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THE DÆMONS

BY
GUY LEOPOLD

EPISODE THREE


1: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER

(The DOCTOR pushes away soil and reveals a metallic object.)

JO: What is it?
DOCTOR: Metal.
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.)

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...


2: EXT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW

(Bristling with demonic power, BOK shoots into the canvas tunnel...)


3: 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. The DOCTOR passes JO the torch.)

DOCTOR: Hold this!

(She takes it as he reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small trowel. He holds this up before the gargoyle and calls out...)

DOCTOR: Klokleda Partha Mennin Klatch!

(The gargoyle staggers backwards, holding its arms up to its face.)


4: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(The MASTER opens his eyes in puzzlement, then closes them again, muttering another incantation under his breath.)


5: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER

(BOK judders and staggers as the DOCTOR continues to hold up the trowel to it.)


6: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

MASTER: What’s happening, Bok? Why do you not attack?!


7: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER

(BOK continues to shake in confusion...)


8: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

MASTER: You must! You must! There’s nothing to fear. It’s just mumbo jumbo! I...

(He sighs in anger.)

MASTER: Oh, very well, return. Return!

(He opens his blazing eyes.)


9: INT. DEVIL’S HUMP BARROW. INNER CHAMBER

(BOK staggers backwards and, with one last growl at the DOCTOR and JO, runs out of the tomb. They hear the flapping of his wings as he flies off. The DOCTOR peers down the tunnel to make sure that the gargoyle has gone.)

DOCTOR: Phew!
JO: How did you do that?

(He holds up the trowel.)

DOCTOR: Iron. It’s an old magical defence.
JO: But you don’t believe in magic.
DOCTOR: I don’t, but he did - luckily.
JO: And was that a...spell you said?
DOCTOR: No, it’s the first line of an old Venusian lullaby, as a matter of fact. Roughly translated it goes “Close your eyes, my darling. Well three of them, at least”!

(JO laughs and hands him back the torch.)

JO: Doctor!
DOCTOR: I must admit, that thing took me completely by surprise.
JO: What was it?
DOCTOR: Well, it looked like a gargoyle made of stone.
JO: But it was alive.
DOCTOR: In a sense, yes.
JO: But that wasn’t what Miss Hawthorne described, surely?
DOCTOR: No, the creature she saw must have been a hundred times more hideous.
JO: And never of them were the...devil?
DOCTOR: No, not your mythical devil, Jo, no. Something far more real...and far more dangerous.


10: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(WINSTANLEY is at the vicarage. The MASTER, wearing his black rimmed glasses again, speaks to him in an imperious tone...)

MASTER: Now see here, Winstanley. This is an emergency! It’s up to you to call a meeting of the village and start behaving like the Squire.
WINSTANLEY: (Angrily.) You may be the vicar, but I’ll thank you not to take that tone with me!
MASTER: Ah, a man of spirit are you? That’s exactly what’s wanted at a time like this.
WINSTANLEY: I still don’t understand what you’re talking about.
MASTER: Decadence - that’s what I’m talking about. It’s what I see on every side. All this talk of “democracy”, “freedom”, “liberty”.

(He takes off his glasses and stares intently at WINSTANLEY.)

MASTER: What this country needs is strength, power and decision! And those are what you can give to it.

(WINSTANLEY stares back, held by the MASTER’S gaze.)

WINSTANLEY: Yes...yes, you’re right of course.
MASTER: I am the Master. I control a power which can save this world. If you choose, you can share my triumph.
WINSTANLEY: Power? What power?
MASTER: I control the forces that have been released in Devil’s End over the last few hours.

(WINSTANLEY’S trance drops...)

WINSTANLEY: All that fuss up on the dig? Are you trying to tell me it was you?
MASTER: Exactly.
WINSTANLEY: Well, that’s ridiculous!
MASTER: You need proof, do you? Very well, you shall have it!

(The MASTER steps to one side and starts muttering an incantation under his breath. A demonic bubbling sound fills the air and the doors to the outside burst open allowing a howling wind to fill the hallway. It blows a vase and papers off the table, a light fitting from the ceiling and a picture off the wall. WINSTANLEY starts to panic and shouts to the still MASTER.)

WINSTANLEY: Stop it! Stop it!

(A plant stand is blown off the staircase landing. The MASTER slowly opens his eyes and the wind dies down. He glances over his shoulder to the shaken Squire.)

MASTER: Well?
WINSTANLEY: I’ll do anything you say.

(The MASTER smiles.)


11: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(MISS HAWTHORNE walks into the pub carrying a pile of large books. YATES is with her carrying a small slide projector.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: There you are, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Oh, thank you, Miss Hawthorne. Let me help you.

(He takes the books off her and takes them over to a table. JO and BENTON - recovered but covered in cuts and bruises - follow and watch.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, thank you. The pick of the finest collection of occult material in the country, though why you wanted me to bring it, I don’t know.
DOCTOR: You’ve all been asking me for explanations, perhaps these will help me to provide them.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Well, there is only one possible explanation - this is the supernatural at work.
DOCTOR: Nonsense!
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, well, what about the thing that got me? That was real enough.
DOCTOR: Nothing more real than a force field, sergeant. Even a psionic one.

(The DOCTOR holds up slides to the light to look through them.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, you’re being deliberately obtuse! We’re dealing with the supernatural - the occult, magic!
DOCTOR: Science!
MISS HAWTHORNE: (Shouts.) Magic!
DOCTOR: Science, Miss Hawthorne!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Look, whatever it is, how do we stop it?
JO: Well, how can we stop it without knowing what it is?
DOCTOR: Well done, Jo. You’re being logical at last. I’ll turn you into a scientist yet! Right, if there are no more interruptions, I’ll tell you what it is.

(But he is stopped by a bleeping from YATES’ radio. He reaches into his pocket for it and smiles at the DOCTOR.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Sorry! (Into radio.) Greyhound two, come in please, over.


12: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER sits in the mobile UNIT HQ at a radio set. SGT. OSGOOD sits at another set on the other side of the room.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Greyhound two to trap two, is that you, Yates? Now, what’s going on there?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: Over radio.) Quite a bit, but I don’t think you’d believe me, even if I told you.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Well, the thing is we can’t get past this wretched heat barrier. It incinerates anything that tries, over.


13: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Can’t you go round it, Brigadier? Over.


14: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio, sarcastically.) The thought had occurred to me, Captain. I sent out patrols but as far as I can see...

(SGT. OSGOOD brings over a piece of paper which the BRIGADIER reads.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Well, that settles it. The perimeter of this thing is an unbroken circle ten miles...


15: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) ...in diameter. Its centre being the village church, over.
DOCTOR: (To CAPTAIN YATES.) Give me that.

(He takes the radio off YATES.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Hello, Lethbridge Stewart? The Doctor here. What about going over the top of it?


16: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER hears the noise of a jet overhead.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) The RAF are just coming through now. Hang on a minute.

(He runs to the door and looks outside.)


17: EXT. DEVIL’S END ENVIRONS

(A sleek jet flies over.)


18: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER runs back in where SGT. OSGOOD is picking up the radio message from the RAF Pilot. It is relayed through the room.)

RAF PILOT: (OOV: Over radio.) Red-zero-four to greyhound two - no soap, repeat, no soap. Last test canister exploded at altitude four-five-zero-zero feet. Estimate dome shaped area above village approximately one mile high at apogee, over.
SGT. OSGOOD: (Into radio.) Thank you, zero-four. Received and understood.
RAF PILOT: (OOV: Over radio.) Over and out.

(The BRIGADIER goes back to his radio set.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Do you hear that, Doctor? We’re locked out, over.


19: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Or we’re locked in. All right, Brigadier, we’ll keep in touch.

(He switches off the radio.)


20: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Doctor? Doctor? Yates?!

(The BRIGADIER sits down and pushes his cap back.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Typical!


21: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(The DOCTOR has drawn on a piece of paper a diagram which shows the village church at its centre towered over by a huge dome - the heat barrier.)

DOCTOR: Right, that’s it. Now, as you can see, we’re smack in the middle of a sort of lethal mushroom, about ten miles across and a mile high. Now...
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: I can understand that part of it all right, but can’t you explain the wider issues, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Yes, all right. Jo, Captain Yates, would you mind drawing the curtains?

(JO and MIKE go to either end of the room and pull the curtains, putting the room into semi-darkness. SERGEANT BENTON pulls out a chair for MISS HAWTHORNE to sit on, next to the slide projector, behind which the DOCTOR sits.)

DOCTOR: Come on, Jo, stir your stumps!

(JO returns.)

DOCTOR: Now then, all right?

(JO nods and the DOCTOR turns on the projector. Displayed on a portable screen is a slide of a ancient artifact showing a bull-like creature.)

DOCTOR: Now then, tell me - who’s that?
JO: An Egyptian god, isn’t it?
DOCTOR: Top of the class, Jo, top of the class. That’s right, that’s the Egyptian god Khnum - with horns.

(He changes the slide. This shows a far bigger creature.)

DOCTOR: Now, there’s another one. A Hindu demon...
JO & YATES & BENTON & MISS HAWTHORNE: (Interrupting together.) With horns!
DOCTOR: (Taken back.) Oh...thank you very much!

(He changes the slide again to show a early representation of the devil.)

DOCTOR: And our old friend...the horned beast.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: I don’t get it...
DOCTOR: (Interrupting.) Probably because I haven’t finished, Captain Yates!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh sorry, Doctor.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, you could go on all day and all night showing us pretty pictures. I mean, horns have been a symbol of power ever since...
DOCTOR: (Interrupting.) Ever since man began?

(The DOCTOR has changed the slide again. This time it shows three almost identical creatures - all with horns.)

DOCTOR: Exactly, but why? All right, Captain Yates, the curtains.

(MIKE opens the curtains behind the DOCTOR. He walks round to the other side of the projector to address the group.)

DOCTOR: Now creatures like those have been seen over and over again throughout the history of man. And man has turned them into myths, gods or devils, but they’re neither. They are, in fact, creatures from another world.
SERGEANT BENTON: Do you mean like the Axons and the Cybermen?
DOCTOR: Precisely, only far, far older and immeasurably more dangerous.
JO: And they came here in spaceships like that tiny one up at the barrow?
DOCTOR: That’s right. They’re Dæmons from the planet Dæmos... (To JO.) ...which is?

(She tells MIKE and BENTON what the DOCTOR had told her up at the barrow...)

JO: Sixty thousand light years away on the other side of the galaxy.
DOCTOR: And they first came to Earth nearly one hundred thousand years ago.


22: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(A group of villagers have gathered in the vicarage hallway, including WINSTANLEY and TOM GIRTON. As they chatter, the MASTER pulls the Squire to one side and they walk up the stairs to the first landing from where they can address the group.)

MASTER: Now, you’d better explain to them all why you’ve brought them together, then leave the rest to me.
WINSTANLEY: Yes.

(WINSTANLEY claps his hands for silence.)

WINSTANLEY: Meeting to order, please.

(The group falls silent.)

WINSTANLEY: Thank you, thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Well now, it seemed to me that we ought to get together and discuss the situation, before it gets out of hand.

(The group mutters its agreement.)

WINSTANLEY: Now it seems...that the vicar here has had a few thoughts on the subject. So I’ve asked him to put in a word. Er, Mr. Magister.
MASTER: Thank you.

(The MASTER steps forward and looks down on the group.)


23: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(The DOCTOR’S explanation continues...)

JO: A spaceship, fifteen inches long?
DOCTOR: That’s right. Mind you, when it landed it was two hundred feet long and thirty feet across. But they diminished it, just as they diminished themselves, which accounts for the heatwave and the freeze-up.
JO: (Puzzled.) Mmm? Sorry, could you say that again? I didn’t quite follow you.
DOCTOR: Oh, come on, Jo. E=MC2!
JO: You’re the Doctor!
DOCTOR: (Exasperated.) Look, when you lose mass the energy has to go somewhere.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: I see, so all we’ve got to deal with is something which is either too small to see or thirty feet tall, can incinerate you or freeze you to death, turns stone images into homicidal monsters and looks like the very devil!
DOCTOR: Exactly.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, I still don’t get it. I mean, what’s the creature doing here? I mean, why did they ever come?
DOCTOR: To help Homo-sapiens kick out Neanderthal man. They’ve been coming and going ever since. Mmm, the Greek civilisation, the renaissance, the industrial revolution - they were all inspired by the Dæmons.
MISS HAWTHORNE: But this thing the Professor let loose is evil - you said so yourself and...now you’re trying to say they’ve been helping mankind for a hundred thousand years?
JO: Yes, and you say they come from another planet - then what’s all this jazz about witchcraft and covens and so on?
DOCTOR: Look, don’t you see? All the magical traditions are just remnants of their advanced science and that is what the Master is using.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Then these creatures are linked with the black arts. They are evil!
DOCTOR: Amoral perhaps. They help Earth but on their own terms. It’s a scientific experiment to them - just another laboratory rat.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Then what’s the Master up to?
DOCTOR: He’s established a link with the Dæmon. (Worried.) What worries me is the choice - domination by the Master or total annihilation.
JO: Well, this Dæmon could destroy the world?
DOCTOR: Oh, what does any scientist do with an experiment that fails? He chucks it in the rubbish bin.
JO: The end of the world!


24: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(The MASTER’S address begins...)

MASTER: Now, a...as I told you, this is not going to be a sermon!

(There is a small amount of laughter.)

MASTER: But all the same, I do beg of you to listen carefully. Because this could be the most important day in your lives.

(Several of the villagers look at each other.)

MASTER: Now as you know, I am a newcomer among you, and yet...already I feel that I know you all. For instance, you, Mr. Thorpe...

(They all look at the indicated man who smiles.)

MASTER: Are you still padding the grocery bills of the local gentry?

(The group start to mutter as the smile disappears from a shaken THORPE’S face.)

THORPE: What...what are you on about - that’s slander.
MASTER: Now, now don’t deny it - I know.

(He looks at another villager.)

MASTER: And you Charlie - how’s your conscience? Do you think you’ll manage to balance the post office books in time?

(Charlie starts to look sheepish and shuffle on his feet as the villagers mutter again. The MASTER then addresses a man stood near to him.)

MASTER: And you, Mr. Grenville - has your wife come back from her sisters yet? Will she ever come back, do you suppose?

(Mr. Grenville looks round the group in shock. Some of them grin back at him but an angry muttering is breaking out.)

MASTER: Now, now look please. Please do not be angry with me. I assure you that I’m on your side. Now listen, if you do what I say, you can all of you get whatever you want in this world, when you want it, if...you listen to me!


25: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(The DOCTOR has donned his cloak.)

DOCTOR: Now the Dæmon will appear three times and the third time he’ll probably tell us what our fate is to be. Now he’ll be in the cavern somewhere awaiting the Master’s second call.
SERGEANT BENTON: Then if we know where he is, why don’t we go and find him?
DOCTOR: You’d be wasting your time, Sergeant. At the moment he’s so small he’s...practically invisible.
JO: Well, Doctor...
DOCTOR: (Interrupting.) Jo, would you give me a piece of paper and a pencil, please?

(The DOCTOR goes to a table and sits as JO brings him the requested items. BERT appears and leans over a nearby settle, every inch the convivial landlord.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: I wondered if you’d all care for a bite to eat?
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, please.
JO: No, thanks. Not just now. The Doctor’s a bit busy.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Ah. Well, er, is it all right if I get on with a bit of clearing up?
JO: Yes, fine, if you could do it quietly though.
BERT THE LANDLORD: You won’t know I’m here.
JO: Thank you.

(BERT starts at his task as CAPTAIN YATES’ radio bleeps. He answers it.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Greyhound two? Come in please, over.


26: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Is that you, Yates? Now look, we’re going to blast our way in. I’m calling up the artillery and RAF strike command. You lot had better evacuate to the cellar...


27: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) ...over.
DOCTOR: What? (To CAPTAIN YATES.) Give me that.

(The DOCTOR takes the radio as nearby BERT listens carefully.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) You’ll do no such thing, Lethbridge Stewart! Of all the idiotic suggestions! In the first place, the energy released would only strengthen the barrier, in the second place it would provoke the most appalling reprisals and in the third place I’ve got a better idea! Over.


28: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio, angrily.) Well, what? I’m not going to sit here like a spare...

(He stops and collects himself.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Like a spare lemon waiting for the squeezer! Do you hear me, over.


29: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Have you got the mobile HQ there?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Yes, of course.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) With the new Mark 4A condenser unit?


30: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER looks over to SGT. OSGOOD who nods.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Apparently.

(OSGOOD walks over and stands next to the BRIGADIER.)

DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) Good, then I’ve got your problem solved and mine. We’re going to build a diothermic energy exchanger. Is your technical fellow there?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) He’s listening.


31: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Right, well tell him to build an EHF wide-band width variable phase oscillator, with a negative feedback circuit tunable to the frequency of an air molecule at, erm, what is the temperature up at the barrier, Brigadier?


32: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(OSGOOD shrugs and walks away.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) We’ve no idea what you’re talking about, Doctor, over.


33: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Well, it’s a simple enough question, over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) No, what you said earlier - the oscillating feedback bit.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) All right, I’ll come out and explain it to you myself.

(Wiping a nearby table, BERT hears this and moves through the bar and into the back room as the DOCTOR continues.)

DOCTOR: Yates and Benton can stay here and keep an eye open. Only don’t touch anything until I get there - understood?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) All right, Doctor, we’ll try it your way, but get a move on, will you?
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) I’ll be with you in ten minutes.


34: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Make it five, over and out.


35: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(The DOCTOR pushes the aerial of the radio back in, gets up and passes the device back to MIKE.)

JO: Of all the idiotic plans. As if blowing things up solves anything!
DOCTOR: Jo, the Brigadier is doing his best to cope with an almost impossible situation. And since he is your superior officer, you might at least show him a little respect.

(JO’S mouth opens at this put down.)

DOCTOR: Coming?

(She follows the DOCTOR out of the pub. BENTON smiles as he watches her go but quickly adopts a more somber tone as MIKE turns and looks at him.)


36: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(The MASTER’S appeal to the villagers continues...)

MASTER: I ask you what you want in life and I offer it to you. I tell you that everything is possible if you do as I say - everything!

(BERT enters the vicarage.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Mr. Magister!
MASTER: (Angrily.) Why do you interrupt me?
BERT THE LANDLORD: The Doctor, he’s trying...

(The MASTER puts a finger to his lips...)

MASTER: Shh!

(...and walks down from the landing to where BERT whispers in his ear. As the villagers mutter, the MASTER gives him whispered instructions back. BERT nods and leaves. The MASTER snaps his fingers and signals to TOM GIRTON to come over. He does so.)

MASTER: Girton...

(GIRTON hears more whispered instructions. He nods his head and leaves the vicarage. The MASTER goes back up the landing next to a frowning WINSTANLEY and recommences his speech to the crowd but the atmosphere towards him has markedly changed and the people now view him with suspicion.)

MASTER: Now please, as I was telling you - the whole world can be ours! I only need two things - your submission and your obedience to my will!
WINSTANLEY: What’s all this about obedience and submission? You said that we were going to rule.
MASTER: (Caustically.) You rule?! Huh! Why you’re all less than dust beneath my feet!

(An angry hubbub breaks out from the crowd...)

WINSTANLEY: Preposterous!
MASTER: You choose to question me, do you? Very well, I’ll give you another choice - obey me or I shall destroy you!

(The crowds mutterings grow angrier...)

WINSTANLEY: (To the MASTER.) Well, if that’s your brave new world, you can keep it! (To the villagers.) I’m getting out of here and if the rest of you have got any sense, you’ll come with me.

(He walks down the stairs and joins the rest of the villagers.)

THORPE: I reckon the Squire’s right. Come on, let’s get out of here!

(Back on the landing, the MASTER closes his eyes and starts to mutter an incantation. Suddenly, BOK jumps in from an open window and looks to the MASTER for instructions. The villagers, particularly WINSTANLEY, cower back in fear. The MASTER points at WINSTANLEY who is holding up his hands in a pathetic attempt at protection. BOK turns and points a hand at the Squire. A bolt of fire shoots from the hand and the Squire is atomised in a puff of smoke. The villagers cry out in alarm.)

MASTER: Right, does anybody else agree with the Squire?

(No one does...)

MASTER: Thank you. It does my heart good to know I have such a willing band of followers!

(THORPE and his neighbours look at the MASTER in fear.)

MASTER: Now, today is May Day. Go and enjoy yourselves. Celebrate the festival with your families. When I need you all, I shall summon you again.

(The villagers leave the vicarage and the MASTER turns to a waiting and twitching BOK.)


37: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(TOM GIRTON runs towards the UNIT helicopter and climbs inside.)


38: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(CAPTAIN YATES sees this from the pub and dashes outside.)


39: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The blades of the helicopter start to rotate. GIRTON has a flying helmet in his hands which, when MIKE pulls the helicopter door open, he uses as a weapon to throw at YATES, knocking him to the ground. GIRTON jumps out of the helicopter and picks the soldier up, only to throw him back down and try to return to the machine. MIKE runs after him and grabs him round the neck but GIRTON easily throws him off and turns to face him. MIKE jumps up and punches GIRTON straight in the face but, to YATES’ amazement, the villager hardly seems hurt by the blow. MIKE punches again but GIRTON grabs his arm and knocks him to the ground. He runs back to the helicopter and it takes off as MIKE shakes his head and, still somewhat dazed, watches it fly off into the sky above the village. MIKE spots his pistol which fell out of his jacket in the fight, picks it up and fires at the helicopter but he has no effect. He looks round and spots and motorcycle parked nearby. He jumps on it, starts it up and drives off out of the village.)


40: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(Bessie proceeds along a country road when JO spots the helicopter approaching.)

JO: Look!

(The DOCTOR stops the car as the helicopter comes in low and skims over the top of them. They duck and look over their shoulders.)

DOCTOR: What’s happening? I told Yates and Benton to stay in the pub!

(The helicopter turns and makes another low pass.)

DOCTOR: Who’s flying that thing?! That’s not Benton!

(JO looks behind them.)

JO: Well it’s certainly not Mike - look!

(She points at the figure of CAPTAIN YATES who is catching them up on the motorcycle in the distance. JO then sees the helicopter coming back in.)

JO: Well, however it is, he’s trying to kill us.

(The DOCTOR re-starts Bessie.)

DOCTOR: Hang on, Jo, we’re in for a bumpy ride!

(They move off at speed down the road, the helicopter buzzing them as they proceed. MIKE catches them up and rides abreast.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Shouts.) He’s handling it like an expert!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Like a man possessed, you mean!

(The helicopter turns again.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) Look out, he’s coming back!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Shouts.) I’ll try and drive off!
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) No, you keep away. It’s me he’s after, not you!

(YATES gives the DOCTOR a thumbs-up sign and pulls away. GIRTON smiles and comes in low again over BESSIE. Over at the nearby heat barrier, the BRIGADIER, surrounded by UNIT troops, lowers his binoculars in puzzlement.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What’s Captain Yates up to? He’ll kill the lot of them!
SGT. OSGOOD: No sir, that’s Captain Yates over there.

(OSGOOD nods over to where YATES is firing up at the helicopter from his moving motorcycle. The helicopter comes in low again over Bessie.)

JO: What’s he trying to do?!
DOCTOR: He’s trying to drive us into the heat barrier!

(YATES fires again at the turning helicopter which makes another low pass at the DOCTOR and JO. Watching this ahead, the BRIGADIER realises what is happening...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: He’s heading straight for the heat barrier!

(He lowers his binoculars and starts to wildly wave his arms.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Get back! Back!

(The DOCTOR sees the burnt strip of earth getting nearer and nearer as the two vehicle approach.)

JO: It’s the heat barrier - we’re heading straight for it!

(At the barrier, OSGOOD has joined his superior officer in waving his arms in alarm.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Back!

(The helicopter comes in low again...)

DOCTOR: Hang tight, Jo! Hang on tight - now!

(Mere feet from the barrier, he swerves to the right but JO falls out of the car as he does so. GIRTON cannot turn in time and flies straight into the barrier. The UNIT helicopter explodes in a huge fireball. The DOCTOR sees this and then looks down to where JO stops rolling across the ground and lies still.)


41: EXT. VILLAGE CHURCHYARD

(In the village churchyard, the MASTER a plume of black smoke on the horizon. He smiles, pats a gravestone in satisfaction and enters the church.)


42: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The DOCTOR jumps out of Bessie and runs over to JO where he examines her. YATES brings the motorcycle to a stop and joins the DOCTOR.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: How is she?
DOCTOR: She’s had a nasty knock on the head. She’ll be all right. You’d better load her into Bessie and take her down to the pub. ___.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Okay, what about you?
DOCTOR: Well, I’d better go and have a word with the Brigadier. He’s probably bursting a blood vessel by now.

(YATES grins and starts to pick up JO. The DOCTOR gets onto the motorcycle and starts it up, setting off for the UNIT convoy as YATES puts JO into Bessie.)


43: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER, with BOK scampering excitedly ahead of him, enters the cavern. He is again wearing his red satanic robes. The MASTER points to his plinth and the gargoyle runs over to it. The MASTER then approaches the altar. He bows his head.)


44: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(At the heat barrier, the DOCTOR stops the motorcycle and gets off, approaching the strip of burnt earth. On the other side of it, a non-too pleased BRIGADIER is waiting.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Twenty thousand pounds of UNIT money gone up in a puff of smoke!
DOCTOR: You’ve got the mind of an accountant, Lethbridge Stewart! So, this is your heat barrier is it?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, and I advise you to keep your distance.
DOCTOR: Yes?

(The DOCTOR picks up a rock and throws it into the air in front of him. A small explosion destroys it. Despite himself, the DOCTOR is impressed.)

DOCTOR: Mmm, even rock.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Wood, rock, four-inch armour plate - you name it, we’ve tried it. It’s impenetrable.
DOCTOR: A hasty and inaccurate assessment, Brigadier. Tell me, have you got enough cable to reach those high tension pylons over there.

(He points towards some electric pylons which run across a nearby field.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, we should have, why?
DOCTOR: We’ll need at least ten-thousand volts to get through this lot.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: All right, I’ll lay things on.
DOCTOR: Good, only please hurry - we may have very little time left.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Sergeant Osgood?
SGT. OSGOOD: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You’d better come and listen to the Doctor. You’ve got to build the wretched thing.

(OSGOOD runs up.)

SGT. OSGOOD: (To the DOCTOR.) What’s the principal, sir?
DOCTOR: Negative diothermic, sergeant. Buffer the molecular movement of the air with a reverse phase short-waves. It’s quite simple.
SGT. OSGOOD: Simple? It’s impossible!
DOCTOR: Yes, well, according to classical aerodynamics, it’s impossible for a bumblebee to fly!


45: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER lights some black candles on the altar and starts to mutter an incantation under his breath...)

MASTER: By the power of earth, by the power of air, by the power of fire eternal and the waters of the deep, I conjure thee and charge thee Azal - arise, arise at my command, Azal, arise, arise.


46: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM

(JO lies in the bed in the guest room, recently vacated by the DOCTOR. CAPTAIN YATES and DR. REEVES attend her. JO is delirious, her head thrashing from side to side, her eyes closed and calling out...)

JO: The cavern - he said the danger was in the cavern!
DR. REEVES: Just lie still, my dear, try and relax.
JO: But the...
DR. REEVES: This won’t hurt.

(He swabs her arm.)

JO: But the Doctor - I must help him find the Master!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Take it easy, Jo. As soon as he gets back, we’ll all go and sort the Master out. Now don’t worry.

(DR. REEVES gives JO an injection.)

JO: But we must go now...there’s no...time...

(She falls silent as the injection takes effect.)

DR. REEVES: That’s better. A few hours sleep and she’ll be as right as rain.


47: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

MASTER: Eo evoheh! Eo evoheh Azal! I will speak with you! Show yourself!

(A rumbling breaks out and a cold mist starts to fill the cavern. BOK looks round as a film of ice appears on the MASTER’S face. He turns and stares as something starts to rise from the painted stone and grows in height over him. A look of alarm appears on his face as the earth starts to shake and he falls to the ground.)


48: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The tremors reach the heat barrier, throwing the DOCTOR and the men from UNIT around.)


49: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. GUEST ROOM

(They are enough to wake JO from her drug-induced sleep...)


50: INT. “THE CLOVEN HOOF”. MAIN BAR

(...while downstairs, YATES, BENTON and MISS HAWTHORNE try to hold onto the bar and avoid flying glass and other objects.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: The dæmon! If he comes out, we shall all die!


51: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The manifestation approaches the MASTER who slides back across the floor in panic...)

MASTER: (Shouts.) No, no stop! Go back to the mark! Go back! You will destroy me! No! No!


Next Episode


Doctor Who
JON PERTWEE

Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
NICHOLAS COURTNEY

The Master
ROGER DELGADO

Jo Grant
KATY MANNING

Captain Mike Yates
RICHARD FRANKLIN

Sergeant Benton
JOHN LEVENE

Miss Hawthorne
DAMARIS HAYMAN

Bert the Landlord
DON McKILLOP

Winstanley
ROLLO GAMBLE

Dr. Reeves
ERIC HILLYARD

Tom Girton
JON CROFT

Sgt. Osgood
ALEC LINSTEAD

Thorpe
JOHN OWENS

Bok
STANLEY MASON

Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
BRIAN HODGSON and
BBC RADIOPHONIC
WORKSHOP

Film Cameraman
FRED HAMILTON

Film Sound
DICK MANTON

Film Editor
CHRIS WIMBLE

Visual Effects
PETER DAY

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
ROGER FORD

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
CHRISTOPHER BARRY

COLOUR

© BBC 1971

 

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