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THE MIND
OF EVIL

BY
DON
HOUGHTON

EPISODE SIX


1: EXT. STANGMOOR PRISON

(BENTON and his troops make their stealthy way to the heart of the prison hearing the gun battle taking place. He waves them on. The battle continues as one set of troops throw grappling hooks over a wall and then scale it. 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. Elsewhere, the UNIT troops start to pick off the armed prisoners, one by one.)


2: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(The DOCTOR, JO and MAILER 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 but it is MAILER, not the DOCTOR, who falls back dead. The BRIGADIER has entered the gallery unseen from a side door and taken care of the DOCTOR and JOíS captor. JO scrambles free of the corpse as the DOCTOR checks that he is dead. He shows little gratitude to his rescuer.)

DOCTOR: Well...thank you, Brigadier! But do you think that for once in your life you could manage to arrive before the nick of time?!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Smiles.) Iím glad to see you too, Doctor! (To JO.) All right, Miss Grant?
JO: Yes, thanks.

(The DOCTOR looks down at the BRIGADIERíS deliveryman disguise.)

DOCTOR: I see youíve changed your job.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, rather an effective disguise, donít you think?

(SERGEANT BENTON enters directing two of his men to search the gallery.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Right, down there.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To BENTON.) Well, did you get the Master?
SERGEANT BENTON: Sorry, sir, he seems to have got away.
DOCTOR: And what about the missile?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, we didnít...

(The BRIGADIER turns to the DOCTOR with a look of horror.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Isnít it here?
DOCTOR: No.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh...
DOCTOR: Yes, well, apart from losing the Master and the missile, youíre doing very well, Brigadier!


3: EXT. HANGER

(The MASTER arrives at the hanger in his limousine. The chauffeur gets out, walks round the car and opens the door for the MASTER who gets out and looks at the primed missile. He nods to his mercenaries and the missile launcher platform rises until its payload points at the sky. The MASTER smiles in satisfaction.)


4: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR, JO and the BRIGADIER have retired to the Governorís office. The BRIGADIER is back in uniform but the DOCTOR is still in a black mood...)

DOCTOR: Look, the Master has got to be found, Brigadier.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Iím rather more concerned with finding that missile.
DOCTOR: Well, it comes to the same thing, surely?

(BENTON enters the room, followed by another soldier and BARNHAM.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Excuse me, sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes?
SERGEANT BENTON: Everythingís secure, sir. The prisoners are back in their cells are weíre starting to move the wounded out.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, Sergeant Benton.

(BENTON indicates BARNHAM.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Oh, and we found this chap sir, hiding in the medical block.

(BARNHAM, confused as ever, smiles as he recognises the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Lock him up with the others.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right, sir.

(BENTON is about to carry out his orders but JO leaps forward.)

JO: No, no, no, donít!

(She takes BARNHAM away from the soldiers.)

JO: Come on, Barnham.
BENTON: (To the soldier.) Right, Davies.

(The soldier leaves as JO shows BARNHAM to a chair.)

JO: Come on, come and sit down.
BARNHAM: I heard...I heard the shooting and...I...I didnít know what to do.
JO: Itís all right, itís all over, weíll take care of you. (To BENTON.) Has he been given anything to eat?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, no Miss, we were going...
JO: (Interrupting.) Well, donít just stand there, show me where I can find him something.

(JO makes for the door, BENTON following.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, Miss, sorry.

(They leave the room. An imperious BRIGADIER gives BARNHAM a hard look. The prisoner gives him a nervous ghastly smile and then looks nervously away. The BRIGADIER speaks quietly to the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Who is this man?

(The DOCTOR sits on the edge of the desk and quietly replies...)

DOCTOR: His name is Barnham. Heís the last man to undergo the Keller process and you can see what itís done to him. Heís got the mind of a child. Donít worry about him. You leave him to Jo. He trusts her.

(He gets off the desk.)

DOCTOR: Right, letís take a look of this map of yours.

(The DOCTOR pats BARNHAM on the shoulder as he passes to the map on the wall. Before they can say anything, a radio set that has been installed in the room, bursts into life.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Over radio.) Trap one to Greyhound, trap one to Greyhound.
DOCTOR: Itís Captain Yates!

(The DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER cross the room to where the radio operator operates the set.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: All right, Iíll take it.

(The BRIGADIER takes the microphone.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Greyhound to trap one, is that you Yates? Where are you?


5: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Iím at mobile HQ, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) What happened?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Quite a lot. I know where heís got Thunderbolt.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Where?

(YATES joins MAJOR COSWORTH at a table where a map has been spread out.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Outside a hanger on that deserted airfield at Stanham.

(He points at the map and COSWORTH pencils in the spot.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Heís got a crane, launching pad, fake troops, the lot.


6: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Are you all right, Yates?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Over radio.) A bit bashed about, sir, but I might just survive.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Right, stay where you are. Iím on my way. Over and out.

(The BRIGADIER puts the microphone down and turns to the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: No need to worry about the Master any more - this time, weíve got him.


7: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(Smoking another cigar, the MASTER makes adjustments to the settings on the control bank in the hanger office. Satisfied, he pats the controls and smiles.)


8: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(In the process theatre, the Keller machine bursts into life again. The coil placed by the DOCTOR starts to emit small explosion and smoke rises from the cable...)


9: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(BENTON stands before the BRIGADIER at the Governorís desk.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, Sergeant Benton. Youíll be in charge of the prison. You can consider yourself ďActing GovernorĒ.
SERGEANT BENTON: Thank you, sir.

(BENTON gives a small smile of pride. The BRIGADIER stands back and allows BENTON to take the chair. The BRIGADIER makes for the door as BENTON starts to shuffle papers.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh, Benton?
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Donít get any delusions of grandeur, will you?
SERGEANT BENTON: No, sir.

(The BRIGADIER is about to leave the room when he spots the DOCTOR sat deep in thought near the window.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, that about wraps it up, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Mmm?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I said ďthat about wraps it upĒ.
DOCTOR: Does it?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Major Cosworthís throwing a cordon around that hanger now. Iíll join him in my mobile HQ and then weíll move in and mop things up.
DOCTOR: You may not find the Master all that easy to ďmop upĒ, Brigadier.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I donít anticipate much trouble.
DOCTOR: Well, donít forget - heís got that rocket full of nerve gas - he can point it at any city in Europe.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Donít worry, Doctor. He wonít get the chance. You coming with me?
DOCTOR: No, not for the moment, no. Iíve got to work out a way of...destroying that machine of his. If I can step up the voltage in that coil...then...

(The DOCTOR starts to mutter his thoughts under his breath.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, well, er, Iíll leave the machine to you, and you can leave Master to me.

(The DOCTOR realises that he has been spoken to.)

DOCTOR: Yes? Yes, all right.

(The BRIGADIER leaves as the DOCTOR continues his muttered deliberations.)


9: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(Inside the theatre, the enhanced energy levels emitted by the Keller machine are reaching a peak. Smoke pours from the coil and the air shimmers as the creature inside the machine desperately attempts to dematerialise. Further small explosions take place within the coil and the very furniture in the room starts to be flung about as if a poltergeist were at work. The machine attempts an even higher build up of energy.)


10: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Outside the junction box explodes...)


11: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(...as inside the build-up of heat causes the coil to fracture and break - the machine is free. It dematerialises leaving behind the room in shambles.)


12: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Two PRISON OFFICERS - back in charge - are on patrol and walk out of the side room and into the main gallery.)

FIRST PRISON OFFICER: You looked up here then, Bill?
SECOND PRISON OFFICER: Yes, Dave, I have.

(The air is filled with a familiar humming sound...)

FIRST PRISON OFFICER: Oh no!

(On the other side of the gallery, the machine starts to materialise. Instantly, the OFFICERS clutch at their faces in agony as the mental waives assail them...)

SECOND PRISON OFFICER: No!
FIRST PRISON OFFICER: No...please...___!

(They stumble in pain as the air flares and they fall to the ground with a cry.)


13: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR is working on a circuit diagram as JO enters the office with a bowl of soup for BARNHAM.)

JO: Here you are, Barnham. Drink this up while itís hot.
BARNHAM: Thank you very much, Miss.
JO: Sergeant Benton will look after you.

(JO crosses to the desk where BENTON is up to his eyes in paperwork.)

JO: Wonít you, Sergeant?

(The DOCTOR finishes his design...)

DOCTOR: Right, thatís it. That should just about do it, I think.

(He gets up and makes for the door.)

JO: Wait for me!

(BARNHAM smiles at them as they go and then continues eating his soup. The phone rings.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Sergeant...Acting Governor Benton here.
DR. SUMMERS: (OOV: Over phone.) Itís Dr. Summers, Sergeant. I wondered if those medical supplies had arrived yet.
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Medical supplies? Oh, hang on, Dr. Summers, Iíll check.

(He puts the phone down and starts going through some papers in a drawer. BARNHAM smiles and picks up the phone. BENTON notices and snatches it from him.)

SERGEANT BENTON: What do you think youíre doing?
BARNHAM: Dr. Summers...
SERGEANT BENTON: You what?
BARNHAM: Well, Iíd like to talk to Dr. Summers.
SERGEANT BENTON: Look, you go off and talk to who you like, okay?

(BARNHAM nods, puts down his bowl and leaves the room. BENTON finds the papers.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Hello, Dr. Summers, yes. They seem to be here all right. They should be on their way over to you now.


14: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(The DOCTOR and JO enter the gallery and instantly see the bodies of the two dead PRISON OFFICERS.)

DOCTOR: Oh my...!

(They rush over to them.)

DOCTOR: The thingís escaped again!
JO: How?
DOCTOR: Well, it must stored up its energy and blown all the circuits. Letís have a look.

(He goes to the door to the process theatre.)

JO: Be careful.


15: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(They walk in and see wrecked interior...)

JO: What happened?
DOCTOR: Well, itís stronger than ever now. How on earth am I going to stop it?


16: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. MAIN GALLERY

(Holding his head in pain, BARNHAM walks down a staircase into the main gallery. He sees the two dead OFFICERS.)


17: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The DOCTOR holds up the remains of the coil...)

JO: Will you be able to set the coils up again?
DOCTOR: No, thatíd never work twice. The thingís too intelligent. In any case, I doubt whether Iíd get near enough to it without being killed.

(They suddenly hear the ominous noise of the machine materialising and spin round. The machine appears on its stand and seems to draw the DOCTOR and JO towards it. They stumble, step by step, their faces contorting in agony as the machine starts to attack them. BARNHAM stands in the doorway. He holds his hands to his ears to block out the noise but is otherwise unaffected.)

BARNHAM: (Shouts.) Whatís wrong?!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Barnham! Get out of here! Get back!
BARNHAM: (Shouts.) ___!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Go on!

(BARNHAM walks into the room until he is stood in front of the machine.)

BARNHAM: I heard this noise! I was...

(At that moment the machine inexplicably dies down...)

JO: Itís stopped!

(BARNHAM looks closely at the machine and then the room. A memory comes back to him.)

BARNHAM: The machine. I remember this place. S...something happened here...

(He starts to back away from the machine towards the door. The machine starts up again.)

DOCTOR: Barnham, donít...donít go! Come here!
BARNHAM: Something terrible!
DOCTOR: Barnham, come back!

(The DOCTOR rushes across the room and pinions BARNHAMíS arms behind his back.)

DOCTOR: Come back! Come back!

(He pushes the struggling man towards the machine.)

DOCTOR: Over here!
BARNHAM: No!

(As they get near the machine, it dies down again...)

DOCTOR: ___. Donít be frightened by it! Donít be frightened - thatís it...thatís it. As long as you...as long as youíre here, it wonít...it wonít hurt us. Right, stay there...stay there.

(BARNHAM seems to have calmed down. The DOCTOR lets go of him and picks up one of the fallen chairs.)

DOCTOR: Sit yourself down, thatís it.

(He pushes BARNHAM into the chair next to the machine.)

DOCTOR: Now, donít worry.
JO: But I donít understand?
DOCTOR: Itís the mind of evil, Jo! I should have realised...

(He points at the machine.)

DOCTOR: That creature feeds on the evil impulses of the brain!
JO: (Realises.) And Barnham hasnít got any!
DOCTOR: No, the machine extracted them all. Something in his mind acts as a screen and neutralises it. So long as heís here, weíre perfectly safe!


18: EXT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(Two soldiers leave the green mobile UNIT HQ and salute the BRIGADIER as he walks up and enters it.)


19: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(COSWORTH and YATES - his arm in a sling and eating a sandwich- stand as their superior officer enters.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Afternoon, sir.
MAJOR COSWORTH: Afternoon, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Afternoon. How are you, Yates?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Recovering rapidly, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Good, sit down.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Thank you, sir.

(He does so.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, howís it going, Major Cosworth?
MAJOR COSWORTH: Fine, sir. Iíve just been on to the Ministry of Defence.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: And?
MAJOR COSWORTH: Thunderbolt is equipped with an abort mechanism. Once in ďgoĒ condition, it can be blown up at any time.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: So, if the Master threatens to launch the missile, we simply blow it up on the ground - from here.


20: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The DOCTOR has taken advantage of the machineís incapacity to take the lid off the perspex tube - revealing the creature inside. It resembles a glistening brain, contracting with movement and with one eye starting upwards.)

JO: (In disgust.) Canít you kill it now, Doctor?
DOCTOR: No...no, these creatures are incredibly resilient, Jo. Itíd take an atomic explosion or an enormous charge of electricity to destroy that.
JO: So what are we going to do?
DOCTOR: Well, Iím going to see...Iím going to see Sergeant Benton. (To JO.) Will you wait here? (To BARNHAM.) Will you be all right until I get back?
BARNHAM: Iím scared...itís evil.
DOCTOR: Yes, I know - Iíll be as quick as I possibly can, all right? Now, Jo will look after you.

(The DOCTOR pats him on the shoulder and runs out of the room. JO smiles, crosses to BARNHAM and tries to take his mind off the sight in front of him...)

JO: Whatís your other name?


21: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR has given a list of instructions to BENTON.)

DOCTOR: Now, are you sure youíve got all that?
SERGEANT BENTON: I think so, Doctor.

(He looks down the sheet of paper he is holding.)

SERGEANT BENTON: ďExtra heavy duty cable, arrangements with the National Complex for a maximum power boostĒ. Iíll get onto it right away.
DOCTOR: Well, please do. Itís all extremely urgent.
SERGEANT BENTON: Itís going to take quite a bit of organising.
DOCTOR: Yes, Iím quite sure it is, but neverthe...

(The phone rings. The DOCTOR takes it out of its box and hands it to BENTON.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Acting-Governor Benton, here.


22: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone: Puzzled.) Who?
SERGEANT BENTON: (OOV: Over phone.) Stangmoor Prison - Acting Governor Sergeant Benton here.
MASTER: (Into phone.) I see. Erm, would the Doctor be there by any chance?
SERGEANT BENTON: (OOV: Over phone.) Well, Iíll see, sir. Whoís calling please?
MASTER: (Into phone.) Er, ju...just say itís an old friend.


23: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(BENTON passes the phone to the DOCTOR.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Itís for you, Doctor. Sayís heís an old friend of yours.

(The DOCTOR takes the call.)

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Hello, yes?


24: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) Oh, Doctor, do I gather that, er, the tables have turned somewhat at Stangmoor?


25: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) You have gathered correctly.


26: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(JO and BARNHAM continue their reluctant vigil over the machine. They suddenly hear a call from outside.)

DR. SUMMERS: (OOV.) Barnham!

(JO jumps up as an angry DR. SUMMERS enters the process theatre.)

DR. SUMMERS: Jo, what on earth do you think youíre doing? I told Barnham to stay in the medical wing!
JO: He canít leave.

(She points at the Keller machine.)

JO: Weíve got to stay here with that thing.
DR. SUMMERS: But youíll get yourselves killed!
JO: Dr. Summers, we have got to...
DR. SUMMERS: (Interrupts.) Look, Jo! Jo, you know heís not well and that thingís dangerous. Iíve got to get him back to the medical wing. Now, come on!

(SUMMERS grabs BARNHAM and starts pulling him towards the door. JO tries pulling BARNHAM the other way.)

JO: No! No, you canít!

(With BARNHAM out of immediate range, the machine starts to attack again. They all clutch at their heads and cry out in pain. JO tries to overcome the agony and pushes BARNHAM back to his chair.)

JO: Try...! ___!

(She manages to get him in place. The machine stops as SUMMERS looks on in shock.)

DR. SUMMERS: That thing - itís alive!
JO: Yes, and if Barnham leaves here, that ďthingĒ will kill all of us!


27: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTORíS discussion with the MASTER continues...)

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) In spite of what Iíve said, do you still intend to fire that rocket on London?


28: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) I most certainly do!
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over phone.) Well, that would start a world war.
MASTER: (Into phone.) Exactly! And then later when this planet is in ruins, I shall take over.


29: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) I see. Arenít you forgetting something?
MASTER: (OOV: Over phone.) Am I, Doctor? What?
DOCTOR: (Into phone.) The dematerialisation circuit from your own TARDIS.


30: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The MASTER frowns...)

DOCTOR: (OOV: Over phone.) You canít leave Earth without that, can you?
MASTER: (Into phone.) Are you offering me a deal?


31: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) I am. Hand me back that rocket...and Iíll return your circuit.
MASTER: (OOV: Over phone.) Mmm, thatís very generous of you.
DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Leave Earth - stop bothering us - go somewhere else and be a nuisance elsewhere. Well, what do you say?


32: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The MASTER thinks over the deal.)


33: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Well?
MASTER: (OOV: Over phone.) Right!


34: INT. HANGER OFFICE

MASTER: (Into phone.) But you will bring that circuit to me here at the hanger. You and you alone. At the first sign of treachery, the first sign of interference from your UNIT friends and I launch the missile immediately.

(He slams the phone down.)


35: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR puts the phone down at his end.)

DOCTOR: Sergeant, can you contact the Brigadier for me?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, I think so, Doctor. He should be back at mobile HQ by now.
DOCTOR: Get onto him at once. Tell him heís got to cancel that attack!


36: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(BARNHAM sits nervously by the machine and JO and SUMMERS talk)

DR. SUMMERS: Youíre quite sure thereís nothing I can do?
JO: No, honestly.
DR. SUMMERS: All right. Well, Iíve got a mass of wounded to attend to. Iíll be in the medical wing if you need me.
DR. SUMMERS: Look after him, Jo - and yourself.
JO: Thank you.

(SUMMERS speaks to BARNHAM as he heads for the door.)

DR. SUMMERS: Now, you do exactly what Miss Grant tells you, all right?

(BARNHAM nods.)

DR. SUMMERS: Good lad.

(He goes.)


37: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR speaks into the radio set watched over by SERGEANT BENTON.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) But understand that you mustnít go anywhere near him. If he catches sight of a uniform, heíll fire that rocket.


38: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(COSWORTH is with the BRIGADIER.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Donít you worry, Doctor. Leave everything to us. Iíve cancelled the attack and weíll send a dispatch rider to HQ to get your circuit - just in case.


39: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(The DOCTOR is suspicious of this final statement.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) What do you mean ďjust in caseĒ? Itís our only chance!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Oh, I donít know, Doctor. There are other ways of dealing with him.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Now look, donít do anything stupid, Brigadier. He means what he says, you know.


40: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Donít you worry, Doctor - over and out.


41: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Lethbridge Stewart!

(Realising that the line is dead, the DOCTOR puts the microphone down.)

SERGEANT BENTON: The Brigadier knows what heís doing, Doctor.
DOCTOR: I sincerely hope so. Iím going back to Miss Grant.

(He gets up to leave.)


42: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, Major Cosworth. I want you to get on to the missile control people. Theyíre to maintain radio link with us and explode the missile when I give the word.
MAJOR COSWORTH: Right away, sir.

(COSWORTH moves over to the radio set as the BRIGADIER turns to YATES.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Captain Yates, youíll be in charge of the evacuation. I want the area around that hanger completely clear within a ten mile radius.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Right, sir.

(The BRIGADIER enters the inner office.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Trap one to missile control, report my signals, over.


43: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The DOCTOR paces the process theatre in anger with JO struggling to keep up with him.)

JO: But I donít see why youíre so upset. If you give him back the circuit and he hands over the missile...
DOCTOR: You just donít understand, do you, Jo? Once he gets that circuit back heís free to roam through time and space. Weíd never catch him.
JO: Then youíll just have to give in. The Masterís got the missile and all weíve got is this wretched machine!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Look, Jo, will you stop stating the obvious!

(He suddenly stops...)

DOCTOR: What did you say?
JO: I said all weíve got is this...machine.
DOCTOR: Well, thatís it! Thatís the answer! Weíve got the machine and weíve got our friend, Barnham.
JO: I donít understand?
DOCTOR: (To BARNHAM.) With a little help from you, old chap, we can destroy this machine and the Master at the same time!


44: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The MASTER reaches into the control panel and extracts part of the circuitry. He then uncovers a series of switches marked ďABORTĒ and starts flicking them backwards and forwards. He smiles.)

MASTER: Just in case somebody tries to be clever.


45: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. PROCESS THEATRE

(The cover is back on the Keller machine. BARNHAM stands and nervously reaches out to pick it up. He flinches back.)

JO: (Quietly.) Donít worry - it canít hurt you.
DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Come on, old chap, come on.
JO: (Quietly.) Itís all right.

(BARNHAM places his hands on the machine.)

DOCTOR: Thatís it - all right? Now donít forget - whatever you do, donít drop it. Now hang on to it tight - pick it up.

(BARNHAM starts to slowly lift the machine.)

DOCTOR: Come on - thatís it. Now, mind how you go.

(BARNHAM starts to walk towards the door, watched over by BENTON and encouraged by quiet words from the DOCTOR.)

DOCTOR: Mind how you go. All right? Not too heavy for you? Good, thatís it. (To BENTON.) Now close the doors after us, will you, Sergeant?
SERGEANT BENTON: Right, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Now mind his feet...

(They leave the room and BENTON pulls the doors closed.)


46: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The DOCTOR has reached UNITís mobile HQ. The BRIGADIER leads him and COSWORTH into the inner office.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Weíve tried to explode Thunderbolt on the ground, Doctor, but nothing happened.
DOCTOR: What did you expect? The Master may be a scoundrel but he is a scientist. Heíll have disconnected the abort mechanism.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Thereís only one thing for it, Doctor. Weíll have to give him back that wretched circuit.
DOCTOR: Oh, has it arrived?

(COSWORTH hands him a small packet.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: Just arrived, sir.

(The DOCTOR undoes the packet and takes out the dematerialisation circuit. He speaks quietly and with regret.)

DOCTOR: Yes, thatís it.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Believe me, Doctor, I hate to see the Master escape unpunished as much as you do.
DOCTOR: Itís where heíll escape to that worries me. What right have we got to let his loose on some other planet?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Unless youíve got some better plan, I can see no alternative.
DOCTOR: My dear Brigadier - of course I have a better plan!


47: EXT. HANGER

(A Black Mariah from the prison approaches the hanger.)


48: INT. BLACK MARIAH

(JO and BARNHAM - holding the Keller machine - sit in the back.)


49: EXT. HANGER

(The MASTER, making final modifications to the missile, looks up as the vehicle screeches to a halt. He takes out an automatic pistol from his jacket pocket as the DOCTOR gets out and approaches.)

MASTER: Very strange form of transport, Doctor - I hope youíre not going to try anything silly?
DOCTOR: No, of course not. No, itís just that, er, Bessie had broken down.
MASTER: Bessie?
DOCTOR: You know - Bessie?

(He mimes a steering wheel turn with his hands.)

MASTER: Oh, yes!

(Unseen by the MASTER, the back of the van opens and JO and BARNHAM start to get out.)

MASTER: I think I should warn you that my, er...

(The MASTER mimics the mime.)

MASTER: ...is aimed and ready to fire. I just have to press the requisite button.
DOCTOR: Thatís very clever.

(Under the aim of the MASTERíS pistol, the DOCTOR walks over to the missile. The MASTERíS back is now to the van. JO and BARNHAM, the machine in his hands, start to edge round the van.)

DOCTOR: My word, you have done well!
MASTER: Shall we get on with it? Did you bring the circuit with you?
DOCTOR: Oh, yes.

(He takes it out of his pocket.)

DOCTOR: Here.
MASTER: May I examine it, please?
DOCTOR: How do I know that you wonít take the circuit and fire the missile anyway?
MASTER: Iím afraid you donít. Youíll just have to trust me this once.
DOCTOR: No, I donít think so.

(BARNHAM has placed the machine on the ground.)

JO: Now, Doctor!

(She and BARNHAM run out of the range of the machine. The MASTER spins round as the DOCTOR, with a cry, kicks the gun out of his hand. He then pushes the MASTER to the floor next to the machine. As it starts to pulsate, the MASTER writhes on the ground in agony. The other three run into the hanger. The DOCTOR makes for the office whilst JO takes out a radio.)

JO: (Into radio.) Hello, Brigadier? Jo Grant here, over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Hello, Miss Grant, we read you, over.


50: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The DOCTOR enters the hanger office and starts to look over the machinery. He can hear JOíS report and the BRIGADIERíS reply.)

JO: (OOV: Over radio.) Doctor working on missile circuit. Stand by for abort instructions, over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Well done, Miss Grant.

(The DOCTOR opens the flap under which the abort circuit sat. He starts to look for the missing equipment.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Greyhound to Windmill three-four-two, come in to land. I say again, come in to land.
HELICOPTER PILOT: (OOV: Over radio.) Wilco.


51: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER and MAJOR COSWORTH wait by the radio for the next development...)


52: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The DOCTOR finds the missing circuit and plugs it in.)


53: EXT. HANGER

(JO and BARNHAM watch as the helicopter comes in to land. The MASTER is still held in the grip of the machine.)


54: INT. HANGER OFFICE

(The DOCTOR completes the adjustments to the control bank. He runs out of the office.)

DOCTOR: Right, Jo!


55: EXT. HANGER

JO: (Into radio.) Weíre on our way - over and out!

(The DOCTOR runs past JO and BARNHAM.)

DOCTOR: Come on!

(They run towards the helicopter but whilst the DOCTOR and JO pass the agonised MASTER, BARNHAM stops to help him. The DOCTOR and JO reach the roaring helicopter and start to climb in while the presence of BARNHAM reduces the machines effects on the MASTER. He clambers to his feet, pushes the helping BARNHAM out of the way and rushes into the Black Mariah. The DOCTOR waves to BARNHAM to follow but he makes the fatal mistake of trying to follow the MASTER who starts the van up and drives it straight at him. BARNHAM falls to the ground and the Mariah drives off whilst the DOCTOR and JO run back to help. A quick examination shows that they are too late.)

DOCTOR: Heís dead. Come on, Jo.

(A shocked JO doesnít move.)

DOCTOR: Jo, come on.

(They run back to the helicopter, get back inside and it takes off.)


56: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(COSWORTH sits at the radio with a stop-watch.)

MAJOR COSWORTH: (Into radio.) Twenty seconds, missile control.

(The BRIGADIER takes the microphone and, looking at COSWORTHíS watch, starts to count down...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Ten...nine...eight...seven...six...five...four...three... two... one...abort!


57: EXT. HANGER

(The missile explodes destroying the entire hanger with it. The DOCTOR and JO watch from the circling helicopter. JO is in tears and the DOCTOR tries to comfort her...)


58: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(Later, a UNIT soldier places a tray of cups in front of the BRIGADIER, the DOCTOR, JO and BENTON.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Thank you.

(The soldier leaves.)

JO: We took Barnham there to help us.
DOCTOR: Yes, I know, Jo, I know.
JO: (Bitterly.) We should never have left him there.
DOCTOR: Well, how do you think I feel?

(JO looks at him.)

JO: Sorry.
DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Yes.

(He reaches for a cup and passes it to JO.)

DOCTOR: Here, have some coffee.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, at least weíre rid of the Keller machine - and the Master.
DOCTOR: Yes, weíve probably killed off that machine all right, but Iím not so sure about the Master.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, even if he wasnít killed, Doctor, he wonít get far if youíve still got his circuit.
DOCTOR: Yes, thatís true.

(He reaches into his pocket - a look of alarm appears on his face.)

DOCTOR: The circuit! I must have lost it in my struggle with him!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Probably destroyed in the explosion.
DOCTOR: Yes, but what if it wasnít? Supposing the Master found it?

(The phone rings and BENTON answers it.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Hello, Governorís office?

(The MASTERíS voice can faintly be heard at the other end.)

MASTER: (OOV: Over phone.) ___. Put me onto the Doctor, will you?
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Yes.

(He passes the phone to the DOCTOR.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Itís for you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: The Master?

(BENTON nods and the DOCTOR takes the phone.)

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Yes?


59: INT. MASTERíS TARDIS

MASTER: (Into phone.) Ah, Doctor! I was afraid youíd be worried about me, so I thought Iíd let you know that Iím alive and well.


60: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) Iím extremely sorry to hear that!


61: INT. MASTERíS TARDIS

MASTER: (Into phone.) I made the safety of my TARDIS which, thanks to your generosity, is in perfect working order.


62: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

DOCTOR: (Into phone.) So, we wonít be seeing you for quite some time?
MASTER: (OOV: Over phone.) Not for ďquite some timeĒ...


63: INT. MASTERíS TARDIS

MASTER: (Into phone.) ...but one day, I shall destroy this miserable planet - and you along with it. Goodbye, Doctor! Oh, by the way...enjoy your exile!

(He laughs.)


64: INT. STANGMOOR PRISON. GOVERNORíS OFFICE

(An annoyed DOCTOR passes the phone to BENTON who puts it phone down.)

JO: What did he say?
DOCTOR: His usual threats.
JO: (Upbeat.) Never mind, Doctor. Youíve beaten him.
DOCTOR: Have I, Jo? Heís got his TARDIS back. Heís free to come and go where he pleases, while Iím stuck here on Earth...

(...the DOCTOR looks across the desk.)

DOCTOR: ...with you, Brigadier!

(The BRIGADIER is at first taken back, but then smiles...)


Next Episode


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

Barnham
NEIL McCARTHY

Dr. Summers
MICHAEL SHEARD

Major Cosworth
PATRICK GODFREY

Prison Officers
BILL MATTHEWS
BARRY WADE
DAVE CARTER
MARTIN GORDON

Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Visual Effects
JIM WARD

Film Cameramen
MAX SAMETT

Film Editor
HOWARD BILLINGHAM

Videotape Editors
SAM UPTON

ROGER HARVEY

Costumes
BOBI BARTLETT

Make-up
JAN HARRISON

Lighting
ERIC MONK

Sound
CHICK ANTHONY

Special Sound
BRIAN HODGSON and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
RAY LONDON

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
TIMOTHY COMBE

COLOUR

© BBC 1971

 

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