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Doctor Who (2015)
Synopsis: Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "The Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. He explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

1.

1 EXT. SKARO - DAY 1

Spinning, blurry.

A faint impression, of blue sky, mountains and a dark figure

rotating past us - but all upside down!

The spinning, slowing. Becoming gentle revolutions.

The upside-down figure, silhouetted against the blazing sun -

it is clearly MISSY.

MISSY:

Consider the Doctor.

CUT TO:

2 DARK FIELD 2

- a flash of

THE DOCTOR's eyes snap open, blaze straight at us (as in The

Day Of The Doctor.)

CUT TO:

3 EXT. SKARO - DAY 3

Slower revolutions, less blurry.

MISSY, still talking, but now we can see that she is casually

sharpening a stick.

MISSY:

The Doctor, trapped. The Doctor,

alone.

(Looks directly into the

camera)

You all right there, dear?

Wider. Out on the plains of Skaro, the Dalek city glittering

in the far distance. MISSY, sharpening a stick with a little

knife.

CLARA:
she’s trussed up, hanging upside down from a tree

branch, and revolving slowly. Blinking awake. (The above was

her POV.)

CLARA:

... where ..? how did we ..?

MISSY:

Shh, now, Mummy’s talking. Okay,

the Doctor. On the run, no TARDIS,

no friends, no help. In other

words, the Doctor happy.

CUT TO:

BBC 2015 PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

DW9:
"The Witch's Familiar" by Steven Moffat - PINK Script 12/02/15

2.

4 INT. EXOTIC BUILDING - DAY 4

A place of marble columns and gantries. Looks exotic, could

even be alien.

There is zap sound and a glow from behind one of the columns

MISSY:

(V.O.)

This was a long time ago.

A figure flits between the columns, wearing a floppy hat and

a long scarf - clearly the TOM BAKER DOCTOR. He’s only

briefly glimpsed before he darts behind another column.

MISSY (cont’d)

(V.O.)

Doesn’t matter which face he was

wearing

-the figure flits between the next two columns, this time

much smaller, with long white hair - the WILLIAM HARTNELL

DOCTOR MISSY:

(cont’d)

(V.O.)

They’re all the Doctor to me.

Now moving closer on the CAPALDI DOCTOR, as he races from

behind the next pillar, now flattens himself against a wall.

Looking around - hunted, haunted, a man on the run!

MISSY (cont’d)

(V.O.)

So let’s give it to the eyebrows.

CUT TO:

5 EXT. SKARO - DAY 5

CLARA, slowly revolving to a halt, still blinking in

confusion.

CLARA:

... I don’t ... where are we?

MISSY:

A few miles from where we were.

CLARA:

But ... the Daleks ...

MISSY:

I’m coming to that.

CLARA:

Shouldn’t we be ... I don’t want to

say dead?

(CONTINUED)

BBC 2015 PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

DW9:
"The Witch's Familiar" by Steven Moffat - PINK Script 12/02/15

3.

5 CONTINUED:
5

MISSY:

Hush!

CUT TO:

6 INT. EXOTIC BUILDING - DAY 6

Close on THE DOCTOR, eyes darting around, frantically.

Cutting round details - shadows, columns, flickers of

movement.

MISSY:

(V.O.)

The City of the Screaming Lakes.

Abandoned for over two-thousand

years. He got in by teleporter -

doesn’t matter why.

On THE DOCTOR, frantically jabbing at a wrist unit that looks

like a big elaborate watch.

MISSY (cont’d)

(V.O.)

What matters is that his teleporter

is now out of power.

THE DOCTOR, frustrated - slamming the teleport bracelet

against a wall. Damn it, damn it!

Now -Zap! Zap! Zap! Zap!

From all around, in every corner, behind every pillar, the

same zaps and glows that accompanied his own arrival.

MISSY (cont’d)

(V.O.)

Also worth mentioning - he’s being

stalked by, oh, say about fifty

android assassins.

CUT TO:

7 EXT. SKARO - DAY 7

CLARA hanging, MISSY whittling. She shoots a grin at CLARA.

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Sydney Newman

Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. After his return to Canada in 1970, Newman was appointed Acting Director of the Broadcast Programs Branch for the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) and then head of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He also occupied senior positions at the Canadian Film Development Corporation and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and acted as an advisor to the Secretary of State. more…

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