The year is 325AD. In the city of Nicaea, the first great Church council, called by the Roman Emperor Constantine, is due to begin. Here theology, philosophy and politics will be brought together for millennia to come.
The Doctor, Peri and Erimem are there simply to watch events unfold. Gaps remain in the history books, and the Doctor has come to satisfy his curiosity.
But none of them are ready for what greets them in Nicaea. Intrigue within the Imperial Palace has become violence on the streets. Mobs roam the alleyways and blood is spilt in the name of faith. Even in the face of murder and injustice though, the time travellers must force themselves to
stay aloof. This is history, after all.
Yet what is history to one person is the future to another.
Is it possible for history to be rewritten? And if it can, can the Doctor afford to let it?
The Doctor: Peter Davison:
Peri: Nicola Bryant
Erimem: Caroline Morris:
Emperor Constantine: David Bamber
Fausta: Claire Carroll
Arius: Steve Kynman
Athanasius: Martin Parsons
Clement: Michael Garland
Centurion Caius: Sean Carlsen
Julius: Stephan Bessant