The Council of Nicaea

The Council of Nicaea
The Council of Nicaea

Regular Cast

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Caroline Morris (Erimem), David Bamber (Emperor Constantine), Claire Carroll (Fausta), Steve Kynman (Arius), Martin Parsons (Athanasius), Michael Garland (Clement), Sean Carlsen (Centuredition Gaius), Stephan Bessant (Julius), Jason Stevens (Clothing Stallholder)


The year is 325AD. In the city of Nicaea, the first great Church council, called by the Roman Emperor Constantine, is due to begin. Here theology, philosophy and politics will be brought together for millennia to come.

The Doctor, Peri and Erimem are there simply to watch events unfold. Gaps remain in the history books, and the Doctor has come to satisfy his curiosity. But none of them are ready for what greets them in Nicaea. Intrigue within the Imperial Palace has become violence on the streets. Mobs roam the alleyways and blood is spilt in the name of faith. Even in the face of murder and injustice though, the time travellers must force themselves to stay alo of. This is history, after all.

Yet what is history to one person is the future to another. Is it possible for history to be rewritten? And if it can, can The Doctor afford to let it?

Written by: Caroline Symcox
Directed by: Gary Russell


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  • The Council of Nicaea was the seventy-first monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
  • Peri was raised Baptist, but does not consider herself to be a religious person.
  • The Doctor previously expressed a desire to visit the Council of Nicaea. (Summer)
  • Erimem mentions meeting Cardinal Richelieu in France in 1626. (The Church and the Crown)
  • During his eleventh incarnation, The Doctor encountered Constantine once again in 312. (Conversion)

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