1: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN (NIGHT)
(The wind fills the cavern. As the coven members fall to the ground, only the MASTER keeps to his feet, his face lit with pleasure as he laughs exultantly.)
(GIRTON, using a pillar for support sees something on the other side of the cavern and points.)
TOM GIRTON: Look!
(The gargoyle’s head turns and its eyes are bright red - it is coming to life!)
2: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW (NIGHT)
(In the barrow, JO looks at the figures on the ground.)
JO: Doctor! Are you...are you all right?
(Prof. Horner and the DOCTOR lie quite still, covered in ice. As the barrow shakes, part of the roof starts to come down.)
JO: Doctor! No!
3: INT. UNIT HQ. DUTY ROOM (NIGHT)
(The rugby match - watched by CAPTAIN YATES, BENTON and a UNIT Corporal who is stood at the back of the room - comes to an end. YATES sits back in triumph.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Thirteen-nil!
SERGEANT BENTON: They’re lucky it wasn’t a hundred and thirteen-nil! What a useless lot!
(YATES holds out his hand for his winnings and BENTON reaches into his pocket and pulls out a coin which he flips to the victor. YATES checks his watch.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: We’ve missed the dig.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, we might just catch the end of it.
(BENTON stands and changes channels on the television set. Immediately, they see JO bent over the still and ice and debris covered DOCTOR.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Look, there’s Jo!
JO: (On television.) Doctor!
(The picture is replaced by a caption card which reads:
and the smooth calming tones of an announcer assures viewers...)
ANNOUNCER: (OOV: On television.) We seem to have lost all contact with the barrow. We shall, of course, resume transmission as soon as we can.
In the meantime, here’s some music.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Benton, get on to the BBC. See if you can find out what’s going on down there. I’ll try to raise the Brigadier.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right, sir.
(The two concerned men stand to go to the phones.)
4: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW (NIGHT)
(Within the barrow, a tearful and distraught JO is helped by several members of the BBC crew as they crawl frantically at the DOCTOR.)
JO: Look at him, please hurry! Please hurry!
5: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN (NIGHT)
(The cavern is quiet now. The MASTER, watched by the coven who lie shocked on the floor, stands arms aloft and triumphant before the altar.)
MASTER: Oh, great Azal! I, the Master, thank thee for arising at my command! Behold my worthy disciples. They know now of thy presence and will seek
to help me to fulfil my desires. Therefore I command them to rise to their feet and welcome thee, Azal!
(The coven gets to their feet.)
MASTER: To do my will shall be the whole of the law.
(The coven, still in a state of shock at the turmoil that they have witnessed reply haltingly...)
COVEN: To do thy will shall be the whole of the law.
MASTER: Azal, hear me.
(He picks up a knife off the altar and moves to the back of the cavern. Inset in the floor is a stone, brightly painted with symbols of the occult. The
MASTER circles it, pointing at it with his knife.)
MASTER: Let this stone...mark the appointed place.
(He returns to the altar and addresses the coven.)
MASTER: Let us meet together later...and thou mayest learn my intent. As my will, so mote it be.
COVEN: As thy will, so mote it be.
MASTER: You have nothing to fear - so long as you do the will of the Master. Go now.
(The coven start to leave but the MASTER stops them with a final instruction...)
MASTER: And say no word to any man, but await my commands.
6: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW (NIGHT)
(The frozen DOCTOR has been carried out of the barrow and lies on the darkened ground outside, JO and HARRY kneel over him. The DOCTOR’S hands, solidified
by the cold, point slightly upwards.)
HARRY: He’s gone too.
JO: No...no, he can’t! Look, we must get a doctor!
HARRY: Look, love, face it - they’ve had it.
JO: But there must be a doctor in the village or somewhere!
(HARRY shouts over to a nearby member of the crew.)
HARRY: Charlie, can I have word in a minute?
CHARLIE: (OOV.) Okay, Harry.
HARRY: (To JO, gently.) Charlie’ll take him down____.
JO: (Relieved.) Thank you.
(HARRY gets up and walks off. JO turns back to the DOCTOR whose face is a pale and as white as snow.)
JO: Doctor! Doctor, please?!
7: INT. UNIT HQ. DUTY ROOM (NIGHT)
(YATES, BENTON and the Corporal are all on the phone, BENTON to the BBC and YATES trying to find the BRIGADIER.)
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Now listen, this is an official call from UNIT...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) Yes, but gone on to where?
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) United Nations Intelligence Taskforce.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) Because it’s urgent.
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Look, I warn you, if you’re withholding information...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) ___ you will ring me back?
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) But you must know something?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) Right then, I’ll ring you...in ten minutes.
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into phone.) Well, find out and ring me back at this number.
(BENTON puts his phone down)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) No, make it five.
(YATES also finishes his call and looks up at BENTON.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Anything?
SERGEANT BENTON: No, sir. You?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: No. The Brigadier went on somewhere after dinner. No one knows quite where.
ANNOUNCER: (OOV: On television.) We’re sorry for this interruption in our outside broadcast from Devil’s End but we still can’t get through
to our unit...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh, this is stupid!
ANNOUNCER: (OOV: On television.) Just as soon as we have some news...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: I’ve a good mind to go down there and find out for myself.
SERGEANT BENTON: The Brigadier’d go spare, sir! I mean, we might get news at any minute.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh yes, sure, and in the meantime what’s happening to Jo and the Doctor?
8: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR (NIGHT)
(The DOCTOR lies on a table in the bar of “The Cloven Hoof”, still in a frozen state. DR. REEVES finishes his examination watched by a near hysterical
JO. Also there are WINSTANLEY and BERT and the last of the regulars.)
DR. REEVES: Too late, I’m afraid. He’s gone, just like the Professor.
JO: No...no, he can’t be dead!
DR. REEVES: I’m sorry.
JO: Oh, please, you must do something!
DR. REEVES: I can’t work miracles, you know. He’s very nearly a solid block of ice.
(JO falls sobbing into WINSTANLEY’S arms. DR. REEVES makes a final check.)
WINSTANLEY: (To JO.) Oh, there, there. I’m sorry, my dear, there’s nothing we can do.
DR. REEVES: I don’t believe it...
(DR. REEVES turns to BERT.)
DR. REEVES: Get some blankets and some hot water bottles - lots of them.
(BERT nods and moves off.)
JO: He’s alive then!
DR. REEVES: It’s possible but I think I felt a pulse.
JO: Oh, then there’s a chance?
DR. REEVES: Maybe. He must have the constitution of an ox to be able to survive a reduction of temperature like that.
(He applies his stethoscope to the DOCTOR’S chest.)
WINSTANLEY: He doesn’t look all that tough.
DR. REEVES: You can’t always tell by...
(He moves the stethoscope across the DOCTOR’S chest.)
DR. REEVES: Hello?
DR. REEVES: Silly really, I swear it sounds as if he’s...
(He takes the stethoscope off.)
DR. REEVES: It’s quite ridiculous. It must be an echo off an atypical bone structure.
WINSTANLEY: Sounds as if what?
DR. REEVES: As if he had two hearts...one on each side?
(BERT returns with some blankets.)
BERT THE LANDLORD: Doctor?
(REEVES and JO start to cover the DOCTOR with the blankets.)
DR. REEVES: Fine, fine, now more if you’ve got them.
JO: He’s going to be all right then?
DR. REEVES: There is a chance.
WINSTANLEY: Cheer up! While there’s life there’s hope, right?
(JO nods and turns to BERT.)
JO: Look, have you got a telephone I could use, please?
BERT THE LANDLORD: In the corner.
JO: Oh yes, thank you.
(JO moves off towards where BERT has indicated.)
9: INT. UNIT HQ. DUTY ROOM (NIGHT)
(Soon, MIKE YATES is speaking to her...)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) And is he all right now?
10: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR (NIGHT)
JO: (Into phone.) Well, touch and go, I think Mike. Look, can you get down here right away?
11: INT. UNIT HQ. DUTY ROOM (NIGHT)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) Yes, of course. We’ll come down in the chopper as soon as it’s light.
12: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. (NIGHT)
(In another part of the pub, a knife is cut through the phone line...)
13: INT. UNIT HQ. DUTY ROOM (NIGHT)
(MIKE YATES hears the phone go dead...)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into phone.) Hello? Jo? Can you hear me? (To BENTON.) Blast! We’ve been cut off.
14: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW (NIGHT)
(The area around the barrow is now almost in darkness. PC GROOM watches as a final jeep from the TV crew drives out of the field from the site of the
broadcast and stops next to him. HARRY leans out of the passenger window.)
HARRY: Well, that’s the last of us. Thanks for all your help.
PC GROOM: Happy to oblige, sir.
HARRY: (Nervously.) Well, I can’t wait to get away myself. Don’t envy you.
PC GROOM: Oh, that’s all right, sir. Just a bit of night duty. I enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
HARRY: Well, you’re welcome to it, mate. Anyway, I’m away. ‘Night.
PC GROOM: Bye, sir.
(The jeep drives off into the night. Left behind, GROOM closes the gate and secures it. He then uses a small rock to hammer a hastily painted sign to the
gate which reads “DANGER - KEEP OUT”. This task done, he reaches into a small bag and takes out a packet of sandwiches which he starts to unwrap. Behind him
in the field, the canvas entry to the barrow still stands although two planks have been hammered over it in an X-type barrier. Within the entry, two red points
of light, like eyes, appear and look out into the night...)
15: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(It is the next morning. The DOCTOR lies on a bed in one of the pub’s guest rooms. He is still unconscious although the colour has returned to his face and
he no longer lies in a stiff position but at ease. JO opens the curtains, switches off a bedside lamp and resumes her vigil by the DOCTOR’S bed.)
16: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN
(The MASTER has divested himself of his satanic red robes and now stands in the cavern in his dress of a vicar. He stands over the symbolically painted stone
and checks his watch. He then moves to the altar, bows his head, closes his eyes and starts muttering an incantation under his breath.)
17: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW
(At the barrow, PC GROOM drinks a cup of tea as he continues his watch in the morning sunlight. Suddenly, the ground starts to shake as if disturbed by a
series of gigantic steps. He looks round...and up at something that looms high above him. A look of alarm appears on his face as a shadow falls over him. With a
grunt of alarm he falls...)
18: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN
(The MASTER’S eyes snap open. He smiles and walks out of the cavern.)
19: EXT. COUNTRYSIDE
(The UNIT helicopter flies through the skies towards the village. Inside YATES and BENTON have changed out of uniform and are in civvies. BENTON pilots the
SERGEANT BENTON: Soon be there, sir.
(YATES nods and looks out.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Hello, what’s that?
SERGEANT BENTON: Must be the dig.
(YATES looks to the ground where there are a series of gigantic indentations crossing a field.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: No, beyond that. A line of...they couldn’t be hoofmarks, could they? They’re enormous.
SERGEANT BENTON: Shall we go and see, sir?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Better.
(The helicopter lands and the two men get out and examine the ground.)
SERGEANT BENTON: They are you know, sir.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Hoofmarks? They can’t be! The animal that made these would have to be at least thirty feet tall.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, whatever it is, it’s gone into that wood over there.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Well, it’ll have to wait.
(He starts heading back to the helicopter.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Come on, first things first.
(BENTON follows him.)
SERGEANT BENTON: What, like breakfast you mean, sir?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: No, I don’t - I mean Jo and the Doc.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right.
20: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(JO is dozing in the DOCTOR’S room. The sound of the helicopter overhead wakes her up. She runs to the window.)
21: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN
(The helicopter lands on the deserted village green. JO looks out from the pub window and smiles in delight.)
22: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(She takes a quick look at the DOCTOR and rushes from the room.)
23: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN
(YATES and BENTON climb out of helicopter and look round. There is no one in sight.)
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, where’s the red carpet then? And the brass band?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: After last night, I reckon they all deserve a lie-in.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, there’s the pub, sir.
(BENTON points at the building and they see JO come out and wave to them.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: And Jo.
(They walk towards her.)
24: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR
(JO leads the two men into the pub. YATES takes his jacket off.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Are you sure you’re all right now?
JO: Yes thanks, honest. Boy, am I glad to see you two.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: And the Doc?
JO: Upstairs. Better I think, but he’s still out cold.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh, he’ll pull through. You know what a tough old bird he is!
SERGEANT BENTON: Anyway, you’re both safe - that’s the main thing.
JO: (Nervously.) Well, I don’t think there’s any danger in here - but out there...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Look Jo, what is going on?
JO: I don’t know, something...really bad, you know...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Well, how do you mean?
JO: (Embarrassed.) Well, you know...devilish.
SERGEANT BENTON: Look sir, if you don’t need me here, I’d like to make a quick recee of those tracks.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Unhappily.) Oh...
SERGEANT BENTON: Look, fifteen minutes, say twenty?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Right - but at the first sign of trouble, straight back here.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right.
(BENTON heads for the door.)
JO: Do be careful, Sergeant Benton.
SERGEANT BENTON: Don’t you worry, Miss. (To YATES.) Oh, and don’t forget to contact the Brigadier, sir.
(He leaves the pub.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Ah! I’d forgotten all about him!
25: INT. BRIGADIER’S BEDROOM
(Still in bed, clad in blue pyjama’s, the BRIGADIER makes a call from his bedside phone to UNIT HQ.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into phone.) The Doctor’s gone? Gone where? (He listens.) Well you should know, corporal. I want to
talk to him. (Listens.) What? Oh, all right then, wake up Miss Grant. (Listens.) I see, and I suppose she didn’t leave a number either? (Listens.)
I suppose it wouldn’t do any good to ask for Captain Yates or Sergeant Benton?
(He hears the answer. He sits up in anger and shouts down the phone...)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into phone.) My helicopter! Where to? (He listens, then thoughtfully.) Devil’s End... (Listens.)
Yes, yes I see. Get my car here right away. (Listens.) Yes, and if they do contact you, tell them to stay put.
26: INT. VILLAGE CHURCHYARD
(BENTON makes his way through the village churchyard in the morning sunshine. He hears a faint voice crying for help.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: (OOV.) Help! Help!
(BENTON stops and looks round.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: (OOV.) Help! Let me out of here!
(The voice seems to be coming from beyond a side door in the church. He runs towards it, opens the door and enters.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: (OOV.) Help! Help!
27: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY
MISS HAWTHORNE: (OOV.) Oh, let me out...
(The voice is coming from a large chest in the corner. BENTON quickly opens the lid revealing MISS HAWTHORNE tied up inside with her hands bound.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Who are you? Friend or foe?
SERGEANT BENTON: Friend, I hope, ma’am.
(He helps her to sit up and starts to untie her hands.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, oh, oh, very perfect gentle knight!
SERGEANT BENTON: What?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh well, your damsel in distress may be a bit long in the tooth, but...she’s very grateful.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes well, you’re lucky I heard you.
(He finishes untying her hands.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Who are you?
SERGEANT BENTON: Benton - Sergeant Benton. What happened?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Police Sergeant?
SERGEANT BENTON: No - army. Now who put you in here?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Garvin - the verger.
(He helps her to her feet and out of the chest.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Now, we must...we must get the police at once. Oh, oh, may name’s Olive Hawthorne, by the way. How do you do?
(They shake hands.)
SERGEANT BENTON: How do you do. Look, what is going on here? All hell seems to be breaking loose.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Do you know, sergeant, you’re exactly right. Come on.
(She goes to the door leading to the outside. She looks out and shushes the SERGEANT.)
SERGEANT BENTON: What is it?
28: INT. VILLAGE CHURCHYARD
(GARVIN can be seen walking through the churchyard towards the church itself.)
29: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY
MISS HAWTHORNE: Garvin - the one who tied me up.
(She quietly shuts the door.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Quick!
(BENTON heads towards one door but MISS HAWTHORNE pulls him back and heads for the door leading towards the cavern.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Hide down here ‘til he’s out of the way.
(They go into the cavern...)
30: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN
(...and down the steps. MISS HAWTHORNE leads the way to the back of the cavern but stops suddenly.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Goodness!
SERGEANT BENTON: What? What is it?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The gargoyle - it’s gone!
(And sure enough, the plinth is now empty of the stone gargoyle. The suddenly hear a noise at the door.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Shh!
(She pulls BENTON to the back of the cavern and they hide behind a pillar near one of the displays. GARVIN walks into the cavern, looks round momentarily and
leaves a quickly.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Better wait ‘til he’s gone.
(They wait a moment and then step out. BENTON spots the painted stone.)
SERGEANT BENTON: Here what’s this?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The sign of the evil one.
(BENTON reaches down to touch it.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Keep away!
(She pulls him back.)
SERGEANT BENTON: (Exasperated.) For goodness sake!
MISS HAWTHORNE: You know who’s at the bottom of all this?
SERGEANT BENTON: No - who?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The Reverend Mr. Magister.
SERGEANT BENTON: Who’s he?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The vicar, so called. But he’s an imposter.
SERGEANT BENTON: Oh, yeah.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, I should have realised at once. Magister is the name given to the leader of a black magic coven.
SERGEANT BENTON: Black magic? That stuff died out years ago.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Do you know when the last Witchcraft Act was repealed in this country? 1951 - why, it’s as alive today as it ever was.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, well...
MISS HAWTHORNE: I’m sure it’s safe now.
GARVIN: That’s what you think!
(GARVIN is stood on the steps, shotgun in hand. MISS HAWTHORNE jumps back as GARVIN approaches. BENTON raises his hands but walks towards the verger.)
GARVIN: Right, on your way - move.
(BENTON turns as if he is willing to be led away, but kicks back, knocking the shotgun’s barrel upwards. He jumps GARVIN and the two men wrestle for the
gun. GARVIN pushes BENTON back and manages to throw him over his shoulder. As GARVIN picks up the gun, BENTON kicks him in the stomach and jumps back up,
pushing the gun out of the man’s hands. As MISS HAWTHORNE watches, GARVIN manages to push BENTON back until he is stood on the painted stone. Immediately, the
air is filled with a noise like a speeded up screeching and BENTON twists and cries out in agony as if he is being assailed by an invisible force. MISS
HAWTHORNE is desperate to help and chooses the right moment to pull BENTON free of the stone. The soldier lies almost unconscious on the floor.)
GARVIN: All right - on your feet.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, don’t be stupid. Can’t you see he’s half unconscious?
GARVIN: Somebody’ll have to help him then, won’t they?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Yes...
(She reaches down and pulls an extremely groggy BENTON up, putting one of his arms across her shoulder.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: (To BENTON.) Come on.
GARVIN: Right, come on - this way.
(They are led out of the cavern at gunpoint.)
31: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(JO and MIKE YATES are leaning over the DOCTOR’S bed. MIKE is trying to bring him round.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Doctor? Doctor, wake up!
JO: You see? He’s been like that for hours.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Well, shouldn’t he be in hospital?
JO: Well, Doctor Reeves said that we shouldn’t move him.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Sighs.) Then we’ll just have to wait.
32: INT. VILLAGE CHURCHYARD
(GARVIN leads MISS HAWTHORNE and her heavy burden out of the church but something is waiting outside. A red haze fills the air and a strong wind blows the
trees. Sounds like thunder crash and as MISS HAWTHORNE struggles away with BENTON, GARVIN looks upwards and sees something that causes him to raise his shotgun
towards it in panic. MISS HAWTHORNE and a still groggy BENTON manage to make it round the corner of the church and shelter behind a gravestone as heavy
footsteps approach GARVIN. He fires both barrels of his shotgun at the thing which he sees and is instantly vaporised into nothingness by a shot of fire which
also sets light to the foliage near to where he was stood.)
33: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(In the pub, the air shimmers with heat caused by the being in the churchyard. The room shakes and objects break as they fall to the floor. JO and MIKE are
thrown across the room.)
34: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN
(The being has made it down into the cavern and heads round a corner and towards the symbolic stone. It seems to shrink down into the stone itself...)
35: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM
(...and with that, the heatwave and earth tremor both cease. JO and MIKE pick themselves up off the floor.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: All right?
(Suddenly, the DOCTOR sits bolt upright...)
36: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY
(The MASTER gazes exultantly upwards...)
MASTER: Azal! I welcome thee!
37: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD
(A blue van travels along a country road. The ground suddenly starts to shake causing the BAKER’S MAN who is driving the van to panic and screech the
vehicle to a halt at the side of the road. As a rumbling starts to increase, he dashes out of the van, holding his ears against a roaring noise which gathers in
pitch to a deafening roar. Suddenly the sound disappears. The BAKER’S MAN takes his hands away from his ears and then watches astounded as his van is suddenly
consumed in a fireball. Another noise fills the air - one like a brisk wind as the van continues to burn.)
38: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR
(The DOCTOR, dressed in his coat and cloak, leads the way down the stairs into the main part of the pub, rubbing his neck gently. JO is still concerned.)
JO: Now you’re sure you’re all right? You’d better come and sit in this chair over here. Come on.
(She tries to lead him towards a chair but he resists.)
DOCTOR: Jo...Jo, please, stop fussing.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: She’s right you know. Better take it gently.
DOCTOR: Look, I tell you, I am perfectly all right. It was a parky up there for a while, I’ll admit, but it soon warmed up.
JO: That wave of heat?
DOCTOR: Yes, the final confirmation of my theory.
JO: You mean you know what caused it?
DOCTOR: Yes, I think so.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Tell us then.
DOCTOR: No, not just yet. I want to wait until I’m absolutely sure. Right, I’m going back up to the dig.
JO: Doctor, haven’t you had enough of that place?
(As the DOCTOR heads for the door, an amazed BERT comes out of a back room.)
BERT THE LANDLORD: Hello? You better? I thought you’d had it.
DOCTOR: Fortunately, no. (To MIKE.) Captain Yates, you’d better wait here, all right?
(The DOCTOR heads for the door again, but before he can reach it, it bangs open and MISS HAWTHORNE enters still half carrying a near unconscious BENTON. All
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, If I drop him, he’ll go with a most dreadful wallop!
(The DOCTOR and MIKE rush to help her.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: He’s out on his feet!
DOCTOR: Get him over to that bench - quickly!
BERT THE LANDLORD: Here, what’s happened to your boy?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: He’s been beaten up - by an expert, I’d say.
(MIKE helps MISS HAWTHORNE push BENTON onto a bench.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: (Exhausted.) Oh, you might indeed say that! You might indeed.
SERGEANT BENTON: Oh, no...
(MISS HAWTHORNE collapses into a seat.)
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh dear, he’s a very heavy young man!
BERT THE LANDLORD: I’ll get a doctor.
DOCTOR: Yes, it’s all right - I am a Doctor.
(JO smiles in pride as the DOCTOR starts to examine BENTON. He is covered in cuts and bruises and grimaces in pain.)
SERGEANT BENTON: Ahh...
DOCTOR: Well, there are no bones broken or anything. Look could you get me some hot water and some hot sweet tea, perhaps?
BERT THE LANDLORD: Yes, ___.
(BERT moves off.)
DOCTOR: Thank you very much - and thank you too, Miss Hawthorne.
MISS HAWTHORNE: You know who I am?
DOCTOR: Yes, of course. It’s a great pity they didn’t listen to you in the first place.
MISS HAWTHORNE: If only they had.
SERGEANT BENTON: Ohh...
MISS HAWTHORNE: (Smiles.) Oh, what a tale I’ll have to tell them now!
39: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY
(The MASTER is taking a telephone call. It is not news that he is happy to receive.)
MASTER: (Into phone.) Both alive are they? (He listens.) And the others? (Listens.) I see. (Listens.) Very well, they’ll
all be dealt with. Now you’d better get back inside before they become suspicious.
(He slams the phone down in anger.)
40: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR
(Watched by the DOCTOR, JO bathes BENTON’S bruises as MIKE questions MISS HAWTHORNE.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: This fellow, Garvin, who did him over...
MISS HAWTHORNE: (Irritated.) No, no, no, it was the elementals in the cavern!
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) Elementals?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Yes, creatures of the devil.
(They all look at her.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Did you say the devil?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Yes, dear boy - Satan, Lucifer, the prince of darkness, Beelzebub, the horned beast, call him what you like - he was there!
DOCTOR: (Astounded.) You saw the devil?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Yes.
DOCTOR: And what did he look like?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, well, it was a glimpse - no more. Twenty, thirty feet high, but the horns were there...and the face...
JO: (Aghast and frightened.) The devil!
DOCTOR: DOCTOR: Look, Miss Hawthorne, I agreed with you from the first about the danger, but now I think you’re utterly mistaken. Whatever else
you saw it certainly was not the devil.
MISS HAWTHORNE: But it was! There’s a Satanist cult in this village and last night they held a sabbat.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: A sabbat?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh yes, an occult ceremony to call up the devil.
JO: And it worked! The devil came!
DOCTOR: Nonsense, Jo! Miss Hawthorne, who is the leader of this cult?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The new vicar - he calls himself Magister.
(And the DOCTOR realises all...)
DOCTOR: (Whispers.) Magister! Yes, of course, I should have known!
(BERT watches intently from the back of the bar.)
DOCTOR: Jo, did you fail Latin as well as science?
(JO hangs her head.)
DOCTOR: Magister is the Latin word for Master!
(JO looks up and BERT’S face betrays his anger.)
41: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD
(The BRIGADIER’S staff car approaches the BAKER’S MAN who stands in the road, waving his arms. The car stops and the BRIGADIER leans out of the passenger
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What’s up?
BAKER’S MAN: I wouldn’t go any further, mate, look what’s happened to my van!
(The BRIGADIER and his driver sergeant get out of the car and approach the van.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Petrol tank?
BAKER’S MAN: No, it just went up in a flash.
(The three walk round the van. They stand before a strip of burnt earth, some two feet wide which cross the road at their feet. The van lies on this strip of
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: During the earth tremor’s was it?
BAKER’S MAN: No, just after it stopped. I was about to get back in and drive back to the village and bingo! - off it went.
(The BRIGADIER looks across the fields.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Is that Devil’s End over there?
(He points with his swagger stick, which now enters the airspace immediately above the burnt earth - the stick bursts into flames! The three men jump back
with shock. The BRIGADIER gingerly holds up his stick again and the effect is the same.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Must be some sort of heat barrier! We’ll try getting in from the south.
(He and his sergeant rush back to the car leaving a puzzled BAKER’S MAN behind.)
42: EXT. ROAD
(The DOCTOR and JO have made it back to the road at the point where a branch blocked Bessie’s progress the night before.)
(They both grab the branch and heave it to the side of the road.)
DOCTOR: Get the saw, will you?
(JO grabs a saw which they used to cut the branch into movable pieces and they both climb into Bessie. The DOCTOR starts up the car and they drive off.)
43: EXT. FARM ROAD
(The BRIGADIER’S car approaches the village from another direction. It stops and the BRIGADIER and his driver approach a strip of burnt earth identical to
that on the previous road. This one goes right over the roof of a concrete out-building. The air is again filled with the high-pitched sound of a brisk wind.
The BRIGADIER picks up a stick and throws it into the barrier. It explodes in a puff of smoke on contact.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To the driver.) Right, that settles it. We’d better try and raise the Doctor.
(He goes back to the car to get his radio...)
44: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR
(...and is soon receiving an update from YATES.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) And, er, that’s about it, sir - over.
45: EXT. FARM ROAD
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) I see, Yates. So, the Doctor was frozen stiff at the barrow and was then revived by a freak
heatwave, Benton was beaten up by invisible forces and the local white witch claims she’s seen the devil?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Over radio.) Yes, sir. I know it sounds a bit wild...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) It does indeed, Yates. Now listen, I’m bringing up some men to investigate this heat barrier. Let me
talk to the Doctor. Over.
46: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) I’m afraid you can’t, sir. He’s gone up to the dig with Jo. Over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Over radio.) I see. Well Yates, anything further revelations?
(YATES glances at MISS HAWTHORNE and BENTON who are sat drinking tea nearby. He smiles to himself.)
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Just one, sir.
47: EXT. FARM ROAD
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Well, what is it?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Over radio.) We’ve found out who’s at the bottom of all this - it’s the Master. Over and out.
(The BRIGADIER’S lips purse and he slams home the aerial on his radio.)
48: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY
(The MASTER stands in front of a tapestry picture of a scripture quote which reads “Nothing in my hand I bring”. His face is dark.)
MASTER: Still alive are you, Doctor? Very well.
(He closes his eyes and starts to mutter an incantation. There is a sound of demonic energy and then the noise of flapping wings. The MASTER goes up some
stairs to a landing and looks out of the window as something outside flies up into the air...)
49: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW
(Bessie shoots down a road at high speed and approaches the barrow. The car stops and the DOCTOR and JO run out to where the body of PC GROOM lies crushed
under the remains of the gate. The DOCTOR briefly examines the man.)
DOCTOR: Ah, poor fellah.
JO: Do you know what killed him?
DOCTOR: Well it certainly wasn’t the devil - at least not exactly.
JO: What do you mean?
DOCTOR: Look, I’m going in. Would you prefer to wait outside?
JO: No. I’d rather stick with you - if I wouldn’t be in the way.
DOCTOR: No, of course not. I’d be glad of the company. Come on.
(They step over the now dislodged planks at the entrance to the barrow and walk down the canvas tunnel. After they have gone, a creature rises up out of
sight on the other side of the barrow. With a hideous face and horns, complete with wings on its back, it is the living stone gargoyle missing from the cavern -
50: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER
(The DOCTOR and JO go through the hole in the wall and into the inner chamber of the barrow. The DOCTOR has a torch and plays it over the round stone wall of
JO: What are you looking for?
DOCTOR: If my theory’s right, we’re all in mortal danger.
JO: Everyone in the village?
DOCTOR: Everyone in the whole world.
(The DOCTOR shines the torch round and spots something.)
(He goes over to a small bump on the floor, JO following.)
51: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW
(Outside, BOK the gargoyle scampers down the side of the barrow.)
52: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER
(The DOCTOR pushes away soil and reveals a metallic object.)
JO: What is it?
JO: It looks like a model spaceship.
DOCTOR: That’s right. Except that it isn’t a model.
JO: What is it then?
DOCTOR: Jo, look at the shape of this tomb.
(He shines the torch round on the shape of the walls.)
JO: Well, it looks like that spaceship.
DOCTOR: A different size, that’s all. Now you try picking it up.
(JO crouches down and tries to pick up the metal object.)
JO: I can’t. It’s fixed down.
DOCTOR: The reason why you can’t pick it up is that is weighs...oh, about seven hundred and fifty tonnes, at a rough guess.
JO: Oh, come on, be serious!
DOCTOR: Be serious? All right. About a hundred thousand years ago...
53: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW
(Bristling with demonic power, BOK shoots into the canvas tunnel...)
54: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER
(And comes roaring into the inner chamber. The DOCTOR and JO leap back as the creature rushes for them...)
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Bert the Landlord
Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BRIAN HODGSON and
© BBC 1971