Season 02 | EP 4

The Romans

Written by Dennis Spooner

"The fire will spread quickly. By tonight, all Rome will be ablaze!"

Episode Title Premiere Date
The Slave Traders 16/01/1965
All Roads Lead To Rome 23/01/1965
Conspiracy 30/01/1965
Inferno 06/02/1965

Italy, 64AD. Enjoying a rare holiday with his companions, the Doctor takes Vicki to visit Rome, where he is mistaken for the musician Maximus Pettulian. He finds himself obliged to perform for Nero, or risk incurring the Emperor's wrath... In his absence, Ian and Barbara have been kidnapped from their villa. Separated and sold into slavery, they face a bleak future. Can they make their escape and find the Doctor before Rome is consumed by fire?

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: William Hartnell

Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill

Ian Chesterton: William Russell

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien

Sevcheria: Derek Sydney

Didius: Nicholas Evans

Centurion: Dennis Edwards

Producer: Verity Lambert

Director: Christopher Barry

Scriptwriter: David Whitaker


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