1: INT. DALEKS' CHAMBER
(A jacketless DOCTOR lies on a table in the DALEKS' chamber. He is firmly restrained by a metallic strap across his chest. His head is braced and he wears a
metallic band across his forehead which has a central disc on it. Swirling sounds fill the room and the DOCTOR seems paralysed by the effect of the operation on
him. On a screen over the doorway appear still images of his two previous appearances over strange multi-coloured patterns. The DALEKS are triumphant...)
CHIEF DALEK: You are the Doctor! You are an enemy of the Daleks! Now you are in our power! You will be exterminated!
DALEKS: You will be exterminated! You will be exterminated! You will be exterminated! You will be exterminated!
(The DALEKS aim their guns. The CONTROLLER shouts from outside in the control room.)
(He runs in.)
CONTROLLER: You mustn't kill him!
CHIEF DALEK: Be silent.
CONTROLLER: Don't you realise he can help us?
FIRST DALEK: The Doctor is an enemy of the Daleks. How can he help us?
CONTROLLER: He is our contact with the guerillas. He has valuable information.
CHIEF DALEK: You have proof of this?
CONTROLLER: I know he's working for them. The manager of one-one-seven has been proved to be a subversive agent. And the Doctor was trying to contact him
when we picked him up.
FIRST DALEK: We will force the truth from him with the Mind Analysis machine.
(The CONTROLLER gestures imploringly at the totally-still form on the table.)
CONTROLLER: But look at him! You've practically killed him just getting a simple admission of identity. He'll die before he tells you anything else.
CHIEF DALEK: What is your plan?
CONTROLLER: Let me interrogate him.
CHIEF DALEK: Why should you be more successful?
CONTROLLER: Because I understand human psychology. I shall be able to gain his confidence. To put pressure on him through the girl. By the time I have
finished with him, I shall be able to crush the guerilla organisation entirely!
CHIEF DALEK: Release him.
(The swirling noise from the Mind Analysis Machine slows down and dies out as an OGRON steps forward to carry out the order.)
2: INT. CENTRAL CONTROL INTERROGATION ROOM
(JO has been taken to the interrogation room. She sits on a seat with a worried look on her face. The wall panel buzzes upwards and the SENIOR GUARD steps
in, looking down at her impassively.)
JO: The Doctor! How is he?
SENIOR GUARD: Come with me.
(He turns and stalks off. JO follows.)
3: INT. DALEKS' CHAMBER
(A weakened DOCTOR is on his feet - just. He is held up by two OGRONS and stands before the CHIEF DALEK and his cohorts. The CONTROLLER watches.)
CHIEF DALEK: The Daleks have discovered the secret of time travel. We have invaded Earth again. We have changed the pattern of history.
(With difficulty, the DOCTOR speaks...)
DOCTOR: Y...you won't succeed, you know?
(The CHIEF DALEK'S voice rises...)
CHIEF DALEK: The Dalek empire will spread through all planets and all times. No one can withstand the power of the Daleks!
CONTROLLER: Take him away.
(The OGRONS lead the DOCTOR away.)
4: INT. GUERILLA BASE
(MONIA puts a map down on a table. It shows a series of buildings surrounded by a perimeter fence. He points to two places on the map as ANAT, BOAZ and other
guerillas look on.)
MONIA: Now, the control centre is here. As far as we know they're being held prisoner in this block here.
BOAZ: Then how do we get through?
MONIA: The disused underground railway of the old city. There's an exit right by this wall.
BOAZ: Even as a ruin it has its uses.
MONIA: Come, time is short.
(ANAT puts her gun in her side-bag and she and her colleagues leave their base.)
5: INT. CONTROL CENTRE GUEST SUITE
(The DOCTOR, JO and the CONTROLLER have resumed their places in the guest suite. The DOCTOR has recovered both his jacket and his strength. Nevertheless, he
shows little gratitude to the CONTROLLER...)
DOCTOR: My dear man, how can I tell you what I don't know myself?
CONTROLLER: But you were in contact with the guerillas?
JO: But not through choice. Look, they were going to kill him. I know the Doctor would help you if he could.
CONTROLLER: I am trying to help him! I've already save his life.
DOCTOR: Yes, for your own purposes.
CONTROLLER: Look, if you do not tell me everything that manager knew about these criminals - where they operate from, what their plans are - then the
Daleks will destroy both of you.
DOCTOR: I don't doubt it.
CONTROLLER: Do you value life so little?
DOCTOR: On that contrary, I value it enormously. The Daleks will kill us whatever we tell you.
CONTROLLER: Not if you co-operate with them.
DOCTOR: As you c-operate with them? Do you really think that makes any difference?
CONTROLLER: They can be reasonable!
DOCTOR: (His voice rising.) Reasonable! They tolerate you as long as you're useful to them.
CONTROLLER: I am a senior government official.
DOCTOR: (Shouts.) You sir...you sir, are a traitor! You're a Quisling!
CONTROLLER: (Angrily.) Silence! You do not understand!
(He calms down and grows reflective...)
CONTROLLER: Nobody who did not live through those terrible years can understand. Towards the end of the twentieth century, a series of wars broke out.
There was a hundred years of nothing but...killing, destruction. Seven-eighths of the world's population was wiped out. The rest were living in...holes in the
ground, starving - reduced to the level of animals.
JO: So the Daleks saw their opportunity and took over?
CONTROLLER: There was no power on Earth to stop them.
DOCTOR: So, they've turned the Earth into a giant factory, with all the wealth and minerals were looted and taken to Skaro.
CONTROLLER: Exactly. Men who were strong enough, of course, were sent down the mines, the rest...work in factories.
JO: Why? Why are they doing all this?
CONTROLLER: They need a constant flow of raw materials. Their empire is expanding.
JO: How did you come to work for them?
CONTROLLER: They chose a few humans to help them get things going again, to organise the remaining population. (Proudly.) My family have been
controllers in this area for three generations.
DOCTOR: A family of Quisling's, eh?
(The CONTROLLER takes the bait...)
CONTROLLER: We have helped make things better for the others! We have gained concessions! I have saved lives!
DOCTOR: Wouldn't you have helped more by organising the fight against them?
CONTROLLER: No one can fight against the Daleks.
DOCTOR: That's not what your criminal guerillas seem to think, is it?
CONTROLLER: A handful of fanatics? Most of them have been...killed already. I assure you there is nothing they can do to change things.
6: EXT. CENTRAL CONTROL
(An OGRON stands guard just outside the pillared forecourt to central control. A guerilla jumps down from a staircase onto its back, knocking it unconscious.
ANAT uses one of the pillars for cover as she starts to fire at the other OGRON guards who start to approach. From another side, a DALEK approaches and from
this angle, ANAT is exposed.)
DALEK: Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
BOAZ: Anat, look out!
(BOAZ jumps forward and slams a bomb onto the side of the DALEK. It goes off almost instantly, killing both him and the DALEK, only the base of which
remains. MONIA and another guerilla start to fire at two OGRONS. One of them is hit and fades into nothing but the other returns fire and a guerilla undergoes
the same fate. MONIA, ANAT and the other guerillas redouble their fire and the second OGRON is hit.)
MONIA: Come! We must reach the control centre, come!
(They start to run further into the complex. ANAT hesitates as she sees BOAZ lying next to the destroyed DALEK. MONIA sees her.)
MONIA: No! Come! Come!
(She shakes herself out of her reverie and runs after her compatriots.)
7: INT. CONTROL CENTRE GUEST SUITE
(Within the buildings, the "discussion" between the DOCTOR and the CONTROLLER continues...)
CONTROLLER: If you don't give me the information I need, there is nothing I can do to help you.
DOCTOR: For the last time, I tell you I haven't got any information. (Angrily.) And quite frankly, even if I had, I wouldn't give it to you!
(Further talk is forestalled as MONIA, ANAT and the guerillas burst into the room, their guns raised.)
MONIA: Right, stay where you are!
(The three people within jump to their feet.)
MONIA: Guards? You have no guards. They're all dead.
ANAT: (To the DOCTOR and JO.) Are you all right?
DOCTOR: Yes, thank you. All the better for seeing you.
ANAT: You're coming with us.
(The two need no further invitation and start to leave the suite.)
ANAT: No harm must come to these two. Too much depends on them.
(MONIA aims his gun at the CONTROLLER.)
MONIA: As for you, my friend...
(The DOCTOR hears this and steps back.)
DOCTOR: Put that gun down! There's no point in murdering him.
(MONIA keeps his gun trained...)
MONIA: You don't know how much blood there is on his hands.
DOCTOR: Nevertheless, he's not your real enemy.
MONIA: He helped the Daleks. He's worked for them!
DOCTOR: They would always have found someone! Now just leave him.
(There is a tense moment, and then MONIA lowers his gun.)
ANAT: Right, let's go.
(They all go, MONIA providing cover for the rear as they go. Left behind but unharmed, the CONTROLLER is relieved and thoughtful at the same time...)
8: EXT. TUNNEL AREA
(Back in the twentieth century, the BRIGADIER drives up a jeep towards where CAPTAIN YATES and several UNIT soldiers stand near the tunnel. YATES walks up to
the jeep and makes a report which is not well received...)
CAPTAIN YATES: ___, Sergeant. ___ searched___.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Then search again, Yates.
CAPTAIN YATES: We've been through every inch of the tunnel, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: And even the Doctor can't vanish into thin air. He must be somewhere. Extend the radius of the search.
CAPTAIN YATES: I'll need some more men, sir.
(A motorcycle draws up next to the two men.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: You can have all you want. From now on, this house is top priority.
(The BRIGADIER looks over at the cyclist who hands him a note. He opens it and reads it.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: "Sir Reginald Styles and other delegates arriving by special plane at RAF Manston - at 18.00 hours."
9: INT. GUERILLA BASE
(The DOCTOR and JO have been taken to the guerilla base and are sat down with ANAT and MONIA as they discuss the situation. Other guerillas look on.)
JO: But how do you know this?
MONIA: Oh, there are books. Even during the wars, people found time to study, to write about it.
ANAT: What to you has not yet happened, is to us history.
DOCTOR: This history of yours - it...it talks about Sir Reginald Styles?
MONIA: Oh yeah, he pretended to be working for peace, but really he just wanted power for himself.
DOCTOR: So the conference he called was just a trick?
MONIA: He managed to lure the world leaders to a remote country house, and he pretended they needed absolute quiet if the meeting was to succeed. But
then, there was a devastating explosion...
ANAT: And Styles was killed with the others. He must have set a bomb and mis-timed the charge.
MONIA: There were accusations, counter-accusations, and then the wars began. That was the turning point.
JO: But if this true, Sir Reginald Styles must be completely round the bend!
DOCTOR: Er, so, you went back into our time to kill Styles before he could carry out his plan?
MONIA: Right. We've been fighting the Daleks for years. But it was hopeless. Eventually we must lose, so we thought - what else can we do?
ANAT: We learnt through one of our spies that the Daleks had succeeded in creating a time machine. We even managed to steal a copy of the plans, and we
built one of our own, so that we could go back into history to the exact point where things started to go wrong.
MONIA: With one action, we could them. Mankind could have a chance to take a new direction!
ANAT: But even now, the transfer isn't always stable. People materialised in your time and then just...faded away.
JO: (To the DOCTOR.) The ghost that Styles saw?
(The DOCTOR nods.)
MONIA: Yeah, now, somehow....somehow, the Daleks found what we were doing. And they sent Ogrons back into your time after us and attacked one of our
DOCTOR: (To JO.) Well, that must have been the man that we saw down by the canal tunnel.
(JO looks puzzled.)
DOCTOR: You remember, Jo, the one who vanished from the ambulance?
(JO'S face clears as she realises the connection.)
ANAT: Yes, we fixed on the tunnel as a place that was stable in your time and in ours. We used it as a transfer point. Well, you know the rest.
DOCTOR: Yes, well there's a...there's one thing I don't quite understand and that is...why were you so keen to rescue us? Well believe me, we're
MONIA: Well, you told us yourself - you're an old enemy of the Daleks.
MONIA: Then you will help us to beat them?
DOCTOR: What do you expect me to do?
MONIA: Well, you can succeed where we've failed, Doctor. We want you to go back into your own time...and kill Styles!
10: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE
(As preparations for the conference start, the front of Auderly House would seem to be protected by a ring of steel as SHURA watches from the shrubbery.
Holding his injured left arm, he rushes from bush to bush and tree to tree as he skirts the house. He breaks through one set of bushes and sees the he is at the
back of the house. He checks that he has not been seen and runs down a short flight of steps to a rear door. He enters the house...)
11: INT. GUERILLA BASE
(The DOCTOR is shocked by MONIA'S request.)
DOCTOR: You're asking me to commit murder!
(He rises to his feet.)
ANAT: No! We're asking you to kill one man and prevent millions more dying!
DOCTOR: That is still murder!
MONIA: Isn't it worth it? To save the human race from the Daleks?
DOCTOR: Yes, but would it?
ANAT: We've told you how it happened!
DOCTOR: But your history could be wrong, you know?
(He leans against a pillar and looks back at MONIA.)
DOCTOR: Now listen, why don't you send us back to our time? We know the future now - maybe there are other things we can do?
ANAT: Monia, we're wasting valuable time! Every minute that goes by!
MONIA: Doctor, will you help us? It's our only hope.
JO: I still can't believe that Sir Reginald Styles is a ruthless murderer.
DOCTOR: Yes, I agree, Jo. Vain to the point of arrogance, a trifle obstinate, perhaps, but basically a good man. So, if it happened, how did it happen?
(He thinks furiously for a moment, his fingers drumming mid-air, then a sudden thought strikes him...)
DOCTOR: Any of your people still in our time zone?
ANAT: Oh, Shura. He left just to send a message and we never saw nor heard from him again. We assumed he must be dead.
12: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. CELLAR
(SHURA has made it back to the cellar where the DOCTOR and JO were previously imprisoned. Crouching on the floor, he takes the plastic bag out of his jacket
and unpacks the bomb. He adjusts a control on top of the device.)
13: INT. GUERILLA BASE
(Two centuries later, the discussion in the guerilla's cellar base continues.)
MONIA: Look, why are you so interested in Shura?
DOCTOR: I'm curious, that's all.
ANAT: (Angrily.) Curious! Well, that's funny! Mark and Boaz got killed to save you and you're curious!
(ANAT controls herself.)
DOCTOR: Look, please believe me, I'm completely with you about the ends. I only disagree as to the means.
MONIA: All right. What do you want to know?
DOCTOR: (To ANAT.) This mission of yours to the twentieth century - what did you take with you?
ANAT: The usual battle gear - radio, disintegrators...
DOCTOR: Any sabotage equipment?
ANAT: Only a few charges of Dalekanium.
DOCTOR: (Puzzled.) Dalekanium?
ANAT: It's a highly effective type of explosive. We stole the formulae from the Daleks.
(The DOCTOR starts to see the truth...)
DOCTOR: Could it destroy a house?
MONIA: What are you trying to say, Doctor?
DOCTOR: Well, don't you see? This has happened before!
ANAT: What has?
DOCTOR: You went back to change history, but you didn't change anything - you became a part of it.
MONIA: What are you talking about?
DOCTOR: If Styles didn't cause that explosion, somebody else did.
ANAT: Well, obviously, but who...
(ANAT realises with horror what the DOCTOR is getting at...)
DOCTOR: Isn't that exactly what he would have done? One last suicidal attempt to carry out his orders?
MONIA: It's possible, I suppose...
DOCTOR: (Intense.) You're trapped in a temporal paradox! Styles didn't cause that explosion and start the wars - you did it yourselves!
14: INT. DALEKS' CHAMBER
(The CONTROLLER stands before the DALEKS.)
CHIEF DALEK: You have failed the Daleks. The Doctor has escaped.
CONTROLLER: He will be recaptured. I swear it!
CHIEF DALEK: He must be found and destroyed.
CONTROLLER: He will attempt to return to his own time zone. If those guerillas are helping him, they will use the tunnel - and I am setting up an ambush.
(The entrance to the chamber starts to buzz upwards.)
CHIEF DALEK: If you fail us again, you will pay with your life. This is your final chance.
CONTROLLER: I will go and supervise the operations myself.
(He leaves the room.)
15: INT. CONTROL ROOM
(Outside the SENIOR GUARD waits, an insolent smile on his face.)
CONTROLLER: Is everything ready?
SENIOR GUARD: Security forces have covered the whole tunnel. (Mocking.) Don't worry - they won't escape a second time.
(The CONTROLLER gives him a look, and then stalks off.)
16: EXT. WASTELAND
(Escorted by MONIA, ANAT and the guerillas, the DOCTOR and JO are taken through the wasteland. The guerillas have their guns constantly trained. They stop
near a manhole in the ground and MONIA passes one of the time machines to the DOCTOR.)
MONIA: Now, you are sure you know how to use it?
DOCTOR: Well, it seems simple enough. Bit too simple, for my liking.
MONIA: Right. We will give you covering fire, just in case.
(The DOCTOR steps down into the hole and lifts up a hand to help JO down. She starts to step into the hole.)
JO: (To ANAT.) Take care.
(Keeping her eyes on the ground around, ANAT waves her thanks. JO disappears from view and the manhole is closed over them.)
17: INT. TUNNEL
(The DOCTOR steps down the ladder, closely followed by JO. They run off into the darkness, closely followed by two silent OGRONS.)
18: INT. ANOTHER PART OF THE TUNNEL
(The DOCTOR and JO run into two more OGRONS and they are quickly surrounded as the two behind them catch up. The CONTROLLER steps out of the shadows.)
CONTROLLER: So it has ended as I said it would. Did I not tell you it was madness to fight the Daleks?
DOCTOR: Is it madness to want to see a world free from their rule?
CONTROLLER: It can't be done.
DOCTOR: Oh yes, it can. And I can do it. Are you going to stop me?
(The CONTROLLER considers and then looks at the surrounding OGRONS.)
CONTROLLER: Go. I will deal with these criminals myself.
(The creatures hesitate.)
CONTROLLER: I said go!
(They obey the order and move off. After they have gone, the CONTROLLER turns back to the DOCTOR.)
CONTROLLER: If only I could be sure.
DOCTOR: You spoke of the war - of its years of suffering and starvation. Well, I can prevent all that happening, you know?
(The CONTROLLER stares at the DOCTOR and speaks quietly...)
CONTROLLER: You saved my life. You could have let them kill me. Go, quickly.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
(The DOCTOR steps back a few feet.)
DOCTOR: Jo, come here and stand by me.
(A scared and nervous JO steps back and joins the DOCTOR. He operates the time machine and, in a flare of lights, they disappear. The CONTROLLER thinks for a
moment and then moves off. He fails to see the SENIOR GUARD who is hidden round the corner and has heard everything.)
19: EXT. TUNNEL AREA
(SERGEANT BENTON is stood on the canal bank some distance from the tunnel entrance when a UNIT soldier, stood near to the entrance, shouts across to him.)
UNIT SOLDIER: Sergeant! They're here!
(BENTON turns and sees the DOCTOR and JO running from the tunnel. He immediately switches on his radio.)
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) This is Sergeant Benton calling UNIT HQ. Look, we've found them. Will you get a jeep over here pronto?
(The DOCTOR and JO reach him.)
SERGEANT BENTON: This way, Doctor.
(BENTON leads them away.)
20: INT. DALEKS' CHAMBER
(Utterly composed, the CONTROLLER stands before the DALEKS.)
CONTROLLER: I am sorry. They were too quick for us. They escaped in the darkness.
CHIEF DALEK: (Angrily.) You are lying. You have betrayed the Daleks.
CONTROLLER: No! I told you before - those security guards are no match for humans.
CHIEF DALEK: You are a traitor to the Daleks. You must be exterminated!
CONTROLLER: Who knows? I may have helped to exterminate you!
(The CHIEF DALEK fires. The air turns negative with the power of the ray which holds the CONTROLLER suspended. He then slumps to the ground. After a moment,
the SENIOR GUARD steps forward from one side of the chamber and stands to attention.)
CHIEF DALEK: You have proved yourself worthy to be the new controller, but be warned - the Daleks demand total loyalty from those who serve them.
SENIOR GUARD: Of course.
(His new position secured, he bows and walks out of the chamber as the DALEKS gather round the dead body of the CONTROLLER.)
CHIEF DALEK: We must follow them into the twentieth century time zone.
FIRST DALEK: The peace conference must be destroyed. War must break out.
CHIEF DALEK: The Dalek conquest of the planet Earth must not be reversed!
21: TELEVISION REPORT
(A REPORTER stands on the lawn at the front of Auderly House. Behind him, soldiers stand guard at the entrance to the house and there are other reporters and
TELEVISION REPORTER: Here in the peaceful heart of England...
(A caption appears:)
TELEVISION REPORTER: ...will soon take place what could be described as the most important summit conference of this century. The peaceful atmosphere
of this Georgian house gives little indication of the underlying tension of the occasion. A desperate, last-minute attempt to stem the rising tide of
international tension seems to be moving the great powers towards the brink of a third world war.
(A motorcade made up of several motorcyclists and several limousines draws up in front of the house.)
TELEVISION REPORTER: Arriving now is Sir Reginald Styles who, with his team of government aides, has been working around the clock to make this
(SIR REGINALD STYLES meets the BRIGADIER and they walk into the house.)
TELEVISION REPORTER: Sir Reginald himself, has just returned from an eleventh-hour meeting in Peking...
(A Chinese delegate gets out of another car and enters the house.)
TELEVISION REPORTER: ...where his success in persuading the Chinese leaders to reconsider their walk-out...
(An African delegate gets out of the next car...)
TELEVISION REPORTER: ...gave the first real chance of success to these talks.
(Another delegate, white haired and dressed in a brown suit gets out of another car and is pointed into the house.)
TELEVISION REPORTER: Talks, on which may well depend, the fate of the entire world.
(The report ends with the REPORTER watching the delegate's cars.)
22: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. HALLWAY
(STYLES walks into the hallway followed by the BRIGADIER and his aide.)
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Everything set up, Brigadier?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Yes, sir. Although I still feel...
SIR REGINALD STYLES: (Interrupts.) We won't waste time on the formalities. We'll just got on with the business as soon as possible.
23: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE
(A UNIT jeep, driven by the DOCTOR tears up the drive of the house and screeches to a halt outside the front. The DOCTOR and JO get out and run inside.)
24: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. HALLWAY
SIR REGINALD STYLES: (To the BRIGADIER.) Look, you're supposed to be in charge of security. Kindly get on with your job and leave me to get on with
DOCTOR: (OOV.) Brigadier!
(The DOCTOR and JO run up to them.)
DOCTOR: Brigadier, get everybody out of this house at once!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Where the devil have you been?
DOCTOR: Never mind all that! Just clear this house immediately!
SIR REGINALD STYLES: What's the man talking about?
JO: Do as he says! Look, there isn't much time!
25: EXT. TUNNEL AREA
(As if to prove JO'S words, two OGRONS emerge from the tunnel underneath the railway bridge. Immediately behind them is a grey DALEK, followed by more
OGRONS, another grey DALEK and then the CHIEF DALEK. More grey DALEKS and OGRONS follow. UNIT troops are still stationed near the tunnel and a furious battle
erupts between the soldiers bullets and the OGRON'S ray guns. The CHIEF DALEK fires and two soldiers are hit. Their arms rise up in agony as the ray hits them
and then they fall.)
26: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. HALLWAY
(A less deadly battle of wills is taking place in the hallway of Auderly House between the DOCTOR and SIR REGINALD.)
DOCTOR: Look, try and use your intelligence, man - even if you are a politician!
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Brigadier, if you can't get this lunatic out of my way...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: (Interrupts.) I know it all sounds incredible, sir, but the Doctor usually knows what he's talking about.
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Arranging this conference was an almost impossible task. It is no exaggeration to say that the world depends on its success. I will
not jeopardise that success now!
DOCTOR: Brigadier, get this man and all the delegates out of this area immediately. Use force if you have to! Jo, you stay here.
(He rushes off.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Sir Reginald, please?
SIR REGINALD STYLES: No, I will not permit it!
27: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. CELLAR
(The DOCTOR runs down the steps into the cellar. SHURA is quickly on his feet with his blaster trained on the DOCTOR.)
SHURA: (Shouts.) Get out of here unless you want to die too! I must kill Styles to prevent the war!
DOCTOR: Shura, listen to me. Styles and all the delegates are already leaving this house. You detonate that bomb and you'll be sacrificing yourself for
28: EXT. TUNNEL AREA
(The battle next to the canal shows no signs of abating. Having to shout over the sounds of the gunfire, BENTON calls back to base.)
SERGEANT BENTON: (Shouts, into radio.) Benton calling UNIT HQ, Benton calling UNIT HQ - we just can't hold them, sir!
29: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. HALLWAY
(The call is received by CAPTAIN YATES as, behind him, SIR REGINALD stubbornly stands his ground. The sounds of the battle are reaching them.)
CAPTAIN YATES: (Into radio.) Look, Benton, keep them back as long as you can.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Sir Reginald, this house is under attack by a hostile force. You will please consider yourself under my orders.
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Brigadier, I warn you...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: (Shouts.) Now be quiet, sir!
(SIR REGINALD seems lost for words.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Captain Yates?
CAPTAIN YATES: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Get Sir Reginald and all the delegates away from this area at once. Use the front exit.
(He stalks off, shouting at a UNIT soldier to follow him. YATES gestures to STYLES to come with him.)
SIR REGINALD STYLES: I absolutely refuse!
CAPTAIN YATES: Sir Reginald, please?
SIR REGINALD STYLES: But my papers, the documents...
(STYLES' aide gestures to the briefcase he is carrying.)
STYLES' AIDE: They're all here, sir.
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Well, I suppose I shall have to agree - but under protest!
CAPTAIN YATES: This way, Sir Reginald.
(YATES hurries him away. JO, left behind, goes into the study.)
30: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE GROUNDS
(The invading army of DALEKS and OGRONS have broken through the troops at the canal bank and have made their way into the grounds of the house. The UNIT
troops are firing but retreating all the time. The troops fire a shell from a portable launcher but it explodes uselessly in front of the DALEKS, not harming
them. Further shots do down an OGRON but overall the twentieth century troops are no match for the invaders.)
31: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE
(At the front of the house, STYLES, MISS PAGET and the other delegates get into their limousines and drive off. At the rear of the house, dead UNIT troops
litter the grounds as the invaders approach the terrace. As the CHIEFDALEK moves round the edge of the house, another DALEK pushes open a French window and
enters the building.)
32: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. CELLAR
(JO runs down into the cellar. SHURA still has his gun trained on the DOCTOR.)
JO: Doctor! The Daleks - they're coming into the house!
SHURA: Daleks? You're lying!
DOCTOR: No, she's not. They've come back to make sure that their version of history isn't changed. (To JO.) Is everybody out of the house?
JO: Yes, everyone but us.
SHURA: Get out of here. Let them come in! Leave them to me!
JO: No, no! You must come with us!
SHURA: You don't understand!
(He points at the bomb on the floor.)
SHURA: That's Dalekanium - it's the only thing that's effective against the Daleks.
DOCTOR: Well, couldn't we set a time fuse?
SHURA: This stuff's too unstable. There just isn't time. This is something that I must do myself. Now get out!
(The DOCTOR considers, then...)
DOCTOR: (Quietly.) Very well.
(He runs up the stairs. JO seems stuck to the spot.)
SHURA: (Shouts.) Out!
(She dashes after the DOCTOR.)
33: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE
(The UNIT troops still hold the terrace at the front of the house. The BRIGADIER is on the radio as the DOCTOR runs out, followed by JO.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: (Into radio.) Greyhound to trap one, greyhound to trap one, do you read me? Over. Greyhound to...
(The DOCTOR runs up to him.)
DOCTOR: Tell your men to fall back. Let the Daleks into the house.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: Doctor, are you sure that...
DOCTOR: It may not make military sense but it's the only way.
(He runs to a jeep.)
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE-STEWART: All right. (Into radio.) Brigadier to all units - let them pass! I say again, let them pass! Re-group on the main road,
(As the jeep speeds off, the BRIGADIER nods to a soldier and they begin their retreat.)
34: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. HALLWAY
(Two DALEKS glide into the hallway.)
FIRST DALEK: Where are the delegates?
SECOND DALEK: Where is the man, Styles?
FIRST DALEK: They must be found and exterminated.
35: INT. AUDERLY HOUSE. CELLAR
(Down in the cellar, SHURA hears this.)
SHURA: Oh no, not this time. This time it's going to be different!
(He presses the detonator...)
36: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE
(...and the house is rent by a huge explosion which decimates the interior leaving the bare walls of the structure filled with flame.)
37: EXT. AUDERLY HOUSE GROUNDS
(At a safe distance, the cloud of smoke that rises into the air is seen by the DOCTOR. A puzzled STYLES is stood a few yards behind him.)
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Well, what happened?
DOCTOR: (Smiles.) Your conference has been saved, Sir Reginald. Now it's up to you and your friends to make sure it's a success. You still have a choice.
SIR REGINALD STYLES: Don't worry. We all know what will happen if we fail.
DOCTOR: So do we. We've seen it happen, haven't we, Jo?
(The future of her world saved, JO smiles back.)
Sir Reginald Styles
Guard at Work Centre
JOHN SCOTT MARTIN
Fights Arranged by
Title music by
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Daleks originated by
Incidental Music by
© BBC 1972