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THE MIND
OF EVIL

BY
DON
HOUGHTON

EPISODE FIVE


1: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(VOSPER staggers out of the theatre, crying out in pain and firing at the machine. Again, there is a flare of light and the machine claims another victim.)


2: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The DOCTOR and JO remain in their hiding place. Through the doors of the theatre, the machine dematerialises. The DOCTOR whispers to JO. She nods and the two cautiously get up and slowly start to make for the door. Hardly have they gone a few steps when the DOCTOR holds her back - the machine is materialising on its stand next to the process chair. Holding his head in pain, MAILER runs out from his hiding place, fires a shot and runs out of the theatre. Left behind, the DOCTOR and JO feel the mental assault from the machine beginning on them, however the attack ends as soon as it starts as once again the machine dematerialises from the room.)

JO: What happened! Why did it just...disappear?
DOCTOR: Well, we couldnít have tempted its appetite.
JO: Why not?
DOCTOR: Well, I imagine it detected a higher concentration of evil in Mailer. Thereís something to be said for a pure mind, after all, eh Jo?
JO: Look, I think weíd better get out of here before it gets back!

(She runs for the door.)

DOCTOR: Yes, all right, Jo! Jo! Wait a minute, wait!

(He more cautiously walks out of the room...)


3: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(...checking to make sure that they are alone but JO is the first to spot a familiar figure, still dressed in pyjamas and dressing gown and holding his head in pain.)

JO: Barnham! What are you doing here?
BARNHAM: Well, I was looking for you. I heard this noise and...
JO: Itís all right. Weíre going to try and escape.
BARNHAM: I donít understand?
DOCTOR: Look, weíve got to stop the Master from launching that missile. Now come on, Barnham, you come with us.
JO: Come on! Quickly! Come on!

(The three run off.)


4: EXT. STANGMOOR PRISON

(A UNIT helicopter flies over the prison. Next to the pilot, the BRIGADIER scans the ground carefully.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Windmill 3-4-7 to Trap One.


5: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(His call is received at UNITís mobile HQ. A large van fitted out with communications equipment and a curtained-off side office. Within the HQ are MAJOR COSWORTH, a moustached soldier with glasses and a UNIT sergeant. The BRIGADIERíS voice comes over the radio set whilst the two men are looking over a telex message.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) How do you read me? Over.
MAJOR COSWORTH: (Pointing to the telex.) Acknowledge that will you, Sergeant?

(COSWORTH goes over to the radio and switches it on.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Trap One to Windmill 3-4-7. Major Cosworth reading you loud and clear. Any results? Over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Iím over Stangmoor Prison now. No sign of the missile. Everything seems quiet and normal. Over.
MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Are you going to land? Over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) No, I donít think so. I know I said it seems normal but Iím quite sure itís not. Iíll continuing reece-ing for the moment. Over and out.


6: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. SIDE ROOM

(The DOCTOR, with JO and BARNHAM, looks through a peephole in a door to the outside.)

DOCTOR: Well, there doesnít seem to be anybody about. Letís take a look outside. (To BARNHAM.) You wait here for a minute.

(BARNHAM nods and the two step outside.)


7: EXT. STANGMOOR PRISON. COURTYARD

(The hear the noise from the helicopter and look upwards.)

JO: Hey look! Itís the UNIT helicopter!

(She starts waving.)

JO: Hey!
PRISONER: All right, you two - inside!

(They turn to see a prisoner pointing a gun at them. With a sigh, they step inside.)


8: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. SIDE ROOM

PRISONER: Move!

(The ďreformedĒ BARNHAM is childishly concerned at this show of violence and gently steps in, trying to take hold of the gun.)

BARNHAM: Donít hurt them...
PRISONER: Leave off, Barnham! (To the DOCTOR and JO.) I said move!
BARNHAM: I said donít hurt them!

(BARNHAM grabs hold of the gun and gently but firmly starts to push the prisoner back. There is a brief and loud tussle which BARNHAM wins but the DOCTOR has to pull him back with an akido move. He pulls him back towards the exit door.)

BARNHAM: But they were trying...!

(He is interrupted as two more armed prisoners run into the prison.)


9: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(An angry MAILER is on the telephone...)

MAILER: (Into phone.) What the hell do you mean ďwe loused things upĒ? You got your missile, didnít you?


10: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(...to his ďemployerĒ who is in a small run-down office at the aircraft hanger.)

MASTER: (Into phone.) You left one of the UNIT people alive and he followed you here.

(He looks over to where an unconscious CAPTAIN YATES is tied to a chair.)

MASTER: (Into phone.) Fortunately he was caught.
MAILER: (OOV: Over phone.) Look, I donít care about him. I want you back here right away!
MASTER: (Into phone.) Thatís quite impossible. Iím far too busy preparing the missile for launching.


11: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

MAILER: (Into phone, his voice growing more impatient.) Look mate, I donít care how busy you are - I want you back. That machine of yours has broken out. Itís wandering around the prison. Itís killed Lenny Vosper, itís nearly killed me!


12: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) Thatís impossible, I canít leave here now!


13: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

MAILER: (Into phone.) Now listen...my mobís not staying on here while that thingís on the loose. Theyíll start running and Iíll be running with them.


14: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) But you canít! Youíll be caught!
MAILER: (OOV: Over phone.) Maybe...but just remember...


15: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

MAILER: (Into phone, threatening.) If I get caught - so do you. Theyíll want to know where that missile is and I might just tell them. Now think about it!


16: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) I see...all right, Mailer. Iíll come back.
MAILER: (OOV: Over phone.) Thatís more like it.

(The MASTER slams the phone down and looks over to where CAPTAIN YATES still sits apparently comatose. He walks up behind him and spins the chair round.)

MASTER: All right, Captain, you can stop pretending to be unconscious now.

(YATES opens his eyes.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Why? Why...
MASTER: (Interrupting.) Why did I take the missile? I intend to use it.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Youíll never be able to. Itís too complex.
MASTER: Nonsense!

(He spins the chair round so that YATES can see a bank of controls that has been installed in the hanger office.)

MASTER: This is childishly simple. Anyhow, I have all the technical assistance I need.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Yes, I was going to ask you: about those soldiers?
MASTER: Hired mercenaries in fake uniforms. Everythingís a question of money nowadays, my dear Captain. Will you excuse me?

(He smiles and makes for the door but turns round before he leaves.)

MASTER: Oh, by the way, youíre probably wondering why youíre still alive?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: It did cross my mind.
MASTER: Well, in the event - in the highly unlikely event of UNIT finding us before the missileís ready - youíd make a very useful hostage, remember that.

(The MASTER leaves and YATES immediately starts working at his bonds.)


17: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR and JO are led into the Governorís office by FULLER and two other prisoners.)

FULLER: Right, come on...

(MAILER is still sat at the desk.)

MAILER: Where did you find Ďem?
FULLER: Outside ďBĒ wing. Waving to a helicopter.
MAILER: They what? Did it see them?
FULLER: No. I donít think so. Anyway, itís cleared orf now.

(MAILER catches sight of BARNHAM.)

MAILER: Get that zombie out of here! Get rid of him!

(FULLER shows BARNHAM the door. MAILER turns his attention to the DOCTOR.)

MAILER: I donít know what weíre going to do about you...
DOCTOR: Look, Mailer, what...

(As he steps towards him, MAILER raises an automatic.)

MAILER: Back off!

(The DOCTOR stands still.)

DOCTOR: Mailer, why are you helping the Master?
MAILER: (Puzzled.) Helping who?
DOCTOR: The Ma...er, er, ďKellerĒ or whatever he calls himself.
MAILER: Simple - Iím helping him because heís helping me.
DOCTOR: Oh, whatís he promised you?
MAILER: Money...pardon...ticket to anywhere I like.
DOCTOR: You really think heís going to keep those promises?
MAILER: Why not?
JO: He doesnít care whether you live or die - heís just using you!
MAILER: So heís using me - Iím using him. You make me a better offer?
DOCTOR: (Thinks.) Oh, let us go and Iíll do the best I can for you.

(MAILER turns away momentarily, trying not to laugh.)

MAILER: Well, if thatís the best you can do, Doc, it really ainít good enough. Now, wheel Ďem out.
FULLER: Right, come on.

(They are led out.)


18: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I know exactly where that missile is - here.

(He points with his swagger stick to a point on a map laid out across a table in the main room of the mobile HQ. MAJOR COSWORTH looks at the map.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: Stangmoor Prison, sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: It all adds up. Benton saw a Black Mariah when the missile was ambushed and I saw the Doctor and Miss Grant. Iím convinced the Master has taken over the prison to use as a hideout for that missile.

(The BRIGADIER goes into his curtained-off office.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: And I assume weíll be taking the place, sir? Iíll draw up an assault plan.

(He picks up another map.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Within the inner office.) Major Cosworth?

(COSWORTH goes through.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Have you seen Stangmoor Prison?
MAJOR COSWORTH: No, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, Iíve just been looking at it. Itís an old fortress - youíd need an army to get in there.
MAJOR COSWORTH: A fortress?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Thatís right.
MAJOR COSWORTH: I suppose there couldnít possible be a secret underground passage or something?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Smiles.) Good, Major, good! Is that a map of the prison?
MAJOR COSWORTH: Yes sir.

(They open the map on the BRIGADIERíS desk and look over it.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, youíre right. It hasnít been blocked off either. It probably leads to the old dungeons.
MAJOR COSWORTH: Huh, itís rather like making a film, isnít it, sir?

(The BRIGADIER looks sharply at him but before he can say anything, a radio message comes through in the other room.)

UNIT SOLDIER: (OOV: Over radio.) Greyhound seven to trap one. Greyhound seven to trap one.
MAJOR COSWORTH: Excuse me, sir.

(He goes into the other room and speaks to the soldier there.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: All right, Iíll take it.

(He picks up the microphone as the BRIGADIER joins him.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Go ahead, greyhound seven.
UNIT SOLDIER: (OOV: Over radio.) A black saloon car has just entered the prison gates, over.
MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Thank you, greyhound seven. Maintain surveillance, over and out.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: It must be the Master. They wouldnít let anyone else inside. Right, that settles it! Weíre going to take that prison.
MAJOR COSWORTH: By using the underground passage.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes...and also by using the Trojan Horse!


19: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(The DOCTOR and JO are back in the cell, playing draughts. The hear voices outside the cell and JO looks up but the DOCTOR points her attention back down to the board.)

MASTER: (OOV: Outside cell.) I must say, youíre taking your time about this.
MAILER: (OOV: Outside cell.) Yes, well...


20: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. STAIRCASE OUTSIDE CELL

MAILER: (To FULLER.) Any trouble?
FULLER: Not a squeak out of them.
MASTER: All right. Open up, Fuller.

(FULLER does so and the MASTER and MAILER enter the cell.)


21: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(The DOCTOR and JO continue to look down at the board as their ďvisitorsĒ walk in.)

MASTER: Doctor, I...?

(The DOCTOR holds up a hand.)

DOCTOR: Ssh, ssh, ssh, ssh!

(He moves one of his black pieces over one of JOíS red pieces and takes it.)

DOCTOR: There!
MASTER: Doctor, I...

(Now it is JOíS turn to waves for silence.)

JO: Shh!

(The MASTERíS eyebrows rise in surprise at this second ďcommandĒ. JO moves one of her pieces over the remaining six pieces of the DOCTORíS, taking them all. The DOCTOR sighs.)

JO: There!
DOCTOR: Yes, well the trouble with this game is that itís too simple. In any case, Iím...Iím more used to playing three dimensional chess.

(He gets up and goes over to the bed and lies down. The MASTER does his best to hide his impatience.)

MASTER: All right, Iíve allowed you your little gesture. Now perhaps we can talk seriously?
DOCTOR: I suppose youíre going to ask me to control that machine of yours again?
MASTER: I am.
DOCTOR: Yes, well, I canít. Iíve told you before - nobody can.
MASTER: You underestimate yourself, Doctor. You are perfectly capable of controlling it - for a time, at least.
DOCTOR: Well, even if I could - why should I help you?
MASTER: To save lives. Several people have died already.
DOCTOR: Yeah, most of them hard cases that were helping you.
MASTER: Very well then...to save one life.

(The DOCTOR looks at him in slightly amused condescension.)

DOCTOR: My own?

(The MASTER turns and looks pointedly at JO. She understands his meaning and jumps to her feet.)

JO: Donít listen to him, Doctor. Heís just bluffing.
MASTER: Am I? Unless the Doctor does what I ask, Miss Grant, Mailer will shoot you - here and now.

(MAILER cocks his automatic pistol and aims it at her. The DOCTOR stands up, ready to take action, but realises that he has no choice. He thinks...)

DOCTOR: Well, itís only a theory, but I think there may be one way to inhibit that machineís power of movement.
MASTER: Well, now is your chance to put that theory to the test.
DOCTOR: Well whereís the thing now? Still wandering about?
MAILER: Gone back to the process chamber.
MASTER: Mmm, temporarily glutted, no doubt.
DOCTOR: Well, I shall need a lot of equipment, you know?
MASTER: Oh, Stangmoor Prisonís a very progressive place. The entire contents of the workshopís at your disposal.
DOCTOR: All right, Iíll give it a try.
MASTER: Good.

(He goes to the door and knocks on it. The hatch opens.)

MASTER: All right, Fuller. Let us out, will you?

(The door opens and the DOCTOR and JO make for it but the MASTER holds JO back.)

MASTER: No, Miss Grant. You will stay here - as a guarantee of the Doctorís good behaviour.

(He pushes JO towards the bed.)

MASTER: After you, Doctor.

(They leave the cell, the DOCTOR casting one look back at JO.)

MASTER: Satisfied, Mailer?

(MAILER is the last out. He blows JO a kiss as he leaves.)


22: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER addresses two UNIT soldiers as COSWORTH stands behind him, ready to give his ďvaluableĒ input.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Now we shall, as you realise, be very considerably outnumbered. However, not all of our opponents will be armed and none of them will be trained soldiers.
MAJOR COSWORTH: And, of course, we shall have surprise on our side.

(The BRIGADIER gives him a sideways look but COSWORTH is oblivious.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Exactly...any questions?
MAJOR COSWORTH: No sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right. Carry on.

(The BRIGADIER and COSWORTH go into the inner office.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: An excellent plan, if I may say so, sir. A very good chance of success.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (With some sarcasm.) Thank you, Major Cosworth. Iím very relieved to hear that!

(There is a knock against the doorframe.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes?

(A fully uniformed SERGEANT BENTON enters the room and salutes.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Excuse me, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Benton? What the devil are you doing here? Youíre supposed to be in hospital.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, yes sir, I...discharged myself. Iím all right now. Iíve just got a bit of a sore head.
MAJOR COSWORTH: Erm, Iíll just get on, sir.

(COSWORTH leaves the room.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: At ease, sergeant. Well, what do you want?
SERGEANT BENTON: Iíd like to come on the assault, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Benton, youíre supposed to be suffering from severe concussion.
SERGEANT BENTON: I know, sir, but itís only a scratch, honest. And you said yourself, Iíve got a thick skull!

(The BRIGADIER smiles.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Anyway, Iíd like a chance to get at the blokes who did it.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: All right. If you feel fit, you can take charge of the underground assault party. Major Cosworth will put you in the picture.
SERGEANT BENTON: Thank you, sir.

(The BRIGADIER returns to his papers but BENTON doesnít move.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Sir, I...?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, I wondered if youíd had any news about Captain Yates, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Iím sorry, Benton, thereís nothing. Nothing at all.


23: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(CAPTAIN YATES succeeds in breaking his bonds. He rubs his sore wrists as he stands but, hearing footsteps outside, instantly retakes his seat, putting his arms behind him in an imitation of still being bound. He also lets his head fall forward. Within seconds, the door opens and a prisoner carrying a pistol enters. He goes up to YATES and bends down to examine him. YATES slams his foot down on the prisoners foot. He yells in pain and drops the pistol. YATES grabs him by the neck and throws him over to the floor. YATES makes sure he is unconscious and, grabbing the pistol, runs for the door. He looks both ways to make sure the way is clear and then runs off.)


24: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The Keller machine sits quietly in its usual place in the process theatre.)


25: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. SIDE ROOM

(The DOCTOR, dressed in a white lab coat, fixes together a large coil of cable, some two feet in diameter. An impatient MASTER harangues him.)

MASTER: Look, Doctor, you must hurry! If that thing in there starts moving again...
DOCTOR: (Interrupts.) Iím well aware of the urgency of the situation, thank you.

(The MASTER sighs and goes to the door leading onto the main gallery. The DOCTOR picks up his handiwork.)

DOCTOR: Right.

(He turns to the door where the MASTER is still stood, his back to him.)

DOCTOR: Excuse me, will you?
MASTER: Oh.

(The MASTER moves out of the way. The coil is the end of a long piece of cable which trails across the floor. The DOCTOR turns and points to the floor.)

DOCTOR: Oh, would you mind bringing that plug with you, please?
MASTER: Oh, right.

(The MASTER bends down to pick up the object as per the polite request.)

DOCTOR: And the coil.
MASTER: Yep.
DOCTOR: Thank you

(The objects collected, they leave the room.)


26: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(They cross the gallery.)

MASTER: Look, tell me, what precisely do you intend to do?
DOCTOR: Iím going to try throwing this coil over that machine in there - if I can get close enough to it without being killed.
MASTER: Oh, I see. Well, what can I do to help.
DOCTOR: Well, I want you to operate these controls here and switch on to full power when I call out.

(The DOCTOR indicates a free-standing junction box device on table. The MASTER looks over it.)

MASTER: This is very ingenious.
DOCTOR: If all goes well, it...should set up an electric current in the coil alternating on much the same frequency as the Beta rhythms of the human brain.

(The MASTER plus the end of the cable into the box.)

MASTER: And you think thatíll deal with it?
DOCTOR: I donít know. I think itíll confuse the creature enough to, er, take away its power of movement anyway.
MASTER: Well, I hope you are right.
DOCTOR: So do I.

(The DOCTOR reaches for some heat-resistant gloves and starts putting them on.)

DOCTOR: Now switch it on now, will you? Bottom one.
MASTER: Right. Well...?

(The MASTER passes him a plastic face shield.)

MASTER: Good luck to you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Thank you.

(The DOCTOR dons the shield and picks up the coil of cable.)

DOCTOR: Right, you know what to do?
MASTER: Yes.

(The DOCTOR carries the coil over to the doors of the process theatre. He looks at the MASTER to make sure he is ready and kicks the door of the process theatre open. As the MASTER turns his attention to the junction box, the DOCTOR enters the room.)


27: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(He has barely gone a few yards when the machine springs into life. Small explosions burst from the coil as the DOCTOR approaches his target. He feels the mental assault starting and sees images of past enemies as he again hears the Dalek battle cry. An Ice Warrior, Slaar, A Zarbi appear before him.)

DALEK: Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!

(His face creases in pain as he sees he sees a Silurian and a Cyberman.)

DALEK: Exterminate! Annihilate!

(He forces the coil nearer the machine as Koquillion and a War Machine appear, followed by an Ice Warrior, a Dalek, a Zarbi, a Silurian, Slaar and a War Machine.)

DALEK: Destroy! Exterminate!

(He manages to slam the coil into place as a Cyberman and an Ice Warrior make another appearance. He cries out, almost in pain...)

DOCTOR: Now!
DALEK: Annihilate!
DOCTOR: Now!
DALEK: Destroy!


28: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Outside, the MASTER strains as he forces a switch on the junction box. With an effort he manages to move it across the groove on the front of the machine.)


29: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The energy in the coil starts to slowly overcome the machine. The DOCTOR however still seems to be held in its grip.)


30: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(The MASTER pushes the switch to its fullest extent...)


31: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(...and the machine finally returns to its dormant state. The DOCTOR, somewhat exhausted, throws off his face shield and gloves and makes for the door.)


32: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(The MASTER too sighs at the effort but recovers his presence of mind to stand beneath the upstairs gallery and shout...)

MASTER: Mailer! Mailer!

(The DOCTOR, divested of his lab coat, comes out of the process theatre. He leans against the staircase rail.)

MASTER: Well, Doctor. Congratulations.

(The DOCTOR doesnít notice a figure coming down the stairs behind him.)

DOCTOR: It wonít hold it for long, you know. That thingís intelligent. Soon itíll work out what happened and find a way to deal with it.
MASTER: Then youíll have to work out something better, wonít you? Now, take the Doctor back to his cell, Mailer.

(The DOCTOR looks round in surprise but quickly feels the end of an automatic placed against his neck.)

MAILER: Letís go.


33: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. STAIRCASE OUTSIDE CELL

(FULLER and another prisoner get up as they hear MAILER and his captor returning down the staircase. One of the prisoners points to the door that FULLER is opening. The DOCTOR is about to walk through, but remembering his earlier treatment, turns as MAILER again raises his gun to club him down. The DOCTOR gently shakes his head in warning and enters the cell.)


34: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(JO is waiting. The DOCTOR sits on the bed as FULLER shuts the door.)

JO: You all right, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, thank you, Jo, fine, fine.
JO: Did you fix the machine?
DOCTOR: Yes, temporarily.
JO: You look tired.
DOCTOR: I am...physically and mentally.

(He lies down on the bed. JO strokes his hair.)

JO: Hey, how about some food? Do you think theyíll let us have any?
DOCTOR: I doubt it. Not after what happened last time.
JO: Iíve had nothing to eat all day. Iím starving.
DOCTOR: Well, we shouldnít have thrown our breakfast at them, should we?

(JO stands up at this reminder.)

JO: Breakfast! Hey, wait a minute.

(She finds some discarded food on the floor.)

JO: I knew they wouldnít bother to clear up.

(She brings a piece over to the DOCTOR.)

JO: Here you are.
DOCTOR: Oh...no thanks, Jo, you have it. I...Iíll do without food for a while.
JO: No, weíll share it...and thereís some water in the jug over here.
DOCTOR: Oh, all right.

(The DOCTOR takes the morsel of food as JO pours out two mugs of water. She hands one to the DOCTOR. He laughs gently.)

DOCTOR: Cheers.
JO: Cheers.
DOCTOR: Hmm!

(They drink and nibble at the food.)

DOCTOR: Did I ever tell you about the time I was in the Tower of London?
JO: No?
DOCTOR: No?
JO: No.
DOCTOR: Well, I shared a cell with a very strange chap called Raleigh.
JO: Raleigh?
DOCTOR: Yeah...Sir Walter Raleigh.
JO: Oh!
DOCTOR: Mm, he got into some trouble with Queen Elizabeth - Elizabeth the first, that is. He kept going on about this new vegetable of his heíd discovered, you see, called the potato. One day, he sat down, pointed a finger at me...


35: EXT. STANGMOOR PRISON

(A transit van approaches the main gate of the prison. The door opens and a delivery man dressed in brown overalls and a cloth cap gets out - it is a disguised BRIGADIER. He goes up to the gate and presses the bell. As he waits, nonchalantly whistling, the back door of the van opens and armed UNIT troops start to climb out. The BRIGADIER watches them out of the corner of his eye and presses the bell again. After a moment, a PRISONER - dressed as a warder - steps out of the gate house.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Morning mate! Provisions.
MAIN GATE PRISONER: What?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Provisions. Nosh, food.
MAIN GATE PRISONER: Back gate.

(One of the UNIT troops, hidden at the back of the van, is about to step forward but another signals for him to wait.)

MAIN GATE PRISONER: You leave it at the inner gate. You canít come in Ďere.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh, it wonít go in there, mate, me vanís too big.
MAIN GATE PRISONER: Youíll have to clear off then.

(The PRISONER is about to walk away.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: ĎEre wait a minute - I Ďve got a weeks supply of food in there - and booze for the Governor. Am I supposed to go back and tell them you donít want it? Theyíll think youíre barmy.

(The PRISONER considers.)

MAIN GATE PRISONER: Hang about.

(He speaks into his walkie-talkie.)

MAIN GATE PRISONER: (Into radio.) Main gate Ďere. Iíve got a big provisions lorry. Do I let it in?
PRISONER: (OOV: Over radio.) Yeah, okay. But I want him out of here fast.

(The MAIN GATE PRISONER turns to the BRIGADIER.)

MAIN GATE PRISONER: Drive up the main courtyard - unload there. Weíll give you a hand. The, er, ďchiefĒ wants you out of here quick as possible.

(He walks away.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Donít worry. The less time I spend in there, the better.

(The BRIGADIER rubs his hand and walks back to the van.)

MAIN GATE PRISONER: Okay, open up.

(The BRIGADIER looks at the back of the van and climbs into the drivers seat. The van starts up and moves forward, the troops behind it crouched down and keeping pace. As it passes the MAIN GATE PRISONER and one of his compatriots, they are clubbed to the ground. Once inside the inner courtyard, the van speeds up and then comes to a halt. The BRIGADIER gets out, as do more troops from the back.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Come on - out!

(Divested of more of his assault force who runs into position, he gets back into the van and drives on. Elsewhere in the prison wards, SERGEANT BENTONíS troop, having successfully gained entry by the secret passage, climb a steep series of steps to a gate tower. Unspotted, they go through the gate and through a doorway. Meanwhile, the BRIGADIERíS van stops in the inner part of the prison. He is met by two prisoners - one of them in a warderís uniform. The BRIGADIER gets out.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: The backís open.

(The two prisoners walk round to the back of the van. The remaining troops in the van immediately rush out firing. At the front, the BRIGADIER gets out a megaphone and starts to speak...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: This is Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart of UNIT. This prison is now in military hands. Th...

(The megaphone is shot out of his hands by a prisoner on the roof-top but he is no match for the professional soldier who whips out a hand-arm and shoots the convict down.)


36: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(The noise of the assault reaches the DOCTOR and JO who listen at the cell door.)

JO: It seems to be right inside the prison.
DOCTOR: Yes, I only hope they gain complete control before Mailer starts killing the hostages.
JO: So do I!
DOCTOR: Mmm?

(He gets the real meaning of what he has said.)

DOCTOR: Oh, yes!


37: EXT. STANGMOOR PRISON

(Back outside, the BRIGADIER and his troops dodge round parked vehicles - including BESSIE - shooting down rooftop snipers as they go. The BRIGADIER spots another....)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: There!

(...who is dealt with by a UNIT soldier as the BRIGADIER fires in another direction. Using the cars as cover the UNIT troops join in an exchange of fire with the prisoners. One of the UNIT troops on the battlements is hit and falls to the ground. Elsewhere, BENTON and his troops make their stealthy way to the heart of the prison hearing the gun battle taking place. He waves them on. There are casualties on both sides as the firing continues. As one set of troops throw grappling hooks over a wall, another prisoner in a gateway fails to see a UNIT soldier behind him. As he turns, he is shot and falls with a cry. The UNIT troops with the grappling hooks scale the walls. Despite the professionalism of the soldiers, the battle is by no means one-sided and men on either side are shot down. Eventually, the BRIGADIER is the only one of his section left sheltering behind the parked vehicles and he shoots down his only extant opponent. He runs to the gateway which leads to the outer ward.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Come on!

(A UNIT jeep drives through.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Iím going to find the Doctor!

(He runs off as the jeep halts and more troops climb out.)


38: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. CELL

(The DOCTOR and JO jump back as the cell door is opened. An armed MAILER enters.)

DOCTOR: Ah, come to give yourself up?
MAILER: Now shut up and listen - you want to stay alive? Youíll do exactly as I say.
DOCTOR: Well?
MAILER: Youíre going to help me get out of here. Walk out of here and tell those friends of yours that either I get out or Iím going to chop you down. All right?
JO: They wonít listen.
MAILER: Too bad for you if they donít, now come on, move!

(They walk out.)


39: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. STAIRCASE OUTSIDE CELL

MAILER: And remember - no heroics. I can get out with either one of you - up!

(He waves them up the stairs and they start to climb, the DOCTOR in front, JO next and MAILER behind.)


40: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(They come out onto the upper gallery and start to descend to the ground floor. Suddenly JO throws herself backwards, pushing MAILER off his feet.)

JO: Now Doctor!

(But MAILER is too quick and grabs JO round the neck aiming his gun at the DOCTOR.)

MAILER: Thatís you___. I warned you! I only need one of you!

(MAILER cocks the trigger, aims...and a shot rings out.)


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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

Major Cosworth
PATRICK GODFREY

Barnham
NEIL McCARTHY

Fuller
JOHNNY BARRS

Main Gate Prisoner
MATTHEW WALTERS

Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Film Cameramen
MAX SAMETT

Film Editor
HOWARD BILLINGHAM

Action by
HAVOC

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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