
DORTMUN: So do I.
BARBARA: But you donít know him.
DORTMUN: Heís a man of science, you said.
BARBARA: (Passing DORTMUN his drink and sitting by him.) Hmm, he is, heís a very brilliant one. Thereís no sugar Iím afraid.
DORTMUN: Well, I should like to...show the results of my experiments to another scientist. Where do you think he is?
BARBARA: Well, Iíve been trying to put myself in his place. Iím almost certain heíd head for that mine.
JENNY: If heís alive.
BARBARA: (Firmly.) Well, of course heís alive.
JENNY: Why? Whatís so special about the Doctor? He doesnít wear some sort of...invisible shield, does he?
DORTMUN: Jenny, go outside and keep watch.

(JENNY goes.)

DORTMUN: Sheís not callous really, you know. People have to fight, to fight the Daleks in their own way. Barbara, I should like you to find your friend, the Doctor and...give him my notes.
BARBARA: But, I thought you said youíd finished the bomb.?
DORTMUN: I have.
BARBARA: Well then, why canít you give it to him yourself?
DORTMUN: Well, I can, I can. Well, Iíd like you to take care of them for me if you will. Well, Iím not exactly mobile in this thing, am I?
BARBARA: (Warmly.) Iím not leaving you.
DORTMUN: Very well, letís make for the mine in Bedford.
BARBARA: Weíll all be safer once we get away from the city.
DORTMUN: Well, just round up Jenny and we can make a start.

(BARBARA walks off. DORTMUN watches her go, collects his stick and his box of bombs, leaves his notes on a table and wheels himself off, looking round carefully...a few minutes later BARBARA and JENNY return in a hurry.)

JENNY: Daleks are all over the place! Where is he?
BARBARA: Dortmun!
JENNY: Keep your voice down!
BARBARA: He couldnít have gone outside.
JENNY: Oh he wouldnít be so stupid!
BARBARA: (Finding the notes.) He left his notes. Jenny, he going to try it out for himself.

(They start to run outside but hear DORTMUNíS defiant voice.)

DORTMUN: (OOV.) Daleks!


23: EXT. CIVIC TRANSPORT MUSEUM

(Outside, a patrol of DALEKS cautiously glide nearer the crippled man. DORTMUN stands unsteadily in his chair and raises a bomb. The DALEKS fire as he throws the bomb. He falls down dead. The bomb explodes but, as before, has no effect.)


24: INT. CIVIC TRANSPORT MUSEUM

(JENNY is appalled and stricken at the death of her friend.)

BARBARA: Come on, we must get away from them. Jenny! Jenny! come on!

(BARBARA pulls her into hiding behind a milk float exhibit. A moment later, the DALEKS enter. One glides up to a headless wax dummy exhibit next to the float and attempts to interrogate it.)

DALEK: Who are you?

(It places itís sucker arm on the dummy and examines it.)

DALEK: Sub-cultural.


25: EXT. CITY PLAGUE CEMETERY 7

(SUSAN helps the DOCTOR to walk unsteadily.)

SUSAN: Take it easy.
DOCTOR: Yeah...itís a time I should have my stick.
SUSAN: Oh yes, Iíll have to try and find you one.
DOCTOR: Mm.

(She sits him back down on the can.)

SUSAN: There you are.
DOCTOR: Ah, I think thatís quite enough to start with. Ah, you know, I never realised that walking was so difficult. So exhaustive.
SUSAN: Howís the numbness? Is it wearing off?
DOCTOR: Yes, I think it is.
SUSAN: Oh good.
DOCTOR: In quite a while, I might be able to travel.
SUSAN: Oh, thatís good. David says we should head for the north. Thereís a resistance group up there and he says we should join up with them.
DOCTOR: (Sharply.) I donít care what that young man says. I make the decisions here, my dear, and I think we should make our way back to the TARDIS.
SUSAN: Oh, whatís the good of that, Grandfather? We need someone to help us pass all that rubble. Besides, Londonís crawling with Daleks. We must get away.
DOCTOR: Do you question my authority, child? Hmm?
SUSAN: Hmm...no, Grandfather, it..itís not that at all, itís just...
DOCTOR: You seem to place more reliance on that young wor..that young manís word than mine, donít you?
SUSAN: Grandfather, itís not that. It...it...itís simply that he lives in this time. He understands the situation.

(DAVID CAMPBELL arrives back.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Iíve been down as far as the river but theyíve got patrols on every bridge.
SUSAN: So, whatís our next move?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Oh, I donít know. What would you suggest, sir?
DOCTOR: Ah, hmm? Me?
DAVID CAMPBELL: Well, youíre the senior member of the party, sir. I would be grateful for your help.

(SUSAN stands to one side, with her back to her two companions on hearing this.)

DOCTOR: Yes, well, er, yes, yes, of course, young man, yes, well, I, er, I suggest that as soon as Iím able to walk again, we should travel north. Hmm? (Laughs.)

(A flabbergasted SUSANíS mouth drops open.)

DOCTOR: And then we might be able to join up with the resistance party. Mark you, itís only a suggestion, I...I really should er, leave it to you, you know. Think it out for yourself.
SUSAN: (With a rueful smile.) Itís a very good idea, Grandfather.
DOCTOR: Hmm? What?
SUSAN: (Giving him a hug.) I said itís a very good idea.
DOCTOR: Yes, I think its a very good idea.


26: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

(IAN and LARRY MADISON are still hiding in the ramp housing. As they speak, the noise of the flight reduces, indicating they are landing.)

LARRY MADISON: My brother Phil was working at the mine and he said if we can find out what the Daleks are up to, we might be able to beat them.
IAN: Makes sense doesnít it.
LARRY MADISON: Yes, Philís theory is that er, the Daleks want the magnetic core of Earth.
IAN: What?
LARRY MADISON: Well, thatís his idea, anyway.


27: EXT. DALEK SAUCER

(The BLACK DALEK and one of its subordinates stand at the top of the raised ramp.)

BLACK DALEK: Lower ramp...


28: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

BLACK DALEK: (OOV.) ...and disembark.
IAN: The floors still.
LARRY MADISON: Yes, weíve landed.

(They hear a whirring noise.)

IAN: Whatís that?
LARRY MADISON: Theyíre lowering the ramp.


29: EXT. DALEK SAUCER

(The ramp lowers and the BLACK DALEK glides out followed by five DALEKS, then a group of ROBOMEN and prisoners.)


30: INT. DALEK SAUCER. ROBOTISATION AREA

LARRY MADISON: All clear. This is it. Ian.

(They push the hatch back and climb out.)

IAN: Alright. How do we get out of this place?
LARRY MADISON: The disposal chute. Once we get out of the outer door, make for the nearest cover, itís our only chance.
IAN: Alright, I say, what is out there?
LARRY MADISON: Your guess is a good as mine. Iíll go first.

(He slides out.)


31: EXT. CITY PLAGUE CEMETERY 7

(Two ROBOMEN approach the plague cemetery carrying a large box between them. The front of the box has three clock-like dials on it.)

DOCTOR: I think we should get on our way.
SUSAN: Grandfather, I think we should stay a bit longer, donít you, because, well, David looked just now and there were loads of Daleks.

(The sound of explosions can be heard in the background.)

DAVID CAMPBELL: Well, maybe Susanís right. Perhaps we should wait just five minutes more?
DOCTOR: Huh...

(The ROBOMEN, unseen by the three fugitives, place the box down nearby and then walk off. The three are oblivious to the box and the ticking sound coming from within. It is a bomb...)


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Dr. Who
WILLIAM HARTNELL

Ian Chesterton
WILLIAM RUSSELL

Barbara Wright
JACQUELINE HILL

Susan Foreman
CAROLE ANN FORD

Dortmun
ALAN JUDD

Robomen
MARTYN HUNTLEY
PETER BADGER

Baker
RICHARD McNEFF

Carl Tyler
BERNARD KAY

Dalek voices
PETER HAWKINS
DAVID GRAHAM

Dalek machines
operated by
ROBERT JEWELL
GERALD TAYLOR
NICK EVANS
KEVIN MANSER
PETER MURPHY

David Campbell
PETER FRASER

Jenny
ANN DAVIES

Craddock
MICHAEL GOLDIE

Larry Madison
GRAHAM RIGBY

Title music by
RON GRAINER
and the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop

Incidental music
composed and
conducted by
FRANCIS CHAGRIN

Film Cameraman
PETER HAMILTON

Film Editor
JOHN GRIFFITHS

Story Editor
DAVID WHITAKER

Designer
SPENCER CHAPMAN

Associate Producer
MERVYN PINFIELD

Producer
VERITY LAMBERT

Directed by
RICHARD MARTIN

Transcribed by
JOHN TOMLINSON

 

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