Doctor Who Logo 'The Daemons'
(5 Parts)
Story Code 'JJJ'

by Guy Leopold
The Doctor

The Doctor and his friends witness a live televised archaeological dig by Professor Horner, as he opens an ancient barrow near the village of Devil's End. The local White Witch warns of impending doom, and the Doctor, alarmed at the events, hurries to the site with Jo. A mysterious force erupts, killing the professor and rendering the Doctor unconscious. When he recovers, the Doctor finds that the Master is posing as the local vicar, the Reverend Magister, and is using black magic rituals to summon Azal, the last of a race known as the Daemons, whose miniaturised spaceship is buried within the barrow. Azal is one of a race of scientists that came to Earth centuries ago, and shaped the development of humanity. Meanwhile, Sergeant Benton and Captain Yates arrive at the village by helicopter, but before the Brigadier and his troops can join them, a heat barrier appears, cutting the village off from the outside world. While the Brigadier and Sergeant Osgood attempt to break through the barrier, villagers, who are working for the Master, capture the Doctor, who tells him that Azal will appear three times, and on the last manifestation, will decide whether to transfer his powers to another, or to destroy the planet, writing it off as a failed experiment. The Master hopes to gains Azal's powers, but in the final ceremony, Azal instead offers them to the Doctor. The Doctor refuses, arguing that the human race should be allowed to develop at it's own pace. Azal decides to destroy the Doctor, but Jo offers up her life in place of his. Such and act of self-sacrifice is incomprehensible to Azal, and he destroys himself. The Master is finally captured by UNIT, and taken away for his crimes against humanity.

Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who), Roger Delgado (The Master), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Damaris Hayman (Miss Haythorne), Don McKillop (Bert the Landlord), Rollo Gamble (Winstanley), Robin Wentworth (Prof. Horner) , David Simeon (Alastair Fergus) , James Sneel (Harry), John Joyce (Garvin), Eric Hillyard (Dr. Reeves), Jon Croft (Tom Girton), Christopher Wray (PC Groom), Gerald Taylor (Baker's Man), Stanley Mason (Bok), Alec Linstead (Sgt. Osgood), John Owens (Thorpe), Stephen Thorne (Azal), The Headington Quarry Men (Morris Dancers), Mathhew Corbett (Jones)

Produced by Barry Letts
Directed by Christopher Barry

Part 1 - 22nd May, 1971 @ 6.15pm - 6.40pm
Part 2 - 29th May, 1971 @ 6.10pm - 6.35pm
Part 3 - 5th June, 1971 @ 6.10pm - 6.35pm
Part 4 - 12th June, 1971 @ 6.10pm - 6.35pm
Part 5 - 29th June, 1971 @ 6.10pm - 6.35pm

*Featuring the Third Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier and UNIT

*Working title: 'The Demons'