The travelers decide to take a holiday near ancient Rome, but after a month the Doctor gets restless. He and Vicki determine to visit Rome, and while they are gone Ian and Barbara are abducted by slave traders. All roads lead to Rome, however, and the travelers find themselves at the mercy of the country's petulant emperor, Nero... (Originally broadcast in four parts.)
Did You Know?
This was the last story on which Mervyn Pinfield
would serve as associate producer, although he would return to the series to direct "The Space Museum" and some of "Galaxy 4". See more
The stall holder suggests that Flavius is campaigning in Gaul, but by 64 AD, when this episode is set, Gaul had been subjugated for more than a century. See more
[referring to The Doctor
Well, it's all right living here, but it's boring! No wonder he gets irritable.
That's got nothing to do with living here, believe me.