Doctor Who by Paul Magrs
Hornet's Nest, Part 1 - The Stuff of Nightmares

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Tom Baker reprises the role of the Fourth Doctor in the first of five thrilling brand new audio adventures, with Richard Franklin as Mike Yates. 'Wanted: retired army Captain for light household duties and fireside companionship. Must tolerate mild eccentricity and strong scientific advice. Knowledge of Giant Maggots, Super Intelligent Spiders and Prehistoric Monsters a positive boon'. Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance? Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure. As the Doctor relates his recent escapades, it becomes clear to Mike that they - and the Earth at large - are facing an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent. The nightmare is only just beginning...With Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins. '...a lively mix of humour and horror...' - "Cambs Times". '...Baker delivers the drama and intensity that you recognise from the Forth Doctor of old' - "Doctor Who Magazine".
 

About Paul Magrs

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PAUL MAGRS (the 'g' is silent) is the author of five highly acclaimed novels, All the Rage, Modern Love, Marked for Life, Does it Show?, and Could it be Magic, as well as a collection of short stories, Playing Out. He is co-author of the Creative Writing Handbook and has written several books for children.Author's Website: www.paulmagrs.com
 
Published September 3, 2009 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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SciFi Online

Wake deals with Adric's funeral, and so takes place between Earthshock and the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan returning the freighter crew and troopers to the 26th century at the beginning of Time-Flight - thus...

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SciFi Online

I doubt it can be a long time afterwards, though, because it is also stated that Martha has been travelling with the Doctor for only a relatively short period of time.

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SciFi Online

Like Dr Morbius and Prospero, the prideful Professor Tiermann lives in seclusion with his immediate family.

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SciFi Online

Some have questioned the involvement of Franklin, since he never appeared alongside Baker’s Doctor on TV - but he has already proven himself as a compelling voice artist for both BBV and Big Finish, and his inclusion here is no stranger than certain recent Big Finish Doctor / companion combin...

Sep 02 2010 | Read Full Review of Doctor Who: Hornet's Nest, Pa...

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But the boy stumbles across two strangers who have no place in the original tale… The Doctor, Wibbsey and Aladdin soon realise they are caught up in a realm where myth and fantasy are very much part of reality, and only by finding the lost lamp can they ever hope to escape back to our world… Writ...

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