BBCDVD 1044 Doctor Who - Vengence on Varos

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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1044
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 1044 Doctor Who - Vengence on Varos by artist Philip Martin from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who - Vengence on Varos
ArtistPhilip Martin
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
BBC DVD label
Item deleted?Yes
BBC%20DVD label
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100378006-A911 26 A 1
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Part 144.46
A2Part 244.46
A3BBC One trailer episode 10.23
A4BBC One trailer episode 20.18
A5Extended / deleted scenes10.22
A6Behind the scenes4.42
A7Photo gallery
A9Continuity announcements0.35
Total length of media 1:48:59.

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Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown)
Nabil Shaban - Sil
Martin Jarvis - The Governor
Forbes Collins - Chief Officer
Nicolas Chagrin - Quillam
Stephen Yardley - Arak
Sheila Reid - Etta
Jason Connery - Jondar
Geraldine Alexander - Areta
Graham Cull - Bax
Owen Teale - Maldak
Keith Skinner - Rondel
Hugh Martin - Priest

Written by

Philip Martin

Produced by

John Nathan-Turner

Directed by

Ron Jones


On the planet 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 ...


Vengeance on Varos offers the viewer a subtle [and sometimes not-too-subtle] commentary on the phenomenon that is television, and the impact TV has on its audience. Does the viewing of violent acts desensitize the viewer and therefore give rise to a more violent society? At a time when Doctor Who was battling it out with 'The A-Team' for Saturday tea-time ratings, the contemporary accusations of excessive horror and violence that were levelled at this particular story in the Radio Times and other media, seem a little over the top. For there is little in Vengeance on Varos that is objectionable, especially by today's standards.

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