With an anti-matter being trying to enter the universe through the Doctor, risking the destruction of everything, there is only one clear course of action for the High Council of Time Lords... See full summary »




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Episode complete credited cast:
Leonard Sachs ...
Ian Collier ...
The Renegade (voice)
Paul Jerricho ...
Neil Daglish ...
Max Harvey ...
Andrew Boxer ...
Colin Frazer (as Alastair Cumming)
Malcolm Harvey ...


With an anti-matter being trying to enter the universe through the Doctor, risking the destruction of everything, there is only one clear course of action for the High Council of Time Lords to take: execute the Doctor. Meanwhile, Tegan arrives in Amsterdam and hear about what's become of her cousin from his unscathed friend. Written by statmanjeff

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4 January 1983 (UK)  »

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This is the first time Tegan has appeared since the last episode of "Time Flight". See more »


The Doctor: Look, Damon, I know you've already risked a great deal for me but could I impose on you a little further?
Damon: Anything.
The Doctor: I need another space/time element for the TARDIS - preferably without a recall circuit.
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The most thrilling occurrence is that Air Australia has sacked Tegan
19 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Doctor has been stunned and both he and Nyssa are arrested by Commander Maxel. Parts of the TARDIS are removed ensuring the Doctor cannot escape, and love or hate her Tegan is back. The timelords are forced into killing the Doctor to remove the anti matter source. Tegan and Robin begin their hunt for Colin. Nyssa is offered help by local boy Damon, but all seems in vain as the warrant for the Doctor's termination is granted. The anti matter being sets up some equipment on Earth, seemingly in readiness for the Doctor's termination. A brave Nyssa has overpowered guards intent on saving the Doctor's life, but sadly......

I'm a bit of a Tegan fan, she has a new hairdo, but sadly hasn't mellowed, happy mode lasted all of 3 seconds before she pulls a face. The next scene she pulls a face, but at least she's no longer an air Stewardess, Air Australia have clearly had enough and sacked her!!

Gallifrey looks very leisurely, sofas everywhere, it's like DFS's seconds shop.. or some kind of Galiffreyan pickup joint. The costumes as i've said look so good.

The Timelords finally get to stick the knife in about Romana's disappearance from his care.

This episode makes me love Nyssa even more, she is excellent here, having been given a much bigger role, she's been brave, and is distraught at the Doctor's impending death.

Michael Gough is really good, whereas Leonard Sachs is the reverse, Sci fi doesn't seem to be his bag. Colin Baker puts in a big performance as Maxel, not quite as big as his hat, which when I first saw it I burst into hysterics...

7/10 There is lots going on, it's rather good.

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