Day of the Daleks
Original Airdate: Jan 1, 1972
It is evening. In a grand old house complete with tapestries on the wall and
long case clock ticking away the decades, a UNIT soldier stands guard. An efficient
middle-aged woman speaks to him.
PAGETYou will be sure
that nobody disturbs him, won't
Miss Paget goes up the stairs.
Sir Reginald Styles, a silver-haired man, sits at his desk, writing with a
proper fountain pen and using a blotter. A breeze blows the curtains and he goes
over to discover a man in camouflage dress with a non-contemporary weapon.
STYLES What the?
The intruder pushes Styles until he is lying across the back of a
STYLES Ah, no, no! No!
Just as it seems Styles is about to be shot, there is a strange light and sound
effect, and the intruder vanishes. Miss Paget enters.
Sir Reginald? Are
you all right? What happened?
He attacked me. Tried to kill
PAGET Who did? What happened?
He vanished. Disappeared into thin
air, like a ghost.
The French windows are open.
The Brigadier answers the telephone.
OC Ah. I have the
you. MINISTEROC Hello?
BRIGADIER Oh, good. Put him through, will
you? MINISTEROC Hello? Hello?
BRIGADIER Good morning,
MINISTEROC I've just been
on to Auderly House. I've rather had some rather disturbing news.
BRIGADIER Yes. Yes, I've seen the report from Miss
er, Miss Paget. It doesn't
seem to be very much to go on.
MINISTEROC I don't need to
tell you how critical the situation
Minister. I'm very well aware of
Sir Reginald's importance in
you're proposing to do nothing about
Minister. I do not propose to ignore
the matter. I'm putting my best
man onto it. As a matter of fact, I was just about to brief
The Doctor has the Tardis console in the room and is working on the
dematerialisation circuit, as usual.
Doctor, why don't
you take a break?
DOCTOR It's maddening,
you know. So nearly there. If I could
only cut out their override on the dematerialisation circuit. Let me see those
Doctor? I thought the Tardis was
DOCTOR What gave
you that idea?
JO Oh, being dragged off to an alien planet five
hundred years in the future, for example. Oh,
you know, all that business with the
miners and the colonists.
My dear Jo, the Tardis was being
operated then under remote control by the High Council of the Time Lords.
JO Well, if it worked for them.
DOCTOR I don't want it to work for them. I want it
to work for me. No one's going to turn me into an interplanetary puppet. Yes, of
course. Why didn't I think of that before?
The Doctor goes underneath the console. A moment later the doors to the lab open
and a second Doctor and Jo are standing there.
DOCTOR 2 Yes, of course, I remember now. Look,
don't worry, my dear. I know
you're alarmed but you needn't be.
DOCTOR Yes, well I think that should do it. Why on
Earth I never realised that.
Then the Doctor sees himself standing there.
DOCTOR Oh, no. What are you doing here?
DOCTOR 2 Well, I'm not here. Don't worry. Well,
that is, in a sense I am here, but
you are not there. Yes, well, it's a
bit difficult to explain really.
DOCTOR This won't do at all. We can't have two of
us running about.
DOCTOR 2 Yes, well don't worry. It will all sort
Flash, bang from the console and the duplicates vanish.
Doctor? What happened?
DOCTOR Well, it's a very complicated thing, time,
Jo. Once you've begun tampering with
it, the oddest things start happening.
JO But there was another
you and another me. Well, where've
DOCTOR Back into their own time stream, of course.
Or do I mean forward?
Doctor, Idon't understand.
Jo, don't worry about it. It was a
freak affect. It's very unlikely to happen again. Hold that and give me those
The Brigadier enters.
you're still here. I need your
Brigadier. I'm busy.
BRIGADIER Yeah, so am I,
Doctor, so am I. Now then,
you've heard of Sir Reginald Styles?
DOCTOR No, can't say that I have.
JO Well, isn't he the chief representative at the UN?
BRIGADIER That's right. Key figure at the latest
My dear chap, I'm a scientist, not a
you didn't spend so much time
tinkering around with this wretched contraption,
you'd realise just how bad the
international situation's become.
DOCTOR Humans are always squabbling over
BRIGADIER Yes, well, this particular squabble looks
like ending up in a third world war. The Chinese delegation have refused to attend.
Without them, the conference can't even begin. Now Styles is flying to Peking in a few hours. There's
just a chance that he can
persuade them to change their minds.
DOCTOR All right,
Brigadier. So what's his problem?
BRIGADIER Well, he was working late last night, down at
JO Where's that?
Miss Grant, is a Government owned
country house about fifty miles north of London where the conference is due to be
He suddenly started behaving
rather oddly. Seemed to think that someone was trying to assassinate him.
DOCTOR Any idea who?
BRIGADIER Some sort of ghost, apparently.
The peace of the lawns near the house is disturbed by the light and sound effect
of the previous night, which this time deposits a man in the middle of the meadow.
He runs for cover, looks towards the house then flees as a strange sound starts up.
- note, this is Dropmore House in Buckinghamshire, which was almost destroyed by
fires twice in the 1990s. He runs along a path to a railway bridge over a canal.
Suddenly a large grey-skinned alien with heavy brows and jaw knocks him down the
slope. The alien and his companion walk down the slope, see that the man is
unconscious, then go into a tunnel under the bridge.
He said somebody attacked
him and vanished.
you're absolutely certain that
he used the word
PAGET Oh yes. But afterwards he
Miss Paget. What's going on
PAGET These people are from UNIT,
STYLES Who asked them to come here?
PAGET I did, because of what happened
STYLES Nothing happened yesterday.
BRIGADIER There seems to have been some sort of
incident, Sir Reginald?
STYLES Nothing of any importance.
JO Well, if
you could tell us what
STYLES I was working late. I must have dropped
off. Freak gust of wind blew some papers off my desk. I woke up rather confused. I
was picking up the papers when Miss
Paget came in.
you did mention ghosts.
STYLES Did I? Must have been having a
PAGET But the French windows were shut. I closed
them before I went to bed.
STYLES Then I must have opened them.
you also make those marks on the
floor over there? Muddy feet,
Sir Reginald. Someone was in here, you
STYLES Are you accusing me of lying,
Sir Reginald, you've obviously been
under considerable strain recently. Were
you feeling at all unwell last
STYLES I felt, and feel, perfectly well. Now, if
you'll excuse me, I've a lot to do.
I'm due at the airport in an hour.
You've no objection to my men
searching the grounds?
STYLES None at all. Though I really don't know
what you hope to find.
Soldiers, the Doctor and the Brigadier are combing the grounds thoroughly, and
two are looking over the bridge to the canal. The unconscious man is
He's over here!
Benton, the Doctor, the Brigadier and Yates go along the towpath to the
DOCTOR Oh, he's in a bad way, poor
chap. You'd better get
him to the hospital.
YATES Right away,
Yates leaves. The Brigadier picks up the man's strange weapon.
BRIGADIER It's a new one on me. What do
you make of it,
DOCTOR I'm not sure.
Benton returns with a case on a strap.
you got there,
BENTON I've no idea,
sir. It was hidden about fifty feet inside
the tunnel. Must have been put there recently, I reckon.
The case is full of circuitry.
A man in a green high necked suit sits in a padded wrap-around chair like a
cross between Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Number Two. He is played by Aubrey Woods
doing a good Charles Gray imitation. The decor of the room is also mainly green,
with young women sitting at various consoles. The big grey aliens - Ogrons -
CONTROLLER Your report?
The Ogrons speak slowly, with a mouth full of large teeth. Klingonesque in a
OGRON We found and destroyed the enemy.
CONTROLLER Any complications?
OGRON No complications.
CONTROLLER Good. They will be satisfied. I did
not say dismiss. I want an intensified effort. There can be no relaxation. Not until
we have found all those responsible for this menace and eliminated them too. Now
you may go. Keep me informed of all
Styles enters, and looks shocked at the sight of the strange weapon.
BRIGADIER Have you seen this before?
Brigadier. What sort of games are you
BRIGADIER It's not a game,
sir. It's our duty to protect
STYLES I don't need your protection.
Sir Reginald, we've just found a very
severely injured man down by the canal tunnel.
STYLES Oh really? And what did he look like?
BRIGADIER Thirty five-ish, average build. He was wearing a sort of guerilla combat
DOCTOR And carrying that gun.
STYLES I am very sorry, gentlemen, but I have
rather more important things on my mind at the moment. If you'll excuse me.
BRIGADIER I'll arrange an escort to take
you to the airport,
you, but it shouldn't be
BRIGADIER I'm sorry,
sir, but I think it will.
STYLES Oh, if you insist.
DOCTOR I'd like to get that gun down to the
laboratory and run a few tests on it.
BRIGADIER Anything else we can do?
DOCTOR No, not for the moment. I think we'll just
have to sit and wait and hope that our would-be
assassin regains consciousness.
YATES And stay with him every moment,
Benton. Take down anything
he says. Anything at
BENTON Leave it to me,
The weapon has been set up in front of a firing range.
DOCTOR Well, basically it's a form of ultra-sonic
JO You mean a ray gun?
DOCTOR That's right,
Jo, I mean a ray gun. Only it's far
more sophisticated than any weapon yet invented on Earth. Now take a look at
The Doctor fires the weapon. The target vanishes in a flash of white
DOCTOR Quite an effective little weapon,
you say this wasn't made on Earth.
Do you mean it comes from another
DOCTOR Well, that was my theory at first, yes, but
the metallurgical analysis shows that the iron constituent is very much of this
world. In fact, it was mined not very far from here. North Wales.
BRIGADIER How do you explain that?
DOCTOR Do you believe in ghosts,
BRIGADIER Let's be serious,
DOCTOR I am.
BRIGADIER Oh, come along,
Doctor, come along.
DOCTOR Oh, my mistake. I was forgetting the
unimaginative nature of the military mind. But we saw a couple of amicas seperatas a
few moments ago, didn't we, Jo?
JO Did we?
DOCTOR Yes, here in this laboratory.
you mean when we
you, they were manifestations of a much
more benevolent kind. None of your clanking chains and chilly fingers, but ghosts,
none the less.
JO That was because
you were playing around with the
time mechanism on the Tardis, wasn't it?
BRIGADIER Still can't get it to work, eh?
The Doctor picks up the case the soldiers found.
DOCTOR Well, I can't get this thing to work,
either. But this is a form of time machine, of a very crude kind.
JO How do
DOCTOR Come over here. Look at this. Now what do
you think that is?
JO It's a mini-dematerialisation circuit.
DOCTOR Top of the class,
Jo. Now then, pop this in here, like
He puts the little circuit into an inset in the case.
DOCTOR Now, as far as I can gather, when
you push this button, it should
The light display starts.
DOCTOR Good grief! It's working!
And in the ambulance, the patient vanishes from under Benton's actual
CONTROLLER What is it?
TECHNICIAN Time transmitter in operation,
sir. Twentieth century zone.
you fix the space-time coordinates?
TECHNICIAN I'm trying,
sir, but it's very faint and
JO Do be careful,
DOCTOR All right,
Jo, all right.
TECHNICIAN No good,
sir. There was a transference, I
think, but the machine's cut out completely.
CONTROLLER Continue scanning. And next time
you had better be more efficient.
The Controller looks at a large, golden, perpetually annoyed pepperpot.
The case has stopped working.
DOCTOR Well, the thing's completely dead
JO But it was working.
DOCTOR Yes, it started to work. Oh, I see, yes.
Yes, the temporal feedback circuit has overloaded.
BRIGADIER The what's done what?
DOCTOR In your terms,
Brigadier, the thing's blown a
The intercom buzzes.
BRIGADIER Lethbridge Stewart? Yes,
You're sure? Yes, I see. All right,
you'd better report back to
Captain Yates. Goodbye.
That was Benton. He was in the ambulance with the man we found.
BRIGADIER Well, according to him, that
man just vanished. Faded away like a ghost.
JO Oh, no.
Doctor, what now?
DOCTOR Well, everything that happens seems to
centre round Styles' house.
DOCTOR And whoever tried to harm him will probably
try again. Jo, how would
you like to spend the night in a haunted
Jo shuts the French windows, locking out the night. The Doctor enters with a
tray, carrying a bottle and two glasses, and a cheese board.
You know, one thing
you can be certain of with politicians,
is that whatever their political ideas, they always keep a well-stocked larder. Not
to mention the cellar.
you just to help yourself like
you heard what Miss Paget said,
Jo. We were to treat the place as our
JO I wish
you hadn't sent all the servants
DOCTOR That's common sense.
You can't expect a ghost to walk in a
house full of people, can you? Come on,
JO Well, I'm not really hungry, thank
you ought to eat something,
you know. This is likely to be a very
Jo jumps as a bell chimes.
JO What's that?
DOCTOR It's a clock chiming. I say,
you really ought to try this gorgonzola
cheese. It's absolutely delicious.
A bunch of squaddies run along the gravel path.
Yates is reporting in on a Land Rover's R/T.
YATES Hello? Hello? Greyhound to Trap One.
Greyhound to Trap One. How do you
read me? Over.
BENTON All the lads are in position,
Benton. Quiet so far?
BENTON Like a morgue.
The strange light starts to pulse out of the tunnel under the railway
The Doctor has moved on from the cheese to the wine.
DOCTOR Yes. Yes, that's a most good humoured wine.
A touch sardonic perhaps, but not cynical. Yes, a most civilised wine. One after my
Jo leaves the study and starts to go up the stairs when someone enters.
BENTON Everything all right,
JO It was until
you came along.
You took years off my life creeping
about like that.
BENTON Well, I didn't want to disturb the Doc. What's he up to?
JO Well, at the moment, he's carrying on rather like a one man food and wine
BENTON Oh, talking of food,
you couldn't get us a bite to eat, could
miss? I'm famished.
JO Hang on.
Jo picks up the plate of cheeses and the second glass of wine.
JO All in a good cause.
you've saved my life.
But before he can even cut into a piece of cheese.
Sir! sotto No.
YATES Just what do
you think you're up to,
BENTON I was just checking,
YATES Yes, well I want
you to go and check on number three
patrol. Move, Sergeant Benton.
Jo, how thoughtful.
Yates has a drink of the wine.
JO That wasn't very kind of
YATES Rank Has Its Privileges. Thank
DOCTOR And what was all that about?
JO Feeding the troops.
DOCTOR Oh, quite right. Do
you know, I remember saying to old
Napoleon. Boney, I said, always remember an army marches on its stomach.
JO Well, Mike
Yates certainly does.
You didn't mean what
you said to the Brigadier about ghosts?
DOCTOR Well, there are many different kinds of
ghosts, Jo. Ghosts from the past and
ghosts from the future.
JO Well, what kind did
you have in mind?
DOCTOR What's more to the point is, have they got
us in mind?
The French windows blow open.
DOCTOR It's just the wind.
The Doctor closes the windows and draws the curtains.
DOCTOR Look, why don't
you take a nap?
The light display happens, and three figures in camouflage gear appear, two men
and a woman.
ANAT We'll wait here till it's light.
SHURA Time waste
ANAT I said, we'll wait.
Jo sleeps in a leather armchair as the Doctor works on the case. It is about 7
am. and the birds are singing.
DOCTOR Wake up,
Jo. It's all right. It's morning.
JO Nothing's happened?
DOCTOR No, nothing at all.
Apart from two UNIT soldiers patrolling the tow path getting zapped into nothing
The Brigadier enters, jacket unbuttoned.
BRIGADIER Any chance of a cup of coffee?
R/T OPS The canteen's closed,
BRIGADIER It would be. Anything?
R/T OPS Not a murmur,
sir, all night.
The radio bursts into life.
R/T OPS It's Geneva,
Emergency! Emergency to all UNIT national HQ's. Stand by for a special announcement.
ANNOUNCEROC Here is the
latest official report. The international situation is growing steadily worse. War
now seems inevitable. As yet, there is no further news of Sir Reginald Styles, who has flown to Peking in a
last minute attempt to persuade the Chinese to reconsider their withdrawal.
OC Observation satellites report troops massing along the
Russian-Chinese frontier. In South America and southern Asia, reports say fighting
has already broken out in many regions. All UNIT personnel are hereby placed in
The Doctor is fiddling with the case again. He is watched from across the lawn
by the three strangers.
The three split up and run for the house. Shura gets in first. He sees the case
and puts his weapon down on a table. The Doctor enters with a glass. Shura dashes
for him but is knocked down with two quick Venusian karate blows. He tries again and
is pinned to the chesterfield.
SHURA Please. Turn that machine off or they'll
kill all of us. Please!
TECHNICIAN We've picked up that time transmitter
CONTROLLER You're sure?
GIRL TECHNICIAN Yes,
sir. Same frequency, same time zone.
Much stronger now.
CONTROLLER Right. I want the exact space-time
coordinates, so whatever happens don't lose it.
Dalek Control room
CONTROLLERon monitor: We
have a fix on the time transfer device. It is operating again in the twentieth
century time zone and it must be them.
You have obtained the space-time
We're trying now. The trace is much stronger this time. There is every chance
You must not fail!
Security forces are standing by. If we do get the coordinates, what are your
DALEK Whoever is operating the time machine is an
enemy of the Daleks. All enemies of the Daleks must be destroyed! Exterminate
Two grey Daleks join in with their favourite refrain.
DALEKSExterminate them! Exterminate them!
The Doctor still has Shura pinned down when Anat enters. Boaz has Jo in an arm
ANAT Let him go. Now then, turn off that machine.
Dalek Control room
A metal door opens and the Controller walks up to the entrance.
CONTROLLER I have to report that we have lost
the trace. It was operating only a few moments.
DALEK We are not interested in excuses. Find them!
Find them! Find them!
Shura has his weapon pointed at the back of the Doctor's head.
you are the man. Outwardly so
innocent looking but capable of such crimes. Who would ever know?
My dear young lady, I'm afraid I
haven't the slightest idea what you're
You have said and done enough. The
time has come for your execution.
ANAT Those are our orders.
DOCTOR May I ask whose orders?
ANAT It is no concern of yours.
JO But he hasn't done anything! He's a scientist!
ANAT No last words of repentance,
DOCTOR No, only that you're making one fundamental
ANAT And that is?
DOCTOR A question of mistaken identity. I am not
Sir Reginald Styles.
ANAT Is that the best
you can do?
JO But it's true. Sir Reginald
Sir Reginald is at this moment
many thousands of miles away. In Peking, to be precise.
You are lying.
DOCTOR No, I'm not. He flew there yesterday.
ANAT I do not believe
DOCTOR It's all there in the paper in front of
you. Why don't
you take a look?
Anat picks up the Financial Times from the desk, looks at it then shows it to
Shura, who nods.
DOCTOR I'm sorry to disappoint you. By the way,
that machine of yours is a bit antiquated, isn't it? Do you mind if I suggest some
SHURA Shut up!
BOAZ It's a trick. Kill him now.
you are not Sir Reginald Styles, who are
you and what are
you doing in his house?
DOCTOR Well, believe it or believe it not, I came
here to see you.
BOAZ We're wasting time,
Anat. Here, I'll do it.
ANAT Who is in command of this mission! We are
soldiers, not murderers. Keep guard outside, I'll deal with these two. I said out!
ANAT Now then, answer my question. Who are
you and what are
you doing here?
Outside Auderley House
BENTON Two men missing,
BENTON I'm positive. I've doubled checked and
there are two men missing.
YATES From the patrol?
sir. Now, there's just one possibility.
They could be in the house. I mean, it's none too warm a day, is it,
YATES Well, let's go and check.
ANAT Answer my question sensibly. How could
you know we were coming?
DOCTOR Because you've already tried to kill
Styles once and failed. It
was logical that you would try again.
you deliberately took his place.
DOCTOR That's right. I wanted to talk to you.
DOCTOR To find out where you came from. And more
to the point when.
BOAZ Two soldiers approach.
Boaz takes Jo, Shura takes the Doctor and they go into the hallway.
ANAT Down there!
They clatter down the stairs.
ANAT Stay where you are!
Anat turns off the light.
Anat pushes the cellar door ajar slightly to listen.
Jo? Try the study,
Doctor? Anyone there?
Boaz puts his hand over Jo's mouth.
BENTON What do
you make of it,
YATES Greyhound Two to
YATESOC Trap One.
BRIGADIERinto phone I see,
YATES Greyhound Two to Trap One.
BRIGADIER Well, I've already alerted my main
R/T OPS Trap One. Over.
BRIGADIER Oh yes, naturally in a national emergency,
we'll liaise with the defence forces.
R/T OPS I'm sorry, the Brigadier is busy at the moment.
BRIGADIER Oh, I'll have to go now, sir. I've got
the Minister coming through
on the scrambler. Goodbye. Lethbridge Stewart?
R/T OPS Hang on, I'll see if I can get him.
OC: Ah good, I have the
Minister of Defence for
BRIGADIER Right, put him through.
sir, on four.
BRIGADIER I can't speak to him now.
He says something very odd is
happening at Auderly House. If you
could have a quick word with him,
BRIGADIER All right. Yes, what is it,
YATES OC A couple of my men
missing, sir, and the Doctor and Miss Grant. Not a sign of them.
BRIGADIER Look really,
Yates, I've got a major international
crisis on. I really haven't got time for any
BRIGADIER Yes, yes, that's right.
MINISTEROC: Yes, it's the
BRIGADIER One moment,
Yates, search the grounds again or
report back to me. Out. Yes,
YATES Well, you heard what he said. Let's get down there.
BOAZ So what do we do now?
ANAT Tie them up.
SHURA Sit down there.
Anat checks that the hallway and study are empty then goes back to the cellar.
By this time the Doctor and Jo are sitting on the floor, bound and gagged.
ANAT Right, they're clear of the house. Have
ANAT We must go. Quietly! Shura, Anat and
Boaz leave. The Doctor gets his gag out of his mouth.
DOCTOR That's better.
muffled What about me?
You know, I've got a good mind to let
you stay like that. So much more
peaceful. In any case, even if I released
you'd probably ask me a lot of fool
Jo gets her own gag out.
JO I've only got one question. Who are they?
DOCTOR On the face of it, three rather desperate
JO Well, they're criminals. They must be.
DOCTOR You're prejudiced.
JO Well, aren't
you? They tried to kill
you and me.
DOCTOR Yes, that's not in their favour, I'll
admit. You know, we shouldn't really judge them until we find out why they're here.
Well, come on, Jo. What about trying
out some of that escapology of yours?
JO Well, I've been trying but ropes are too tight.
DOCTOR I'll tell
you what. Have a try at untying mine.
They get back to back.
DOCTOR Got them?
JO Where'd they come from?
DOCTOR Well, technologically speaking, that gun of
theirs is about two hundred years ahead of its time. Your time, that is. The twenty
second century visiting the twentieth. A planned expedition through time to meet and
kill an important politician. Now, why?
JO I'm the one who's supposed to be asking the
He's obviously not only
important to us, he's also
important to them. Or history, their history, must talk a lot about Sir Reginald Styles, I think.
You mean, they travelled back in our
time to try and change history?
DOCTOR That's it, yes. How are
JO Not very well. These knots are rock hard.
DOCTOR Well, in that case, there's only one thing
left for us to do.
JO I know. Wait.
DOCTOR You're learning,
You know, I still don't get it, that
changing history bit.
you got a better theory?
JO Well, no. It just doesn't fit them. They seem more
like a bunch of thugs to me.
Jo, not thugs. Changing history is a
very fanatical idea, you know.
CONTROLLER We are maintaining constant watch,
but there is no sign of any time transference module in operation.
DALEK All criminal elements must be tracked down
CONTROLLER Well, I am doing everything
DALEK They will have returned to the time zone
where the first criminal was eliminated. You will dispatch security forces to search
CONTROLLER Of course at once. And the new
DALEK The Time Vortex Magnetron is set to the
frequency of the module that was traced. Anyone using that module will be diverted
in the space-time vortex and attracted here.
CONTROLLER But only if that particular module
DALEK It is necessary to know the frequency.
CONTROLLER But surely no one will use the
module? They must realise that we can trace them.
DALEK Do not dispute with the Daleks! The function
of the human is to obey! Activate the Magnetron!
Anat is using her communicator.
ANAT Intercept to Base. Intercept to Base. Do you
coordinate? Do you coordinate? Intercept. No good. There is a massive disturbance in
BOAZ We cannot fail again. This is our last chance.
ANAT We must get fresh orders. The time coordinates
BOAZ We cannot wait for new orders!
SHURA Look, why don't I return to the tunnel?
There's better chance of contact there.
Shura. Ask them
BOAZ Why ask them anything? Isn't it obvious what we
must do? We wait here and kill Styles.
ANAT And if we are detected?
BOAZ We hold those two as hostages. We kill them if
ANAT Get alternative orders.
Shura leaves through the French windows.
You are soft,
Anat. What do two lives matter when so
much is at stake?
Shura hides from Benton and Yates in a Land Rover, then runs down under the
bridge. He checks on a globe device wrapped in plastic and hidden in long grass,
puts his weapon with it then gets out the communicator.
SHURA ZV6 to Eagle. ZV6 to Eagle. Do you connect?
A shadow falls across him, then an Ogron hits him, hurting Shura's arm. Shura
manages to grab his weapon and shoot the Ogron into nothingness.
BRIGADIER What do
you mean, missing?
YATES Well, there's not a sign of them.
BENTON We searched the house and the grounds,
The Doctor, Jo and a couple of my men, vanished.
BRIGADIER Now listen,
Yates, I've been talking to
the Minister. Styles seems to have pulled it off. The
Chinese have agreed to attend and the conference is on again.
YATES Oh, when's it fixed for?
BRIGADIER Tomorrow night, so
you see the spot this puts me in.
into phone Get me Auderly House.
ANAT Where is he?
BOAZ I told
A trimphone trills.
BOAZ Leave it!
ANAT No. Suspicious. Next time the soldiers may find
us. Get them up.
Jo, every choice we make changes the
history of the world.
JO I just don't understand. I mean, why don't they go
back to September the 12th if that's where they want to be.
You know, have another go.
DOCTOR Ah, that's the Blinovitch limitation
JO The what?
BOAZ On your feet, both of you!
You're wasting your time. He's not there.
DOCTOROC Hello? Hello?
BRIGADIEROC Lethbridge Stewart.
BRIGADIER Is everything all right there?
DOCTOR Yes, fine,
Brigadier. Yes, things couldn't be
Anat is holding the phone to the Doctor's ear.
Yates and Benton came to look for
you. Said the place was deserted.
DOCTOR Did they? Oh yes, we were probably down the
cellar at the time. Old Styles
keeps a remarkably good selection of wines,
BRIGADIER Now listen,
Doctor, you're sure that everything is
normal down at that house? Because Styles is coming back there tomorrow night.
DOCTOR Look, I don't that's very wise,
BRIGADIEROC Well, why not, if
everything's all right?
BRIGADIER It is all right, isn't it,
Captain Yates was very
concerned about you.
DOCTOR Yes, well, you tell Captain Yates not to worry. Everything's fine.
And tell old Styles too, and
the Prime Minister.
DOCTOR Oh, and
DOCTOR Don't forget to tell it to the Marines.
sir. I said there was something wrong.
BRIGADIER I'm going down to that house myself. Lay
on a jeep for me, will you? I'll meet
you there later.
Unseen, Jo is trying to get her hands free.
He's coming. Sir Reginald Styles is coming here.
DOCTOR Well, that surprises
you? I should have thought with your
insight into the future. Oh no, in your case, it'd be the past, wouldn't it.
BOAZ The conference tomorrow night. Our dates were
right after all.
ANAT All we have to do is to wait here until
he returns and then
Jo gets her hands free, and grabs the little time machine case.
JO Right! Drop your guns! If you don't, I'll smash
this to pieces.
Jo, put that thing down. I've only just
got it in working order.
JO I mean it.
You do not know what
you are doing.
JO Oh yes I do. You're going to let us both out or
you'll be stranded here for ever.
BOAZ We don't need that machine. We have another
ANAT The man who owned that machine is dead. His
body is back in our time zone.
ANAT Put it down and don't be silly.
Jo, do as she says.
The time machine starts up.
BOAZ Drop it. Drop it!
Too late. Jo falls through time and lands in front of the Controller and his
Jo! Look, can't
you do anything?
ANAT No, it's too late.
DOCTOR What's happened to her?
ANAT Disintegrated. Dispersed around the time
BOAZ If she was lucky.
DOCTOR And if she wasn't?
BOAZ Re-embodied in the twenty second century.
ANAT Believe me, she would be better off dead.
The Controller gives an Ogron the time device.
CONTROLLER You may go.
The Ogrons leave.
You see, they're really not as
terrifying as they look.
JO What are they?
CONTROLLER Ogrons. They're a form of higher
anthropoid. They used to live in scattered communities on one of the outer planets.
They make very useful servants.
JO Servants? What do they do?
CONTROLLER Oh, we use them as policemen.
They're very simple, very honest, very loyal. Do please sit down.
The Controller offers Jo his chair.
you. Is this really the twenty
CONTROLLER Oh, don't worry. We can return
you to your own time, but tell me
JO Grant, Jo Grant.
Miss Grant, these three people who
attacked you. What did
you make of them?
JO Well, they were sort of guerillas, I suppose.
CONTROLLER They are cruel and ruthless
You know who they are?
CONTROLLER Unfortunately, yes. But what
you don't know, is how lucky
you are that they didn't get rid of
you straight away.
JO They tried to kill the Doctor.
He's still with them , is
he, this friend of yours?
JO Yes, they're holding him prisoner.
CONTROLLER Then I am afraid he is in very grave danger.
JO But they've no reason to harm him. They know he's the wrong man.
You don't know these people. We have
spent years trying to track them down. If
you knew some of the terrifying crimes
they have been capable of. If anyone stands in their way, they are without mercy.
JO I can believe it.
CONTROLLER However, there is a chance that I
may be able to save your friend.
CONTROLLER I can try. There are means but I
shall need your help.
JO How can I help?
CONTROLLER Well, first of all, I shall want to
know exactly where you came from and
JO Well, we were at Sir Reginald Styles' house, about
fifty miles from London.
you've told me the year. Can
you tell me the exact date?
JO That's easy. It was September the 13th.
CONTROLLER Excellent. Now,
you must be tired,
you must be hungry. We do have special
guest rooms. Leave everything to me. Oh, there is one last question. These
criminals, can you tell me exactly where
they entered your time? I mean, did they manifest themselves in the house itself?
JO I don't think so.
CONTROLLER Somewhere outside the house? Some
JO I don't know for sure, but there's a tunnel by a
canal not far from the house. We found that time machine there.
CONTROLLER A tunnel. Thank
you. I'll call
you as soon as we have any news.
Jo leaves with a woman.
She trusts me implicitly.
Dalek Control room
DALEK The criminals are using the tunnel as a
transfer point. We will prepare an ambush in the twentieth century time zone.
CONTROLLERon monitor: We
have security forces in the area. With any luck, they will drive the guerillas
straight into our hands. I shall take charge of the operation myself.
DALEK I shall lead the expedition! This time there
must be no mistake! The enemies of the Daleks will be destroyed!
The Doctor is being tied up again.
ANAT Hurry! Shura may be back!
Boaz leaves with Anat. The Doctor starts rubbing his ropes against the edge of a
wine rack. The sharp metal cuts it quite quickly.
ANAT Where is he? He should be
Boaz sees Ogrons coming across the lawn.
They get two of the Ogrons before the others return fire, destroying the French
ANAT Fall back!
BOAZ We can get through the library. Come!
Boaz is knocked over by the Doctor opening the door.
ANAT Stay where you are!
Boaz, get out!
Boaz, come on!
Boaz tries to tackle the Doctor, but is easily thrown off.
ANAT Come on,
Boaz, out! Out, out!
Anat and Boaz leave. The Doctor puts on his cape as an Ogron crashes through the
remains of the French windows.
DOCTOR How do
you do? Hai!
The Doctor high-kicks the Ogron and gets its weapon, then makes a run for
Anat and Boaz shoot at two approaching Ogrons then run. The Doctor arrives and
makes one Ogron vanish with his weapon. The second falls in a hail of machine gun
Doctor, what on earth's going on?
Brigadier, for that timely intervention.
BRIGADIER Who is that creature?
DOCTOR Yes, well, I'll explain about him later. Excuse me,
old chap, I'm in a hurry.
The Doctor drives off in the Brigadier's Land Rover.
Doctor, come back at once!
Anat and Boaz run into the tunnel as the Doctor drives up. He runs after them.
Inside the tunnel there is a sound, and a Dalek appears.
The Doctor runs, and two grey Daleks glide after him through what turns out to
be quite a maze. Suddenly he comes upon Anat and Boaz with a time machine.
BOAZ Get back! Get back!
DOCTOR Please, wait. I've got to talk to you.
ANAT Keep away!
DALEK 2 Exterminate!
You'll get caught in the time field!
And so he does. The three travel along a vortex to the same place, although
presumably not the same time.
BOAZ We warned
DOCTOR Yes. Yes, so you did.
ANAT This may come as a shock to
you've just travelled two hundred
years through time.
you. But I'm probably more familiar
with the concept of time travel than
you are. Now wait a minute. Before the
time transference, I saw a Dalek.
You know of the Daleks?
DOCTOR Indeed I do. I know them only too well.
They've been my bitterest enemy for many years.
you're a fool to have let yourself
be brought here.
DOCTOR Look, I came here in order to find
Miss Jo Grant.
ANAT I told
you, she's probably dead.
DOCTOR But as long as there's a chance.
BOAZ Come on,
DOCTOR Wait a minute. What is my best way of
BOAZ That's your problem.
ANAT We can't just leave him.
BOAZ I can. Come!
They hear a whistling sound and footsteps in the dark.
Anat and Boaz go one way, the Doctor ducks down a side tunnel just as Ogrons
come pounding along. The Doctor avoids being spotted by running through the maze
until he comes across a ladder leading up to a manhole cover. He goes up and
discovers that the once fine grounds of Auderly House are now an overgrown
wasteland. Underground, the Ogrons report to their masters.
DALEK 2 Have
you found them?
OGRON No, they escaped.
DALEK 2 Hunt them! Exterminate them!
DALEK Exterminate them! Exterminate them!
Above ground, the Doctor hears the clink of metal in time with footsteps nearby,
and hides behind a ruined piece of walling. A troop of Ogrons march past. When it is
clear, the Doctor looks towards where they came from - a cluster of white high-rise
Dalek Control room
The Controller enters.
CONTROLLER The security guards have combed the
tunnels. They've found nothing.
You have failed the Daleks!
You will be punished!
CONTROLLER The fault is not mine! Your
security guards let them get away. Those creatures are useless!
DALEK 2 They are loyal to the Daleks.
CONTROLLER As loyal as they are stupid. They
will never be a match for human guerillas.
DALEK 2 No one can succeed who opposes the Daleks.
CONTROLLER For every guerilla cell that you
destroy, another one springs up. They have stolen your time machines and copied
them. They steal your weapons, your explosives.
DALEK These criminals will be exterminated. The
Daleks will destroy them.
CONTROLLER If only
you would let me recruit more human
security guards, I
DALEK Humans are treacherous and unreliable!
CONTROLLER Not all humans. I have served you
DALEK Do not dispute with the Daleks! Obey without
CONTROLLER Very well. There was one curious
thing. The girl referred to a
companion in her own time zone. She
called him the Doctor.
Doctor? Did you say Doctor?
He appears to have got through
to our time. He was seen by the
The Doctor is an enemy of the
Daleks! He must be found at once
The Doctor's approach to the one of the white buildings is watched by a CCTV
camera. He examines a large square door with a logo above it, and it opens inwards.
Naturally, he enters.
DALEK 2OC Alert! Alert! Area
one one seven!
TECHNICIAN Continue scanning.
Dalek Control room
CONTROLLER All forces are on full alert. I can
assure you that we will secure his arrest at any moment now. I will go myself and
supervise the search.
DALEK Wait! You have not been dismissed. There has
been a drop in recent production figures.
CONTROLLER That can be explained.
DALEK Explanations are irrelevant. Production
targets must be maintained.
CONTROLLER We will reach the targets on the
next work period.
DALEK For the next work period, target figures
will be increased by ten percent.
CONTROLLER But that's impossible! If we push
the workers any further, they will die.
DALEK 2 Only the weak will die. Inefficient
workers slow down production. Obey the Daleks.
CONTROLLER Very well. We will do our best.
You may go.
TECHNICIAN We have a tracking report on that stranger.
He has managed to penetrate the
outer perimeter of work centre one one seven.
CONTROLLER Have the guards there been alerted?
TECHNICIAN Yes. They'll pick him up once he's inside.
CONTROLLER I want the work figures for centre
one one seven kept separate from general analysis. I want to take a special look at
TECHNICIAN Is there something wrong there?
CONTROLLER Perhaps. I want the work figures
for all the factories in the central zone fed into the work computer. The results
tabulated for me immediately.
TECHNICIAN Very good.
CONTROLLER See I get those figures.
Another man in camouflage clothes sneaks round a ruined building and down into
BOAZ Don't gloss over it,
Anat. We failed.
ANAT We had no choice once our plan was known to
you'd listened to me, we still could
have done what was needed.
ANAT We did all we could.
Monia, our orders were to eliminate
MONIA Yes, but you failed.
BOAZ We could have succeeded.
MONIA Then why didn't you?
He wasn't there. Security guards
BOAZ But Anat went soft.
MONIA Be quiet.
ANAT The trouble with
MONIA Both of you! We have to think now. The
situation is different.
BOAZ As I see it, it's exactly the same. We still
have a job to do.
MONIA No. There may be other ways. I've had a
report from one of our contacts. A
girl has been captured. They're holding her prisoner at the control centre.
The same girl? The one who operated
the time module at Styles' house?
MONIA It fits your description.
ANAT Well, at least she's alive.
BOAZ In the hands of the Daleks? She won't live long.
MONIA Can she tell them anything?
BOAZ Nothing of importance. Have they picked up
that Doctor yet?
MONIA Not yet. It's only a matter of time.
GUARD 2 Move! Move! Come along there, you scum!
A human is shouting at a bunch of emaciated slaves emptying gravel from dustbins
into a silo. The Doctor peers around a corner.
GUARD 2 All right, move! Move! Go on!
The Doctor moves away but has to dodge back when he sees two guards walking
towards him. An Ogron hits him over the head.
Control centre suite
The Controller and Jo are sitting on the floor of a large room.
CONTROLLER Some more grapes,
JO No thanks, really I couldn't. That was a fabulous
CONTROLLER Oh, it was just a light snack, I
assure you. Now later on, I have a real
treat in store for you. A banquet of
genuine twentieth century food. Because I'm afraid most people don't eat like this
nowadays, we've managed to get down the main food elements to pills and tablets.
JO Look, I don't want to seem ungrateful.
CONTROLLER Something's worrying
you did say
you might be able to get me
back. To my own time, I mean.
CONTROLLER Our scientists are working at it,
but time travel is a very difficult, it's a very dangerous business,
JO The guerilla's machine got me here easily enough.
CONTROLLER That was a lucky fluke, I assure
you, nothing else.
You could just as easily been killed.
JO Then what about the Doctor?
You did say something about
CONTROLLER There is something I have not told
JO About the
Doctor? Look, is anything wrong?
He has been seen in our time
zone with the criminals who attacked
you. Doubtless they kidnapped him.
JO Where is he now?
CONTROLLER Oh, don't worry. We're on his
track. I expect news of him at
any moment now.
JO Can I help you find him?
CONTROLLER Unfortunately, no.
You have to stay here for your own
JO My safety?
CONTROLLER If those criminals saw
you here, they might think that
you had betrayed them, and in any case
they would try and harm you.
JO Is that why there's a guard on the door?
CONTROLLER Exactly. He is there simply for your protection.
The Technician enters.
you will excuse me a moment? Well?
TECHNICIAN A message,
CONTROLLER I have good news for
you. We have found your friend the Doctor.
JO Is he all right?
CONTROLLER Don't worry. I can assure you
he is alive and well.
A semi-conscious Doctor is put in a chair by two Ogrons.
GUARD Well, perhaps now
you'll tell us who
you are. DOCTOR
You wouldn't believe me if I told
You're a spy.
DOCTOR Am I? Who am I spying for?
GUARD I'm asking the questions. I repeat.
You're a spy.
DOCTOR That wasn't a question, that was a
GUARD Careful. Our friends here don't get much
DOCTOR Poor fellows. I'm sorry I can't oblige them
at the moment. I'm not in the mood for games.
GUARD All right! I want to know what
you're doing here.
DOCTOR I've already told
you what I'm doing here. I'm looking
for a girl called Jo Grant!
GUARD Who's she? Another spy?
DOCTOR Don't be stupid,
A grill slides up and a man dressed like the Controller, except in grey,
He's not exactly being
MANAGER Isn't he? That's very foolish of him. Have you told him
what will happen if he doesn't
GUARD I've even given him a free sample.
MANAGER Don't worry. Leave him to me. I know how to deal with his
GUARD I only need a bit more time.
GUARD All right. We'll be outside if you need us.
The guards and Ogrons leave.
MANAGER Which group are
MANAGER Quick. We haven't much time. Who sent
DOCTOR Look, nobody sent me. I'm not a spy or a
guerilla. I haven't the faintest idea what you're
MANAGER For heaven's sake man, I'm trying to
help you. Admit it! You're a spy!
CONTROLLER Is this the man?
MANAGER Yes, Controller.
CONTROLLER Then why is he being treated in this fashion?
My dear Doctor, I cannot apologise
enough. I am the Controller of this region.
You're a very elusive fellow, you
know. I've had quite a job in tracking
DOCTOR Then I'm glad
you finally succeeded.
CONTROLLER I've been looking forward to
You are an honoured guest of our
DOCTOR You surprise me.
CONTROLLER I'm sorry if the Ogrons were a
little uncivilised. It was all a misunderstanding, I do assure
you. The whole thing has been sorted
out now. Make sure that the Doctor
is taken immediately to the guest room at regional control.
DOCTOR Frankly, I don't know whether I can stand
much more of your hospitality.
CONTROLLER A very great friend of yours is
waiting for you there.
DOCTOR Is she safe?
CONTROLLER Of course. Looking forward to
seeing you. I shall follow later. In
the meantime, the guards will take good care of
The Doctor leaves with a single escort.
MANAGER What's going on? Who was he?
CONTROLLER That is no concern of yours.
MANAGER As you wish,
CONTROLLER What does concern
you, however, is the production
quota for this factory.
MANAGER There have been difficulties. The
CONTROLLER Your production figures have been
consistently lower than any other factory in the central zone.
MANAGER I'm sorry. Things will improve, I
CONTROLLER Indeed they will. For the next work
period, targets are to be raised by ten percent.
MANAGER That's impossible! I can't do it!
CONTROLLER Then I shall just have to find
someone who can, shan't I? And you
know what that will mean, don't
you and to your family.
MANAGER Please, I, I didn't mean it. I'll do it
CONTROLLER Good. We'll just regard this as a
friendly warning, shall we?
MANAGER Thank you,
You're very kind.
The Controller leaves and the grill closes. The Manager takes a communicator
from a box.
MANAGER ZV ten to Eagle. ZV ten to Eagle. Do you
MONIAOC: We connect.
MANAGEROC Time short.
They're getting suspicious. A man
was here. A stranger, caught on
intelligence. They call him
Doctor. I don't know who he is,
but he's important. They're
taking him to the guest suite at
you know why he's important?
MANAGER No. Check your source at control
An Ogron hits the Manager.
MONIAOC ZV ten? ZV ten, do you
Control centre suite
The Doctor, Jo and the Controller are sitting, or in the Doctor's case,
reclining Roman style, on cushions.
CONTROLLER Some more wine,
DOCTOR No, thank you, no, not for me. Though I
must admit, it's an excellent vintage. Well, it's the finest I've tasted since, er,
well, since we had dinner at old Styles' house. Do you remember,
JO It seems a long time ago.
DOCTOR It was. Two hundred years to be precise.
And quite frankly, I wish I was back there now.
you prefer the twentieth century,
Doctor. After all, it is your own
DOCTOR Oh, I've known many times, and some of them
much more pleasant than others.
JO Well, I quite like it here, I must say. Everyone's
been most kind.
DOCTOR Well, I met some people today who were far
CONTROLLER That was a simple mistake,
Doctor, I assure
You must not jump to
DOCTOR Well, better than jumping from the crack of
a whip from some security guard. Do you run all your factories like that,
CONTROLLER That was not a factory,
DOCTOR Oh? Then what was it?
CONTROLLER A rehabilitation centre. A
rehabilitation centre for hardened criminals.
DOCTOR Including old men and women, even children?
CONTROLLER There will always be people who
need discipline, Doctor.
DOCTOR Now that's an old fashioned point of view,
even from my standards.
CONTROLLER I can assure you that this planet
has never been more efficiently, more economically run. People have never been
happier or more prosperous.
DOCTOR Then why do
you need so many people to keep
them under control? Don't they like being happy and prosperous?
You're being a bit unreasonable,
DOCTOR Am I now?
JO Well, look, the Controller wants to help
DOCTOR Does he? I wonder why?
You're not on the side of the
criminals, surely? They wanted to kill
DOCTOR When I meet a regime that needs to import
savage alien life forms as security guards, I begin to wonder who the real criminals
JO Those creatures aren't really savage.
CONTROLLER Exactly. They are simply guard
dogs. They just do what I tell them.
You mean there aren't enough
humans around that will follow your orders so blindly?
CONTROLLER That is not what I was saying.
DOCTOR Isn't it? Then what
you're saying is that the entire
human population of this planet, apart from a few remarkable exceptions like
yourself, are really only fit to lead the life of a dog. Why?
You have no right to say that!
DOCTOR Haven't I? Who really rules this planet of
CONTROLLER I'm sorry, I must go. I have work
to do. You will excuse me.
The Controller leaves.
You shouldn't have spoken to
him like that.
You don't know the whole picture.
DOCTOR Neither do
Jo. Neither do
you. That man is no more than a superior slave himself.
Humans don't rule this world any longer,
JO Then, who does?
DOCTOR The most evil, ruthless life form in the
cosmos. The Daleks.
Dalek Control room
The Doctor is on the large monitor, but there is no sound.
CONTROLLER Is it the same man?
DALEK The physical appearance does not match our
CONTROLLER Then it is not your Doctor?
DALEK The appearance of the Doctor has changed
CONTROLLER And how will you find out?
DALEK We will use the mind analysis
Control centre suite
DOCTOR Right. Now, do
you understand exactly what to do?
JO Yes, ready when
The Doctor goes and stand to one side of the door.
DOCTOR Right. Now.
JO Help! Help! Help!
An Ogron enters. The Doctor hits him but he doesn't fall. They trade blows until
Jo smashes the wine bottle over the Ogron's head.
DOCTOR Pity. That was rather a good vintage.
DOCTOR It doesn't matter. Come on.
They run outside the building where a three-wheeled buggy happens to be standing
with the keys in the ignition. The Doctor drives it away with Jo hanging on the
pillion and guards chasing after them.
Dalek Control room
DALEK 2 The prisoners have escaped. They have
broken through the outer perimeter.
DALEK Find and exterminate them!
CONTROLLER We need them alive!
DALEK The prisoners will be recaptured and
returned here for mind analysis!
The Doctor rides to the scrubland near the tunnels, but a group of Ogrons have
him going in circles over concrete foundations. Finally the front wheel digs into a
pothole and stops. The Doctor has an Ogron weapon shoved in his ear.
He's captured. Taken for
processing. We must rescue him.
BOAZ Rescue him? Are you mad?
MONIA I say we must.
BOAZ Me? Of course I am. I'm not a fool. What is
he to us?
MONIA We have fresh information from one of our contacts at control centre.
He is the sworn enemy of the Daleks. He's the one man they're afraid of. Don't
you see? It's our only hope. If we
don't act quickly, it may be too late.
Dalek Control room
The Doctor is strapped down on a table. On the monitor are changing images of
his two previous incarnations.
You are the Doctor!
You are an enemy of the Daleks! Now
you are in our power!
You will be exterminated!
DALEKSYou will be
exterminated! You will be
Dalek Control room
You mustn't kill him!
DALEK Be silent.
you realise he can help us?
The Doctor is an enemy of the
Daleks. How can he help us?
He has had contact with the
guerillas. He has valuable
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.
DALEK 2 We will force the truth from him with the Mind Analysis machine.
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.
DALEK What is your plan?
CONTROLLER Let me interrogate him.
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.
DALEK Release him.
The grill opens.
The Doctor! How is he?
GUARD Come with me.
Dalek Control room
The Doctor is exhausted, and kept on his feet by two Ogrons.
DALEK The Daleks have discovered the secret of
time travel. We have invaded Earth again. We have changed the pattern of history.
DOCTOR You won't succeed, you know.
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.
Monia puts a home-made map on a rough wooden table.
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.
Control centre suite
The Controller is using the gentle touch again, with more bottles of
My dear man, how can I tell you
what I don't know myself?
you were in contact with the
JO But not from 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 cooperate with them.
DOCTOR As you cooperate with them? Do you really
think that makes any difference?
CONTROLLER They can be reasonable.
DOCTOR Reasonable? They tolerate you as long as
you're useful to them.
CONTROLLER I am a senior government official.
you sir, are a traitor! You're a
CONTROLLER Silence! You do not understand.
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
JO So the Daleks saw their opportunity and took over.
CONTROLLER There was no power on Earth to stop
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. My family have
been controllers in this area for three generations.
DOCTOR A family of Quisling's, eh?
CONTROLLER We have helped make things better
for the others. We have gained concessions. I have saved lives!
you have helped more by
organising the fight against them?
CONTROLLER No one can fight against the
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
Outside Central Control
A guerilla fighter jumps and Ogron and knocks it out. Anat takes on two
DALEK Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
Anat, look out!
Boaz dashes forward and sticks a limpet bomb onto the Dalek's casing. It
explodes immediately, killing both it and him. More guerillas and Ogrons are
MONIA Come, we must reach the control centre. Come!
Anat pauses by Boaz's body.
MONIA No. Come, come!
Control centre suite
you don't give me the information I
need, there is nothing I can do to help
DOCTOR For the last time, I tell you I haven't got
any information. And quite frankly, even if I had, I wouldn't give it to
The guerillas burst in.
MONIA Right, stay where
You have no guards. They're all
you all right?
DOCTOR Yes, thank you. All the better for seeing
You're coming with us. No harm must
come to these two. Too much depends on them.
MONIA As for
DOCTOR Put that gun down. There's no point in
You don't know how much blood there
is on his hands.
DOCTOR Nevertheless, he's not your real enemy.
He helped the Daleks.
He's worked for them.
DOCTOR They would always have found someone. Now
just leave him.
ANAT Right, let's go.
YATES We've searched everywhere,
BRIGADIER Then search again,
YATES We've been through every inch of the tunnel,
BRIGADIER And even the Doctor can't vanish into thin air. He must be somewhere. Extend the radius
of the search.
YATES I'll need some more men,
You can have all you want. From now
on, this house is top priority.
A dispatch rider hands over a message.
Sir Reginald Styles and other
delegates arriving by special plane at RAF Manston at 1800 hours.
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
DOCTOR This history of yours, it talks about
Sir Reginald Styles?
MONIA Oh yeah. He pretended to be working for peace, but really
he just wanted power for
DOCTOR So the conference he called was just a trick?
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
DOCTOR So, you went back into our time to kill
Styles before he could carry
out his plan.
MONIA Right. We'd been fighting the Daleks for
years, but it was hopeless. Eventually we must lose, so we thought, what else can we
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.
The ghost that Styles saw?
MONIA Now, somehow the Daleks found what we were
doing, and they sent Ogrons back into your time after us and attacked one of our men.
DOCTOR Well, that must have been the man that we saw down by the canal
tunnel. You remember,
Jo, the one who vanished from the ambulance?
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
DOCTOR Yes, well, 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
you told us yourself.
You're an old enemy of the Daleks.
you will help us to beat them.
DOCTOR What do
you expect me to do?
you can succeed where we've failed,
Doctor. We want
you to go back into your own time
and kill Styles.
The injured Shura is still in the twentieth century, skirting around the cordon
of steel the Brigadier has thrown up around Auderly House until he gets to an
outbuilding and goes inside.
DOCTOR You're asking me to commit murder!
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
DOCTOR Yes, but would it?
ANAT We've told
you how it happened.
DOCTOR But your history could be wrong, you know?
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?
Monia, we're wasting valuable time.
Every minute that goes by
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? 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.
Shura has somehow made his way to the wine cellar under the main house with the
globe device that was hidden by the tunnel in episode two. He primes the device and
starts it up.
MONIA Look, why are
you so interested in Shura?
DOCTOR I'm curious, that's all.
ANAT Curious? Well, that's funny. Mark and Boaz got
killed to save you and
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 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.
ANAT It's a highly effective type of explosive. We
stole the formula from the Daleks.
DOCTOR Could it destroy a house?
MONIA What are
you trying to say,
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? Shura!
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 You're trapped in a temporal paradox!
Styles didn't cause that
explosion and start the wars. You did it yourselves.
Dalek Control room
You have failed the Daleks.
The Doctor has escaped.
He will be recaptured, I swear
He must be found and destroyed.
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
DALEK If you fail us again,
you will pay with your life.
This is your final chance.
CONTROLLER I will go and supervise the
CONTROLLER Is everything ready?
GUARD Security forces have covered the whole
tunnel. Don't worry, they won't escape a second time.
The Doctor and Jo are escorted by a troop of guerillas back to the manhole.
Monia gives the Doctor one of their time machines.
you are sure
you know how to use it?
DOCTOR It seems simple enough. Bit too simple for
MONIA Right. We'll give you covering fire, just in
JO Take care.
The Doctor and Jo set off, but are quickly caught by the Ogrons who were waiting
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?
to Ogrons Go. I will deal with these criminals myself. I said go!
The Ogrons leave.
CONTROLLER If only I could be sure.
You spoke of the war, of its
years of suffering and starvation. Well, I can prevent all that happening, you know.
You saved my life.
You could have let them kill me. Go,
DOCTOR Thank you.
Jo, come here and stand by me.
The Doctor operates the time machine. The whole thing has been witnessed by the
sadistic Guard, hiding round a corner.
Sergeant! They're here!
Jo and the Doctor run out of the tunnel.
BENTON This is Sergeant Benton calling UNIT HQ.
Look, we've found them. Would you get a jeep over here pronto. This way,
Dalek Control room
CONTROLLER I am sorry. They were too quick for
us. They escaped in the darkness.
You are lying!
You have betrayed the Daleks!
CONTROLLER No. I told you before. Those
security guards are no match for humans.
You are a traitor to the Daleks.
You must be exterminated!
CONTROLLER Who knows? I may have helped to
The gold Dalek fires, killing the Controller. The Guard comes forward.
You have proved yourself worthy to
be the new controller. But be warned, the Daleks demand total loyalty from those who
GUARD Of course.
The Guard leaves.
DALEK We must follow them into the twentieth
century time zone.
DALEK 2 The peace conference must be destroyed.
War must break out.
DALEK The Dalek conquest of the planet Earth must
not be reversed.
The twenty four hour media have arrived outside the house and started
MACINTOSH Here in the peaceful heart of England
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 that seems to be moving the
great powers towards the brink of a third world war. Arriving now is Sir Reginald Styles, who with his team
of government aides, has been working around the clock to make this meeting
possible. Sir Reginald himself,
has just returned from an eleventh hour meeting in Peking where his success in
persuading the Chinese leaders to reconsider their walk out gave the first real
chance of success to these talks. Talks, on which may well depend, the fate of the
Various nationalities get out of cars and go into the house.
STYLES Everything set up,
sir. Although I still feel
STYLES We won't waste time on the formalities.
We'll just get on with the business as soon as possible.
The Doctor and Jo drive up to the house and run inside. The guards snap to
attention for the Doctor.
you're supposed to be in charge of
security. Kindly get on with your job and leave me to get on with mine.
Brigadier, get everybody out of this
house at once.
BRIGADIER Where the devil have
DOCTOR Never mind all that, just clear this house
STYLES What's the man talking about?
JO Do as he says! Look, there isn't much time!
Ogrons and the Daleks come out of the tunnel under the railway bridge and go
along the towpath, where they make quick work of the UNIT soldiers there.
DOCTOR Look, try and use your intelligence,
man, even if you are a politician.
you can't get this lunatic out of my way
BRIGADIER I know it all sounds incredible,
sir, but the Doctor usually knows what he's talking about.
STYLES Arranging this conference was an almost
impossible task. It is no exaggeration to say that the peace of the world depends on
its success. I will not jeopardise that success now!
Brigadier, get this man and all the delegates out of this area
immediately. Use force if you have to!
you stay here.
The Doctor leaves.
Sir Reginald, please?
STYLES No, I will not permit it!
SHURA Get out of here unless
you want to die too. I must kill
Styles to prevent the war.
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 nothing.
BENTON Benton calling UNIT HQ. Benton calling UNIT
HQ. We just can't hold them, sir!
Gunfire can be heard outside.
Benton, keep them back as long as
Sir Reginald, this house is under
attack by a hostile force. You will
please consider yourself under my orders.
Brigadier, I'm warn
BRIGADIER Now be quiet,
BRIGADIER Get Sir Reginald and all the delegates away from this area at once. Use
the front exit.
STYLES I absolutely refuse!
Sir Reginald, please.
STYLES But my papers, the documents.
AIDE They're all here,
STYLES Well, I suppose I shall have to agree, but
YATES This way,
Jo goes into the study. Outside, UNIT troops are falling back under the alien
onslaught. Mortars prove to be more effective weapons than gunfire. Out the front
the delegates return to their cars and drive away, the Russians first, closely
followed by the USA. The Daleks have made it to the terrace, and one enters the
Doctor! The Daleks, they're coming
into the house!
she's not. They've come back to make
sure that their version of history isn't changed. Is everybody out of the house?
JO Yes, everyone but us.
SHURA Get out of here. Let them come in! Leave them
JO No, no!
You must come with us!
You don't understand! That's Dalekanium.
It's the only thing that's effective against the Daleks.
DOCTOR 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!
DOCTOR Very well.
Outside Auderly House
BRIGADIER Greyhound to Trap One. Greyhound to Trap
One. Do you read me? Over. Greyhound to
DOCTOR Tell your men to fall back. Let the Daleks
into the house.
you sure that
DOCTOR It may not make military sense but it's the
BRIGADIER All right. Brigadier to all units. Let
them pass! I say again, let them pass! Re-group on the main road. Out!
DALEK 3 Where are the delegates?
DALEK 2 Where is the man Styles?
DALEK 3 They must be found and
SHURA Oh no, not this time. This time it's going to
Shura triggers the bomb.
The house goes KaBOOM, leaving just a big cloud of debris and a few
STYLES What happened?
DOCTOR 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
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,