End Of Time - Part Five
Written by Bruce Stewart
Liz is struggling to find the time barrier.
Gottfried has opened up the skirting board and is struggling to
find out what is behind it.
Liz becomes panicky has she realises that the time barrier has
Gottfried replaces the skirting board.
Commander Traynor is returned to the Common room where Simon and
Frank are. Simon tells the Commander that Frank has managed to
dismantle the equipment behind the secret door. He also lets slip
about the mounted ruby he found. Traynor resolves to re-take command
of the base from the Germans.
Gottfried, further frustrated, ransacks the store cupboard.
Liz is now back at the Inn. Traynor and Skinner discuss the situation
and Traynor suggests that Liz's failure to find the time barrier
may be psychological and that she needs to be relaxed to be able
to rediscover it again. He suggests that a "jolly romp"
with himself, Liz and Skinner may be the answer.
Commander Traynor, Frank and Simon attempt to overpower the guard
in the Common room. Frank fakes a collapse as Traynor coshes the
guard. There is a further struggle but to no avail as they are
caught by Gottfried. Traynor is knocked unconscious. However,
Simon escapes and sees another signal from the village. He hides
in the Operations room under the sink.
Skinner is playfully chasing Liz through the ministry field.
As they approach the barrier, Liz appears to have second thoughts.
Traynor catches up with them. Suddenly Liz becomes aware of the
electronic sound of the time barrier. It's back!
Gottfried is handed another signal from the village.
With the Operations room now empty, Simon tries to escape outside
but there is a guard near the door. He tries to sneak past him
but upsets a dustbin. Simon desperately tries to remain hidden
in the shadows. The guard inspects the bin and, luckily for Simon,
discovers a cat. Simon is still able to make good his escape.
Despite protests from her father, Liz makes her way through the
time barrier and back to 1940. There she discovers Gottfried searching
for Simon. Before long, Simon turns up. He is desperate to escape
but Liz convinces him that discovering what happened to her father
is more important than their immediate return to 1970.
Gottfried questions a recovering Commander Traynor about the children
again. He doesn't get far. Much to the Commander's surprise however,
Gottfried produces the ruby that Simon hid.
At the Bull Inn, Jean is angry with her husband for letting Liz
go back to 1940. She storms out of the bar. Traynor finishes his
drink and moves away to a table with Frank. Alone at the bar,
Bradley pulls a towel back to reveal a hidden revolver.
In the lounge, Jean "sees" Simon and Liz as they are
taken prisoner again at the naval base.
Traynor reveals to a torn Skinner, the real research that was
being carried out at the naval base: a laser tracking system...!
Jean leaves the Inn.
Gottfried confronts Commander Traynor about the ruby. The Commander's
story about it being for a lady friend doesn't hold water with
the German. Gottfried attempts to deduce it's real purpose. Suddenly,
Fritz brings Simon and Liz into the office. He orders that they
be placed under close arrest.
Jean is now near the time barrier and can hear it's electronic
Liz and Simon are thrown into the Common room where Simon reveals
to an upset Liz that Frank has lost his memory.
Jean watches horrified as the events in 1940 unfold in her mind's
Simon is tormented by Graz and a struggle ensues. Frank grapples
with Graz as Liz and Simon head for the window to escape. Graz
fires at Frank then turns to Liz and shoots her at point blank
range in the stomach. Gottfried enters and Simon tells a shocked
Gottfried that Graz has killed her.
Complete cast for part five
Cheryl Burfield (Liz Skinner), Spencer Banks (Simon Randall),
Denis Quilley (Traynor), Iris Russell (Jean Skinner), Derek Benfield
(Skinner), John Alkin (Frank), Sandor Eles (Gottfried), Paul Humpoletz
(Graz), Hilary Minster (Fritz), Royston Tickner (George Bradley).
Script Editor Ruth Boswell
Scientific Adviser Geoffrey Hoyle
Designer Gerry Roberts
Producer John Cooper
(Director John Cooper: uncredited)
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