Season 22 | EP 2

Vengeance on Varos

Written by Philip Martin

"My insulted person can stand no more! Either you sign the newly agreed price for the zeiton ore, or I will leave you and the Varosian to starve on this miserablest of planets, with nothing to eat except unsold zeitony"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 19/01/1985
Episode 2 26/01/1985

On the planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to the severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment. For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7, which powers his ailing TARDIS. But when he and Peri arrive, they are caught up in events beyond their control... Freeing the rebel leader Jondar and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. But this is one show where he is not expected to survive beyond the cliffhanger...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Colin Baker

Peri Brown: Nicola Bryant

Sil: Nabil Shaban

Governor: Martin Jarvis

Jondar: Jason Connery

Chief Officer: Forbes Collins

Quillam: Nicolas Chagrin

Arak: Stephen Yardley

Etta: Sheila Reid

Areta: Geraldine Alexander

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Director: Ron Jones

Scriptwriter: Philip Martin

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