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THE D∆MONS

BY
GUY LEOPOLD

EPISODE FIVE


1: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(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 epitome of the devil!)

MASTER: (Laughs.) Azal!

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


2: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The BRIGADIER lowers his binoculars after observing the latest disturbance over at the village. SGT. OSGOOD walks past with a length of cable in his hands.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: The last appearance, thatís what the Doctor said.
SGT. OSGOOD: Well, Iím working as fast as I can.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, it doesnít seem to be fast enough. You have five minutes, sergeant.

(OSGOOD fixes the cable to one of the metal supports in the ground. The BRIGADIER calls out to the other troops.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right - weíre on our way in five minutes!


3: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The DOCTOR, BENTON and the villagers pick themselves up off the ground from where they were flung by the latest manifestation of the Dśmon. BERT is immediately grabbed again to stop him running off by two of the village men.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: The third appearance.
SERGEANT BENTON: In the cavern.
DOCTOR: Well where else?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, weíd better get over there, hasnít we?

(He starts to walk towards the church but...)

DOCTOR: Wait - all of you!
BERT THE LANDLORD: (Mocking.) See? This chapís frightened!
DOCTOR: Well, of course Iím frightened. So should you be - and your friend Mr. Magister.

(The villagers look at each other.)


4: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER is glowing and exultant.)

MASTER: Azal, welcome!

(JO runs over to MIKE who has his pistol in his hands.)

MASTER: Bok, stop them!

(BOK jumps off his plinth. As two of the coven grab JO, MIKE fires a couple of shots at the gargoyle but does not damage to it. The little stone creature raises a hand and a bolt of fire shoots out, vaporising MIKEíS pistol. He immediately raises his hands in surrender. The MASTER walks forward.)

MASTER: You are very wise, Captain. (To the two coven members.) Prepare the girl in the ceremonial tabard. She will make a welcome addition to this sabbat.

(The two men start to drag JO away.)

JO: No, please! Donít let me go! Mike, help me please! No, let me go!

(MIKE tries to run after them but two other coven members run forward and drag him back. JO is pulled up a small spiral staircase at the back of the cavern as MIKE is knocked to the ground and dragged out of the cavern up to the vestry.)


5: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(There, somewhat concussed, he is held face down on the ground whilst his hands are tied behind his back.)


6: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(On the green, the DOCTOR addresses the villagers.)

DOCTOR: Now weíre facing the greatest danger the world has ever known. Now look, Iíve got to tell you the truth.
MISS HAWTHORNE: (Whispers.) Doctor, no!
DOCTOR: (Whispers.) Iíve got to risk it!
THORPE: (Puzzled.) What are you talking about?
DOCTOR: Iím not a magician or a wizard or anything of the sort.
BERT THE LANDLORD: See! I told you!
DOCTOR: But neither is the Master. Iíve tricked you - yes, but only to save you from him.
BERT THE LANDLORD: To save your own life, you mean.
DOCTOR: Yes, of course, that too.

(BERT is amazed at this confession and calls out to his neighbours and captors.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Wha...? Well, there you are! Do you hear, the lot of you? He admits it!
THORPE: Just pipe down for two minutes, Bert.
BERT THE LANDLORD: But you heard him!
THORPE: Shut up! We want to hear what heís got to say.

(The villagers mutter but MISS HAWTHORNE is also puzzled.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: But your car - how did you make it move by itself?
DOCTOR: Science - not sorcery, Miss Hawthorne. Look.

(He holds up the remote control for Bessie and presses it. The horn on the car honks twice to general astonishment from all the watchers.)

VILLAGER: Thatís amazing!
SERGEANT BENTON: Iíll be blowed!
DOCTOR: (To BERT.) And your Mr. Magister uses no more magic than that.

(BERT, furious, pulls away from his captors and walks right up to the DOCTOR.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Youíre talking rubbish! The Masterís a magician I tell you!
DOCTOR: All his feats are based on science. Either ours or the secret science of the Dśmons.
BERT THE LANDLORD: Well, there you are! That proves youíre talking nonsense - how could he have called him up in the first place except by sorcery?
DOCTOR: Well, he uses violent emotions - fear, hatred, greed.
THORPE: How?
DOCTOR: Well the emotions of a group of ordinary human beings generate a tremendous charge of psychokinetic energy. This the Master channels for his own purpose.
MISS HAWTHORNE: But that is magic - thatís precisely what black magic is!
DOCTOR: No, Miss Hawthorne, Iím afraid not.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Are you trying to tell me that the invocations, the...the rituals, even the sabbat itself are just so much window dressing?
DOCTOR: No, no, no, of course not. No, they are essential to generate and control the physonic forces - and to control the Dśmon himself.
SERGEANT BENTON: Look, shouldnít we get over there and sort this...Dśmon thing out?
DOCTOR: How?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, I could get the men...

(BENTON falters...)

DOCTOR: Yes?
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, we could...

(He falls silent.)

DOCTOR: Exactly - all we can do is wait.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, what for?
DOCTOR: The energy exchanger. This machine that the Brigadier is building for me. With that I should be able to drain off our visitorís energy. Then perhaps we can sort him out!


7: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER looks up to the towering form of the Dśmon.)

MASTER: Azal, the time for decision draws near. Once more, I demand the power...

(AZAL interrupts, his voice booming and echoing through the cavern.)

AZAL: You demand?!
MASTER: Yes, and why not? Who in the whole galaxy is not my inferior? There is not one creature!
AZAL: Not even one?!
MASTER: Not one! Save the last of the Dśmons.

(JO is dragged back down the spiral staircase and back into the cavern. Instead of her brown corduroy trouser suit, she is now wearing a long pure white tabard.)

JO: No, please, let me go!
MASTER: Azal, accept this offering as a token of our fealty. As my will, so mote it be!

(JO is dragged forward.)

COVEN: As they will, so mote it be!
MASTER: Eo evoheh, Azal!
COVEN: Eo evoheh! Eo evoheh! Eo...


8: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(MIKE comes round and, still tied up, struggles to his feet. He looks through the door to the cavern and then makes for the other door to the outside and freedom.)


9: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(Once outside, he yells across the churchyard to the village green.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Doctor!

(He runs full pace out of the churchyard.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Doctor!

(The DOCTOR starts running across the green to meet him. BENTON indicates BERT to the village men.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Hold him.

(As BERT is secured again, BENTON races after the DOCTOR. The other villagers, including MISS HAWTHORNE, THORPE, BERT and his captors follow. The DOCTOR meets YATES half way across the green. BENTON runs up and immediately starts to untie him.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Doctor! Doctor, itís Jo!
DOCTOR: Jo? I thought she was still in the pub?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Theyíve got her in the cavern.
DOCTOR: What?!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: That creatureís in there. The Master calls him Azal.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Azal? Of course - Azael, the fallen angel!
DOCTOR: (To BENTON.) Walkie-talkie.

(BENTON hands him his radio and the DOCTOR extracts its aerial and switches it on.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Hello, Brigadier? Are you there?


10: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Is that you, Doctor?


11: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Over.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Look, theyíve got Jo. That machine must come through now! Now, do you understand?!


12: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) Now!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Weíre on our way, Doctor.


13: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Good, and put a watch up on that barrow, will you? Just in case the Dśmonís ship reactivates.


14: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Will do, Doctor. Over and out.

(The BRIGADIER slams home the aerial and walks over to OSGOOD in the jeep.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: You heard him, Sergeant - now.
SGT. OSGOOD: I need...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Interrupting angrily.) Thatís an order, Sergeant - now!

(Unhappily, OSGOOD switches on the machine.)


15: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The DOCTOR retracts his aerial and whispers urgently to himself.)

DOCTOR: Come on, Brigadier. Get a move on.


16: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(Members of the coven clear the altar of its ceremonial paraphernalia as the MASTER talks to a firmly held JO.)

MASTER: Iím sorry, Miss Grant. But you are to be sacrificed to a noble cause.
JO: No...no!

(She looks pleadingly at her captors.)


17: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The power from the machine carries through the cables which lie across the road. The troops run to the vehicles in preparation for their entry to the village as OSGOOD, in the back of the jeep, increases the power. Smoke starts to come out of the machine.)

SGT. OSGOOD: Itíll never take it, I tell you!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: It must! Keep trying.


18: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The DOCTOR directs the villagers in preparation for the machine taking its effect and their assault on the church.)

DOCTOR: Right, now some of you - that way, but spread out. The rest of you, follow me!

(One group moves to the side whilst the DOCTORíS group, including the secured BERT move off towards the church.)


19: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(A Coven member runs in from the vestry.)

COVEN MEMBER: Mr. Magister - theyíre coming, theyíre coming!
JO: Doctor, help...!

(JO is silenced by a hand over her mouth as the MASTER signals to BOK. The gargoyle scuttles out of the cavern.)


20: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(As it appears, roaring and screeching on the steps leading to the churchyard, the villagers scatter in fright. BENTON reaches for his gun.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Right, Benton. You keep us covered. Weíll get in round the back.
DOCTOR: No, we must wait for the Brigadier.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: And what about Jo?
DOCTOR: We wonít help her by committing suicide.

(BERT manages to struggle free from THORPE and another villager.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: Mr. Magister! Magister!

(He runs towards the churchyard and BOK but the gargoyle does not differentiate BERT from the rest of the villagers and raises a stone arm. BERT sees what is happening and halts.)

BERT THE LANDLORD: N...no, no, a friend...Iím a friend!

(BOK shoots out a bolt of fire and BERT disappears in a puff of smoke.)

DOCTOR: (To YATES and BENTON.) You see? (Into radio.) Whatís going on, Brigadier?


21: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) You must hurry!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Weíre up to the maximum now Doctor, and itís still no good.
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) Youíll have to use the booster.

(SGT. OSGOOD, still with the smoking machine in the back of the jeep, overhears this.)

SGT. OSGOOD: If you do, sir, sheíll blow us all sky high!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Weíre coming through, Doctor, over and out.

(The BRIGADIER turns to OSGOOD.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Booster on!
SGT. OSGOOD: Sir...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Interrupting.) Damn it, man, get on with it!

(OSGOOD hesitates. The BRIGADIER walks over and slams shut a lever on a part of the machine labelled ďBOOSTĒ. The tone of the machine starts to race away.)


22: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(The MASTER picks up the sacrificial dagger in its jewelled scabbard from the altar.)

MASTER: All mighty Azal, in the name of Atame, I dedicate this offering!

(He holds the dagger over his head and pulls the blade from the scabbard. One of the coven members who is holding JO panics at this.)

JONES: No, no, Magister, itís not right!
MASTER: To do my will shall be the whole of the law!

(The coven members are hesitant and somewhat reluctant in their response.)

COVEN: To do thy will, shall be the whole of the law.
JONES: Itís not right, I tell you!
MASTER: (Shouts.) Obey me!


23: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(A huge amount of smoke is now pouring from the machine. The BRIGADIER looks towards the heat barrier.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Look, itís working!

(A shimmering half-circular archway appears in the centre of the barrier. The BRIGADIER walks up to it and sticks his swagger stick into the arch. Smoke comes out of it. He turns to his troops.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right, itís still hot - but passable. Right, follow up and keep to the tunnel!

(He gets into his staff car and it drives through the hole in the barrier. A UNIT jeep follows.)


24: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

MASTER: (To the coven.) Obey me.

(He points to the altar and the coven members start to place JO on it. Suddenly, AZAL starts to feel the effects of the machine. He groans out loud and grasps his head in pain. His cries grow louder as he starts to stagger on the spot.)


25: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The DOCTOR is on the radio again while YATES, gun aimed, and BENTON keep their eyes on BOK.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Look, whatís going on, Brigadier?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Weíre through, Doctor, over.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) What, all of you?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Yes, but not the machine.
DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Well that should have come through first.

(BENTON points.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Doctor, look!

(Like its creator, BOK starts to stagger on the spot.)

DOCTOR: The exchanger - itís working. Itís bleeding off the energy.


26: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD

(The BRIGADIER has come out of his staff car and runs up towards the barrier. OSGOOD, still on the other side of the barrier, is out of his jeep and disconnecting the power cables.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Come on, man! Bring it through! Get a move on!
SGT. OSGOOD: Sir!

(OSGOOD runs back into the jeep and shouts at the driver.)

SGT. OSGOOD: Right, Jenkins.

(The jeep drives through the barrier. The BRIGADIER extends the aerial on his radio.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) You can stop worrying, Doctor - weíre through.
DOCTOR: (OOV: Over radio.) Well, about time too. Now get it over here fast!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right.

(OSGOODíS jeep screeches to a halt. The whine from the machine is at an intense pitch.)

SGT. OSGOOD: (Shouts.) Sir! Sir, I canít stop it - itís running away!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Osgood, out of it! Get down, all of you!

(The two soldiers in the front of the smoke filled jeep need no further encouragement and run out of the vehicle. OSGOOD hesitates, still trying to control the machine.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Osgood, get down man!

(OSGOOD runs out of the jeep - just before the machine explodes.)


27: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The explosion is heard in the village.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Brigadier?

(There is no reply.)

DOCTOR: (Into radio.) Brigadier, are you all right?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) The machineís gone west - blown itself up. Be with you right away, over and out.

(The DOCTOR angrily slams the aerial home.)

DOCTOR: A fat lot of good thatíll do!

(He looks towards the church.)

DOCTOR: Right, keep the others back, Captain Yates, Iím going in before that creature recovers.

(He starts heading towards the gate.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Iíll come with you, Doctor.
DOCTOR: Alone!

(He heads off. THORPE shouts after him.)

THORPE: You canít go in now, sir. You said yourself it will be suicide!
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Doctor, wait!

(At the churchyard gate, BOK is still staggering but is slowly starting to recover. The DOCTOR runs past him, pulling the gate shut behind him. BOK recovers sufficiently to go after him. The creature pulls the gate open and sees the DOCTOR running for the vestry door. BOK fires...)


28: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(But the DOCTOR has made it into the building and shuts the heavy oaken door on the explosion of BOKíS firebolt. He then races through the opposite door...)


29: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(...and into the cavern...)

MASTER: Ah, Doctor, Iíve been expecting you.

(...where the sight of the towering Dśmon stops him in his tracks. He stares up in amazement at the creature.)

MASTER: Youíve saved me a lot of trouble by coming here. Iím most grateful to you.

(The DOCTOR walks up to the altar.)

DOCTOR: Hello, Jo. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you.
MASTER: (Sarcastically.) How very touching!


30: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The UNIT convoy sweeps into the village. The BRIGADIER gets out of his staff car and YATES goes over to meet him.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Whereís the Doctor?

(YATES nods at the church.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Gone in there, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Then what are we waiting for? Letís get after him.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Wait sir, look.

(He points towards the gargoyle which twitches and sniffs at these new arrivals.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What the blazes is that? Some kind of ornament?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Not exactly, sir.

(He looks round for an object to throw at BOK and sees a rock near his feet. He picks it up.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Watch.

(YATES throws the rock towards BOK who instantly shoots a bolt of fire at it, destroying it.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yes, I see what you mean. Never mind, weíll soon fix him. Jenkins!
JENKINS: Sir?

(An soldier, armed with a rifle runs forward.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Chap with the wings there - five rounds rapid.

(Jenkins balances his gun arm on the BRIGADIERíS staff car and fires as ordered. BOKíS head twitches as each bullet ricochets off it but the gargoyle is otherwise unharmed. An unimpressed YATES looks towards the BRIGADIER and sighs.)


31: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

MASTER: You realise, of course, that youíre a doomed man, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Oh, Iím a dead man. I knew that as soon as I came through that door, so youíd better watch out! You see, Iíve nothing to lose, have I?
MASTER: Enough!

(The MASTER looks up at the Dśmon.)

MASTER: Azal, destroy him!
AZAL: Who is this?!
MASTER: My enemy and yours, Azal. Destroy him!
AZAL: This is the one we spoke of! He too is not of this planet!
MASTER: He is a meddler and a fool.
AZAL: He is not a fool, yet he has done a foolish thing coming here! (To the DOCTOR.) Why did you come?!
DOCTOR: I came to talk to you.
AZAL: Talk then!
DOCTOR: Certainly

(He points towards JO who is still held by two coven members.)

DOCTOR: But first let her go.
MASTER: No!

(AZAL points at the coven members and blue sparks fly from his fingers. They cry out and jump back, allowing JO the opportunity to run into the DOCTORíS arms.)

JO: Doctor!
DOCTOR: Are you all right, Jo?
JO: I am now.

(The DOCTOR looks up at AZAL. The Dśmonís voice booms outÖ)

AZAL: You wish to talk?!
DOCTOR: Yes...I want you to leave this planet while you still can.
AZAL: You are bold!
DOCTOR: Why not? Iíve got a machine outside that can annihilate you.
AZAL: (Angrily.) You lie!
DOCTOR: Youíve already felt its power.
AZAL: It is destroyed!
DOCTOR: One of them, yes, not both.
AZAL: You lie! There was but one!
JO: Doctor!
AZAL: You have a regard for truth! Why do you lie?!
DOCTOR: To try and make you listen to me.
AZAL: Why should I! I see no consequence of value!
MASTER: Then kill him, kill him now!
AZAL: Very well!

(AZAL points a huge finger at the DOCTOR.)

JO: No!
DOCTOR: If you kill me now, you will wonder throughout eternity whether you should have listened to my words.


32: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(Villagers huddle in their houses as a battle erupts on the green between the UNIT troops and BOK. The troops shelter behind the stone cross in the centre of the green and fire shot after shot at the gargoyle which staggers back under the force of the shots but is otherwise unharmed. Another set of troops run round to the side of the churchyard and climb up the bank and wall into its grounds, trying to get to the creature from behind. Back at the village cross, YATES, next to BENTON, gives up and lowers his pistol.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: You might as well use a peashooter on four inch armour. Sergeant, get the bazookaís set up - over there, quick.

(YATES points at one side of the churchyard.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Right sir.

(BENTON jumps up and starts to take some of the soldiers with him.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Right, you with me.


33: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

(AZAL still points at the DOCTOR, hesitating. The MASTER grows impatient.)

MASTER: Well? You waste time. I order you to kill him, Azal!
AZAL: I demand - I do not obey!
MASTER: (Puzzled.) But I...I called you here and you came?
AZAL: I answered your call...because the time was come for my awakening! The time has come for the completion of the experiment or its destruction!
MASTER: Then fulfill your mission...by granting the ultimate power to me! Who else is there strong enough to give these humans the leadership they need?!
DOCTOR: I seem to remember somebody else speaking like that. What was the bounderís name? Hitler - thatís right, Adolf Hitler - or was it Genghis Khan?
MASTER: Azal, I have the will - you yourself said so.
AZAL: I am still not convinced!
DOCTOR: (To AZAL.) Iím very pleased to hear it.
AZAL: You wish to see this planet destroyed?!
DOCTOR: By no means. You see, I have an alternative.
AZAL: State it!
DOCTOR: Leave humanity alone. Just go. Youíve done enough harm.
AZAL: We gave knowledge to man!
DOCTOR: You certainly did! Thanks to you man can now blow up the world and he probably will. He can poison the water and the very air he breathes. Heís already started - he can...
AZAL: (Interrupts.) Enough! Is man such a failure then?! Shall I destroy him?!
MASTER: No! A strong leader can force him to learn!
AZAL: You are right! I have decided! I shall pass on my power!
MASTER: (Delighted.) Oh, mighty Azal - I thank you!
AZAL: But not to you!

(The MASTERíS face falls.)

AZAL: To him!

(The MASTER looks aghast at the DOCTOR who himself is none too pleased.)

DOCTOR: (Shouts.) No! No, I donít want it!


34: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The battle has reached the churchyard. UNIT troops use buttress corner of the church and the gravestones as shelter as they fire one useless round after another at BOK. One soldier does not make it in time to the protection of a gravestone and BOK fires at him. The soldier disappears. BENTON comes up to the wall of the yard with a bazooka in his hands. The BRIGADIER and YATES watch as he aims. The BRIGADIER nods.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Fire!

(...and BENTON does so. BOK is torn to pieces in a hail of rock.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well done, sergeant.
SERGEANT BENTON: Just a minute, sir - look!

(Across the churchyard, the pieces reassemble themselves. BOK is whole again.)


35: INT. CHURCH. CAVERN

AZAL: (To the DOCTOR.) You refuse my gift?!
DOCTOR: Of course I do! Donít you understand? I want you to leave. I want you to go away and give man a chance to grow up.
AZAL: I cannot! My instructions are precise! I bequeath my power...or I destroy all!
MASTER: Then you will give your power to me?!
AZAL: I shall! Time is short!

(The MASTER points at the DOCTOR.)

MASTER: What about him?
AZAL: He is not rational. He is disruptive! He must be eliminated!

(Concern is etched on the DOCTORíS face as AZAL again points a finger at him. Blue sparks fly out and the DOCTOR starts to buckle, his face contorted in agony. JO jumps forward. and stands in front of the DOCTOR.)

JO: No! No, heís a good man! Kill me, not him!

(She bravely closes her eyes and waits for the bolt. However it does not come. AZAL starts to cry out in pain and the DOCTOR, recovered from the shots, looks up. AZAL is glowing and flaring with an inner light, staggering and holding his head. He cries outÖ)

AZAL: This action does not relate! There is no data! It does not relate! Goooo! Leave meee! All of youuuuu!

(The cavern starts to shake with the power from the Dśmon. Smoke fills the chamber as all within run for the exits.)


36: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(BENTON fires another shot from the bazooka and the UNIT troops fire conventional shots. Suddenly, BOK stops firing back and assumes a sitting position on the ground identical to that which he had on his plinth in the cavern.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Shouts.) Cease firing!


37: INT. CHURCH. VESTRY

(The DOCTOR, JO and various members of the coven run through the smoking, shimmering heat-filled vestry.)


38: EXT. VILLAGE GREEN

(The BRIGADIER, YATES and BENTON have approached the still and seated BOK. The BRIGADIER taps the creature with his swagger stick and they look at each other in puzzlement. Suddenly the door to the vestry opens and the DOCTOR, JO still in the white tabard but carrying her own clothes and the coven sprint out of the church.)

DOCTOR: Run for it, Brigadier!

(The UNIT troops run away from the church as fast as they can. The main door to the building opens and the MASTER, still in his red robes runs out with more coven members as the ground starts to shake. All run across the green as fast as they can. A red burning glow can be seen within the church which is suddenly destroyed in a huge explosion. All fall to the ground as the smoke clears revealing the remains of the walls and the stump of the church tower. The immediate danger over, villagers start to come out of their houses - including MISS HAWTHORNE. On the green, the MASTER starts to get off the ground but becomes aware that BENTON is stood behind him, pistol in hand.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Get up.

(The MASTER sighs, raises his hands and slowly gets to his feet.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Donít try anything!

(The BRIGADIER is with the DOCTOR, JO and YATES near the pub.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What happened in there, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, by a ridiculous and foolhardy act of self-sacrifice, Jo here has managed to save us.
JO: (Puzzled.) I did?
DOCTOR: You did. (To the BRIGADIER.) You see, Azal couldnít face an act as irrational and as illogical as her being prepared to give up her life me.

(The DOCTOR looks down at JOíS white tabard.)

DOCTOR: Look Jo, why donít you go and get out of that ridiculous garb?
JO: (Smiles.) Okay.

(She heads for the pub.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: So what happened?
DOCTOR: Well, all his power was turned against himself. You might say he blew a fuse!

(Suddenly they all jump at the sound of another explosion nearby. YATES switches on his radio.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Greyhound two, come in please, over.
CHALMERS: (OOV: Over radio.) Chalmers here at the dig, sir. Are you all right, over?
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Couldnít be better. Whatís happening?
CHALMERS: (OOV: Over radio.) Big bang at the dig, sir.
DOCTOR: (To the BRIGADIER.) The spaceship - automatic self-destruct, I suppose.
CHALMERS: (OOV: Over radio.) And the barriers cleared itself, over.
CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: (Into radio.) Good show. Weíre coming out now with one prisoner. Over and out.

(YATES switches off his radio. The BRIGADIER calls out to BENTON who is still stood guard on the MASTER.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Benton, get ready to move out.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes sir.

(BENTON looks over to the nearby waiting troops.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Right, you lot, you heard the man - the picnicís over!

(The MASTER sees his opportunity and flings his cloak over BENTONíS head. The SERGEANT falls to the ground. The MASTER runs towards and climbs into Bessie. BENTON fires a couple of shots and the BRIGADIER pulls his own pistol out, shooting as Bessie drives away. The DOCTOR, watched by MISS HAWTHORNE, yanks the BRIGADIERíS hand down.)

DOCTOR: Stop firing - youíll damage Bessie!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Do you want him to get away?
DOCTOR: Donít worry, Bessieíll bring him back.

(MISS HAWTHORNE smiles as Bessie starts to turn round, despite the MASTERíS best efforts. JO, now back in her own clothes, joins them as the MASTER is driven back into the circle or armed and aiming UNIT troops. He raises his hands in resignation. The BRIGADIER is stunned.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To the DOCTOR.) How on earth did you do that?
DOCTOR: Simple - if you know how.

(He smiles at JO. BENTON comes up to the BRIGADIER.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right Benton, get Ďem moved out.

(He points at the MASTER.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: And take him with you - maximum security guard.
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes sir. (To the soldiers.) Right - get moving!
DOCTOR: And look after him!

(He looks at the MASTER.)

DOCTOR: I want to deal with him later.
MASTER: Do you, Doctor? You always were an optimist, werenít you?
DOCTOR: Thank you for the compliment!
SERGEANT BENTON: All right, move.

(Under the aim of several rifles, the MASTER gets out of Bessie and walks over to an open UNIT jeep into which an armed soldier climbs ahead of him. More get in behind him, all still pointing their rifles. The MASTER chooses to stand in the jeep. The DOCTOR and JO smile as the jeep drives off, the MASTER intently staring at the DOCTOR as it goes. As the jeep leaves the village green and passes the watching villagers, they boo and jeer its occupant. The jeep drives off and the sound of its engine is replaced by a sound previously missing - birdsong. MISS HAWTHORNE steps forward, a delighted smile on her face.)

MISS HAWTHORNE: Listen...
DOCTOR: To what?
JO: (Smiling.) Yes, the birds are singing again.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, and smell the flowers!
DOCTOR: Yes, well it makes a change from the smell of sulphur, doesnít it?
MISS HAWTHORNE: The May Day miracle has happened again - the Earth is born anew!

(The accordion of the Morris Dancers starts up again as BENTON walks up and reports to the BRIGADIER.)

SERGEANT BENTON: All under way, sir.
MISS HAWTHORNE: Sergeant, we must do the fertility dance to celebrate!
SERGEANT BENTON: Oh no, Iím sorry, maíam. Iím still rather busy at...
MISS HAWTHORNE: Oh, nonsense, Sergeant - come along!

(She grabs his arm and pulls him towards the villagers at the maypole. His colleagues grin at his discomfort.)

JO: Come on, Doctor!

(The DOCTORíS smile disappears as JO too drags him towards the dancing villagers. The BRIGADIER and YATES are left alone.)

CAPTAIN MIKE YATES: Fancy a dance, Brigadier?

(The BRIGADIER looks at him.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Itís kind of you, Captain Yates. I think Iíd rather have a pint!

(YATES grins and they head off to the pub. In the centre of the green, the dance is in full swing. The DOCTOR, ribbon in hand, approaches JO as they dance in opposite directions round the pole.)

DOCTOR: Youíre right, Jo - there is magic in the world after all!

(And watched by a large crowd of villagers, the dancers round the maypole continue their celebration of deliverance.)


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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

Jones
MATTHEW CORBETT

Bok
STANLEY MASON

Azal
STEPHEN THORNE

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

Costumes
BARBARA LANE

Makeup
JAN HARRISON

Studio Lighting
RALPH WALTON

Sound
TONY MILLIER

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
ROGER FORD

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
CHRISTOPHER BARRY

COLOUR

© BBC 1971

 

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