The TARDIS takes the time travelers to ancient Rome where Ian and Barbara are captured as slaves while the Doctor and Vicki are guests of Nero. The Doctor is mistaken for a murdered musician and enrages Nero with his performance in Nero's court. It all leads up to the burning the Rome. Can the travelers escape their situation and return to the TARDIS?
It's Doctor Who's first stab at a comedy, but is it straight comedy or more like dark comedy? In any event, this is a favorite of John's and he enthuses about it on this episode. Do you agree? Let us know here.