The tale of one solitary woman in drag, stuck at an ultra-violent, 17th-century sausage fest while pirates look for hidden booty.
The Doctor and his (almost) brand new companions, Polly and Ben, materialise in 17th century Cornwall, where there be pirate mischief afoot!
For no reason whatsoever, a local churchwarden shares a secret clue with the Doctor, and then shortly thereafter Doc is kidnapped by Captain Pike himself, because apparently that clue may lead to the famed treasure of legendary pirate, Avery, which it turns out is probably hidden somewhere in this selfsame village. Coincidence alert!
Meanwhile, Polly – inexplicably in drag – and Ben are arrested for a murder they didn’t commit, by a magistrate who suspects they may be criminals, when in fact *spoiler alert* he is himself in cahoots with Captain Pike. And so ensues a tale of murder, torture, death-threats and bloodshed – in short, fun for the whole family – in which the only female character in the entire story pretends to be a man.