The Romans


It is Italy 64AD and the Doctor's intent on a holiday. However, the atmosphere turns sour when he leaves for Rome with Vicki only to be mistaken for a murdered musician - Maximus Pettulian. For Maximus is an enemy of Nero and the terrible fate that awaited him in Rome now awaits the Doctor.

Meanwhile, Ian and Barbara have been abducted and sold as slaves, unable to contact the Doctor or one another. Are they doomed to spend the rest of their lives trapped in 64AD?

Events reach a climax when the time travelers are caught in the Great Fire of Rome: an inferno which will either provide the cover necessary for their escape or which will, quite literally, be the death of them...