I've always really liked this story ever since that day back in 1998 when I saw it on UK Gold!
Thanks for putting this up as I just love 'The Romans' every last bit of it!!!
In perticuler I like the interplay between the Doctor and Vicki as it always makes me feel nice and warm inside.
However I was lately watching it on DVD and when I got to this part something sprang to mind...
Isn't it a bit heartless of them to gape at at such a tragic event?
I mean if the Doctor and Vicki turned up at 9/11 (don't forget that for her that would be history) and they gaped at that like sight seers they would be a massive load of complants from angered viewers!!!!
It probably has something to do with the fact that when the show visited that historical events 2001 years after it happened, for the viewers. If some show does a historical episode where time travellers visit 9/11 in 4002 AD, I doubt they'll get many complaints.