Season 23 (The Trial of a Timelord) | EP 3

Terror Of The Vervoids

Written by Pip and Jane Baker

"Whether or not the Doctor has proved himself innocent of meddling is no longer the cardinal issue before this court. He has proved himself guilty of a far greater crime"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 01/11/1986
Episode 2 08/11/1986
Episode 3 15/11/1986
Episode 4 22/11/1986

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...

In a desperate bid to clear his name, the Doctor presents his defence to the charges laid against him. In the year 2986, the starliner Hyperion III makes its way to Earth. But all is not well... The Doctor and Mel arrive in response to a distress call — arriving too late to prevent a murder. And this will not be the only death: someone aboard will kill again and again to protect their secret! While the murderer closes in, a terrifying new breed of creature is stirring in the Hydroponic Centre...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Colin Baker

Melanie: Bonnie Langford

The Valeyard: Michael Jayston

The Inquisitor: Lynda Bellingham

Professor Lasky: Honor Blackman

Commodore: Michael Craig

Doland: Malcolm Tierney

Kimber: Arthur Hewlett

First Vervoid: Peppi Borza

Second Vervoid: Bob Appleby

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Chris Clough

Scriptwriter: Pip and Jane Baker

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