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INVASION
OF THE
DINOSAURS

BY
MALCOLM
HULKE

PART SIX


1: EXT. LINDSAY STREET

(The DOCTOR turns the jeep round to go back - but at that moment, he comes to a halt as a Tyrannosaurus Rex is materialised in his path. He tries to put the vehicle into reverse but finds that the gears are stuck. The dinosaur turns to face him. He runs out of the jeep and the shuttered gates of Smithfield Market. He tries desperately to pull them up but finds that they are stuck. He finds however that the Tyrannosaurs has found another interest - that of the Brontosaurus at the other end of the street. The two creatures roar at each other and then close in for the fight. As the DOCTOR watches, they clash with the Tyrannosaurus trying to get its opponents neck in its mouth. The DOCTOR watches to see if the coast is clear as the Brontosaurus cries out in pain as the Tyrannosaurus digs its teeth into the back of its neck and then, letting go, turns slightly and whacks its tail into the creature. The DOCTOR runs for it as the Tyrannosaurus once more moves on the other dinosaur's long neck.)


2: EXT. BACK STREET

(The DOCTOR runs down a street at the back of a factory unit. He comes to a tired halt as ahead an army jeep turns a nearby corner and heads straight for him. In the front passenger seat is GENERAL FINCH. A soldier in the back stands with his gun raised at the DOCTOR but the GENERAL also stands and gently pushes the gun aside.)

GENERAL FINCH: Leave him to me.

(Before he can take any action, another jeep comes up from behind the DOCTOR. This one is driven by BENTON and contains the BRIGADIER who stands and confronts a scowling FINCH in his vehicle.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: My prisoner.
GENERAL FINCH: Get out of the way, Brigadier!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I'm sorry, General, this man is a UNIT prisoner. I'm taking him into custody.
GENERAL FINCH: Get out of my way!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Quietly.) Benton?

(BENTON stands up in the jeep and aims his gun directly at the GENERAL.)

GENERAL FINCH: You realise this is mutiny?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: There's no question of mutiny, sir. I'm only doing my job.

(The GENERAL considers and then decides to save face...)

GENERAL FINCH: You'll place this man under close arrest. I'm holding you responsible for him.

(The GENERAL gestures with his swagger stick to the driver of his jeep and then he and the soldier in the back of his vehicle sit. The vehicle moves off past a smiling DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Coming, Doctor?

(The BRIGADIER moves into the back of the jeep to allow the DOCTOR to sit in the front.)


3: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE

(BUTLER holds SARAH by the wrist as he unlocks a door in the passage.)


4: INT. BUNKER. STORE ROOM

(It leads to a store room filled with shelves, boxes and rope.)

SARAH: Oh, you're not going to shut me in there?
BUTLER: You won't be there long.

(He pushes her in and SARAH tries to stop him closing the door.)

SARAH: Where are you lot going?
BUTLER: Much further than you'd ever believe.
SARAH: You won't just leave me here?
BUTLER: Don't worry - you're coming with us.

(He pushes her hands off the door, closes and locks it. She tries the handle and then sits down on a box, somewhat disconsolate. As she looks round, she sees a large ventilation grille on the wall. She starts to try and loosen it.)


5: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM

(The BRIGADIER, the DOCTOR and BENTON arrive back at the temporary HQ.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Doctor, I can get away with holding you here keeping you out of General Finch's hands, but what you're suggesting is mutiny.

(He suddenly spots PRIVATE BRYSON taking apart the radio set.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What the blazes are you doing?
PRIVATE BRYSON: Orders, sir. We're evacuating. All the others have gone.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Whose orders?
PRIVATE BRYSON: General Finch, sir. I thought you knew all about it.

(An exasperated BRIGADIER turns to the DOCTOR.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: This is ridiculous. The whole of London crawling with monsters and he deci...

(A thought strikes him. He turns back to BRYSON as BENTON starts to put the radio back where it was.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: What about the spotter patrols?
PRIVATE BRYSON: Well, they've all gone, sir. Everyone's out of the area.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Good grief!
DOCTOR: Look, face up to it, Brigadier. General Finch is involved just like Grover.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Is everybody in this conspiracy?
DOCTOR: Well, Captain Yates certainly is.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Now that I can't believe.
SERGEANT BENTON: Well, he's been pretty odd lately, sir, and he was very keen on locking the Doctor up.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: He was merely obeying orders.

(The DOCTOR suddenly spots SARAH'S message on the desk.)

DOCTOR: There's a note here from Sarah. Well, there you are. Yes, she says she's got positive proof of Grover's involvement...and the existence of the underground base. Here, see for yourself.

(The BRIGADIER reads the note.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Then where the blazes is she?
DOCTOR: (To BRYSON.) Er, Private? When was this note left?
PRIVATE BRYSON: Well, very early this morning, sir. She went off with General Finch.
DOCTOR: Thank you.

(The BRIGADIER thinks and reaches a decision...)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Benton, I want a call to Geneva.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To the DOCTOR.) I'll get on to International UNIT HQ. They must put pressure on the government.
DOCTOR: There's no time for that.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, can you suggest anything else we can do?
DOCTOR: Yes - attack that underground base now.
PRIVATE BRYSON: Sir?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Yeah?
PRIVATE BRYSON: Excuse me, sir, but, erm, are we evacuating or not?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: No.
PRIVATE BRYSON: Oh, well, in...in that case, sir, er, what shall I do?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Impatiently.) Oh, go and make us all a cup of tea.
PRIVATE BRYSON: (Smiles.) Oh...

(He stands to attention, turns and walks out of the room.)

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Yes? Yes, put him through now please. (To the BRIGADIER.) Geneva on the line, sir.

(He points to a phone on the trestle table through to which he has put the call.)

SERGEANT BENTON: There, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Thank you.

(The BRIGADIER picks up the phone but suddenly hears a familiar voice...)

CAPTAIN YATES: Put it down, sir.

(The BRIGADIER looks up to see YATES entering the room with his pistol raised and pointed at him. The BRIGADIER calmly does as instructed. At the radio, BENTON tenses and YATES swings the gun round to point it at him and glances towards where the BRIGADIER is stood.)

CAPTAIN YATES: Over there, Sergeant.

(BENTON backs away from the radio and YATES picks up the phone receiver connected to it.)

CAPTAIN YATES: (Into radio.) Would you cancel that call, please? We won't be needing it now.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: And what do you think you're doing, Captain Yates?
CAPTAIN YATES: I'm really sorry, sir.


6: INT. BUNKER. STORE ROOM

(Stood on a box, SARAH tugs at the grille over the shaft. Exerting her strength, she manages to prise it off the wall and listens a moment to make sure that she hasn't made too much noise. She lifts herself up into the shaft.)


7: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM

(The DOCTOR gently questions YATES as the BRIGADIER and BENTON glower at him.)

DOCTOR: Just what are they gonna do, Mike?
CAPTAIN YATES: They're going to roll back time.

(The DOCTOR looks shocked.)

CAPTAIN YATES: Er, the world used to be a cleaner, simpler place. It's all become too complicated and corrupt.
DOCTOR: Roll back time, I see. Can Whitaker really do that?
CAPTAIN YATES: I believe so. All the preliminary experiments have been successful.
DOCTOR: Do you realise what'll happen if they succeed?
CAPTAIN YATES: We shall find ourselves in the golden age!
DOCTOR: There never was a golden age, Mike. It's all an illusion.
CAPTAIN YATES: (Passionately.) Not this time! We're going to make it come true!
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Scathingly.) Really? How?
DOCTOR: Whitaker's machine creates a protective field. Anyone within that field will be unaffected. Anybody outside it will just cease to exist.
CAPTAIN YATES: Quite right, Doctor.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (To YATES.) Are we inside this protective field?
CAPTAIN YATES: Perhaps, perhaps not. We're on the very edge of the zone here, but it doesn't matter.
SERGEANT BENTON: You mean it doesn't matter to you not existing?
CAPTAIN YATES: I'm not important. The others'll get there.
DOCTOR: Now listen to me, Mike, I w...

(The DOCTOR starts to stand and YATES turns his gun on him. The DOCTOR sits back down.)

DOCTOR: Look, I understand your ideals. Well, in many ways I sympathise with them. But this is not the way to go about it, you know? You've got no right to take away the existence of generations of people.
CAPTAIN YATES: There's no alternative!
DOCTOR: Yes, there is. Take the world that you've got and try and make something of it. It's not too late.

(Suddenly...)

PRIVATE BRYSON: Oh, I didn't know you were back, Captain Yates, sir...

(BRYSON enters the room with tray of tea mugs. YATES spins round in surprise, BRYSON drops the tray in shock and BENTON grabs YATES from behind in a choke hold. The DOCTOR breathes a sigh of relief.)


8: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(Various of the sleepers on the ship are starting to come round, having been brought into the main chamber to do so. As MARK talks quietly to one man called ROBINSON, ADAM leans over a woman as she wakes on a couch.)

ADAM: Welcome! Welcome to the people. We've revived you because it's almost time for our landing on New Earth.

(RUTH enters the main chamber.)

RUTH: Adam! That girl's gone. She's not in the reminder room.
ADAM: Well, she can't have gone far.

(Out of their range of view, SARAH comes back in through the airlock door. MARK sees her through the window which looks onto the airlock.)

RUTH: But we must find her!

(MARK shakes his head urgently at SARAH and she ducks out of sight into the side room that contains the dummy control machines.)

ADAM: Oh, very well, my dear, I'll help you but, erm, all our friends are waking up. Aren't you going to say welcome to them?
RUTH: Later.

(She walks off. ADAM speaks gently to the woman on the couch.)

ADAM: Oh, excuse me.

(He follows RUTH. MARK also speaks to the woman.)

MARK: I'll be back in a minute.

(As RUTH and ADAM move off out of the chamber, MARK goes to the panel door to the side room.)


9: INT. SPACESHIP. SIDE CHAMBER

(He opens the panel and joins SARAH who is crouched out of sight on the floor.)

MARK: What did you find? Where are we?
SARAH: Somewhere under central London. The whole ship is a fake.

(MARK looks stunned.)

MARK: Why did they cheat us?
SARAH: Well, it's too complicated to explain now, but it's something to do with altering the course of time.

(MARK glances back to where the woken sleepers are sat.)

MARK: Those poor people! What can we do?
SARAH: Tell them the truth.

(She moves into the main chamber. MARK follows.)


10: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM

(BENTON, the DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER pack bags of explosives as BRYSON makes a radio message...)

PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) Come in mobile patrols. All mobile patrols, come in please, over.

(BRYSON only gets interference as a reply.)

SERGEANT BENTON: There we are, Doctor. Blow your way into the Bank of England with that lot.
DOCTOR: Thank you, Sergeant.
PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) Trap____.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I still think we should wait for reinforcements.
DOCTOR: Well, we can't wait.
PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) Please acknowledge, over.
DOCTOR: That project's going to be activated any moment now and when that happens, your reinforcements will vanish - and so will you.

(He heads for the door with a bag of explosives and a rope.)

PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) Trap ___ calling all mobile patrols.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Oh, very well...

(The BRIGADIER picks up his bag of explosives as the DOCTOR waits at the door for him.)

PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) All mobile patrols...
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Benton, you stay here.
PRIVATE BRYSON: (Into radio.) Please acknowledge, please acknowledge.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Try and collect those mobile patrols. As soon as you've assembled any kind of force, rendezvous with the Doctor and myself at the tube station.
SERGEANT BENTON: Right, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Keep trying, Bryson.

(The DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER walk out. BENTON yells after them...)

SERGEANT BENTON: Ah, good luck, Doctor!
DOCTOR: Thank you!


11: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(SARAH tries to make the travellers see reason. RUTH and ADAM have still not returned.)

SARAH: Oh, can't you understand? It's all a trick! You're not on a spaceship - you're not going to another planet!
ROBINSON: That can't be true! They promised us - we're going to a new world! I went into everything very carefully. I sold my house.

(RUTH and ADAM return.)

MARK: She's telling us the truth!
ADAM: It's alright, Ruth, she's here.
MARK: Adam, we've been tricked!
RUTH: (To SARAH.) How did you get out of the reminder room? Where have you been?
SARAH: Out of the ship.

(RUTH scoffs at ADAM as the others start to mutter.)

RUTH: The girl's mad!
ROBINSON: Look, I don't understand all this!
SARAH: You know what's on the other side of that airlock - a flight of steps.
RUTH: (Urgently.) Adam, we must lock her up.
MARK: I saw her open the airlock.
RUTH: And I can see that she's very persuasive.
MARK: Adam, she's telling us the truth!
RUTH: Now listen to me - all of you. This poor girl is unbalanced.

(She lays a gentle hand on SARAH'S arm but it is thrust off.)

RUTH: She should never have been selected. Already she's contaminated one of us.
MARK: I'm going out through the airlock so you can see.

(MARK walks towards the side room to the consternation of the others...)

RUTH: Stop him! We'll all be killed!

(ROBINSON grabs MARK and they start to struggle.)

ADAM: Mark! We can't have fighting!
RUTH: You see? They're a danger to themselves and to all of us!
SARAH: There is no danger!

(SARAH tries to head for the airlock...)

RUTH: Oh no you don't!

(...but RUTH, showing a strength that belies her years, pulls her back. Another woman helps pinion SARAH.)

SARAH: Look, the people who organised all this - they've got a machine that's going to affect time itself. It's got nothing to do with space travel.
RUTH: (To the woman.) We must lock her up. Come on.

(The two women start to drag SARAH back towards the reminder room as she cries out to them all.)

SARAH: No, you've got to help me stop them, otherwise the whole planet'll be in danger! Millions of people are going to be wiped out!

(ROBINSON starts to pull MARK towards the same destination.)

MARK: Adam, that's the truth! Robinson, will you listen?

(ADAM looks concerned.)


12: INT. SPACESHIP. SIDE CHAMBER

(He goes into the still-open side room. He looks at the controls for a moment and then flicks a switch.)

ADAM: (Into radio.) Hello? Hello, can anyone hear me?

(A look of panic appears on his face for a moment. He flicks another switch and then looks relieved as BUTLER'S voice comes over the radio.)

BUTLER: (OOV: Over radio.) This is spaceship one. We are receiving you.
ADAM: (Into radio.) Thank God. I'd like to speak to Charles Grover please?

(He flicks another switch to try and reduce the interference over the radio message.)

ADAM: (Into radio.) I've got to speak to Charles Grover. Something very disturbing has happened.


13: EXT. ROAD

(A tyrannosaurus roars as the DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER drive along another road in a jeep, past an abandoned and slightly crushed vehicle. They speed away from the Tyrannosaurus. Suddenly, the DOCTOR brings the jeep to a halt. In front on them, sideways on across the road, is a Brontosaurus. The DOCTOR looks back at the Tyrannosaurus and then forwards, making up his mind.)

DOCTOR: Hang on to your hat, Brigadier.

(They drive on forward and under the belly of the reptile.)


14: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

As WHITAKER makes notes on a clipboard, BUTLER reports the radio message to GROVER.)

BUTLER: I don't know how she got away but somehow she's got back into that spaceship and she's stirring them all up.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Can't you reassure them?
BUTLER: It's no good, I've tried. Our friend - Adam - insists on talking to you.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Well there's not much time.
BUTLER: Well, you'd better talk to them. Adam sounded in quite a state.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: (Snaps.) In that case, I'd better dress for the occasion.


15: EXT. UNDERGROUND STATION

(A Stegosaurus stands roaring gently outside an underground station on the Metropolitan and Circle line. On the other side of the road, the DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER wait in the jeep. They get out and the BRIGADIER joins the DOCTOR on his side. He takes the pin out of a grenade and lobs it across the road at the dinosaur, pulling the DOCTOR down with him. The grenade explodes in front of the Stegosaurus and it starts to retreat backwards down the road and the two men get back in the jeep to continue their journey.)


16: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(More people in the spaceship have been revived and are sat down on the couches, all anxiously watching the airlock door.)

RUTH: (To ADAM.) You had no right to call him. We could have dealt with this ourselves.
ADAM: I think he's got a lot to answer for.
ROBINSON: How will he reach us from the other ship?
RUTH: There's a shuttle. It's just locked on to us.

(The illuminated "DANGER DEPRESSURIZED" sign on the airlock door flashes and it opens to reveal GROVER in a spacesuit and helmet. He pulls the outer door closed and activates some controls on the wall as the people watch through the glass panel.)

ROBINSON: What's he doing now?
ADAM: Equalising the air pressure.

(The illuminated sign stops flashing and GROVER steps into the side room and then into the main chamber. ADAM helps him off with his gloves and then GROVER removes his helmet.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Well, Adam, what's the problem?


17: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR and the BRIGADIER come up to the cleaner's cupboard door with rope, torches and explosives.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Well, I never thought I'd find myself blowing up a tube station. If you're wrong, Doctor, I'm going to have a job explaining this to London Transport.
DOCTOR: Well, don't worry, Brigadier, I'm never wrong. But if we don't get down there, there won't be a London Transport to explain to.


18: INT. SPACESHIP. REMINDER ROOM

(SARAH and MARK are in the reminder room with their hands bound behind their backs as GROVER, alone, sees them.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: You really are a terrible problem to me, Miss Smith.
MARK: You cheated us!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: I had to.
MARK: Why? Why couldn't you tell us the truth?
SARAH: He didn't dare tell you. Don't you understand, Mark? Millions of people will be wiped out. (To GROVER.) That's the truth, isn't it?
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Put that way - yes, I'm afraid it is.


19: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(Outside the door, ADAM listens and hears the truth...)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: (OOV: Inside reminder room.) Yet in a sense, these people will come to no harm at all because they will never have been born. I had to tell a story that would be acceptable to people like Adam - the sort of people I wanted to recruit.


18: INT. SPACESHIP. REMINDER ROOM

SARAH: Yes, kind, decent people who just might object to the destruction of generations of human beings!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: I'm only deceiving them about the means - not the ends. They will have their new world, but it will be this world returned to an earlier purer age.
MARK: The end can never justify the means. What you're doing is criminal!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Mark, for the sake of the others, can't you accept the situation?
MARK: No - never.
SARAH: We'll go on telling them the truth - every chance we get.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: In that case, I must see that you don't get the chance. Once this project has been completed, I can only hope that you will adjust to life in the new world. I really am very sorry about all this. I can only hope...that in the future we shall be friends.

(He opens the door and walks out of the room.)


19: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR trails explosives wires into the cupboard under the light of a torch held by the BRIGADIER. Suddenly, they hear a gentle rumbling roar. The BRIGADIER swings the torch round to reveal a horned dinosaur at the end of the platform.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: We've got company.
DOCTOR: Good grief! It's a Triceratops! Look, Brigadier, try and keep it occupied while I'm finishing this off, will you?

(The BRIGADIER looks startled at this request as the DOCTOR takes the torch from him.)

DOCTOR: Don't worry - they're none too bright.

(He grins to himself as the BRIGADIER fetches his own satchel of explosives from within which he pulls a flare. He lights it and heads up the platform towards the dinosaur. He keeps it backed off with the flare.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Alright, Doctor. I think I can cope with it!

(The DOCTOR smiles as he continues working on rigging up the explosives.)


20: INT. SPACESHIP. REMINDER ROOM

(ADAM, looking worried, comes into the reminder room.)

MARK: Adam, you've got to help us!

(He pulls a penknife out of his pocket and starts to cut SARAH and MARK'S bonds.)

ADAM: I know. I overheard. I had to wait until Ruth was out of the way.

(SARAH is freed first. She runs for the door as ADAM frees MARK.)

ADAM: Now, what are we gonna do?
SARAH: Get to the flight deck and open that airlock!

(The two men follow her out.)


21: INT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION. PASSAGE

(The BRIGADIER yells down the platform from his post in front of the Triceratops.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Are you ready, Doctor? This is the last flare.

(The DOCTOR is trailing a wheel of explosives wire away from the cupboard.)

DOCTOR: Yep. Yes, nearly ready, come on.

(The BRIGADIER backs off from the dinosaur and both men retreat up the steps with the wire. As the dinosaur continues to roar, they connect the wire to a fuse box, and then the DOCTOR lifts and depresses the plunger. The tunnel is lit up by an explosion.)

DOCTOR: Right, let's take a look.

(He shines the torch down the exposed lift shaft.)

DOCTOR: Ah, there it is. Right, I'm going down there.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I'll come with you.
DOCTOR: No, I'd rather go on my own - it's less conspicuous.

(He picks up a coil of rope.)

DOCTOR: You go and get those reinforcements, will you?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Right.

(As the BRIGADIER heads off, the DOCTOR shines his torch into the damaged cupboard, looking for something by which to tie the rope to.)


22: EXT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION

(The BRIGADIER comes out of the underground station and heads for his jeep. He picks up his radio.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Greyhound one to trap two, over?


23: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Trap two - Sergeant Benton here, sir.


24: EXT. TRAFALGAR SQUARE UNDERGROUND STATION

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (Into radio.) Now look, we've broken through and the Doctor's inside. What about those reinforcements?


25: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM

SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Just one mobile patrol, sir. That's all I could raise.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Better than nothing. Bring them along.
SERGEANT BENTON: (Into radio.) Yes, sir.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: (OOV: Over radio.) Quick as you can, Benton, out.

(BENTON sighs and turns. GENERAL FINCH is stood behind him with a pistol pointed at his head.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Look, sir, I've got to send those reinforcements. The Brigadier's in trouble.
GENERAL FINCH: You'll do as you're told, Sergeant.
SERGEANT BENTON: Sir, I've got to send them.
GENERAL FINCH: I'm warning you, Sergeant.

(BENTON thinks...)

SERGEANT BENTON: Very good, sir.

(He turns back to the radio but quickly turns back and grabs the GENERAL'S hand pushing the gun out of his line of fire. The two men struggle across the schoolroom and BENTON manages to push the GENERAL back onto a table but he still manages to hold onto the gun as he scrabbles at BENTON'S face.)

GENERAL FINCH: You'll be court martialled for this, Sergeant!
SERGEANT BENTON: Yes, sir!

(BENTON starts to slam the GENERAL'S knuckles against the table in an effort to make him dislodge the gun.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Very sorry, sir!


26: INT. SPACESHIP. MAIN CHAMBER

(SARAH, MARK and ADAM confront the other travellers. RUTH looks furious.)

ADAM: I think you should at least listen, Ruth.
ROBINSON: That does sound reasonable - to listen.
RUTH: Very well. What is it you want me to listen to?
SARAH: I think it's best if you just watch.

(She heads for the side room.)

RUTH: What's she going to do?
MARK: Open the airlock.

(RUTH tries to run after her. ADAM holds her back.)

RUTH: But she'll kill herself! She'll kill us all!
ADAM: If she's wrong, she's the only one that'll suffer.

(The travellers watch. MARK nods to SARAH and, within the closed airlock, she thrusts open the door onto "space" and turns round and smiles at the watchers who start to mutter...)

TRAVELLER: (Astonished.) What's going on?
MARK: You see?
FIRST TRAVELLER: (Astonished.) They've been right all along.
SECOND TRAVELLER: (Astonished.) ___ nothing of it.
THIRD TRAVELLER: (Astonished.) But where are we?

(SARAH walks back in and up to RUTH.)

SARAH: The people who tricked you are out there. Now is your chance to demand an explanation.
TRAVELLER: (Mutters.) That sounds sensible.

(RUTH gives a curt nod at SARAH and heads off for the airlock. All the others follow.)


27: INT. BUNKER. PASSAGE

(The DOCTOR has made it down the shaft and into the bunker. He makes his way along a passage and, hearing someone nearby, ducks into a side passage. A moment later BUTLER appears. He too has heard something. He stops, listens for a second, and then walks towards where the DOCTOR is hidden. When he reaches this point, the DOCTOR jumps out and chops the man in the stomach. As BUTLER doubles up with the pain, the DOCTOR grabs him by the neck, turns him over and pokes a nerve jab into his chest. He then gently lets the unconscious man to the floor and runs off towards the control room.)


28: INT. BUNKER. CONTROL ROOM

(There, WHITAKER is at the main bank of controls whilst GROVER switches from view to view on a small monitor.)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: Everything's ready.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: General Finch should be here.
PROFESSOR WHITAKER: (Concerned.) I hope you don't propose to wait. The timing is crucial.
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: He must be somewhere in the area. So long as he's in the protective field, he'll be alright.

(Suddenly...)

ADAM: Stop!

(ADAM and RUTH walk into the control room.)

ADAM: We shall have no part in this.

(The other people from the false spaceship follow. WHITAKER makes a run for the teleportation device but MARK is quicker and pinions him. A furious RUTH walks up to GROVER.)

RUTH: You've cheated us!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: (Silkily.) My friends, listen to me. I have not cheated you.

(He points at one of the levers on the teleportation device.)

CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Let Professor Whitaker pull that lever and you shall have the golden age that I promised you.
ADAM: You're going to destroy all the civilisations of man. Leaving Earth for another planet - that was one thing - but this is evil!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Civilisation has already destroyed man. It's time to make a fresh start. If we take the Earth back in time, we can guide man onto a better path.

(The DOCTOR reaches the control room.)

SARAH: Oh, Doctor!
CHARLES GROVER M.P.: Congratulations, Doctor. You're just in time to be present at the most important moment in the world's history.
DOCTOR: On the contrary, I'm just in time to prevent an atrocity.

(There are yet more arrivals - the BRIGADIER, BENTON and some UNIT troops, all armed, pour into the crowded room.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Don't move - any of you! Benton?

(Suddenly, WHITAKER throws MARK off him and makes a grab for the time teleportation device. He yanks the main red lever down. All of a sudden, the room is filled with a bright flaring light which creates multiple images of the people within. There is the sound of a howling wind. All the people stand still and immobile - all except the DOCTOR who forces his way through the wind of the force of time towards the transportation device. He reaches it and pushes the lever back into place. The light and wind die down and the people start to move again, muttering in astonishment. The DOCTOR moves to one of the wall panels and flicks two switches down. Suddenly, GROVER makes a run for the transportation device.)

PROFESSOR WHITAKER: No! He's reversed the polarity!

(He and GROVER struggle for control of the red lever as the DOCTOR yells to the others in the room...)

DOCTOR: Keep back!

(GROVER is able to pull the lever back down as WHITAKER struggles against him. As everyone watches, both the two men and the device fade from view, leaving the red painted brick wall as a gap in the control banks where the time transportation device stood.)

SARAH: (Astounded.) Well...where've they gone?
DOCTOR: Back to their golden age. And I hope they like it.

(He smiles.)


29: INT. SCHOOL CLASSROOM (NIGHT)

(The DOCTOR, SARAH, the BRIGADIER and BENTON are back at the school. It is night outside.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: I still don't understand, Doctor - when Whitaker first pulled that switch, was time reversed or wasn't it?
DOCTOR: It was for the world outside the forcefield. Your time was just frozen for a few seconds.
SARAH: But what about you? Oh, no - don't tell me! You're a Time Lord.
DOCTOR: Quite!

(SARAH laughs but suddenly grows saddened.)

SARAH: Poor Grover.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: The man was mad.
DOCTOR: Yes, well of course he was mad. But at least he realised the dangers this planet of yours is in, Brigadier - the danger of it becoming one vast garbage dump inhabited only by rats.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: It'll never happen, Doctor.
DOCTOR: It's not the...the oil and the filth and the poisonous chemicals that are the real cause of pollution, Brigadier. It's simply greed.

(For once, the BRIGADIER looks convinced by the DOCTOR'S arguments.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Mmm. Well, I've got work to do, writing my deposition for General Finch's court martial.
SERGEANT BENTON: Excuse me, sir? What about Captain Yates?
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Extended sick leave - and a chance to resign quietly. Best I could do.
DOCTOR: Poor Mike.
BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Come on, Benton.

(The BRIGADIER walks past BENTON who leans over towards the DOCTOR and SARAH grinning.)

SERGEANT BENTON: Still I'll say one thing - not many Sergeants get the chance to punch a General on the nose!

(The DOCTOR smiles. BENTON turns to find a stony-faced BRIGADIER standing right behind him. SARAH bursts out laughing.)

BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART: Just don't make a habit of it, Benton.

(The two men walk out.)

DOCTOR: Well, there you are, Sarah. I told you I'd get you home safely, didn't I?
SARAH: Oh! Of all the cheek!
DOCTOR: Well, it's not my fault if people'll get up to no good while we were away.
SARAH: Alien monsters, robber barons, then dinosaurs! It'll be a long time before I get in that TARDIS again.
DOCTOR: Oh...that's a pity that.
SARAH: Why?
DOCTOR: Well, erm, I was rather thinking of making a trip to Florana.
SARAH: Where?
DOCTOR: Florana - probably one of the most beautiful planets in the universe.
SARAH: Well, count me out!
DOCTOR: It's always carpeted with perfumed flowers...
SARAH: I'm not listening.
DOCTOR: ...and its seas are as warm milk and the sands as soft as swan's down.
SARAH: No, Doctor.

(He leans over her, smiling.)

DOCTOR: And the streams flow with water that are clearer than the clearest crystal...

(She clamps her hands over her ears and shakes her head...)


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Doctor Who
JON PERTWEE

Sarah Jane Smith
ELISABETH SLADEN

Brigadier
Lethbridge Stewart
NICHOLAS COURTNEY

General Finch
JOHN BENNETT

Charles Grover M.P.
NOEL JOHNSON

Professor Whitaker
PETER MILES

Butler
MARTIN JARVIS

Ruth
CARMEN SILVERA

Adam
BRIAN BADCOE

Mark
TERENCE WILTON

Robinson
TIMOTHY CRAVEN

Captain Yates
RICHARD FRANKLIN

Sergeant Benton
JOHN LEVENE

Private Bryson
COLIN BELL

Written by
MALCOLM HULKE

Title Music
RON GRAINER
and BBC Radiophonic
Workshop

Title Sequence
BERNARD LODGE

Incidental Music
DUDLEY SIMPSON

Special Sound
DICK MILLS

Film Cameraman
KEITH HOPPER

Film Sound
ANDREW BOULTON

Film Editor
ROBERT RYMER

Visual Effects Designer
CLIFFORD CULLEY

Costume Designer
BARBARA KIDD

Make-Up
JEAN McMILLAN

Studio Lighting
ALAN HORNE

Studio Sound
TREVOR WEBSTER

Video Tape Editor
BARRY STEVENS

Script Editor
TERRANCE DICKS

Designer
RICHARD MORRIS

Producer
BARRY LETTS

Directed by
PADDY RUSSELL

COLOUR

BBC 1973

 

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