The Doctor becomes alarmed on seeing
television coverage of an archaeological dig by a Professor Horner
into an ancient barrow near the village of Devil's End. He hurries
to the scene with Jo.
The Master is posing as the local vicar, Mr Magister, and using
black magic rituals to summon Azal, the last of a race known as the
Dæmons, whose miniaturised spaceship is buried within the barrow.
Benton and Yates arrive in a UNIT helicopter but, before the
Brigadier and his troops can join them, a heat barrier appears and
cuts the village off from the outside world.
Azal will appear three times and on the last of these occasions will
decide whether to transfer his awesome powers to another or to
destroy the planet as a failed experiment. The Master hopes to be
the recipient of the powers, but in the event Azal offers them to
the Doctor instead. The Doctor declines, arguing that the human race
should be allowed to develop at its own pace.
Azal decides to kill him, but Jo then offers to take his place and,
unable to comprehend this act of self-sacrifice, the Dæmon
self-destructs. The Master is finally captured by UNIT and taken
away to await trial for his crimes against humanity.
EPISODE 1 NOTES
- Bessie appears to have a mind of her own
and misbehaves by driving out of the UNIT garage without
permission. The Doctor then reveals to Jo that he has actually
installed a remote control device to Bessie which enables him to
steer the car via the device.
- The scenes in the UNIT garage and of
Bessie driving under remote control were filmed at an Airfield
in the Campbell Aircraft Company, Membury, Wiltshire on 19th
- The Doctor and Jo head for the ancient
barrow, the Devil's Hump. The road sign spins disorientating the
Doctor and Jo. This scene was filmed at cross-roads near Membury,
Wiltshire on 19th April 1971.
- The Doctor and Jo drive around lost until
it gets dark. These scenes were filmed at lanes around Oaken
Coppice, Whittonditch, Wiltshire on the evening of 19th April
EPISODE 2 NOTES
- The Doctor and Jo move a tree
blocking the road. These scenes were filmed at lanes around
Oaken Coppice, Whittonditch, Wiltshire on the evening of
19th April 1971.
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