The Doctor arrives during the closing countdown to the launch of Clean-up Day — when an army of automated Garbage-bots are turned over live to remove all rubbish for a cleaner future. But given the freedom to decide what is rubbish the Gar-bots include the humans (which they detect to be covered in germs), and begin a clear-up. The Doctor disguising himself as rubbish, gets collected and taken to the sorting centre where he discovers the Gar-bots central processor and re-programmes their definition of rubbish. As a result of the Doctor's tinkering the Gar-bots turn on each other, and free the humans they had trapped inside.
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- Unusually one of the people, a guard, taken by the Gar-bots, was given a name and called "Ray". Ray is rescued and re-united with his "pal".
Original print details Edit
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 291 (4 pages) DON'T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
- No reprints to date.
- The Doctor mentions he likes fans and even considered to be a fan himself of the writer Charles Dickens. (TV: The Unquiet Dead)