Survivors (1975–1977): Season 2, Episode 4 - Lights of London: Part 2 - full transcript

Greg! For God's sake!


Get off!

This way. Quick. Through the door.

- Who are you?
- Wally's the name.

- You all right?
- I am. Charles?

No. It got me in the leg.

It's bright lights and noise
that keeps them off.

- Is it bad?
- I don't know. Such filthy things.

- It's more repulsive than anything else.
- You want to get to the Centre.

- Get it attended to.
- Centre?

Get it looked at or you've had it.
It'll go rotten as soon as blink.

Come on. This way.

- Where's the Centre?
- The Oval.

- I'll take you.
- At Kennington?

Yeah, that's right.

They'll fix you up.

Now, tuck your trousers in.
The rats get everywhere.

Where you from?

West Country.

You must be out of your minds.
What are you doing here?

Oh, we're looking for someone.
A girl called Ruth.

We had directions.

She was brought here by an Indian chap
and a woman with blonde hair.

- About five days ago?
- Yes, that's right.

- You've seen her?
- Sure. I see everything.

All the coming and going.

- I hear she's a doctor.
- That's right.

Look, how far is it?

- Is that leg all right?
- Yeah, I think so. Let's just get there.

It's quite a way.

- What, along the tracks?
- Yeah.

We can't move in the streets,
what with everything.

And even if you could, there's the rats.

This doctor, is she a friend of yours?


- Put in a word for me, will you?
- Why? What for?

We don't see eye to eye.

What with her being a doctor,
and you having a bit of influence, like,

they might listen to you.

How you feeling?

- Who are they?
- You'll find out, mate.

- How many of you are there?
- There's 500 of them and one of me.

I'm not suggesting we rush things
but we can make a start.

She's only been here a week.

She isn't concerned
with the preliminaries.

Well, not in your department, perhaps,

but the medicines and drugs
have got to be catalogued.

You're right back in form,
aren't you, Doc?

Manny, it's a lengthy job,
the sooner we get started, the better.

What, you think I don't know that?

Barbara's only back in circulation
because of me.

To my way of thinking,
the ball's in her court.

- No, it's in yours.
- Mine? Well, you do the planning.

- You make the decisions.
- Ah. I do my modest best.

We've got to decide on transportation.
The present situation...

- There's no coal for a start.
- That leaves petrol or diesel oil.

How much we got?

Well, going by rail,
it'll have to be diesel.

Clever girl, our Barbara.


Now, keep in the light.

We're gonna cross the road.

Who? You're joking.

Right, I'll let them in.

- What are you doing here?
- I brought these two men.

- Who are you?
- They're friends of the doctor.

- The woman...
- Who said so?

- They did.
- Oh, did they?

I can vouch for them.

Wally, you shouldn't be here.

- You are in big trouble.
- I had to show them the way.

All right, give me your gun.

You can't take them any further
until you give me your gun.

- Out!
- What?

- Out, Wally, quick.
- Hey!

- You're the one who came to Whitecross.
- Yes, I'm sorry...

- Yeah, well, where's Ruth?
- She'll be in her surgery.

Get back across the road
before we turn the lights off, Wally.

- What's he done?
- He's a lot of trouble, that boy.

- He can't come in, we've decided.
- What kind of trouble?

Just trouble. He's been put out to cool.

Well, he just saved us
from the rats back there.

- It is not my decision.
- Yeah, well whose?

So, you must be Greg and you're Charles.
Heard a lot about you.

- My name's Manny.
He's the boss.

- Welcome to town.
- Where's Ruth?

In her surgery, I suppose.
Oh, you remember Penny?

Oh, I expect they do.

- Ruth tells me that you're an architect.
- Yes, I was.

- And you're an engineer.
- That's right.

Well, that's great. Great!
We're short of talent.

Yeah, well, you still are.

Just as soon as Charles' leg's fixed up,
we're getting out of here.

And we're taking Ruth with us.

- What's wrong with his legs?
- Rat bites.

Amul, get him to surgery.
Don't waste any time.


Oh, gentlemen.

If you don't mind,
we don't carry guns here.

Amul will take them to the armoury.

This way, please.

I don't like it, Manny.

Oh, I think we might be in
for a bit of trouble.

- The sooner we get back, the better.
- Don't rush me.

- How's it feel?
- It hurts.

They're well equipped,
got to say that for them.

I suppose I've been expecting you.
You should have had more sense.

- Ruth, you all right?
- Yes.

I'll leave you now.

- What have you been up to, then?
- Slight altercation with a pack of rats.

Well, take your trousers off
and jump up here.

I won't pretend
that I'm not glad to see you

but you were nuts to come after me.

- What did you expect us to do?
- The vote was unanimous.

Don't think I'm not grateful,

it's just that it may be some time
before you get out of here again.

Oh, we're all getting out of here,
just as soon as you finish with Charles.

It's not as easy as you think.

You mean the rats? We've learned
to cope with those the hard way.

These are nasty.

Rats are only part of the story.

There's a sickness here
that's just not in the textbooks

and which makes it very dangerous for
anyone to move away from this hospital.

They call it the London Sickness
and that's what's keeping people here.

You mean that's what keeps you here?

Ruth? Ruth, you're our hospital.

I know there aren't many of us
but we need a doctor, too.

Roll up your sleeve. Anti-tetanus.

There are 500 people here.

Five hundred people
with a sickness rate of 10% .

Don't moan.

Look, just a minute,
there's already a doctor here.

I mean, that chap that brought us,
Wally, he said there was one.

Yes, that's true.

So what you're really saying
is that you want to stay.

- I have no choice.
- Oh, come on.

- You're not a prisoner.
- I have to stay for the big move.

The what?

Manny's plan is to move us all
to the Isle of Wight.

Oh, great. And when's that gonna happen?

It'll have to be done in stages

to get the amenities
and the agriculture going,

but it can't be done unless we have
a doctor and a hospital at either end.

- Yes, but when?
- Soon as it can be organised.

- Weeks, months, years?
- I don't know.

It'll have to be years
if it's a question of working the land.

It'll have to be sooner than that.

I don't see how it can be,
unless a start's already been made.

- And has it?
- No.

I'm not interested
in any London Sickness,

- big move to the Isle...
- Greg, listen.

There was a radio engineer here
who died five days ago.

For 14 months he's been
sending messages out all over the world.

Now, the only voice he picked up
was from Cairo.

There are 12 people there. Twelve.

Here in London there are 500
at the moment.

It's been worked out,

the Doctor has worked out,
that with less than 500 people,

the human species become extinct.
It won't take very long.

The 500 people here in London
is the lowest limit.

- That's anybody's guess.
- It's been worked out.

Now you know why I was brought here
and why I can't leave.

- I was told your friends were here.
- This is the Doctor. Greg and Charles.

In the circumstances I won't say
"Welcome to London".

Forgive my not being here.
You're in good hands.

Yes, I know.

I feel I've had more sleep
this past week than in a year.

We came to take her back.

Yes, of course.

- Has Ruth explained the situation?
- Yes.

Then you'll understand
why we need her here.

And you, too.

- I'll take my own time.
- All right, Wal.

- What's gonna happen?
- I don't know.

- I don't think it's an execution.
- Oh, really.

Come in.
- Go in, Wally.

Yeah, sure, I understand that.

- Right now, how are we off for potatoes?
- Oh, we got masses of them.

Oh, love, don't tell we got masses.
How much?

Well, we got about 480 sacks in store

and we should have another 250 odd
in a couple of months.

Oh, it's great.

Right. Now,
let's get on to the tinned stuff. Beans?

Yeah, we got 60 cases.

- Permission to sit, granted...
- Oh, cut it out.

I'll say this for you, Wally,
you're a brave man.

Okay, George, ta.

- They give you something to eat?
- The prisoner ate a hearty meal, sir.

Who's the prisoner?

Oh, come on, Wally,
let's have a little chat.

I mean, let's try and get somewhere.

Yeah, why won't you
be reasonable, Wally?

That's all we want.
Nobody wants trouble.

Hello, Doc, we're ready for you.
How's your mate, Greg?

He's been looked at.

- Hello, Wally, you well?
- I'm still alive.

- Good.
- Is this a court?

- No, no, it's all informal.
- Oh, well, that's something.

- Greg, do you know this chap Wally?
- Yeah, he brought us here.

I saved his life.

That so?
- Yeah. What's he done?

My face doesn't fit.

Oh, come on, Wally,
that's just not true.

All right, all right, all right. Greg,
I'll fill you in a detail or two.

Wally here, nice lad,
survivor like you and me,

so what does he do
while we all try and keep going?

- Can I say something?
- When I've had my say, Wally boy.

I didn't come through all this
to live in a fascist state.

Oh, Wally, how old are you?

24, 25?
What do you know about fascist states?

I've been around long enough to know
which way things are going here.

Greg, listen. Everything here
is discussed, then agreed.

That's never been good enough for him.
He's got to go his own way.

So there's always bother.

Things that should get done,
don't get done.

Yeah, that's the trouble.

So we had a big democratic election,
him or me.

And what do you think? It was damn near
500 for me and five for him.

So we asked him to behave.
And what did you say?

Not under fascism.

Not under fascism.

So we told him he could make
all the decisions he wanted to,

on his own, out there in the country.

- But you didn't go.
- You know I can't live out there.

- People do.
- Not from London.

Wally, you want to come back in again,
don't you?

- Well?
- Yeah.

- Greg, would you trust him?
With what?

We need a messenger to go back
to Greg's settlement

and tell them what's happened.

Now, if you're given directions
and you're sensible

and keep away from anyone out there,
you can do an important job, Wally.

- I've said that I'd rather go myself.
- I know, Greg.

Yeah, we all know.
But we need you here, you're an expert.

I see, I get it. Dangerous mission.
If anything happens, like getting sick,

you won't miss me
but you'll miss him, right?

If you wanna
put it that way Wally, right.

If I do go and I get back alive,
will you let me in?

Yeah, yeah, it'll prove you're
behaving yourself, won't it?

- Will he let me in? No, you wouldn't.
- If you...

I give you my word.

I'll go if he lets me in.

He will.

I wanna hear it from him.

Manny keeps a nice hotel.

The cook came from The Dorchester.
He was a waiter but he had ambitions.

Well, there are
one or two compensations.

- You still think I'm mad?
- No.

Not exactly raving.
Trifle gullible, perhaps.

Look, if the Doctor says it takes
500 people to maintain our species,

then I'm not gonna argue with him,
but what I do disagree with is

the fact that we seem to be caught
in a situation that has no options.

Why is there no panic about the disease
catching up with medicine?

- Don't the people here know about it?
- They don't want to know.

So they put all their faith
in the hospital.

It's a dicey business, they could panic.

That's why it's important
to have strong leadership.

- Like Manny?
- No, the Doctor.

I've been through all this before.

I'm not interested
in saving the human species,

all I want to save
are my family and my friends.

What happens when your baby grows up
and has children?

I don't know, but there'll be something.

Rather the Doctor's point, isn't it?

- How long ago did Abby leave?
- Six, seven weeks.

And she didn't make it?

- Would she have come back to us?
- Not necessarily.

- She didn't say where she was going.
- No, she'd have come back.

I'll give you this dose
to see you on your way.

Take a capsule every four hours
and you'll be back tomorrow.

I've given you two days' worth

but you'll not be needing it,
will you, son?

- Not if I get back.
- You see and get back.

So capsules, soap, and don't forget
to boil any water you drink.

All right, I'm not stupid.

I don't think you're stupid, son,
but we don't want to lose you.

He does.

No he doesn't.
You're a great nuisance, son,

but that's no reason
to condemn you to death.

Is it, dear Emmanuel?

Now, away you go and get
your instructions from these folk.

And see me tomorrow
as soon as you get back,

and we'll all be friends.

If I get back tomorrow night,
will you let me back in?


The idea might have been to send him off
with a wee bit of confidence.

Why? I don't want to see him again.

But you'll let him in
if he does get back.

- I'll think about it.
- He's one of the 500, Manny.

He's not just trouble, Nessie,
he's dangerous.

He's had a bad week down there,
give him a chance.

And stop the Napoleon act.

Napoleon? You're more hungry
for power than I am and you know it.

Manny. God forbid
you should ever fall ill, Manny.

- You sure you're all right?
- Yeah, I'll see you tonight.

122 male, 144 female fit and well,

89 children under 15,
69 old people, 51 invalids.

So, one hospital train,

one train for everybody else who's fit,
and one for the gear.

That better than, say,
how many, 50 buses?

Buses and lorries, yes.

Greg Preston's looking to see
if there's a way through to the M3.

Jim Foster and Ken Willis
can drive bulldozers.

Otherwise it's Clapham Junction and
Charles Warne is doing a rail survey.

- Right...
- Let me finish.

- The real problem is the advance party.
- It always was.

Well, they must have fast access
back here to the hospital

- if anything should go wrong.
- So?

Well, do we establish a first aid post
at Sunbury?

No, we couldn't start it.

We need to make a fast clearway
from here to say, Ryde or Cowes.

Have we anyone
who can pilot a hovercraft?

Tony Maxwell and Greg,
he could have a go.

- You weren't sure of him.
- If he comes back and makes sense.

Could he take a party down, about 40?

No way.
He goes ahead of the advance party.

- Ahead?
- Yeah, to have a go at the rats.

Remember that stuff we used on the rats
in the old days?

Oh, you mean yellow phosphorus,
red squill.

Yeah, well, Benji's come up with some.

He found a load of it in a warehouse
down Wandsworth way.

Now, what I thought was,

we put Greg in a truck or a lorry
with a couple of other lads,

- Wally for instance...
- Hmm.

...load it up with the red squill,
operation rat,

Isle of Wight here we come.

Then we send in the advance party.

Yes, yes, he is. Do you want...
All right, I'll tell him.

- An emergency.
- Right.

That's Hyde Street down there.
On the pavement.

Coaches won't go on pavements.

It'll take a bulldozer all day
just to clear this little lot.

Hello, Centre. Over.

Hello, Centre, are you there?

Hello, Centre, you lazy slob, wake up.

Hello, yeah.

Hello, Penny, we're turning back now.

We're going to try for... Where?

- Across to Kingston.
- Across to Kingston.

No, don't do that.
The railways are checking out okay.

So you come back home. Over.


How do you turn this thing off , then ?


She found it.

If we only knew
when it's all going to end.

Oh, come on. Things aren't nearly
as bad now as when I arrived.

And there haven't been
any new cases of the sickness.

I know. But how well do you know
your epidemiology?

Not very well.

Well, epidemics
were my business, really.

I want to keep up morale, Ruth,
but you and I have got to face facts.

There's no ignoring this.

All right, so we've had
no new cases for a week,

but we mustn't let it delay the move.

What we've got to do is...


- Ruth, help me.
- Doctor.


So far did you get, Charles?
- Nearly to Woking.

The line looks sound enough.

It could be clear
all the way to Southampton.

So all we have to do
is to open up a path

between here and Clapham Junction.

- You've got the bulldozers.
- Could be difficult.

Tony says the storage tank's right down,
so this oil train is the last.

Yeah, well, tomorrow
I'll look for another storage tank.

Down river, I suppose.

It's encouraging there have been no more
cases of London Sickness in a week.

Yeah, great, great. Hey, where's Ruth?
Come to that, where's all the medicos?

But you'll still want to get out
of London by the summer.

- Well...
- I thought that was the idea.

It's got to be done properly, Greg.

It needs planning, careful planning.
Right, Barbara?

- Yes.
- Yeah, well, I happen to be in a hurry.

- Are you?
- Me, too, and Ruth.

If Greg's to precede
the advance party...

If I'm what?

All in good time, Greg boy,
all in good time.

We're here, let's hear it.

The sooner the rat problem is settled,
the better.

We're not hampered by having to
establish lines of communication.

Right. They just get in there
with the old red squill.

Hey, that should be
right up your street, Greg.

- What are you talking about?
- Wally's here. Do you want to see him?

- Yes.

In you go.

- Did you make it?
- Sure.

- And they're all right?
- Yeah.

Great place you got there.

- You kept your distance?
- Yeah.

I told them you'd be staying here
for a while and that's fine.

- They're coping all right.
- Come on, come on, let's all hear it.

They wanted to give me things for you
but I said better not.

Yeah, quite right.

Pet says stay away from the girls.


And Jenny says the baby's fine.

And this guy Hubert, said to tell Ruth

that he cured Daisy's sore tits
by rubbing them with Ruth's carbolic.

- What!
- What?

Oh, Daisy's one of our cows.

Well, come on, let's have some supper.

- Wally, I'm very grateful to you.
- Yeah, thanks.

All right.

Well, it's up to you now, son.
Go and clean up.

I'll come back for the leftovers.

Wally, ta.

What's he trying to say?

You've known him longer than I have.

Don't know.

The man had a dream
and I was part of it.

But I don't claim to know him. Not well.

- You're the doctor.
- No.

Yes, Ruth, yes. He's dying.

What's he trying to say?

He's gone.

Come on, you lot, supper time.

Get out.

Go on, get out!

Okay, Manny. You're on.

Londoners, this is Manny.

I'm sorry it's bad news, it's sad news.

I don't know how to give it to you,
so I'm gonna give it to you straight.

The Doc's gone.

He died a few minutes ago.

Now, this is a great loss.
The Doc was a great man.

He was a man of courage,
vision and foresight.

He had vision to see
that he couldn't go on much longer

working so hard for us
the way that he did.

So what did this great man do?
He found a replacement doctor for us.

From now on,
his place will be taken by Dr Ruth .

Hope it won't be long before you all
get the chance to meet her, but...

But don't get me wrong, not as patients.

When you do meet her,
you'll see for yourself

that she's determined
to carry on the old Doc's work.

So that, in time,
we'll be able to make the big move.

Well, that's about it. Good night.

In time?

There's a lot dear Emmanuel
hides from people.

There he is... my friend.

He kept me going... all of us.

He gave his life to give us tomorrow.

In time?

You said, "In time, the big move. "

Well, it stands to reason, doesn't it?

I mean, it's bound
to take a bit longer now.

Will you do the rounds or will I?

- No, I'll go.
- I'll go with you.

Hold on a wee minute, Manny.

Look, we've all got to eat, haven't we?

I don't think any of us is hungry.

I'm going to turn in.

- This leg.
- How's it feeling?

It's no better.

You better get Ruth
to have another look at it.


I want to have a few words with Manny.

Yes, good idea.

Well, I don't know about anybody else,
but I'm starving.

- Will you stop talking about food?
- Oh.

Well, I've got work to do. Good night.

- Good night.
- Good night.

Nothing has changed, Nessie.

The Doc always said it was
a two or three year job.

Latterly he didn't.

There's only one thing that's
not changed and that's you, Emmanuel.

You don't want to move. You never did.
Big frog in a wee pond, that's you.

I don't know why I put up with you.

Perhaps because you know
I'm indispensable.

Look, we'll make the move
as soon as it's feasible, all right?

As soon as everything
is properly planned. Then we'll do it.

You pea brain.

What we can do now, the first thing,
is to send a couple of lads on

with that red squill Benji found.

Greg and Charles,
they're itching to get home.

Give them something positive to do,
keep them out of mischief.

Ruth and I can make the move.

I thought we needed
a doctor at either end.

- Not really.
- Well, why didn't you say so before?

- There was always you and the Doc.
- He was too old and too tired.

- Yeah, well, you're no chicken.
- I'll see you out.

No, I can't take a chance.

He was.

Look, you watch it, Nessie.

With Ruth training a couple of kids,

the time's not far off when
you won't be all that indispensable.

So, you watch it, Mother McCree.

We're back where we were,
in a year's time.

- A year?
- Year and a half's time.

Two and a half year's time.
Look, we'll do it properly.

And how long is that gonna give Ruth,

working under the same pressure
as the Doctor?

- Come on, Greg, she's a strong girl.
- Well, wasn't the Doc a strong man?

He had a year of it, the first year.
All the load of them, we had a bad time.

And in two and a half years' time,
what's the population gonna be then?

Ah, there's 14 babies on the way
that we know of.

- Fifteen.
- Fifteen!

You know, Manny,
for a so-called democratic man

you're really wedded
to your own opinions.

Oh, come on, Penny, you tell him.

Look, Greg,
Manny's always been open to persuasion.

That's why he and the Doctor
got on so well.

I say we'd be stupid not to get out
of London just as soon as we can.

- You just want to get home, don't you?
- Of course I do!

The folk here don't want to leave
London, not to go off into the wilds.

They want it all set up properly,
they want a good life...

They need more medical attention
than Ruth can give them.

- Well, do you agree?
- Well, yeah, I suppose so, in a way.

Well, he won't agree
till she drops dead.

What do you take me for?

Oh, come in, Wally.
Come and sit down and pile in.

I hope that little trip of yours
has given you an appetite.

Greg here is right off his grub.

Look, Charles worked it out
that the survival rate after the Death

- was about one in 5,000.
- Yeah, that's what Barbara reckons.

Okay, well, if that's right,
there ought to be

- another five or six doctors somewhere.
- Yeah, well, so?

Well, why don't you try
and find one of them?

Why don't you send out Wally, say,
and a couple of others with him?

Give them food, fuel, medical supplies,

we just send him out
and see if they can find one.

That's why we came to your farm, Greg.

For the same reasons
you are suggesting now.

Wally and who else? You, for instance?

Yes, if you like.

Yeah, well, I got something
more immediate planned for you two,

- but sure, we can talk about it.
- Oh, good.

- Well, that's a start.
- We got to clear that way to Clapham.

Well, can't we do the two things
at the same time?

Yeah, sure, sure.
If, when I've thought about it,

it still seems like a good idea.

- When Manny's thought about it.
- You watch it, Wally!

Look, Greg, you know as well as I do,

there's got to be
one chain of command here.

- Yeah, I know.
- I'm at the top!

Yeah, that's right.

- Is that a warning?
- You can take it how you like.

One chain of command
or the whole thing collapses!

And by the whole thing,
I'm talking about human beings.

- This community.
- I know that.

- I'm not challenging you.
- Good. Then we're mates.

Medical supplies,
he's gonna hop it home.

Now, Manny, you be careful.

Nessie, this is Manny.

Something's come up,
I've got to tighten up on security.

Now, listen.
Don't give out any medical supplies.

No, no, not to anyone!


Not until I say different.


- What you got picked out for me, then?
- Pardon?

You said you got something
picked out for him and me.

Oh, yeah, yeah, we're...

We're going off on a little jaunt,
you and me.

- Jaunt?
- Yeah.

Tomorrow, you, me and George.

- What for?
- Petrol, son.

We're going to look
for another storage tank.

Manny thinks of me and Greg
as mischief-makers.

- Oh, that's not true, it's absurd.
- You tell him that.

- Come in.
- We're getting out of here.

- What?
- The three of us.

That's fine,
because them is my sentiments.

I've just left Manny.

He's got no intention of getting
out of London. It's all an act.

Well, there you are.
I told you I heard him telling Nessie.

- Well, what are we waiting for?
- Ruth! She's not sure.

What, about Manny?
Come on, he's power mad.

He's not bothered about staying alive.
All he's concerned with is status.

There are 500 people here
who need a doctor.

Over 50 of them sick at this moment.

- All right, they've got Nessie.
- Nessie's not a doctor.

- Neither are you for that matter.
- Oh, Greg.

Look, there are people you know
who need you.

Most of the people here,
you've never even met.

That's what makes me a doctor,
not the qualifications.

- You were brought here by force.
- Yes.

Well, you can be taken back by force.

You and who else?


- There's no future for these people.
- You can't say that.

Once we get to the Isle of Wight,
we'll have room and fresh air...

Ruth, they will never get out of London.

Now, I've heard Manny.

He'll come up with another reason,
another excuse, another justification.

He's planning the move
in two years' time.

He'd be happier if it were five.

What about the others?
They have some say.

Manny's not interested
in what they've got to say.

Have you tried arguing with him?

All right, Wally boy ! Off you go.

What do you mean? Off where?

We're looking for petrol, aren't we?
Try over there.

- There's nothing over there.
- How do you know?

Seek and you shall find, Wally boy.

Well, go on, shoo.

Wally! Without the bike.

- Here, hang about?
- Sorry, I need the bike.

Well, come on! I can't wait all day.

- Three more cases.
- This one's the worst.

What are we going to do?

Come and sit down.
You're tired and I'm tired.

She's dying.

Dying is the most natural thing
in the world.

- We can only do what we can.
- No.

Ruth, the only reason
I wanted to become a nurse

was to get away from home.
So I stuck in.

I was a shillpit wee thing

so there were no great queue
of handsome, young doctors after me,

except as a bet.

I stayed on and I finished up a matron.
I got the MBE three years ago.

I think it's about time
I tried to earn it.

What are you trying to say?

I feel now I'm old enough and, kind of,
placid enough to have a go.

You've got to leave here, dearie.

Charles was telling me
about that settlement of yours.

- Sounds a grand place.
- It is.

Listen, I've seen you pepping
yourself up, keeping yourself going.

Why not you and me swap places?
I'll manage.

- You saying I'm no good?
- No.

But I'd say you're too involved.

And the top one here has to be
strong enough to deal with our Emmanuel.

You can do nothing for the people here,
for all your dedication.

You're wiser than me.

At least I can comfort them.

There's a bag over there.
I've given you a whole load.

Should last you some time.
A good long time.

- London calling. Hello.
- Where's Manny?

He's gone out looking for petrol.

That's fine 'cause we're taking some.

- You're what?
- We're leaving.

Oh, really?
- Yeah.

And we'll use these if we have to.

- I can't very well stop you, can I?
- I want petrol for that Range Rover.

Only enough to get us back
where we came from.

Yeah, okay, fine.

- All right, I'll write a chit, shall I?
- That's very kind of you.

- Amul, you can give me a hand with this.
- What?

Take this over to Benji
and tell him that Manny authorised it.


- Okay, if you're sure.
- Yeah.

Sure I'm sure. Well, good luck.

You know where to find us
should you miss the lights of London.

Good luck to you, too.

Centre to Manny. Centre to Manny. Over.

What do you want?
- I got some good news for you.

We're leaving. Now.

- And we'll carry you if necessary.
- No need.

- No, that's wrong. Ruth can't go.
- What?

- These are not my orders.
- What orders?

Well, well, well.

- Now, what do we do with him?
- Take him with us.

Just one wrong word out of you.

Get us out of here.


Too many.

Come on, give me a hand.

We can't afford people like Wally here.

- He's too much involved.
- Yeah, I suppose so.

- Why do you think Penny wants us in?
- I'll tell you one thing.

We haven't won the pools!

That's for sure.

Come on.

- Oh, Manny.
- What's the good news, love?

- Which way did you come in?
- Through Bank.

- Oh, you must have passed them, then.
- Who?

- Greg and Charles.
- Where are they off to, then?

- Home.
- Did you let them?

I couldn't very well stop them, could I?
They had a couple of guns.

- Ah, that's a good reason.
- Here, I thought you'd be pleased.

- Eh?
- To get rid of them.

Yeah, saves me the trouble.
Which way did they go?

Same way they come.
I gave them ten gallons of petrol.

You didn't have to overdo it.

Look, Manny,
we got worse troubles than them.

We got three more cases
of London Sickness.

Three? What are we going to do?

Oh, Ruth will think of something.

Nessie, where's Ruth?

- Sick leave.
- She's not one of the three?

If you're looking for Ruth, she's gone.


You know, Emmanuel,
speaking as your senior medical officer,

I don't think you're looking very well.

Come on, you'll need that!
Ten gallons of petrol.

Ruth's with them.

Are your glands up?

- No.
- You'll be all right.

I'll give you something
to kill the pain.

Just down by the others.

Take those.

Sorry, no water I'm afraid.


Sorry, friends, I don't think
this is a very good idea!

And don't think
I'm not prepared to use this!

Get down on the track, quickly.

Manny, you've hit Benji.
I tell you, you've shot Benji!

What's he doing there anyway?

Are you out of your mind?

You're not leaving here!

how are you going to stop us?


Shut up!

What happens when you hit Ruth?

All right.

Ruth, you stay. The others can go.


Well then, nobody goes!

The choice is up to you.

He's mad.

There's no use talking.

Manny, I don't want any of this.

Let them go.

If I let Ruth go, we've all had it.

- She doesn't want to stay.
- But she's got to stay.

I give the orders.

What good will it do?

It'll do me good.

Why don't you join them?
See how far that'll get you.

George, come back!

Don't, no, don't.

Get round to the back of the truck
and see if you can pull it.

Give me that.

Listen you lot, you're crazy!

How far do you think you'll get?

It's not good. It won't move.

- Have you got the gun?
- Yes.

- See if you can hit that lamp.
- Right.

It's no good.
It's too far away, I need my shotgun.

Well, I'm coming down.
Give me some cover.

Done it.

Just keep the momentum going.
It's downhill now to the river.

Oh, great.

- That's all we need.
- It's the points.

- I'll take a look.
- Don't take too long.

We can't wait here.

Right, we're better off on foot anyway.

This will only slow us up.
Could you get up on the truck?

- I'll start on these engines.
- Lift me up, then.

- Drugs and petrol.
- Aye.

These are all electric.
There's no sign of a lever.

Come and give us a hand.

It's no good unless I can find
the junction box.

- Keep an eye on the rear, will you?
- What?

For Manny.

You can tell Greg that
all the switching is done upstairs.

Watch it!

All right, Greg,
come over here and start pushing.

We're going back.

Ruth, you're staying with us.

So you better get used to the idea.

Now, come on!

- You stay where you are, Greg.
- What?

I can count if you can't.

You've only got one round
left in that gun.

So you take your choice, Manny.

Heads, we win. Tails, you lose.

Only one round, Charles?

And there's four more.

This is George's gun.

All right now,
come on and drop your guns.

Otherwise she gets it.

You're bluffing.

Of course.

Come on!

Who's there?

Who is it?



- Is he dead?

- It's what he tried to do to me.
- Are you hurt?

Got a knock on the head.
I'll be all right.

We're going home.
Why don't you come with us?

- Yes.
- No, thanks.

Not my scene.

- Is Nessie all right?
- Fighting fit.

I got a job to do.

Gonna find one of those doctors,
help the old girl out.

If I come your way,
I'll give you a hand.