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THE MIND
OF EVIL

BY
DON
HOUGHTON

EPISODE TWO


1: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Once again, the pattern starts to repeat itself. The prisoners start to create a racket from within their cells. The OFFICERS rush round trying to restore calm. GREEN and POWERS confer but their conversation is lost in the noise of the protest.)


2: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(This time, it is the DOCTOR who is in the process theatre. As he works on the control bank, the Keller machine bursts into life. The DOCTOR puts his hand to his head and desperately tries to block out the mental confusion. He turns back to his work on the control bank.)


3: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Outside, the PRISON OFFICERS attempts to quiet the prisoners are futile.)


4: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The DOCTOR is desperately pulling leads from the control bank but this seems to have no effect on the Keller machine itself. His face creasing with the mental effort of battling the machine, he staggers over to it but is halted in his tracks when he sees a wall of flame in front of him. Unusually, a look of terror appears on the DOCTORíS face and he cries out in panic as he starts to try to ward off the ever-increasing inferno. JO, the post mortem file under her arm, enters the room and sees the DOCTOR seemingly fighting off invisible demons.)

JO: (Shouts.) Doctor! Whatís the matter?

(She rushes over to him. He is still in a terrified panic, staring at the Keller machine with wide-eyed fear and gasping out incoherently. She tries to calm him.)

JO: (In quiet, calming voice.) Letís sit down - itís all right. Thereís nothing there.

(The machine has died down again. The DOCTOR continues to stare at it and mutters in shock as JO leads him to a chair.)

JO: No...thereís nothing there. Come and sit.

(He does so but is still acting totally unlike his usual self. JO crouches in front of him, totally concerned by this unusual behavior. Outside, the sounds of the prisonersí shouts and the OFFICERS whistles can still be heard.)

JO: Thereís nothing Doctor. Itís me - Jo.

(He stares at her, desperately trying to recover himself.)

JO: Itís all right.

(He starts to take a hold of himself but is still breathing heavily. He stares at JO, his face clearing.)

DOCTOR: Jo...now what are you doing here?
JO: Well, you wanted this report on Kettering. I got it from Doctor Summers.
DOCTOR: Look, I told you to take that directly to the Governorís office.
JO: I thought it was important.

(He stares at the Keller machine - his strength and senses recovering all the time from the mental assault. Outside, the noise in the prison does down.)

DOCTOR: So are my instructions, Jo...so are my instructions, you...you might have been killed.
JO: (Puzzled.) Me killed? It seemed that you were the one in danger. You looked as if you were fighting something that...wasnít there.
DOCTOR: Well it was there, Jo. At least it was until you distracted it.

(JO turns and stares at the now silent machine.)

DOCTOR: Your coming in broke its grip on my mind.

(He makes another attempt to recover himself, rubbing his eyes.)

DOCTOR: Let me see that report.

(He takes the file from her and starts to read it.)

JO: You were right about Kettering. He did have a morbid fear of water.
DOCTOR: So he drowned in a perfectly dry room.
JO: Doctor...
DOCTOR: Mmm?
JO: What did you see?
DOCTOR: Fire.
JO: But why should you?
DOCTOR: Well...well some time ago, Jo, I...I witnessed a terrible catastrophe. A whole world just...well, just disappeared in flames. Well this machine picked that memory out of my mind and used it to attack me.
JO: But this fire you saw - it wasnít real.
DOCTOR: Neither was the water...nor the rats, yet Linwood is dead and so is Professor Kettering. We believe what our minds tell us to, Jo.

(JO gets up and walks over to the Keller machine.)

JO: If this machineís so dangerous, why not...just blow it up? Destroy it.

(The DOCTOR gets out of his seat and follows her - now fully himself.)

DOCTOR: Because those idiots in authority wonít let me - thatís why. Iím trying to find a way of controlling it. So, if youíve...quite finished asking questions...

(JO continues to stare at the machine. She realizes that the DOCTOR is waiting.)

JO: All right, Iím going.

(She heads for the door but it opens before she gets there and CAPTAIN YATES enters the room.)

JO: Mike! What are you doing here?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: The Brigadierís orders. Iím afraid, Doctor, you got to come back to London with me.
DOCTOR: Nonsense! I canít possibly leave Stangmoor.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Youíve got to, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Iím telling you - Iím not leaving.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Indignant.) Iím sorry, Doctor, youíre coming back with me, even if I have to use force.

(He reaches out and grabs the DOCTOR, who with a yell puts a nerve hold on YATES. The young manís head slumps.)

DOCTOR: Venusian Karate - I think youíll find it a lot harder than youíll imagine, young man.

(He releases him YATES gasps, recovers himself and then pleads.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Ah! Look, Doctor, he really does need you! Things are going very badly at the peace conference. The Chinese delegateís dead and we think heís been murdered.
DOCTOR: (Concerned.) Murdered? Yes, all right Captain Yates, Iíll come with you, thank you.
JO: Doctor?

(He starts for the door.)

DOCTOR: Eh?
JO: Iíll say here and look after things for you.
DOCTOR: Look, Jo, for once in your young life, do you think you could do exactly as I ask?
JO: Yes, of course.
DOCTOR: Now go and see the Governor. Tell him to lock and bar that door. No one is to enter this room - no one. Do you understand?
JO: (Smiles.) Just leave everything to me!
DOCTOR: Yes...yes, Iím rather afraid Iíll have to! Try and keep out of trouble, will you?
JO: Yes, Doctor.

(He walks quickly out of the room.)

DOCTOR: Come along, Captain Yates, what are you waiting for?

(JO realizes that sheís holding the DOCTORíS cloak.)

JO: Doctor!

(But he has gone.)

JO: Mike!

(She hands the cloak to MIKE who follows the DOCTOR. Giving the machine one last look, JO pulls the doors to the theatre closed.)


5: EXT. LONDON. CORNWALL GARDENS

(CAPTAIN CHIN LEE is in a phone box, making a call and looking nervously outside to where, nearby, a very conspicuous SERGEANT BENTON, dressed in a raincoat and civvies, is on reconnaissance duty, pacing the street as he waits for her to make her next move. She puts the phone down and steps out of the box. She stands still and stares at BENTON. Even though he is in London, he starts to feel the mental effects of the Keller machine. He puts his hands to his head in pain and staggers back against a lamppost. As CHIN LEE continues to stare, an image of the Keller machine appears in her mind - and BENTONíS as he suffers the mental assault.)

SERGEANT BENTON: No! No!....No!

(The attack strengthens. He falls to his knees and collapses against a set of railings. A man passing by sees BENTON and rushes over to him. CHIN LEE watching from a short distance away decides to beat a retreat and leaves. The man helps the near unconscious BENTON to his feet. The noise of the Keller machine still fills his head.)

PASSER-BY: Are you all right?

(BENTON tries to recover his control. Holding his head, he sees that CHIN LEE has gone.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Yes...yes, Iím all right, thank you.

(He tries to run after CHIN LEE. HE falls again to the ground and, watched by the anxious man, gets back up and somewhat shakily runs after CHIN LEE.)


6: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(In the prison, the Keller machine falls dormant again, its work done...)


7: EXT. UNIT LONDON HQ

(In pursuit, BENTON runs down the road on which the UNIT London town house HQ stands, near to where a GPO engineerís red and white striped tent is standing. BENTON stops when he sees that his quarry has disappeared. He crosses the road to the HQ. CHIN LEE steps out of hiding from behind the GPO tent and watches him enter the HQ. She then makes quickly down the road, past a telephone engineer in his cap and overalls, busy at work on a roadside telephone junction box.)


8: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. BRIGADIERíS OFFICE

(Inside the HQ, BENTON stands to attention before a quietly furious BRIGADIER...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You lost her?!
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, sir. She gave me the slip. One minute I had her well in sight and next she...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Interrupting.) She vanished in a puff of smoke?
SERGEANT BENTON: No sir. I got this sort of throbbing in my head. I guess I fainted. When I came to, sheíd gone.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Caustically.) Throbbing in the head? Fainted? Youíre too delicate for intelligence work, Benton. Better go and lie down.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right sir. Sorry sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Dismissed Sergeant, just get out of my sight!

(BENTON leaves the room as the DOCTOR and MIKE enter. They witness this final exchange.)

DOCTOR: I see youíre in your usual sweet affable mood, Brigadier.

(He looks at MIKE who smiles.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) When youíve quite finished grinning like a Cheshire cat, Captain Yates!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Sir.

(He almost runs from the room. The DOCTOR steps towards the BRIGADIER, totally unperturbed.)

DOCTOR: Right now, Brigadier, would you kindly tell me what all this fuss is about?


9: EXT. UNIT LONDON HQ

(BENTON leaves the HQ. He crosses the street and walks past the GPO tent as the engineer comes out and walks towards the junction box. He makes some final adjustments to the machinery within the box, hanging an extra wire-like device from some of the circuits. He then picks up a small radio receiver and switches it on. There is a sound of static. He switches the radio off, closes the junction box, picks up his tools and goes back into the tent. Once inside, he takes the receiver back out of his bag and switches it on again...)


10: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. OUTER OFFICE

(CAPTAIN YATES is on the telephone at that moment. He snatches the receiver away from his ear, looks at the phone in puzzlement and then speaks into it again...)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Mr. Curry, are you still there? (He listens.) Oh good.. (He listens again.) No, no, for a moment I thought weíd been cut off.


11: EXT. UNIT LONDON HQ

(Within the tent, the engineer places the receiver down on a small table next to a kettle and two cups. He then reaches up and pulls his cap...and face off - it is the MASTER. The voices of YATES and Mr. Curry come through easily on the receiver as the MASTER listens...)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) As I was saying, the escort will be under my command and will consist of myself, a Sergeant and four motorcycle outriders.

(As the MASTER continues to eavesdrop, he divests himself of his engineers scarf and overalls. Underneath is a smartly tailored suit.)

MR. CURRY: (OOV: Through receiver.) Itís a bit light, isnít it Captain? I mean considering the importance of this weapon.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) Weíll only make ourselves conspicuous if we surround it with a small army, wonít we?
MR. CURRY: (OOV: Through receiver.) Oh, all right. I suppose you people know best.

(The MASTER has adjusted his tie and smoothes his hair back.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) Our ETA with you will be at 08:15 hours.
MR. CURRY: (OOV: Through receiver.) And you will let me know the route?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) Yes, Iíll ring you through with the route as soon as itís finalized. Goodbye sir.
MR. CURRY: (OOV: Through receiver.) Goodbye.

(The MASTER adjusts his pocket-handkerchief, takes a thick overcoat off a hanger and switches off the receiver, taking it with him. Leaving the tent, he also has a smart briefcase in his hand. He checks to make sure that he is not being watched and then walks through a gate in the railings and across the park. On the other side of the square a large black limousine waits. A smartly dressed chauffeur gets out and holds open the door for the MASTER to get in. Once settled, the evil renegade again switches on the receiver to listen for any further calls...)


12: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. BRIGADIERíS OFFICE

(Within the HQ, an exasperated BRIGADIER is coming to the end of a heated discussion with a tenacious DOCTOR...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: All right, All right, all right, all right, Doctor! You win!
DOCTOR: And youíll back up my report to the Home Office calling for a complete ban on the Keller process?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes.
DOCTOR: And youíll get in touch with the Home Secretary and make sure that he takes some action?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, Doctor, and if that doesnít do any good, I personally will go down to Stangmoor and blow the blasted machine up myself! Now, are you or are you not going to help me with this case?
DOCTOR: (Smiles.) My dear Lethbridge Stewart, your word is my command. You know that you only have to ask!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Thank you.

(The BRIGADIER gets up and picking up his briefcase, starts to leave the room.)

DOCTOR: Well, where on earth do you think youíre going?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: We are going to see the new Chinese delegate - Mr. Fu Peng.
DOCTOR: Fu Peng - he must be Hokien.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: No, no, no Doctor - heís Chinese. Now, come along.

(With raised eyebrows, the DOCTOR follows...)


13: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. OUTER OFFICE

(As the BRIGADIER walks through the outer office, YATES tries to show him a piece of paper.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Excuse me...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Later!

(The BRIGADIER leaves. The DOCTOR speaks to YATES.)

DOCTOR: Yes...itís going to be one of those days!

(YATES laughs.)

DOCTOR: (Admonishing.) Cheshire cat, Captain Yates, Cheshire cat!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Waiting in corridor.) Doctor!
DOCTOR: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, Iím coming.

(He follows. YATES picks up the phone.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Get me transport, will you?


14: EXT. UNIT LONDON HQ

(Still sat in the limousine, the MASTER listens in as the bored voice of the transport section man comes through...)

TRANSPORT SECTION: (OOV: Through receiver.) Transport?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) Captain Yates here. Iíd like you to lay on a motorcycle escort of four and a jeep for 0-seven hundred hours tomorrow.

(Nodding slightly with satisfaction, the MASTER suddenly sits up and looks out of the window. Across the square, the DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER can be seen walking away from UNIT HQ.)

TRANSPORT SECTION: (OOV: Through receiver.) Right-oh sir. Whereís your rendezvous, sir?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Through receiver.) Here at HQ. Iíll take the party down myself.
TRANSPORT SECTION: (OOV: Through receiver.) Right-oh sir.

(The MASTER switches the receiver off and sits back.)


15: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS

(FU PENG sits at a table reading a newspaper. He wears the bland uniform of the Chinese communists and reads a newspaper. His face is surly and unsmiling. The door opens and an aide shows in the BRIGADIER and the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh, Mr. Fu Peng? Iím Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart of UNIT command. Iím in charge of all security arrangements.

(He holds out his hand but FU PENG ignores it and continues to read his newspaper.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Embarrassed.) And, err, this is our scientific advisor.

(The DOCTOR bows and starts to speak in Hokien to FU PENG. His words are translated as

This unworthy person welcomes you
and delights in your safe arrival.

The BRIGADIER stares at him. FU PENGíS reaction is astonishing. He rises to his feet with a smile on his face, bows and also speaks in Hokien, his words meaning

Thank you for your courtesy
and welcome. It is I who am
delighted to meet such a charming
person in this barbaric country.

FU PENG then speaks in English...)

FU PENG: It is rare to meet a westerner who knows my language.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you. Actually I fear my Hokien is somewhat rusty.
FU PENG: On the contrary, it is excellent.

(FU PENG gestures to his aide who brings forward a chair for the DOCTOR to sit on. The BRIGADIERíS needs are not attended to. The DOCTOR sits.)

DOCTOR: Well, itís many years since Iíve had a chance to use it. I remember once having a conversation with Tse-Tung...

(FU PENG leaps to his feet, a look of anger on his face.)

FU PENG: Tse-Tung! But that is the personal name of our chairman - Mao Tse-Tung!
DOCTOR: He himself gave me leave to use it.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, if we could just discuss the immediate problem...

(But FU PENG ignores him, having been completely won over by the DOCTOR. He takes off his cap and bows smiling...)

FU PENG: You will take some tea?

(The DOCTOR bows his head and replies in Hokien. FU PENG speaks to his aide in their own language. The aide bows and leaves. The DOCTOR gets up, stares at the BRIGADIER until he moves out of his way and then follows FU PENG into another room, both of them conversing in Hokien as they go. Left behind and lost for words, the BRIGADIER ruefully sits down in the DOCTORíS vacated chair.)


16: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Back at the prison, things are getting back to normal but the PRISON OFFICERS are still on edge. They are escorting a prisoner - MAILER - from his cell on the upper level.)

PRISON OFFICER: Come on Mailer. Up you come, get behind me there.

(MAILER steps in line between two of the OFFICERS and starts to be escorted away. At the same time, SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN is escorting VOSPER, another prisoner on cleaning duties up the staircase. A look of recognition passes between MAILER and VOSPER. GREEN opens the barred gate.)

SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN: Right Vosper, come on.

(..and escorts VOSPER through, locking it behind him. VOSPER sneaks another look at MAILER as he is led towards the staircase.)

PRISON OFFICER: (To MAILER.) Down you go.

(MAILER goes down the main staircase. GREEN leads VOSPER with his brush and a hand box of cleaning items down another staircase...)


17: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(...and into a vacant cell.)

SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN: Right Vosper, get busy. I want this place cleaned up properly.


18: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(In the theatre, the unattended Keller machine has come back to life again...)


19: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MEDICAL WING

(In the hospital, BARNHAM in still in bed - awake and listening to the radio through headphones. DR. SUMMERS is taking notes when JO walks in with a box of chocolates. Outside, the sound of the prisoners shouting and the attempts to calm them can be heard again.)

DR. SUMMERS: Hello.
JO: How is he?
DR. SUMMERS: Fit as a fiddle, arenít you Barnham?

(He shakes BARNHAM, who takes the headphone off.)

DR. SUMMERS: Barnham...visitor for you. (To JO.) Pull up a chair.

(JO does so and hands BARNHAM the chocolates.)

JO: Hello.
BARNHAM: (Puzzled.) Thank you. Do I know you?
JO: Well, weíve sort of met...
BARNHAM: (Rubbing his forehead.) Itís just that...I canít seem to remember anybody or anything very well.
JO: Donít you remember being treated by the Keller machine?
BARNHAM: Ah...itís all a bit of a blank, Iím afraid. Do you know, you wouldnít believe this, but I couldnít even remember me own name, huh...not Ďtil the Doctor there told me.
JO: Well, Iím glad to see you looking so much better. Bye.

(She gets up.)

BARNHAM: Thanks very much for the chocolates, Miss.

(JO smiles at him and goes into the side office.)

JO: Well, everything seems all right.
DR. SUMMERS: (Sighs.) Iím not sure. I still think that in Barnhamís case the machine has overreacted - itís extracted all the negative impulses from his brain.
JO: So what does that make him now?
DR. SUMMERS: It depends how you look at it - an idiot...or a saint.


20: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(VOSPER is sweeping the cell floor watched by SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN. Outside, they can hear the other prisonersí shouts.)

VOSPER: Getting a bit noisy, ainít it, Mr. Green?

(GREEN steps outside. Immediately, VOSPER rummages through his hand box of cleaning items and pulls out a small gun, which he secretes underneath the pillow on the cell bed.)

SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN: (OOV) Right, letís keep those prisoners quiet - all of you!. Keep quiet.

(VOSPER returns to his sweeping as GREEN re-enters.)


21: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(CHIEF PRISONER OFFICER POWERS, the GOVERNOR and three OFFICERS are moving MAILER. As they about to go through the barred gate, POWERS shouts out...)

CHIEF PRISONER OFFICER POWERS: All right! Keep that noise down!
PRISON OFFICER: (Shouts.) ___the Governor___.!

(The racket continues as MAILER is escorted down the stairs in the side gallery.)


22: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(The party enters the cell that VOSPER is cleaning.)

CHIEF PRISONER OFFICER POWERS: All right, Vosper, outside.

(VOSPER does so. MAILER looks round.)

MAILER: Proper little home from home, ainít it?
PRISON GOVERNOR: Youíll be in this cell until sentence is carried out, Mailer.
MAILER: (Lying on the bed.) Oh, donít put any money on it, Governor. No oneís turning me into a zombie and that includes you, mate.
CHIEF PRISONER OFFICER POWERS: Thatís enough of that, Mailer.

(MAILER snores in derision...)

PRISON GOVERNOR: All right, Chief.

(He leaves.)

CHIEF PRISONER OFFICER POWERS: (To one of the PRISON OFFICERS.) Watch him.
FIRST PRISON OFFICER: Yes sir.

(The CHIEF leaves the cell closing the door behind him and two PRISON OFFICERS in the room with MAILER. One of the OFFICERS picks up a draft board.)

FIRST PRISON OFFICER: Fancy a game then, Harry, pass the time?
MAILER: Drop dead.
FIRST PRISON OFFICER: Suit yourself. (To the SECOND OFFICER.) Come on, letís have a game.

(They set up the game.)

FIRST PRISON OFFICER: Right, youíre black.
SECOND PRISON OFFICER: Cup of tea?
FIRST PRISON OFFICER: No, youíre all right.

(As they chat, MAILER feels underneath the pillow to check that the gun is there. Satisfied, he sits back.)


23: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS

(The DOCTOR sips his cup of Chinese tea. The BRIGADIER impatiently checks his watch. FU PENG smiles and speaks in Hokien to the DOCTOR who replies in the same language, then says in English...)

DOCTOR: I should be delighted to dine with you soon.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Err, yes, well there are a few questions that I should like to ask, Mr. Fu Peng...

(FU PENG interrupts and speaks to the DOCTOR in Hokien again, nodding at the BRIGADIER.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To the DOCTOR.) What did he say?
DOCTOR: Err, dried squid and stewed jellyfish, my dear fellow - for our dinner!

(The BRIGADIER looks rueful. The DOCTOR finishes his tea and gets up. FU PENG also gets up and they smile, bow and make statements of thanks in Hokien.)

FU PENG: ĎTil our next meeting then...my dear Sing-Sen.

(The DOCTOR walks towards the door, which the aide has opened for him.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To FU PENG.) Ah, I really must insist on asking...
DOCTOR: Come along, my dear fellow, weíve got a great deal of work to do, you know.

(He walks out.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Err, could you perha....

(FU PENG, a hostile look on his face, curtly bows. Defeated, the BRIGADIER does the same and walks out.)


24: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(In the cell, the drafts game continues. MAILER watches from the bed, whistling...)

MAILER: Well whereís this grub then? You planning to starve me to death?
FIRST PRISON OFFICER: (Impatiently.) Itís coming, Mailer, itís coming.
MAILER: Yeah, so is Christmas.

(The cell door opens and another OFFICER walks in with a tray of food. MAILER jumps up from the bed, grabs the OFFICER from behind...)

MAILER: Right!

(...and the points the gun at the other two OFFICERS as they jump up.)

MAILER: Easy!

(He points the gun at his hostageís head.)

MAILER: Keys...come on. Now move it!


25: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. BRIGADIERíS OFFICE

(The BRIGADIER sits at his desk while the DOCTOR looks out of the window.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Are youíre seriously suggesting thereís a connection?
DOCTOR: (Turning round.) Another mysterious death with unexplained marks on the face and body? Thereís got to be.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: But this Keller machine of yours is miles away.
DOCTOR: Mmm.

(There is a knock at the door and YATES walks in with some papers, which he hands to the BRIGADIER.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Excuse me, sir. Weíre about ready for off sir, if youíll just okay the movement order onward plans.
DOCTOR: Off for another little trip, Captain Yates?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Err, not exactly, Doctor. Weíre moving the Thunderbolt.
DOCTOR: The what?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: The Thunderbolt. Itís a nuclear powered missile with a warhead full of nerve gas.
DOCTOR: I thought theyíd outlawed those things?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh yes, they have. This oneís on its way to the naval dockyard - theyíre going to dump it at the bottom of the ocean.
DOCTOR: With the peace conference going on...itís not the most tactful time to be trundling rockets about, is it?

(He turns back to the window as the BRIGADIER looks over the papers.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I see youíre taking Benton?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: If itís okay with you, sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh, youíre welcome to him. Just make sure he doesnít lose the missile for you.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well he somehow managed to lose a Chinese girl in broad daylight.

(At the window, the DOCTOR is instantly alert...)

DOCTOR: Chinese girl - what Chinese girl?!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Giving YATES the papers.) All right, Yates, carry on. Good luck.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh, thank you sir.

(He leaves.)

DOCTOR: (Sternly.) Brigadier, what Chinese girl?!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, Captain Chin Lee - the Generalís aide. I thought she was implicated so I had her followed. Benton lost her.
DOCTOR: Thatís it then - thatís the link...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What is?
DOCTOR: When Emil Keller installed his machine at Stangmoor prison, he had a Chinese girl with him as an assistant.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: It could be coincidence?
DOCTOR: Coincidence, my foot! Youíd better put out a general alert for that Chinese girl, Brigadier. Sheís got to be found and quick!


26: EXT. UNIT LONDON HQ

(CHIN LEE is a stoneís throw from UNIT HQ - on the other side of the square. She walks towards the limousine. The Chauffeur holds open the door. The MASTER is sat within, smoking a large cigar.)

MASTER: You are late, Captain.
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: My apologies, Master.

(He pats the seat and she nervously gets in beside him.)

MASTER: You did well at the conference. Now I have another little task for you.
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Pleads.) No, no, please, no! Not...

(He grabs her chin and turns her face towards him. She is held by his hypnotic gaze.)

MASTER: You will obey me!
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Succumbs.) IÖwill...obey...you, Master.
MASTER: Tonight, you will kill the American delegate.
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: Tonight, I...will...kill...the...American...delegate.
MASTER: Good, now you may go.

(He snaps his fingers. She blinks and gets out of the car.)


27: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(The prisonersí take-over has spread. As the alarm bell rings incessantly, MAILER holds his gun at GREENíS chest and he and several other OFFICERS stand with their hands on their heads before their captives...)

MAILER: (To GREEN.) Now just one peep out of you - thatís all!

(VOSPER runs up.)

VOSPER: Iíve done the ___, Harry.
MAILER: Good boy.
VOSPER: But theyíve got the wing surrounded.
SENIOR PRISON OFFICER GREEN: Youíve got no chance...
MAILER: Shut up! They wonít come in - not while weíve got so many screws here.
VOSPER: Are you sure?
MAILER: They canít get in...
VOSPER: We canít get out!
MAILER: Oh, weíll get out. Now shutup - let me think! (To a prisoner.) Here you, take over.

(The prisoner takes guard of GREEN whilst MAILER and VOSPER move to one side to confer.)

VOSPER:___, Harry, theyíll starve us out.
MAILER: What we want is hostages.
VOSPER: Weíve got Ďem!
MAILER: We need more. Now if we cut around the kitchen, get to the prison hospital, maybe we can grab a Doctor. All right? Now you lot stay here! (To VOSPER.) Come on...

(They run off...)


28: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MEDICAL WING

(JO tries a phone whilst SUMMERS locks a drugs cupboard.)

JO: Itís no good. The lineís dead.
DR. SUMMERS: Youíd better go to the admin block, Miss Grant.
JO: What about you?
DR. SUMMERS: Iíll stay here. Someoneís bound to get hurt by the time they fin....

(The door bursts open and MAILER and VOSPER enter. MAILER nods at SUMMERS.)

MAILER: Him.

(VOSPER runs forward. JO stares at MAILER.)

MAILER: Youíre not going to give me any trouble, are you, hmm?


29: INT. UNIT LONDON HQ. BRIGADIERíS OFFICE (NIGHT)

(Evening is falling. As CORPORAL BELL draws the curtains, both the BRIGADIER and the DOCTOR are making phone calls...)

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Look operator, Iíve been waiting some considerable time now for my call to Stangmoor prison.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into phone.) All right, keep looking. Yes, let me know as soon as you hear anything.

(He puts his phone down.)

DOCTOR: Yes, all right, yes. Iíll hang on. (To the BRIGADIER.) Thereís some trouble there with the lines.

(The BRIGADIERS phone rings.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into phone.) Lethbridge Stewart? (He listens.) What? (Listens.) No, donít arrest her, Iíll deal with this myself.

(He puts the phone down.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Message from one of my agents. Chin Leeís turned up again.

(He makes for the door.)

DOCTOR: Chin Lee? Where?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Sheís just been seen entering the Chinese delegateís suite.


30: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

(In the deserted suite, CHIN LEE picks up a phone.)

CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Into phone.) Room four hundred and eleven. (Waits, then...) Hello, is the American delegate there please? This is Captain Chin Lee of the Chinese peopleís delegation. I wish to speak to Senator Alcott urgently. (Listens.) Yes, thank you.


31: INT. AMERICAN DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

(An aide shows SENATOR ALCOTT into a room. He holds a dinner napkin. The aide leaves. ALCOTT picks up a phone.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: (Into phone.) Hello, Senator Alcott speaking? (Listens.) Yes, Captain, what can I do for you?


32: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Into phone.) Comrade Fu Peng wishes to see you immediately and wonders if you could come to our suite.


33: INT. AMERICAN DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

SENATOR ALCOTT: (Into phone.) What? At this time of night?


34: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Into phone.) It is a matter of vital importance. He wishes to assure you that it is to your countryís advantage.


35: INT. AMERICAN DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

SENATOR ALCOTT: (Into phone.) But Captain, this is highly irregular.


36: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Into phone.) He asks that you come alone - the subject is most secret.


37: INT. AMERICAN DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

SENATOR ALCOTT: (Into phone - with reluctance.) All right, Iíll be right over.


38: INT. CHINESE DELEGATION QUARTERS (NIGHT)

CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: (Into phone.) Your time will not be wasted, Senator.

(As if a trance, she puts the phone down, goes to the main door of the suite and takes the chain lock off. She then hides round a corner of the corridor and waits. There is a knock at the door but CHIN LEE doesnít move. There is another knock and then the door opens and ALCOTT enters.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Hello? Anyone home? Mr. Fu Peng?

(ALCOTT enters the main room and CHIN LEE follows.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Mr. Fu Peng?

(CHIN LEE shuts the door to the main suite behind her. ALCOTT spins round.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Oh...may I ask what this is all about, Captain.
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: Of course.
SENATOR ALCOTT: Well, whereís Mr. Fu Peng?
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: He will be here soon. Sit down.
SENATOR ALCOTT: Now look, Captain, Iím in the middle of my dinner and I...
CAPTAIN CHIN LEE: Sit down....please.
SENATOR ALCOTT: All right, but make it short will you?

(He walks over to a chair and sits as CHIN LEE walks over to a light switch and turns the lights down in the room. ALCOTT jumps up.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Wh...what are you doing?

(The room is filled with the noise of the Keller machine. ALCOTT puts his hands to his head and falls back into the chair.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Oh....this noise...this noise in my head...

(CHIN LEE walks across the room towards him as he starts to feel intense pain, clutching at his tie.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: This terrible____!

(He jumps to his feet again.)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Whatís happening?!

(He points at CHIN LEE as she starts to shimmer. The image of her adjusts to that of a Chinese dragon, roaring and breathing fire. ALCOTT starts to become hysterical...)

SENATOR ALCOTT: Get back! Get back, I tell you! Get back! Donít come near me! Whatís ha...

(The dragon gets nearer...)


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Dr. Who
JON PERTWEE

The Master
ROGER DELGADO

Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
NICHOLAS COURTNEY

Jo Grant
KATY MANNING

Captain Mike Yates
RICHARD FRANKLIN

Sergeant Benton
JOHN LEVENE

Mailer
WILLIAM MARLOWE

Vosper
HAYDN JONES

Dr. Summers
MICHAEL SHEARD

Barnham
NEIL McCARTHY

Captain Chin Lee
PIK-SEN LIM

Fu Peng
KRISTOPHER KUM

Prison Governor
RAYMOND WESTWELL

Senator Alcott
TOMMY DUGGAN

Corporal Bell
FERNANDA MARLOW

Chief Prison Officer Powers
ROY PURCELL

Senior Prison Officer Green
ERIC MASON

Prison Officers
BILL MATTHEWS
BARRY WADE
DAVE CARTER
MARTIN GORDON

Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Film Cameraman
FRED HAMILTON

Film Editor
HOWARD BILLINGHAM

Visual Effects
JIM WARD

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
RAY LONDON

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
TIMOTHY COMBE

COLOUR

© BBC 1971

 

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