Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Terror of the Vervoids

This story comprises the episodes 9-12 of the fourteen episode story The Trial of a Time Lord.


The sixth Doctor is brash, stubborn, and often condescending and arrogant. He wears a bright multi-coloured coat.


Melanie "Mel" Bush is a new companion of the sixth Doctor. She appears in the story presented as evidence in the trial is from the Doctor's future, and the Doctor under trial has not met her yet. Mel is a computer programmer and fitness fanatic from the 1980s.

Recurring and Historical Characters

The Valeyard is the prosecutor in the Doctor's trial.

The Inquisitor is the judge in the Doctor's trial.

The trial scenes will make very little sense unless you have watched the previous two parts of the season (The Mysterious Planet and Mindwarp).



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