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THE D∆MONS

BY
GUY LEOPOLD

EPISODE FOUR


1: 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 MASTERíS 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.)


2: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

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


3: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. GUEST ROOM

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


4: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. 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 dśmon! If he comes out, we shall all die!


5: 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!


6: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The tremors have ceased and an impatient DOCTOR is haranguing the UNIT troops again...)

DOCTOR: Now get a move on with the heat exchanger! Weíve got to get it charged and through this barrier and down to the village before itís too late.

(SGT. OSGOOD and another soldier lift a large piece of machinery into the back of an open jeep and fit it into place over a second device which is already secured there.)


7: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER crawls backwards towards a pillar. The whole cavern is suffused in a red glow and the sound of a wind howls through the chamber.)

MASTER: No! No, back! Back!

(The MASTER sees a large candle-stand, leaps to his feet and brandishes it in front of him as a weapon.)

MASTER: In the name of the unspeakable one - back!

(There is a rumble like thunder.)

MASTER: Nackniad seriatach, back!


8: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. GUEST ROOM

(JO is sat up in bed - a state of shock registering on her face.)

JO: The cavern! I must get to the cavern!

(Still dressed, she throws the bedsheets back, jumps up and makes for the door, grabbing her jacket on the way. She climbs down a couple of steps which lead down to the bedroom door and opens it but halts in her tracks when she hears voices downstairs. She listens...)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (OOV: In main bar.) Well, Iím going down to the cavern to see whatís going on.
MISS HAWTHORNE: (OOV: In main bar.) You canít, dear boy, the Doctor told us to stay here.
SERGEANT BENTON: (OOV: In main bar.) Well, anyway, we canít just leave Jo alone.

(JO shuts the door and climbs back into the main body of the room. She looks out of the window next to the bed and then, putting her jacket on, crosses to the window at the back of the room. She opens it...)


9: EXT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. BACK YARD

(...and climbs out onto the roof of a small extension that juts out of the back of the pub. There is a small stepladder already placed there which JO uses to descend to ground level. Once down, she walks down a passage at the side of the pub...)


10: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(...and emerges at the front of the pub on the village green where Bessie is parked. She checks to ensure that she has not been seen and then runs off towards the church.)


11: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(Inside the pub, CAPTAIN YATES picks up another piece of fallen furniture and then makes for the door.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Iím going to see whatís happening.

(MISS HAWTHORNE and then SERGEANT BENTON both run forward to stop him.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, you canít, itís too dangerous!
SERGEANT BENTON: Look, the Doctor told us to stop here, sir.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Oh, all right.


12: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(UNIT soldiers roll forward a drum of cable as SGT. OSGOOD sits in the back of the open jeep connecting the device under the DOCTORíS watchful and critical eye.)

DOCTOR: No, man, no. Youíre trying to channel the entire output of the national power complex through one transistor. Reverse it.
SGT. OSGOOD: Reverse what?
DOCTOR: Reverse the polarity.
SGT. OSGOOD: Look, weíd get along much faster if we knew what we were doing.
DOCTOR: Yes, I couldnít agree with you more, sergeant! Now letís concentrate shall we?

(The BRIGADIER comes out of the mobile HQ and goes up to OSGOOD in the jeep.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, Iíve fixed with Nuton for the power to be off for fifteen minutes. Ready to link up?
SGT. OSGOOD: No sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well when will you be ready, for heavenís sake?
DOCTOR: About next Christmas, I shouldnít wonder! At a rough estimate of course.
SGT. OSGOOD: (To the DOCTOR, angrily.) Look, if you push ten thousand volts through this lash up youíll blow it anyway!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Quietly.) Just do as youíre told, sergeant. The Doctor knows what heís doing.
SGT. OSGOOD: Right, sir. (To a soldier.) Right, Jenkins, have you got that junction box lined up?

(As OSGOOD climbs out of the jeep to hurry the soldier, the BRIGADIER approaches the heat barrier and speaks quietly to the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Do you know what youíre doing?
DOCTOR: (Grins.) My dear chap, I canít wait to find out!


13: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(A huge being stands before the MASTER in the cavern. Two enormous cloven feet stand on the ground supporting two legs on which dark hair grows part way down. The bottom half of the creature resembles an animal - it is the Dśmon, AZAL. It speaks in a huge booming voice and when it does so, wind howls as if its words disturb the very elements...)

AZAL: Speak!

(The MASTER nervously steps forward.)

MASTER: I am the Master. I called you here.
AZAL: That I know! Tell me why you now call me!
MASTER: Give me your knowledge and your power.
AZAL: Why?!
MASTER: So that I may rule these primitives on Earth here, and help them to fulfill your plan.
AZAL: You are not one of their kind!
MASTER: No, Iím superior to them - thatís why I should be their leader.
AZAL: There is another here of your race!
MASTER: (Confidently.) He has been destroyed.
AZAL: No!

(The MASTER flinches.)

AZAL: He lives!

(The MASTER licks his lips nervously.)

AZAL: I would speak with him!
MASTER: (Angrily.) I think not!

(AZALíS raging voice booms even louder and the MASTER jumps back.)

AZAL: Take care, creature! With your few pitiful grains of knowledge, you have summoned me here, but I am not your slave...and you are not immortal!

(The MASTER bows in supplication.)

MASTER: Forgive me, might one, forgive me. Nevertheless, I claim that which is rightfully mine.

(The MASTER looks up at a head which is covered in dark ringlets of hair and which sits on a human pair of shoulders.)

AZAL: Your mind is superior to mankindís - and your will is stronger!
MASTER: Then I am to be your choice?
AZAL: I shall consider! Now leave!
MASTER: But you will come again?
AZAL: I shall appear but once more! So be warned - there is danger! My race...destroys its failures - remember Atlantis!
MASTER: Yes, but surely...
AZAL: (Interrupts, shouting.) Be silent! I am the last of the Dśmons. This planet smells to me of failure! It may be that I shall destroy it! You still wish me to come once more?!

(The MASTER, although undeniably nervous, nods.)

MASTER: I do.
AZAL: Very well! Now goooooo!

(The MASTER bows hurriedly and runs out of the cavern. As he goes, the air glows white with heat and shimmers, thunder rumbles and the earth shakes.)


14: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(He runs into the vestry and shuts the door behind him. Even here, the air is white and shimmers. The MASTER pulls at his collar in the hot air and tries to breath but he is nevertheless exultant at the result of his interview with the Dśmon and starts to laugh.)


15: EXT. CHURCHYARD

(Outside, JO staggers through the heat and howling wind at the back of the churchyard. She falls against a wall where ivy is thrashed about in the storm. It seems to catch hold of the girl)


16: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(MIKE YATES falls to the floor in the pub. He tries to get up but the force of the heat and the keeps him down. He too cries out in pain.)


17: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(At the heat barrier, the DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER look towards the village.)

DOCTOR: Heís going. Now I must get back. The next time could be the finish.

(He looks over to where SGT. OSGOOD is still fixing the machine in the back of the jeep.)

DOCTOR: Sergeant Osgood, can you operate that machine now?
SGT. OSGOOD: Well, Iím not quite sure...
DOCTOR: (Interrupting.) Yes, well, youíll have to. We may have very little time left.

(The DOCTOR walks towards the motorcycle and climbs onto it.)

SGT. OSGOOD: Wait, Doctor! I still donít understand how you lock the pulse generator to the feedback circuit - theyíll never be in phase.
DOCTOR: Well of course they wonít! Thatís the whole point!
SGT. OSGOOD: Well, how do you do it then?
DOCTOR: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, well Iíll explain once again - only this time, please listen!


18: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(In the cavern, the Dśmon closes in on the marked stone and returns to its diminished state.)


19: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(As the heat dies down, YATES clambers to his feet and a thought strikes him.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Jo?

(He runs up the stairs...)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Jo! Jo!


20: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. GUEST ROOM

(...and into the guest room.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: You all right, Jo?

(He sees the empty bed and the open window. He then looks out the front window and realises what has happened.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Little idiot!

(He runs back out of the room.)


21: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(BENTON rights a chair as MISS HAWTHORNE goes behind the bar.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: You all right?
SERGEANT BENTON: More or less. How about you?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Shaken, Iíll admit.

(CAPTAIN YATES comes back downstairs as MISS HAWTHORNE starts to pour themselves a couple of drinks.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Joís gone -out of the window. Iím going after her.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, do you know where she is, sir?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: I know all right - sheíll have gone to the cavern.
MISS HAWTHORNE: No!
SERGEANT BENTON: Oh, trust her!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Look, when the Doc gets back, tell him whatís happened.
SERGEANT BENTON: Look, be careful sir. I donít want you to cop it like I did.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Huh, not if I can help it.

(YATES leaves the pub. BENTON goes over to the bar where MISS HAWTHORNE passes him a glass and has one for herself.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Sergeant?
SERGEANT BENTON: Thank you.

(He takes the glass and swigs the drink back.)


22: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(BERT is with the MASTER in the church vestry.)

MASTER: And make sure you do the job properly. The Doctorís been in my way for far too long. You know, I was very foolish to speak with Azal alone. Next time, I shall use the full ceremony. Every possible member of the coven must be present. If Iím going to control Azal, I need every ounce of power I can summon up.

(BERT nods.)

MASTER: Very well.

(He opens the door and ushers BERT out.)


23: EXT. CHURCHYARD

(Arriving at the front of the churchyard, MIKE sees the vestry door opening and BERT coming out. He runs for cover behind a gravestone and watches BERT leave, get into a car and drive off. MIKE then runs through the main door of the church. On the other side of the building, in the back of the churchyard, the ivy releases its grip and JO falls onto the ground in a dead faint.)


24: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The DOCTOR has drawn a circuit diagram on the glass shield of the motorcycle and is taking the watching OSGOOD and LETHBRIDGE STEWART through it.)

DOCTOR: And it comes out here. Right?
SGT. OSGOOD: (Uncertain.) Right...I think.
DOCTOR: (Exasperated.) Good grief, man! Itís as simple as Einsteinís special theory of relativity!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Weíll manage, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Good. And when you get that thing finished, bring it through the barrier and down to the village at once, all right?

(The BRIGADIER nods and the DOCTOR starts up the motorcycle and drives off back to the village. The BRIGADIER goes over to OSGOOD who is back at the machine in the jeep.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Do you know, sergeant, I sometimes wish I worked in a bank!

(OSGOOD smiles as the BRIGADIER goes over to some soldiers.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, at the double there!


25: EXT. CHURCHYARD

(JO comes round. She gets up and runs off from the ivy in fear. Then she summons her courage, stops and heads back, giving the ivy a wide berth. Making sure that no one is around, she then makes a run for the church.)


26: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(She enters the now deserted vestry and quickly crosses through it. She goes through the door which leads down to the cavern.)


27: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(She descends the steps and starts to look round the cavern for the first time. Her attention is caught by the effigies at the back of the chamber and she walks along examining them. Suddenly she stops and cries out - sat back on his plinth is Bok, again an inanimate statue. Not realising this JO backs away and doesnít see a figure which approaches her from behind and clamps a hand over her mouth. She turns to see that it is MIKE.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Shh! Theyíre in and out all the time.
JO: Mike!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Why didnít you stay in bed?
JO: I had to find out what was going on.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Youíre an idiot! This place is alive with booby traps!
JO: What?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Spells, elementals - the Doctorís force-fields.

(JO looks round.)

JO: Where...where are they?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: All over. Here, Iíll show you. Give me that book there___.

(JO picks up a red book from a nearby table and passes it to MIKE.)

JO: Yes.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Now watch this.

(He throws the book onto the marked painted stone and it is instantaneously ripped to shreds, the pieces being thrown into the air. MIKE and JO jump back.)

JO: Itís a trick! A horrible conjuring trick!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: You think so? Remember Benton? Now come on, letís get out of...

(They suddenly hear a noise from the vestry.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Shh!

(He pulls JO into cover behind a circular railing on the far side of the cavern. A black robed member of the coven enters the chamber and goes up to the altar.)


28: EXT. ROAD

(The DOCTOR rides the motorcycle back to the village. As he goes down the winding, tree-lined road, he hears a shot. BERT is in lying in wait behind a fallen tree in a field next to the road, rifle pointed at the moving target. He fires again but misses once more. The DOCTOR drives the bike down a small side track and into a field. BERT aims once more and fires again. The DOCTOR deliberately turns the bike over and falls to the ground. Looking over to where his would-be assassin is, he gets up and starts to run for cover in some trees. BERT fires again and then gives chase.)


29: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(JO and MIKE watch as the coven member lies an ornate dagger down on the altar.)

JO: Mike, Iím scared.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Donít worry. The Docíll be here soon. Benton knows weíre here.


30: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(BENTON is attempting to contact the mobile HQ.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Hello, greyhound, this is trap three. Do you read me, over?

(All he receives is static. He tries again as MISS HAWTHORNE walks up with a tea tray.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Hello, greyhound, greyhound, do you read me, over?
MISS HAWTHORNE: Iíve bought you a nice cuppa, sergeant! I hope you like china.
SERGEANT BENTON: For goodness sake, Miss Hawthorne!
MISS HAWTHORNE: Whatís the matter? Donít you like tea?
SERGEANT BENTON: Somethingís gone badly wrong. Weíve no idea whatís happening to Miss Grant and the captain, the Doctor should be back here by now, I canít get through to the Brigadier and...youíre nattering on about tea!

(Sat down, MISS HAWTHORNE smiles and pours from a teapot.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: You must learn the art of waiting, sergeant. The Doctor will come...or else he wonít and thatís all that can be said. Now, milk or lemon?

(BENTON sighs and tries the radio again.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Hello, greyhound, greyhound, do you read me, over?


31: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(At the UNIT convoy, a group of soldiers hammer some metal spikes into the ground as OSGOOD sits at the now-operating machine. It gives off a loud whine. The BRIGADIER comes out of the mobile HQ.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Sergeant?
SGT. OSGOOD: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Is it you making that horrible racket? I canít get a thing through. The airís thick with it.
SGT. OSGOOD: (Enthusiastically.) Yes, sir, yes. Testing you see, sir - this is fascinating! Itís not right yet but even on the battery, itís pumping it out! Itís a sort of controlled resonance...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Interrupting.) Yes, well never mind the mumbo-jumbo. Keep the wretched thing switched off until itís ready.
SGT. OSGOOD: Iím sorry, sir, I canít. I must finish the tests.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well how long are you going to be?
SGT. OSGOOD: About a minute, sir. Iíve got the hang of it now.

(He bends down over the machine - out from which emits a small explosion. OSGOOD raises his blackened and rueful face.)

SGT. OSGOOD: Half an hour, sir...at least.

(The BRIGADIER shakes his head and goes back into the mobile HQ.)


32: INT. VICARAGE HALLWAY

(The MASTER, book in hand, comes down the stairs at the vicarage to answer a repeated hammering knock on the front door. He opens it to see an apologetic looking BERT on the doorstep.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Magister...Iím sorry.

(The MASTER guesses the reason for the visit and turns back into the hallway.)

MASTER: The Doctor got away.

(BERT follows.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: How did you know that? Well, yes he did. Y...you see, what happened...
MASTER: (Interrupting.) Excuses waste time - where is he?
BERT THE LANDLORD: I...lost him in the woods. Expect heís making his way back to the village by now.
MASTER: Then we must see that he is given a suitable welcome, mustnít we?

(He looks meaningfully at BERT who smiles and nods.)


33: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

(The BRIGADIER uses the temporary halt to SGT. OSGOODíS effort with the machine to call the pub.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Whatís the matter with you, Benton? I want to speak to the Doctor, over.


34: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio, puzzled.) But I...but I thought he was still with you sir, over.


35: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) No, he left here...oh, a good forty minutes ago. Hasnít...


36: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) ...he turned up yet?
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Well, no sir. Not a sign of him.

(BENTON goes over to the window to look outside to the village green.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Do you suppose heís all right, sir? Over.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Maybe heís piled up that wretched motorbike.
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Well, do you want me to go and look for him sir, over.


37: INT. UNIT MOBILE HQ

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) No, better give him a bit longer.

(OSGOOD, his face still blackened, enters the mobile HQ, a coil of cable in his hands.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Oh, but if he does turn up will you tell him that weíre running into a bit of trouble with our...feedback phasing. (To OSGOOD.) Is that right, Osgood? Well?
SGT. OSGOOD: Yes, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Yes, thatís it, Benton. Tell him that will you? Over and out.


38: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(BENTON slams the aerial on his radio home and goes over to where MISS HAWTHORNE sits working on some crochet.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Thatís it then.
MISS HAWTHORNE: More waiting, sergeant.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, well the Captain and Miss Grant should have been back ages ago. And the Doctor seems to have disappeared completely. Look, Iím gonna go and have a nose around out there.
MISS HAWTHORNE: You stay where you are. Iíll go and look for them.

(She gets up but BENTON gently pushes her back into her chair.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Iím sorry, maíam, would you please do as youíre told!

(MISS HAWTHORNE smiles as BENTON goes back to the window to check that the coast is clear.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Anyone in sight?
SERGEANT BENTON: No, just a few villagers.

(He comes away from the window.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Er, could you tell the Doctor Iíve gone to the cavern?

(Suddenly, the faint sound of accordion music reaches them.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Wait, listen!

(She goes over to window and looks out. BENTON joins her.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Well, what do they thing theyíre doing?


39: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(A maypole has been erected on the village green. A group of villagers stand on the far side of the green looking down a side round down which comes a procession of MORRIS DANCERS. The bells they wear jangle in time to the skips of their dance and heading them is the traditional figure of the paper man - a lead man who wears a coat and hat entirely covered with strips of paper that flutter in the wind - but it is BERT who wears this coat and plays this part. Across the green, sinister moves take place as a door opens and a mother, a look of concern on her face, pulls her little girl indoors. As the procession of MORRIS DANCERS, followed by a dancing group of villagers reaches the green, another householder shuts her window, as if not wanting to take part in the events that are about to unfold. The dancing villagers skip towards the maypole and take their places around it, each one taking up a ribbon. The MORRIS DANCERS and BERT finish their first dance.)


40: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

MISS HAWTHORNE: Charming!
SERGEANT BENTON: Yeah, theyíre round the twist if you ask me.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, but itís Mayday. We always have the Morris Dancers on Mayday. Itís traditional.

(Another tune strikes up. BENTON points outside.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Hey look, thereís the Doctor!


41: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The villagers skip round the maypole and the MORRIS DANCERS carry out their own intricate steps as the DOCTOR appears round the corner and starts to walk across the green to the pub. The fool of the DANCERS, dressed in a white smock and correctly separate from his colleagues, beats out at the DOCTOR with his ďpigís bladder on a stickĒ.)

DOCTOR: Yes, yes, most amusing.

(The DOCTOR changes direction to escape the attentions of the fool but BERT signals to the MORRIS DANCERS who come out of their established pattern and surround the DOCTOR. They dance round him holding him in place with crossed sticks.)

DOCTOR: Now please, let me pass.

(They spin the DOCTOR round.)

DOCTOR: Er, frankly, any time Iíd gladly join you but I...

(They carry on spinning the DOCTOR round. THORPE is one of the villagers dancing round the maypole and he watches events as BERT pulls out a small automatic from the paper folds of his coat. The MORRIS DANCERS lever the DOCTOR to the ground and hold him in place with the sticks across his neck.)

DOCTOR: What on earth is going...? What are you doing?! What on earth is this?!

(BERT leans forward and points the automatic straight at the DOCTORíS face.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Youíre being invited to join our Mayday revels, Doctor! Iím sure you donít want to disappoint us - or Mr. Magister.

(The DOCTOR looks grimly at the pointed gun and the music stops.)


42: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

(BENTON and MISS HAWTHORNE are unable to see what is happening properly from their vantage point.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: They seem to have stopped.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yeah...hey, whatís happening?! Well, that doesnít look very traditional!


43: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(Sticks still held across his neck, the DOCTOR is pulled across to the maypole and THORPE ties his hands behind his back, securing him in place.)


44: INT. ďTHE CLOVEN HOOFĒ. MAIN BAR

SERGEANT BENTON: Look, Iíve got to go and help him.
MISS HAWTHORNE: No, you canít - there are too many of them!

(BENTON ignores her and goes to the door. He opens it and a stave comes crashing down. He jumps back into the pub and one of the Morris Dancers runs in after him. BENTON tries to raise his gun but the dancer brings his stave crashing down on his hand and he drops the weapon. The dancer then punches BENTON onto the bar and brings the stave crashing down on his back. BENTON manages to turn and grab the stave as it comes down again. The two men wrestle for the weapon and BENTON manages to throw the dancer across the room. BENTON reaches for the gun but the dancer is fast up on his feet and smashes the stave down on his hand again, then kicks the SERGEANT. BENTON is then knocked back onto a table and again they wrestle for possession of the stave. It is MISS HAWTHORNE who decides the result of the fight when she comes up behind the dancer and smashes her handbag down on the head of the dancer who immediately falls to the ground unconscious. BENTON lies on the table holding his bruised ribs.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Did he hurt you?
SERGEANT BENTON: What happened?
MISS HAWTHORNE: I hit him with my reticule.

(She takes a large crystal ball out of her handbag.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, on these occasions, the outcomeís a certainty!
SERGEANT BENTON: Very handy, thank you.
MISS HAWTHORNE: I always carry it with me.

(BENTON, battered and bruised once again, picks up his gun.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: No, sergeant, wait. Look, I know these people. Theyíre not wicked - well most of them anyway.
SERGEANT BENTON: So?
MISS HAWTHORNE: So, itís up to us to explain to them how mistaken they are. Now, listen carefully...


45: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(To another tune, the villagers dance round the maypole, securing the DOCTOR even tighter with the ribbons on the pole as they circle him. BERT watches.)

DOCTOR: The Masterís planning to make slaves of you all. Iím the only one who has a chance of stopping him!
BERT THE LANDLORD: Heís lying! He is the enemy! Mr. Magister will care for you - give you everything youíve ever wanted.
DOCTOR: Thatís nonsense - all the Master will bring upon you is disaster!
BERT THE LANDLORD: He is the enemy! Heís a black witch! A witch, do you hear?

(The dance comes to an end and the villagers walk in towards the DOCTOR and surround him.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: A witch...and youíve always known what you must do with a witch, havenít you?

(The villagers mutter to each other.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: ďThou shalt not suffer a witch to live!Ē

(The villagers mutter again.)

VILLAGER: Thatís what they say...
DOCTOR: (To BERT.) Are you out of your mind?
BERT THE LANDLORD: (To the DOCTOR.) Shut up! (To the villagers.) Thatís right, friends - ďThou shalt not suffer a witch to liveĒ (Shouts.) Burn him!
THORPE: Burn him!
VILLAGERS: Burn him! Burn him!

(The DOCTOR looks round in concern.)


46: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(Again the coven are meeting in the cavern. The MASTER throws a piece of phosphorus material into the small urn. It flares.)

MASTER: Eo evoheh!
COVEN: Eo evoheh!
MASTER: As my will, so mote it be.
COVEN: Nema.

(YATES and JO watch from hiding.)

MASTER: Harken to my voice, oh dark one. Ancient and awful, supreme in artifice, bearer of power, be present here at my command and truly do my will. Ava, Avara, Agarbara, Gad, Gadoal, Galdina!

(He throws another piece of phosphorescent material into the urn.)

MASTER: As my will, so mote it be!
COVEN: As thy will, so mote it be!

(From their hiding place, JO and YATES watch as the Bokís red eyes light up. The gargoyle is coming to life again.)


47: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(Stacks of brushwood have been piled up around the DOCTOR and the maypole. THORPE stands with an unlit torch and a cigarette lighter. MISS HAWTHORNE comes running from the pub and THORPE, watched by a female villager who is both horrified and fascinated, lights his torch.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Now!

(THORPE is about to thrust the torch into the brushwood, but...)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Stop! You will bring a terrible retribution upon yourselves if you persist!

(She runs up to BERT.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Shut up, you silly old fool!
MISS HAWTHORNE: You would dare to harm the great wizard Quiquaequod?
THORPE: (Puzzled.) Wizard?

(MISS HAWTHORNE sees THORPEíS confusion and addresses him.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: You wouldnít listen to me before and now youíre in the power of the Magister. You know I speak the truth.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Get on with it, man!

(THORPE is about to push the torch in again.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: No wait, listen to me - under the Magister you have been frightened, injured, your property destroyed. Serve the great Quiquaequod - in him lies peace and great joy!

(The DOCTOR, who has been listening in some puzzlement himself, nods.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: If heís such a great magician, letís see him untie himself.
DOCTOR: You choose to mock the great Quiquaequod? Well, I will not.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Because you canít!

(An impatient BERT crosses the THORPE and snatches the torch from him.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, give him a sign of your power, O mighty one!
DOCTOR: What had you mind?

(MISS HAWTHORNE looks round and points to a lamp post in the centre of the green.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: I know! That lamp - shatter it!
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) Shatter it...I see.

(The DOCTOR tries to hide his confusion and shouts across the green.)

DOCTOR: Lamp - I order you to shatter!

(The glass shatters. The villagers gasp.)

DOCTOR: You see? That could have been you. Now, all of you...look at the, erm...

(The DOCTOR looks round, spots another target and looks to MISS HAWTHORNE for confirmation.)

DOCTOR: Weathercock on the church tower?

(MISS HAWTHORNE nods and BENTON, at the pub window, re-aims his pistol fitted with a silencer.)

DOCTOR: Weathercock - now!

(The weathercock spins round of its own accord and the villagers gasp again as BENTON retracts his arm in from the window.)

FIRST VILLAGER: He is - heís a magician!
SECOND VILLAGER: He is a magician!
MISS HAWTHORNE: Bert, drop that torch! Youíre beaten and you know it!
BERT THE LANDLORD: Am I?

(BERT is about to light the pyre but BENTON fires once more and shoots the torch out of his hand.)

DOCTOR: ____. (To MISS HAWTHORNE.) Daughter of light, would you kindly untie my bonds?
BERT THE LANDLORD: You...donít scare me with a lot of daft tricks! Mr. Magister has the real power.
MISS HAWTHORNE: His power is worth nothing in comparison.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Right...well letís see if you can turn aside a bullet!

(BERT walks round to them and pulls out his automatic. BENTON aims again, but villagers are now blocking his target.)

DOCTOR: Iíll give you one more chance. Look behind you.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Thatís the oldest trick in the book.
DOCTOR: Very well. (Shouts.) Let my familiar spirit bring that car to me!

(Bessie, parked outside the pub, starts up and drives, seemingly by herself, onto the green. The villagers, and BENTON, watch in amazement. BERT keeps his aim on the DOCTOR and doesnít even turn to see the approaching vehicle.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: You wonít frighten me, you know. Do you think Iím as stupid as this lot?

(The car gets nearer. BENTON comes out of the pub as BERT finally hears the engine immediately behind him. He turns and fires but Bessie is upon him and he falls back, being pinned to the ground by the vehicle. The villagers are amazed.)

VILLAGER: Thatís it - he is a god!
MISS HAWTHORNE: You really are a magician!
DOCTOR: Iím sorry to disappoint you, madam, but I were, Iíd hardly need your assistance in extricating me from this...this sacrificial gift wrapping!

(MISS HAWTHORNE starts to untie him as BENTON runs up.)

SERGEANT BENTON: How on earth did you do that, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Elemental, my dear Benton!

(BERT makes a run for it but BENTON is too quick and, using the side of Bessie as a springboard, jumps on BERT and pulls him to the ground, aiming his gun at him.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Oh, no you donít chum - weíve all got a date with the Master - havenít we?


48: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The coven circle the altar as the MASTER stands arms aloft.)

MASTER: Ogoteruss awbm, Aleht tnewy ramahe, Ehwy revedna wonssa, Etih swawec stahn, Bmaltlttiladahy ram!

(The coven halt.)

COVEN: Eoh evoteh!

(A member of the coven walks forward, holding a chicken.)

MASTER: Azal! We have power over life, you and I. Accept this life I now dedicate to thee!

(JO watches in horror.)

MASTER: Atanee Bmaltlttiladahy ram!

(He raises the dagger. JO has seen enough and runs forward.)

JO: No! Stop it! Itís evil - donít you see that? Itís evil!
MASTER: You are too late, my dear! Eko, eko, Azal!
COVEN: Eko, eko, Azal!

(A cold wind starts to blow through the cavern. The air turns red and the MASTER holds his arms aloft, laughing. A rumble sounds behind them and the MASTER and JO spin round and look down at the painted stone on the floor of the back of the cavern behind them. From it, a creature growing in size appears and steps forward turning round to face the group as it continues to grow to an enormous height. With cloven feet, the legs of an animal, horns on its head and a cruel face with a slavering mouth made up of sharp pointed teeth, AZAL is the image of the devil!)

MASTER: (Laughs.) Azal!

(JO looks up in horror as AZAL reaches its full height. The Dśmon has made its final appearance...)


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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

Sgt. Osgood
ALEC LINSTEAD

Thorpe
JOHN OWENS

Azal
STEPHEN THORNE

Morris Dancers
THE HEADINGTON QUARRY MEN

Fight Arranger
PETER DIAMOND

Title Music by
RON GRAINER and
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
BRIAN HODGSON and
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

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FRED HAMILTON

Film Sound
DICK MANTON

Film Editor
CHRIS WIMBLE

Visual Effects
PETER DAY

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TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
ROGER FORD

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BARRY LETTS

Directed by
CHRISTOPHER BARRY

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