(The series theme music begins. The series title
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1. FITZROY SQUARE, LONDON, 1966
(A reprise is shown of the end
of The War Machines Episode 4 in which the TARDIS dematerialises from
Fitzroy Square, London in 1966. The series theme music ends.)
(An image of the vortex is shown. The serial title
appears on the screen over the image of the vortex.)
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fades out. The writer credit appears.)
credit fades out. The episode title appears.)
(The episode title
fades out. The view falls back to show that the image of the vortex is being
displayed on the TARDIS scanner.)
3. TARDIS, Console Room
(The DOCTOR is at the TARDIS console.
Just before the DOCTOR activates the control to close the main doors, BEN and
POLLY, the two people that helped him during the war machines crisis, enter into
the console room. The DOCTOR is too occupied to notice BEN and POLLY. The
console column starts to rise and fall as the TARDIS dematerialises. BEN and
POLLY look about them at the impossibly large room.)
POLLY: Good heavens!(The DOCTOR
hears the intruders and turns around to face them.)
BEN: Blimey! Where did
all this come from? Well, it was a police box, wasn't it?
POLLY: Ah...(BEN holds up the spare key the DOCTOR had dropped outside of
DOCTOR: What are you both doing
POLLY: Ah... You dropped your key. (The DOCTOR grabs the
key from BEN.)
DOCTOR: How dare you follow me into the
TARDIS!(BEN starts to
examine the console.)
BEN: The what?
DOCTOR: The TARDIS,
sir! This is a vessel for travelling through time and space! Why did you
POLLY: I... I'm... I'm terribly sorry if... if
we've annoyed you, Doctor. It was my fault, I'm afraid.
BEN: Well, what's all this then... (The DOCTOR shoos him
DOCTOR: (interrupting) And stand back from those
controls. Those controls are used for dematerialising.(The DOCTOR points to the scanner.)
Dematerialising? What does that mean?
DOCTOR: You and this
young lady are experiencing it. You are now travelling through time and
BEN: (laughs) Yeah, well, ah, make sure that I
get back by tea-time, Doctor. I got to get back to me ship by
DOCTOR: Young man, it going to be a long time before you
see your ship again.
When are we going to land?
DOCTOR: I don't know. That's the
cause of half my troubles through my journeys. I never
POLLY: Why not?
DOCTOR: I have no
control over where I land. Neither can I choose the period in which I land in.
DOCTOR: ...you see that scanner? That is what I call a
scanner, up there! We get a very good view from the outside. (The TARDIS
starts to materialise. The scanner displays an image of the interior of a cave
by the sea.)
DOCTOR: Ah, yes. I think we're landed in some sort of
caves.(The DOCTOR checks the readings.)
BEN: Yeah, well thanks for the home movies, Doctor, now
if you just open these doors.
DOCTOR: Wait, wait, wait, young
man, we don't know where we are. We don't know if it's safe or what period
BEN: Well, I take a little bet with you, 'ay?
London, 1966, Fitzroy Square.
DOCTOR: Yes, I think it's quite normal. Yes, the
temperature's all right. Well, I think you can leave but watch your step.
(The DOCTOR activates the control to open the main doors.)
POLLY: (sighs) What a relief! You had me nervous for a
minute, Doctor. Come on Ben. (BEN and POLLY walk through the main doors
leaving the DOCTOR on his own.)
DOCTOR: Oh dear, all this distraction. And I really thought I
was going to be alone again. Hmm. (sighs) (The DOCTOR grabs his coat and
checks the readings one final time. The DOCTOR leaves the TARDIS.)
(The outer doors of the TARDIS open. BEN and POLLY
step out onto the beach, hardly believing their eyes.)
(BEN points out the view to POLLY.)
POLLY: Ben, I'm scared. What's happened to
us?(POLLY pinches BEN.)
BEN: I don't know. Maybe he's some kind of hypnotist.
POLLY: Ow! Not that hard. (BEN turns back to the TARDIS to
see the DOCTOR locking the door.)
(The DOCTOR joins BEN and
BEN: What did you do that for?(BEN turns and begins to walk down the beach.)
never leave it unlocked, my boy.
POLLY: Doctor, you must take
DOCTOR: I'm not going to take you back to London in
BEN: Well, you refuse, 'ay.
My dear young man...
BEN: Oh, come on Polly, we'll find our own way back.
(POLLY starts to follow BEN.)
DOCTOR: Heh, heh. (says to himself) Well, I suppose I
shall have to chase after them. Quite incapable of looking after themselves.
Hmm. (The DOCTOR follows BEN and POLLY.)
(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY manage to climb a cliff by
following a path. Once at the top of the cliff they begin walking inland.)
BEN: Look at this!(POLLY starts jumping up and down and running
POLLY: I don't believe it. Hey,
isn't it exciting!
BEN: Well, it might be if I wasn't so pushed for time. Come
on!(Behind BEN and
POLLY the DOCTOR is looking keenly about.)
POLLY: But it's a super place. Whee!
DOCTOR: Yes, I wonder. Ha, yes, I wonder.(POLLY notices the DOCTOR following
POLLY: Ben, it's smashing!
It'd be a lot nicer with a few houses and a bus stop. Got any idea
where we are?
POLLY: Looks like Cornwall to
BEN: Cornwall?! Are you sure?
(using an old-pirate-like accent) Looks like it, me
BEN: Oh, I don't know what this is about. All I know
is I got to get back to barracks. Come on, it'll take hours from
POLLY: All right!
POLLY: Are you coming with us, Doctor?
Oh yes, yes! (to himself) You may know where
you are, my dears, but not when! Oh, I can foresee oodles of trouble!
BEN and POLLY continue walking with determination.)
DOCTOR: (grunts and then says) Oh dear, I suppose I'd
better follow them. See that they don't get into any harm. Hmm, hmm.
6. CHURCH, EXTERIOR
(BEN and POLLY continue walking. A church
comes into view.)
BEN: Here, look! It's a church!(BEN
starts to walk off again.)
POLLY: So we
are in our own time, after all.
BEN: Yeah. You didn't really
believe all that nonsense about past and future, did you?
We can't be too sure, my boy.
BEN: Sure?! There are
millions of churches like that!
DOCTOR: Oh, good gracious,
most of them have been standing there for centuries.
Yeah, well so have we here. Come on, I've got a train to catch.
POLLY: Sorry Doctor, but we better find a station. We can
talk on the train.(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY arrive at the church. POLLY tries to read a
DOCTOR: Oh, talk on the train, child.
POLLY: No use, I can't read it.(The
DOCTOR examines the outside of the church.)
think there'd be a few houses or something. I bet it's miles to a bus.
DOCTOR: Well, there doesn't seem to appear any Victorian
restoration. I think it could be any time after the 16th
DOCTOR is cut off as the main doors of the church open. An old man, the
CHURCHWARDEN, points a blunderbuss at the DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY.)
BEN: Only it's not. It's good old Nineteen
DOCTOR: Well I don't think so, somehow.....
CHURCHWARDEN: Hold fast, I say!(The
CHURCHWARDEN takes note of the DOCTOR.)
(screams) Oh, please. Would you put that gun
CHURCHWARDEN: Hold thy tongue, lad!
CHURCHWARDEN: You seem to be a gentleman, but why on foot
with these lads as company?(The CHURCHWARDEN puts the gun away.)
DOCTOR: Well, we stopped aside,
sir, on our journey to walk along the cliffs and unfortunately we got
CHURCHWARDEN: Thou art foreign?
No, no. We don't come from this part of the country, hmm.
CHURCHWARDEN: And there's no more of ye
DOCTOR: No, just the three of us. You see we are
travellers looking for shelter.
CHURCHWARDEN: And you came by
road and not from the sea?
DOCTOR: No, sir. Not by sea.
CHURCHWARDEN: Very well. I... I cannot give thee shelter but
I can give thee sustenance and direction.
7. CHURCH, INTERIOR
(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY enter the
church and are directed to a place to sit by the CHURCHWARDEN. The CHURCHWARDEN
turns away to get some drinks.)
BEN: Well, he's a right one. What gear's he got
on?(The CHURCHWARDEN returns
carrying a tray which holds a water jug, a bottle of brandy and cups.)
DOCTOR: Yes, I'm afraid you're going to lose your bet,
young man. That gentleman comes from the Seventeenth Century, hmm.
BEN: Seventeenth century?!
CHURCHWARDEN: There's the brandy.(The CHURCHWARDEN pours some
water and gives it to POLLY. He offers the brandy to the DOCTOR and BEN.)
I... I'll just have a little water, thank you.
DOCTOR: No, we don't touch it. I wonder if you could direct
us to the nearest inn. We seek shelter.(The DOCTOR waves his arms at
CHURCHWARDEN: In time.
In good time. I don't know thee, do I?
DOCTOR: No, I don't
think we've met before, no. Heh, hmm.
CHURCHWARDEN: Aye, 'tis
true. And you've seen no others on the road?! No ships upon the
BEN: Nah. Didn't see a blind thing. Expecting someone are
CHURCHWARDEN: Speak when thee spoke to,
BEN: Well, I was only...
DOCTOR: Ah, Ben, Ben, Ben. (to CHURCHWARDEN) No, sir.
We met nobody and saw nothing. Ah... you... ah... expecting some friends,
CHURCHWARDEN takes notice of the DOCTOR's expression.)
CHURCHWARDEN: Avery's boys are no friends of mine. Never
DOCTOR: (whispers) Avery?
CHURCHWARDEN: You know not that name? (The DOCTOR shakes
CHURCHWARDEN: Ho, ho, ho. Then you're the happier for
it.(The DOCTOR notices that the CHURCHWARDEN is holding
his hand, apparently in some pain.)
DOCTOR: And you are expecting this Avery,
CHURCHWARDEN: Him?(laughs) Why, he's been
buried these long years past. Ah, but his spirit rides. Aye, in the dark souls
of those who follow in his wake.
BEN: Was he a
CHURCHWARDEN: Who mentioned sailor?! What would I know
about the sea?! I but tend this church.
POLLY: Are you a
CHURCHWARDEN: A priest? The word of God touched me too late, boy.
I'm the Churchwarden here. Name of Joseph Longfoot -
DOCTOR: You appear to be afraid, sir. Can we
CHURCHWARDEN: Ye help? (laughs) Against
Pike's hook? No, thee cannot help.
POLLY: Pike's hook, what's
CHURCHWARDEN: The blackest name I know boy. So never say
it to me face again!
DOCTOR: Oh your hand, sir. Are you in
pain?(The DOCTOR grabs the CHURCHWARDEN's hand and jerks on the dislocated
finger. The finger snaps back into place. The CHURCHWARDEN is amazed that he can
move all of his fingers again.)
CHURCHWARDEN: Nah. 'Tis naught. The fingers but bend.
DOCTOR: Dislocated. Hmm, hmm..
CHURCHWARDEN: (laughs) Cured! ha, ha. Oh your blessed hand is _____... (The CHURCHWARDEN shakes the
DOCTOR: Oh 'tis naught, 'tis naught, my dear chap. Have
another drink. We must be on our way. Goodbye.(BEN spots the DOCTOR's warning look.)
Ah, ah... No, no, don't leave me yet.
BEN: Well we must
go, we must get back to the...
BEN: ... to the beach!(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY start to walk towards
CHURCHWARDEN: To the
beach? There is no beach. The tide will be in.
DOCTOR: Ah, yes, of course, I remember now. Yes, yes,
yes. We have to wait until the tide recedes. Heh, heh.
Come on, let's hurry.
DOCTOR: (to the CHURCHWARDEN.) Ah, we could, of
course, stay, ah, if you wish.(As the door opens, a
thunderstorm can be heard in the distance.)
CHURCHWARDEN: No, this is no
place for gentleman and lads. Go thy way.
CHURCHWARDEN: Go quickly while ye may.
(whispering to POLLY) We must be in the 17th Century.
8. CHURCH, EXTERIOR
(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY step outside.
The DOCTOR turns to speak to the CHURCHWARDEN.)
DOCTOR: Well, thank you for your diligence, sir and, ah, the
kindness of your... (The DOCTOR turns to leave.)
CHURCHWARDEN: Thou... thou art a
real gentleman. Go thy way quickly.
DOCTOR: Thank you. Thank
CHURCHWARDEN: Hey! A moment, sir. (The DOCTOR turns to
face the CHURCHWARDEN.)
CHURCHWARDEN: Eh, while at the inn, take care I say. Guard
thy tongue. Think only of thy comfort and thy needs.(The DOCTOR turns to leave
DOCTOR: We only need shelter for the night.
heed my words. Be watchful.
DOCTOR: Thank you.
CHURCHWARDEN: Hey! One more word, sir.(The DOCTOR
turns again to face the CHURCHWARDEN.)
CHURCHWARDEN: If you should come this way again and find me
gone, remember these words. This is Deadman's secret key: Smallwood, Ringwood,
Gurney.(The DOCTOR points to the CHURCHWARDEN's hand.)
DOCTOR: Eh, but what to, ah... What's the purpose,
CHURCHWARDEN: It's a secret worth
...for this kindness ...
DOCTOR: ...thank you.
Thank you indeed...
DOCTOR: ...and I think that's going to be all right now. Yes.
Ye... heh, heh ...s. Goodbye, sir. Goodbye. (to POLLY and BEN) Come
along.(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY walk off into the night. None of
them see the bald seaman watching from behind cover. The seaman watches the
DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY walk away, then pulls out a knife and walks into the
POLLY: Goodbye. Thank you.
9. INN, EXTERIOR
(KEWPER the innkeeper, a burly unshaven man
in his early 30s, comes out of the back door of his inn. KEWPER looks up at the
grey and threatening sky.)
(TOM, a ragged teenage
stable-boy emerges from the nearby stables.)
(KEWPER beckons him closer.)
KEWPER: There's business afoot - a message for the
Churchwarden tonight.(KEWPER walks back into his inn. TOM goes into to the stables and emerges
riding a mare. TOM gallops away.)
TOM: But I... I...
Go do as you're bid, boy!
Tell him... tell him that Kewper has had word from
TOM: Down the coast?
delivery can be expected soon. I'll tell him further when I've made
TOM: I'll tell him. Can I take the
KEWPER: Aye, and go on now before the storm breaks.
10. INN, INTERIOR
(KEWPER enters the inn from the back. Around
the inside of the inn's stone walls are booths, a bar at the far end with
bottles and barrels, and a fireplace with a fire. While KEWPER is cleaning
glasses at the bar, the DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY enter the inn, soaked by the
thunderstorm raging outside.)
DOCTOR: (grunts) Hmm, hmm, ho, ho, ho, ho. Uh! Are
you, ah.... You're the landlord, I presume, hmm?(KEWPER hurries away. The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY move to the fireplace.)
Jacob Kewper. And I've no rooms. We're full.
DOCTOR: Oh, we
only want rooms for the night, my friend, hmm, hmm.
Strangers are not welcome in these parts. Nor are they always what they
POLLY: That's more or less what the Churchwarden
DOCTOR: The Churchwarden said that you could probably
put us up for the night, ah, but it appears that he was
KEWPER: If he said that, you'll know his
DOCTOR: Longfoot, sir, Joesph Longfoot. Now, surely that
name means something to you?
KEWPER: A friend of his is
welcome, sir, but not so strange travellers. Your pardon,
DOCTOR: Granted, granted. Now rooms, a meal, something
hot for us. Surely that's possible?
KEWPER: It is, sir, and
you'll be wanting dry clothes for the morning too 'ay?
Ah, yes, yes indeed, yes. For the lads. And I think I shall be able to dry
myself out with that lovely fire.
KEWPER: It'll be done, sir.
BEN: Well, my lad?(KEWPER comes over and gives dry clothes to POLLY and BEN.)
background) Thank you.
POLLY: Ha ha, very funny. I do wish
everyone would stop calling me lad. It does make me feel very
DOCTOR: Yes, should I think it better at the moment, my
dear. What would they say to a maiden in trousers, hmm?
(laughing) Huh! Probably die laughing.
would think it funny. You and your bell-bottom sense of
BEN: Oh, listen our little dolly-rocker Duchess,
DOCTOR: Eh, ch, ch, ch, watch your tongue, dear
KEWPER: I... I hope these will serve, man.(POLLY passes BEN his share of the clothes.)
Oh, thank you very much. Thank you. (to BEN) Come on, help me sort
BEN: Look, Doctor, what I want to know is how are
you going to get us out of here?
DOCTOR: Oh, we shall return
to the TARDIS, my boy, when the tide recedes and let's hope that we, ah,
materialize in Nineteen Sixty-six.
POLLY: You don't sound very
DOCTOR: No, I'm afraid I'm not, my dear. More
likely we shall probably land in the far distant future.
Oh great! The ways things are going there probably won't be a navy when I
DOCTOR: Hmm... Oh...
Ben, for the moment we're in the seventeenth century - somehow. We'll just
to like it and lump it.
POLLY: Here you are.(BEN
BEN: Oh, OK.
BEN: Well, it's a nice old pub anyway isn't it. Yeah, and
I'll bet the beer's better than they serve nowadays.
Yes, I think they're somewhat suspicious of us, hmm,
POLLY: They certainly don't seem to like strangers, do
BEN: Yeah, I wonder why?
DOCTOR: Well, I
wouldn't worry too much about that, my dear because I don't think we're going
to be here long enough to find that out!
11. CHURCH, INTERIOR
(In the church, the CHURCHWARDEN is drunk
and staggering up a darkened flight of steps. The CHURCHWARDEN is carrying a
lantern and singing a little song.)
CHURCHWARDEN: Oh, rob great ships on every sea! Heh. Oh
pill-head crews without mercy! (laughs) (The CHURCHWARDEN turns a
corner and runs right into CHERUB, the evil-looking bald man who was watching
CHURCHWARDEN: Master Cherub!(CHERUB pulls out his knife.)
nice to see an old shipmate again, eh, Joe? We had good times aboard The
Albatross when you was mate, 'ay?
CHURCHWARDEN: Them days
is gone and past.
CHERUB: Ah, but not forgotten, not by your
old friends, Joe.
CHURCHWARDEN: I'm no friend of yours. I'm
Churchwarden here. A Christian man!
You always had the leaning towards the Good Book. Holy Joe Longfoot, mate of
the Black Albatross!
CHURCHWARDEN: No more I'm
CHERUB: We miss you matey. But most of all does the
CHURCHWARDEN: The Captain... Captain
CHERUB: You owes him something matey. He wants what's
CHURCHWARDEN: I got naught what his.
If you ain't got it, you knows it's whereabouts. Avery's
CHURCHWARDEN: No Christian man'd touch
CHERUB: We ain't all like you, Holy Joe, we ain't all
afraid of the curse that's on it - and it's ours by
CHURCHWARDEN: 'Tis no man's right!
We'll decide that when we get the loot.
You'll never find it.
CHERUB: Won't we Joe, my old matey? Ain't you gonna to tell
me, 'ay?(CHERUB puts the knife to the
CHURCHWARDEN: You can't threaten me. I got friends
here - powerful friends.
CHERUB: They need to be to better
CHURCHWARDEN: Well, don't you think they
CHERUB: Where's your friends now, eh? Gone? The old
man and his two lads, what does he know, 'ay?!
Know? Know nothing, I directed him on his way.
Where to? Where to, say I?!
CHURCHWARDEN: To the inn, for shelter.(The CHURCHWARDEN
makes a sudden move for his blunderbuss, hung on a nearby hook. CHERUB throws
his knife. The knife strikes the CHURCHWARDEN between the shoulder blades. The
CHURCHWARDEN cries out and then falls.)
Who was he? What's he to you, 'ay?
CHURCHWARDEN: A passing
traveller, on his way.
CHERUB: No matey, I saw you
a'whispering something in his ear. What was you saying to him,
CHERUB: Joe, you
wouldn't be trying to sell what you know to some strangers,
CHURCHWARDEN: You can rot in hell!
CHERUB: You're a fool, Joe Longfoot. But before you goes to
join your mates, tell me what I want to know. Speak
CHURCHWARDEN: Avery's curse on you - you black
CHERUB: Speak, damn your eyes!
CHERUB: It wouldn't be like you to go to Davy Jones' silent,
matey. So I reckon we best get on to that old fella and get our hooks into
(The DOCTOR, BEN and POLLY have just finished a
BEN: Now, that's better!
POLLY: Hmm. Rain
BEN: Here, I've seen a few shady customers in my
time, but this crowd beats the lot.
POLLY: They're fantastic,
(BEN turns to speak to a
party of customers.)
(The party stares at BEN
(The party of customers turns their
back on BEN and POLLY.)
BEN: Cheerful lot Doctor, aren't they?(The main door opens and a rain-soaked
TOM enters the room and runs up to KEWPER.)
I think we would do well to remember the Churchwarden's
BEN: What? Old rough neck?
keep our thoughts only on ourselves.
POLLY: I wonder why
though? Do you suppose they're up...
TOM: Sir! Sir! Quickly! Help! (There is muttering in the
background. KEWPER drags TOM over into the corner.)
KEWPER: What's the trouble, lad?(TOM rushes out the
back door. The DOCTOR and BEN have been listening. POLLY, however, is dozing by
Churchwarden, master Kewper.
KEWPER: Well, what of him, drunk
was he, as usual?
TOM: No sir, he was
KEWPER: Dead? How?
TOM: Knifed in the
back. He was smiling.
KEWPER: Was he now?
And the door was burst wide open. No sign of no one
KEWPER: No one else of our lads have been down there
TOM: The strangers were
KEWPER: Aye, and who else would want to kill Joseph
TOM: None as I know of 'round here. He'd no
money, no enemies, neither.
KEWPER: Word's got to be passed
on. You'd best tell your tale to the Squire. Ask him to come here as
TOM: Bring him here, sir?
As fast as the horse can go. Away with you now.
POLLY: (yawning) Oh, sorry. (Suddenly the main door
opens again. This time a group of seamen enter the room. CHERUB, their leader,
spots the DOCTOR and walks toward him.)
CHERUB: I want you, old fella.(CHERUB grabs the
DOCTOR's arm intending to pull him to his feet.)
DOCTOR: I beg
your pardon, sir?
CHERUB: Don't you come the gent with me,
matey. We're going to have words together, you and me.
BEN: Get your dirty hands off him, mate. (CHERUB releases
the DOCTOR. CHERUB pulls a knife on BEN.)
CHERUB: Do what, lad?(CHERUB mimes
a throat-cutting gesture.)
BEN: I said lay off.
What's he done to you?
DOCTOR: I don't think I've set eyes on
you before in my life, man.
CHERUB: No, but we have a mutual
DOCTOR: And what do you
CHERUB: Joesph Longfoot.
BEN: Well, the
DOCTOR: Yes, he merely tried to help us. Eh,
barely an acquaintance.
CHERUB: Was you mean.
CHERUB: You see, him and me we had a little bit of a tizzie
like, mate. (spits and chuckles)(A seaman grabs
POLLY and covers her mouth.)
CHERUB: The trouble was, he forgot
to give me an urgent message before he passed over. But he spoke to you didn't
DOCTOR: And how do you know all this,
CHERUB: 'Cause I was keepin' look-out, that's
BEN: Well, you're wrong, see.
Well, what I want is what he told him, so speak up, old
POLLY: L... Leave the Doctor alone.
POLLY: Oh! Oh!(BEN jumps CHERUB but is
clubbed over the head by a seaman. BEN falls unconscious to the floor.)
CHERUB: Oh, Doctor 'ay? Well,
sawbones, speak up or do I have to make you?
(CHERUB pulls the DOCTOR to his
CHERUB: Well! Come quietly
then.(The DOCTOR is prodded towards the door. POLLY is thrown to the
DOCTOR: And where are you taking me?
(laughing) You wait and see, sawbones. (to a seaman) Daniel!
13. INN, EXTERIOR
(The DOCTOR is carried out, placed in the
back of a cart, and covered with hay. Two seamen take up the reins and the cart
exits at high speed.)
14. INN, INTERIOR
(POLLY listens as CHERUB talks to the other
CHERUB: Go on before to the beach, ya scum! (The seamen
leave with the DOCTOR. POLLY checks on BEN's condition.)
CERUB: (in background) And go
quickly!(KEWPER comes over to
POLLY with some of his customers.)
POLLY: Help, somebody! Help!
POLLY: Help me! Please, help me! The Doctor, they taken
him!(KEWPER examines BEN.)
KEWPER: Who has? Who's taken him?
Those men! They were terrible and they've hurt Ben! You must help
KEWPER: Why, is he bad then, this lad?
KEWPER: He's not dead though. Here, take his
feet, lad. (BEN is carried over to a chair. POLLY looks after him. KEWPER
and some of his customers talk quietly together. Then KEWPER returns to
KEWPER: Don't you worry, lad. Squire'll be here
soon.(KEWPER turns and walks out of
POLLY: The Squire?! What can he do? I want to get the
Doctor back safely.
KEWPER: The Squire's the law in these
parts, cub. And guard your tongue when talking to your
POLLY: (sobbing) But you don't understand.
They were threatening to kill the Doctor.
(The DOCTOR is forced into a small boat and is rowed
out to sea. Through the driving rain, a sailing ship can be seen anchored in the
16. INN, EXTERIOR
(KEWPER stands waiting on the doorstep of
the inn. The SQUIRE rides up on his fine black horse, followed by TOM on his
mare. TOM takes the SQUIRE's reins and leads both of the horses into the
SQUIRE: What's this I hear Jacob, 'ay?(The SQUIRE and KEWPER enter the inn.)
Trouble, Squire. Strangers.
SQUIRE: Oh, let's deal with it
17. INN, INTERIOR
(POLLY kneels by BEN, desperately trying to
revive him. KEWPER and the SQUIRE enter via the main door.)
points to BEN. The SQUIRE looks at the wound. TOM enters via the back door.)
SQUIRE: (to KEWPER) Now
then... So these are your strangers,
KEWPER: Aye, Squire and this one's wounded.
SQUIRE: Hmm? Oh, aye. He'll need binding,
SQUIRE: Fetch cloth and water -
and a drop of brandy.
KEWPER: (under his breath) Oh...
KEWPER: Oh aye,
Squire. Go Tom.
POLLY: Will he be all right?(The Squire leaves the bar with KEWPER. TOM
arrives with a bowl of water and some clean rags. KEWPER returns and gives POLLY
a mug of brandy.)
boy, he will. Now, tell me, where's your Master?
been kidnapped. You've got to save him.
SQUIRE: Kidnapped? And who are the
ruffians who did this, 'ay?
Well, there were four of them...
(interrupting) Before you tell me this tale, tell me about
POLLY: Me?! But the Doctor's
SQUIRE: Doctor? Oh, aye him. Well, let's not beat about
the bush. I want to know who the three of you are and where you've come
POLLY: But the Doctor will be killed if you don't
KEWPER: Speak when the Squire tells
SQUIRE: (to POLLY) If you want help, I want the
truth. Sit a minute. Well?
(The DOCTOR, CHERUB and the seamen climb on board the
CHERUB: Come, my beauty, I'll take you to the Captain. You'll
find he likes a little conversation with a fine gentleman like yourself.
(laughs) (Two seamen grab the DOCTOR's arms and prod him towards the
19. INN, INTERIOR
(POLLY gives BEN some brandy. BEN begins to
BEN: Oh, blimey, my head! Well, what
happened? Well, where the Doctor?(POLLY points to the SQUIRE.)
Ben, he's been taken and we're in trouble.
BEN: Eh? How?
POLLY: The big man over there, he's the Squire. And he
insists on knowing who we are and where we're from?(The SQUIRE walks over to BEN and POLLY.)
you haven't told him?
POLLY: Well, of course not, but he won't
help us if we don't speak.
SQUIRE: (to BEN) So, you've come to have you? I've
told your young friend here, I want information. He's refused to give it to
me. I demand to be told the truth.
BEN: You'll get it when you
got the Doctor back.
KEWPER: You speak civil to the
BEN: Well, why don't you all do something!? Don't just
SQUIRE: Be silent, sir! I hold you both to be
knaves and rogues and of highly suspicious intent. And as Magistrate of this
Borough, I'm hereby arresting both of you.
BEN: Arresting us?
SQUIRE: For the murder of the Churchwarden. And for
this villainous deed you'll be imprisoned until the next Assizes, and there
20. PIKE's CABIN
(Outside the cabin, CHERUB knocks on the
PIKE: (out of view) Enter! (The DOCTOR, CHERUB and
two seamen enter the ship's cabin. The cabin is lavishly furnished and
decorated. There are silk hangings and, in one corner, a cushioned day-bed. In
the center of the room is a carved oak table littered with bottles, goblets and
the remains of a meal. Behind the table is PIKE, a massive black-bearded man,
luxuriously dressed in the clothes of a fine gentleman. PIKE is holding a glass
of wine in his left hand while his other hand is hidden beneath the table.)
PIKE: Cherub! What's in hell's name have you dragged in here
now?(PIKE whips his
right arm from beneath the table and slams it down on the table revealing a
gleaming steel hook in place of a hand.)
DOCTOR: I demand...
CHERUB: Holy Joe's dead,
Captain. Dead before he tell his secret.
PIKE: What's that ye
CHERUB: But before he died he spoke with this old
CHERUB: The sawbones
won't talk. Not to me.
PIKE: (to the DOCTOR) Well, by
thunder, ye'll talk to me! Or my name's not Samuel Pike!
(The series theme music begins. White credits scroll up over the ending
scene. The scene fades to a black background as the white credits continue to
TERENCE DE MARNEY
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and the BBC
(After the designer credit rolls up and off the
black screen, the producer credit fades in.)
producer credit fades out. The director credit and BBC logo fade in.)
(The BBC logo fades out to the black background.
The series theme music ends.)