Vengeance on Varos
Varos is a cruel world where the descendants of a prison planet are fed a diet of endless video nasties… where execution is spectacle and torture high entertainment.
The TARDIS is desperately short of Zeiton 7 ore to power its engines, and the Doctor and Peri know Varos is the only place they may find it. But soon they become involved in the deadly politics of the planet, and the machinations of the sinister Sil, a slug-like alien who wants the price of Zeiton 7 lowered, and the Doctor – along with the governor of Varos – out of the way for good. Fighting for the freedom of Varos and for the ore he needs to continue his journeys, the Doctor faces death many times – whilst being constantly filmed for the pleasures of the viewers at home.
Arriving on the planet, he saves the rebel Jondar from execution, and incurs the wrath of Sil, the sadistic representative of the Galatron Mining Corporation on Varos.
The hunt is on for the Doctor and his rebel friends. And as they are pursued through the corridors of the deadly Punishment Dome, the Doctor discovers that the people of Varos have some very disturbing ideas of entertainment …
Colin Baker reads this abridged version of Philip Martin’s novelisation of the Doctor Who TV serial Vengeance on Varos.