On the planet Cray, it's game time.
The Gora and the Lineen are set to face off in the grudge match to end all grudge matches. The players are limbering up, the commentators are preparing, the fans are daubing themselves in their team's colours. The arena is set, and the kick-off is approaching.
When the Doctor and Nyssa arrive, however, they find that Naxy is a sport that anyone can play - whether they want to or not. Cray's entire future depends on the match's outcome, but the time travellers soon realise that it is anything but just a game.
This story takes place between "Time-Flight" and "The Arc of Infinity".
The Doctor: Peter Davison:
Nyssa: Sarah Sutton:
Ambassador Faye Davis: Ursula Burton:
Ockle Dirr: Robert Curbishley
Coach Bela Destry: Gregory Donaldon
Morian: Christopher Ellison
Hollis Az: Andrew Lothian
Garny Diblick: Jonathan Pearce
Lord Darzil Carlisle: William Russell
Coach Sharz Sevix: Dickon Tolson