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"In all my travellings throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here! The oldest civilization: decadent, degenerate and rotten to the core! Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen — they're still in the nursery compared to us! Ten million years of absolute power — that's what it takes to be really corrupt!"
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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 Doctor has tried to prove his innocence, but the Valeyard is certain of his guilt and will stop at nothing to carry out a sentence of death. But there is a surprise witness waiting in the wings, one who knows the truth. With the trial in disarray, the Doctor flees into the Matrix to confront his enemy. Trapped in a nightmarish world of torture and punishment, he will have to fight for his life against the ultimate foe...
The Doctor: Colin Baker
Melanie: Bonnie Langford
The Valeyard: Michael Jayston
The Inquisitor: Lynda Bellingham
The Master: Anthony Ainley
Glitz: Tony Selby
Popplewick: Geoffrey Hughes
Keeper of the Matrix: James Bree
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Chris Clough
Scriptwriter: Robert Holmes, Pip and Jane Baker