THE TENTH PLANET

BY KIT PEDLER
AND GERRY DAVIES

EPISODE 3


first broadcast - 22nd October 1966
running time - 23mins 31secs


1.  TRACKING ROOM

(On the radar screen hundreds of small blips have appeared.  They are moving quickly.)

(Cutler walks towards the communications equipment.  Nearby, the Doctor suddenly starts moaning and collapses.  Ben, Polly, Barclay and a technician gently lower him to the ground.)

(Ben rushes over to General Cutler.)

(Terry Cutler, General Cutler's son, speaks over the radio to them.)

(General Cutler takes the microphone off of Dyson.)

(Terry can be seen on one of the monitors.)


2.  CABIN

(Ben and Polly are sitting by the Doctor on a bunk bed.  The Doctor is lying unconscious on the bottom bunk.)

(Ben stands up and begins to walk away.)


3.  TRACKING ROOM

(General Cutler is continuing his conversation with Terry.  Ben and Polly are now back in the room.)

(Terry looks out of his porthole.)

(Cutler puts the microphone down and wanders over to the monitors.)

(Cutler moves across to the communications desk.)

(He passes the phone to Barclay.)

(Barclay passes Cutler the phone.)


4.  ISC, GENEVA

(Wigner is sitting at his desk.  His two aides and technician are nearby, as ever.)

(The technician walks away.)


5.  TRACKING ROOM


6.  ISC, GENEVA


7.  TRACKING ROOM


8.  ISC, GENEVA


9.  TRACKING ROOM

(Cutler puts the phone down.)

(Cutler marches off and a guard comes over to Ben and Polly.)

(Ben hits a fist onto the desk in frustration.)

(Cutler walks over to the radar screen. Polly walks over to Ben and starts quietly talking to him.)

(The guard drags Ben out of the room.  Cutler walks over to Barclay.)

(Dyson stands up.)

(Cutler leaves the room.  As he does, Barclay takes his glasses off and starts fiddling with his hair with worry.  Polly looks on, concerned.)


10.  CABIN

(The Doctor is lying on the bed facing the wall.  Ben is trying to rouse him.)

(Ben begins pacing the small room.)

(Ben goes to the door and pushes a penknife into the lock.  The door doesn't budge.)

(Suddenly, Ben notices a large grill on the wall over the top of the bunk bed.)

(Ben climbs onto the top bunk.)


11.  FUSING ROOM

(The fusing room is full of equipment.  Several of the walls have banks of computers and instruments on them.  In the middle of the room is a small platform.  Part of the Z-bomb is on it, waiting to be fused.  It is connected to various things overhead by lots of wires.  The thick door is marked with a radiation symbol.  There is a permanent clicking noise.  Cutler and two technicians are in the room, all wearing protective clothing.  Dyson enters, also wearing a protective suit.)

(Dyson walks onto the platform and inspects everything.)

(He gestures to the Z-bomb.)


12.  TRACKING ROOM

(Barclay is watching the R/T Technician attempt to contact Zeus 5.  All he can hear is static.)

(The static continues.)

(Barclay walks away.  The R/T Technician continues to talk in the background.  Polly is preparing coffee.)

(Barclay takes a cup of coffee from Polly.)

(Barclay sips some coffee.)

(Barclay looks hopeful.  Suddenly, Cutler enters the room and Barclay and Polly spin round nervously.)

(Cutler strides across the room to the radar.)

(Cutler walks over to the R/T Technician and taps him on the shoulder.)

(The R/T Technician flicks a switch and speaks into a microphone.  Everyone can hear the announcement.)

(The R/T Technician continues the announcement and Cutler picks up the phone.)

(Cutler puts the phone down and turns to Barclay.)

(Cutler picks up the phone and talks into it.)

(Cutler puts the phone down.)

(Cutler leaves the room and Polly dashes over to Barclay.)

(Polly dashes away.)


13.  CABIN

(Ben is trying to open the grill.  He jumps as Polly dashes in.)

(Ben jumps to the ground.)

(Barclay enters.)

(Barclay goes over to the table and starts drawing a diagram on some paper.  Ben and Polly join him.)

(Ben puts the knife on the table.)

(Suddenly a siren starts up.)

(Barclay draws a picture of the shaft.)


14.  POLAR LANDSCAPE

(Another Cybership lands.  Nearby, the section one guards are covered over by snow, with just the Cyber guns visible.  About 10 Cybermen march towards the base.  The guards fire the guns and one by one the Cybermen collapse.)


15.  VENTILATION SHAFT

(Ben crawls along the shaft.  He reaches an intersection and consults Barclay's map.  There is a breeze blowing at him.  He goes straight on.)


16.  ROCKET SILO

(Ben reaches the grill.  Inside the room are various banks of equipment.  There is also an engineer in the room.  Ben watches him perform some checks.  Another engineer walks in and beckons the other one to follow him.  He does.)


17.  CORRIDOR OUTSIDE ROCKET SILO

(Barclay is holding a clipboard and begins talking to the two engineers.)


18.  ROCKET SILO

(Ben gets his knife out and begins unscrewing the grill.)


19.  CABIN

(Polly is sitting down, watching the Doctor, concerned.)

(Polly stands up.  She hears someone coming and quickly gets onto the top bunk and covers herself with the blanket.  She sneezes.  A guard enters and checks that the Doctor and `Ben' are still there.  He leaves and Polly emerges from the blanket.  She looks up at the grill, concerned.)


20.  ROCKET SILO

(Ben pushes the grill open.  It falls noisily against the wall.  He swings onto the ladder and climbs into the room.  He looks at his instructions and crosses over to the console marked Servo Plug Leads.)


21.  POLAR LANDSCAPE

(The three guards emerge and collect all the dead Cybermen's weapons.)


22.  TRACKING ROOM

(Cutler is watching the guards on a monitor.)

(The Radar Technician turns the monitor off.)

(Cutler turns round to talk to Barclay and notices he is gone.)

(Cutler leaves the room, quickly.  Dyson taps the R/T Technician on the shoulder.)


23.  CORRIDOR OUTSIDE ROCKET SILO

(Barclay is still talking to the engineers.  Cutler arrives.)

(Cutler shoves Barclay out of the way and enters the rocket silo.)


24.  ROCKET SILO

(Ben is leaning inside the control panel.  He doesn't hear Cutler enter.  Cutler strides over to him and pulls him out by the neck.  Cutler then pushes Ben off the walkway.  A guard enters.)

(He points down at Ben.  The guard walks away and Barclay and the engineer enter.)

(Cutler and Barclay dash out of the room.)


25.  TRACKING ROOM

(Everyone is in the room at their posts.  Ben is sitting on a chair, half concussed.  Polly is looking after him.  Cutler is lecturing them.)

(Cutler walks over to the R/T Technician, annoyed.)

(Cutler snatches the radio.)

(General Cutler is very worried.  Barclay is sitting at the communications desk.  He speaks into the microphone and makes an announcement.)

(Cutler goes over to one of the desks.)

(01:59 counts down.)

(1-49 counts down.)

(Polly is distraught.)


26.  POLAR SURFACE

(The missile rises from a hole in the ground.)


27.  TRACKING ROOM


28.  POLAR SURFACE

(The man lines retract from the missile.)


29.  TRACKING ROOM

(Everyone is apprehensive.)

(The whirr of the rocket engine reaches the room.)

(The whirr reaches a crescendo.  Everyone is waiting nervously.)

(The numbers count down.)


30.  Z-BOMB MISSILE LAUNCH

(The rocket's engines fire into life and the rocket slowly moves up...)


DR. WHO
GENERAL CUTLER
RADAR TECHNICIAN
R/T TECHNICIAN
POLLY
BEN
BARCLAY
DYSON
TERRY CUTLER
WIGNER
GENEVA TECHNICIAN
WILLIAM HARTNELL
ROBERT BEATTY
CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS
CHRISTOPHER DUNHAM
ANNEKE WILLS
MICHAEL CRAZE
DAVID DODIMEAD
DUDLEY JONES
CALLEN ANGELO
STEVE PLYTAS
ELLEN CULLEN
TITLE MUSIC BY

STORY EDITOR
DESIGNER
PRODUCER
DIRECTED BY
RON GRAINER AND THE
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
GERRY DAVIS
PETER KINDRED
INNES LLOYD
DEREK MARTINUS
BBC tv
UNCREDITED
TECHNICIAN 1
TECHNICIAN 2
TECHNICIAN 3
TECHNICIAN 4
CORPORAL
STAND IN FOR DR. WHO
COLOURED HIGH-RANKING
OFFICER
SPANISH HIGH-RANKING
OFFICER
SOLDIER E
ENGINEER 1 (HAINES)
ENGINEER 2
SOLDIER D
SOLDIER C
KRANG
JARL
GERN
CYBERMEN



STUNT DOUBLE FOR BEN
SILO CONTROL VOICE
CONTROL COUNTDOWN VOICE
RICHARD LAWRENCE
MORRIS QUICK
BILL GOSLING
GORDON LANG
ALEC JONES
GORDON CRAIG

CHRIS KONYILS

STANLEY DAVIES
NICK HILTON
FREDDIE ELDRETT
ROY PIERCE
ROY PIERCE
FREDDIE ELDRETT
HARRY BROOKS
REG WHITEHEAD
GREGG PALMER
BRUCE WELLS
JOHN HAINES
JOHN KNOTT
JOHN SLATER
PETER POCOCK
GLENN BECK
ROY SKELTON
COSTUMES BY
MAKE-UP BY
LIGHTING
SOUND
SPECIAL SOUND
TITLE SEQUENCE
TELESNAPS
SPECIAL EFFECTS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
ASSISTANT FLOOR MANAGER
ASSISTANT
GRAMS OPERATOR
CREW
TM2
FLOOR ASSISTANT
VISION MIXER
SANDRA REID
GILLIAN JAMES
HOWARD KING
ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT
BRIAN HODGSON
BERNARD LODGE
JOHN CURA
SHAWCRAFT MODELS LTD
BILL KING, TRADING POST
EDWINA VERNER
JENNY McARTHUR
SALLY HUNT
DEREK HEAPE
NINE
FRED WRIGHT
EDDIE SHAH
SHIRLEY COWARD
TRANSCRIBED BY
BEN HAUGHTON (ian.haughton@which.net)


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