In a 19th century mining village, a renegade Time Lady known as The Rani is draining brain fluid from local men, turning them savage and berserk. It is here The Master plans to coerce her help in his vengeance upon The Doctor while also establishing a power base for controlling Earth's future. Written by
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The writers had envisaged the story as being filmed at an open air museum in South Wales, and had included elements such as overhead coal tracks and a switching station on the rails. It was filmed at Blists Hill Open Air Museum at Telford in Shropshire. Eric Saward
ad to amend the action to reflect the location. See more
When the Doctor dangles above the pit, one of his three attackers falls in. A moment later there is a close-up of three pairs of hands aiming weapons at him. This shot belonged to an earlier part of the sequence, before they arrived at the pit. See more
My dear Rani, quite unwittingly, you've made my triumph utterly complete.
The BBC wishes to acknowledge the co-operation of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum. See more