Season 23 (The Trial of a Timelord) | EP 2


Written by Philip Martin

"I was taken out of time for another reason. And I have every intention of finding out what it is!"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 04/10/1986
Episode 2 11/10/1986
Episode 3 18/10/1986
Episode 4 25/10/1986

The Doctor is on trial for his life. Plucked out of time and space by the Time Lords, he is charged with transgressing the First Law of Time. He must defend himself against the prosecution led by the sinister Valeyard...

The Valeyard's prosecution continues as he presents damning evidence of the Doctor's interference on the planet Thoros Beta. Dangerous experiments are being carried out there that could affect the future of all life, and they must be stopped. But why is the Doctor so determined to help his former enemy — the greedy, opportunistic Sil? And why has he turned against his companion Peri? One thing is certain: someone will die...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Colin Baker

Peri Brown: Nicola Bryant

The Valeyard: Michael Jayston

The Inquisitor: Lynda Bellingham

King Yrcanos: Brian Blessed

Sil: Nabil Shaban

Kiv: Christopher Ryan

Crozier: Patrick Ryecart

The Lukoser: Thomas Branch

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Ron Jones

Scriptwriter: Philip Martin

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