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Episode Guide

Story One...
The Wrong End Of Time

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

Story Two...
The Time of the Ice Box

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

Story Three...
The Year of the Burn Up

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

  Part Seven
Part Eight

Story Four...
The Day of the Clone

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six



 

 

The Wrong End Of Time - Part Four

Written by Bruce Stewart

With Gottfried occupied with trying to find whatever it was that Sarah said she saw being buried and Simon helping him, Liz forces Sarah through the time barrier. When she tries to follow, she gets her sleeve caught on the fence and struggles to free herself. Suddenly, she is spotted by Fritz who raises his gun to strike her but Gottfried intervenes giving Liz the chance to escape through the hole in the fence. Gottfried calls for her to come back but she is gone.

 

At the Bull Inn, Jean lets out a scream...
Gottfried admonishes Simon who explains that Liz has only taken Sarah back to her mother. Gottfried plans to send a signal to the village to have the two children intercepted.
Liz and Sarah are on the other side of the time barrier and back in 1970. Liz tries to comfort Sarah but Sarah is worried about Simon.

A signal is flashed to the village from the base by one of the Germans.
Gottfried returns Simon to Commander Traynor in the Common room. Simon tells the Commander that Liz and Sarah have escaped but that the Germans have sent a signal to the village to have them picked up. Traynor has seen the signals and Simon wonders about the Germans' interest in the naval base.

Traynor questions Jean about her vision of Liz in danger but Skinner is still disturbed and argues with Traynor about his attitude.
Outside the Bull Inn, Liz tells Sarah to lie about where she has been all this time. She takes her into the hotel where Bradley is astonished to see the two of them.
Skinner accuses Traynor of having selfish reasons for his investigation.
In the lounge, Jean and Skinner are reunited with Liz as Traynor obliquely confronts Bradley who skulks off. With Bradley gone, Traynor asks Liz what really happened...
Gottfried is in the supply room still trying to find answers.

 

Frank has regained consciousness and is being questioned by Commander Traynor. He is unable to give his commanding officer any coherent answers before Gottfried enters. Frank mentions a bright light, which puzzles Gottfried, and it becomes apparent that Frank is suffering from severe amnesia. Gottfried says he wants Frank for a job and decides to take Simon with him as well.

He takes the pair to the supply room where he asks them to dismantle some equipment. Left alone, Simon asks Frank if he managed to carry out the Commander's instructions. Frank still can't remember. He can't even remember who Simon or Liz are.
At the Bull Inn, Liz is being comforted by her mother. She is still puzzled by what has happened. The two discuss her father's problems and the situation at the naval station. They are joined by Traynor and her father who admits that he still remembers nothing about what happened at the base. Traynor suggests they get down to sorting out the mystery and, much to everyone's horror, suggests that Liz will be returning to the time barrier.

(Commercial Break)

Simon and Frank are continuing with their dismantling of the equipment in the supply room whilst Gottfried and his comrades sort through some papers. Simon and Frank discover the secret room behind the notice board. The young rating begins to recall what he had to do for Commander Traynor. He starts to destroy the secret equipment. Simon finds a cylindrical casing with a ruby mounted in it amongst the equipment. The two manage to close the secret door when Frank collapses and Gottfried enters. Frank is removed whilst Simon hides the ruby amongst some other equipment.

At the hotel, Traynor tells Skinner that he believes Frank DID dismantle the equipment however he doesn't know if Gottfried had seen the plans he hid behind the skirting board. Gottfried is now in 1970 possibly working for the Russians and Traynor needs to know how much Gottfried learnt at the station. He suggests that using Liz and Jean's telepathy, they can find out what actually happened by allowing Liz to return to 1940.

A signal is sent to the Germans at the base from the village. It is given to Gottfried. He tells Commander Traynor that nobody has heard of the children in the village. Traynor is suspicious of how he found out. Gottfried, his patience nearly expired, demands to know what he is really researching at the station. Gottfried tries to reason with him but Traynor is unwilling to divulge anything. His patience exhausted, Gottfried has Graz tie the Commander to his chair.
At the ministry field, Traynor is convincing Jean and Skinner that it is safe for Liz to return to the naval station in 1940. Liz attempts to find the barrier by the gateposts.

Gottfried stops Graz from brutalising Commander Traynor further. Traynor has revealed nothing. Frustrated, Gottfried sends Traynor away. Alone in Traynor's office, Gottfried notices the loose skirting board...
Liz is having trouble finding the barrier.
Gottfried has opened up the skirting board and is struggling to find out what is behind it.
Liz becomes panicky. The time barrier is no longer there.

 


Complete cast list for part four

Cheryl Burfield (Liz Skinner), Spencer Banks (Simon Randall), Denis Quilley (Commander Traynor), Iris Russell (Jean Skinner), Derek Benfield (Skinner), John Alkin (Frank), Sandor Eles (Gottfried), Paul Humpoletz (Graz), Hilary Minster (Fritz), Royston Tickner (George Bradley), Sally Templer (Sarah).

Script editor Ruth Boswell
Scientific Advisor Geoffrey Hoyle
Designer Gerry Roberts
Producer John Cooper
(Director John Cooper: uncredited)

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