The Doc and Lucie materialise in Suffolk, Uzbekistan, and find themselves pinned twixt tank-driving mercenaries and some very autonomous villagers.
When The Doctor and Lucie materialise on the beach of a pleasant seaside town and find that (a) the sea is all dried up, and (b) the town itself looks decrepit and all but abandoned, needless to say, Lucie is not enthused. Nor is she impressed to learn that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Bryan Adams’ Everything I do, I do it for you are still in vogue.
The townsfolk, it transpires, lead a rather odd existence. There are plenty of bomb shelters, paper rounds are conducted in reverse and every day is a Sunday.
But they’re not the only people around. British and Russian mercenaries are riding around in tanks, protecting a nearby oil field and hunting down civilians.
Something strange is going on, beside the actors’ accent work, and Doc and Lucie are going to get to the bottom of it.