In need of Zeiton-7 to repair the TARDIS, the Doctor and Peri travel to the planet Varos. A former prison for the criminally insane, Varos is w ruled by the descendents of the guards. The population is kept in check and entertained by broadcasts of torture and execution from the Punishment Dome - where the TARDIS lands. Soon the Doctor and Peri, together with rebel fugitives Jondar and Areta, find themselves trying to escape the Dome's traps and challenges - all on live television. Can the Doctor and Peri escape the Punishment Dome, and help the Goverr ensure the people of Varos get a fair deal for their Zeiton-7? This vel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 19-26 January 1975. Featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker with his companion Peri.
Born in Liverpool 1938. Philip Martin trained at RADA as an actor and appeared in various leading roles on stage and TV. He has also pursued a career as a writer and has contributed scripts to many series including his own BBC1 'Play for Today' film and subsequent BBC1 2x6 part series. His other writing work includes plays for the National Theatre and the Royal Court. His contributions to Doctor Who are 'Vengeance on Varos', 'Mindwarp' and a novelisation of 'Mission to Magnus' for Target Books in the 'missing episodes' series.