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This serial was first broadcast between 3rd - 12th January 1983. A brief and somewhat spoiler-ish summary of the plot: after his execution, the Doctor doesn't go to heaven but to Amsterdam...
Like in 'Time-flight', in 'Arc of Infinity' we have (beware, spoiler ahead) a renegade Time Lord who is able to do his mischief by means of a lot of dodgy technology, and it's interesting to compare and contrast the way this is dealt with in both serials. The main difference with 'Time-flight' is that in 'Arc' Omega has a reason to do what he does, he has relationships with the other characters and the conflicts that arise from this are what drives the plot. While 'Time-flight' was about science and technology, 'Arc of infinity' is about character and relationships which makes it a much better story.
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I have a bit of a weakness for this serial since part of it was filmed in Amsterdam, a city I know extremely well, and some of it was shot at Frankendael which is a location that I'm quite fond of. Although I realise 'Arc of infinity' is far from 'Doctor who for the ages' I do think it's a sweet little story.
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