Vengeance On Varos
19 January 1985
Martin Jarvis (Governor), Nabil Shaban (Sil), Nicholas Chagrin (Quillam), Jason Connery (Jondar), Forbes Collins (Chief Officer), Stephen Yardley (Arak), Sheila Reid (Etta), Geraldine Alexander (Areta), Graham Cull (Bax), Owen Teale (Maldak), Keith Skinner (Rondel) , Hugh Martin (Priest) .
|Written by||Philip Martin|
|Directed by||Ron Jones|
|Produced by||John Nathan Turner|
On the planet of 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…
- Sil returns during The Trial of a Time Lord (Parts 5 to 8 – Mindwarp) and Mission to Magnus.
- Released on video and DVD in episodic format
- Jason Connery, son of James Bond star Sean Connery and the lead in the HTV/Goldcrest series Robin of Sherwood, appears here as Jondar.
- Well known actor Martin Jarvis makes his third Doctor Who appearance as the Governor of Varos – previously he had been Hilio in season two’s The Web Planet and Butler in season eleven’s Invasion of the Dinosaurs.
- Order the Vengeance on Varos DVD via the BBC DVD Page