The President of the High Council of the Time Lords is assassinated, and the Doctor, newly returned to Gallifrey, is the prime suspect. But the Doctor knows someone is framing him, and must rely on the help of the reluctant Castellan Kelner to unveil a traitor in the High Council. Ultimately, the trail leads to the dying, vengeful Master, who wishes to harness the powers of Rassilon's greatest discovery, the mythical Eye of Harmony. But to do so would mean the destruction of Gallifrey, and to prevent this, the Doctor must risk his life in the surreal landscape of the Matrix Written by
Did You Know?
Following the complaints about violence in this serial and several other serials produced by Philip Hinchcliffe
over the previous two seasons, the BBC's management decided to move Hinchcliffe to the new adult police series, Target
(1977), at the end of this season and install a new producer for the next season of Doctor Who
(1963), Graham Williams
, who was ordered to take out anything graphic in the depiction of violence. See more
[narrating the opening text
Through the millennia, the Time Lords of Gallifrey led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected against all threats from lesser civilisations by their great power. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Time Lords faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history...
Referenced in Zero Charisma