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The Dead Shoes: Tom in Doctor Who Hornets' Nest story to be released on 8th October 2009

Posted on: Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Dead Shoes is the second of five stories in this new BBC Audiobook starring Tom as Doctor Who.


HORNETS’ NEST: THE DEAD SHOES
RRP £9.78
AVAILABLE 8TH OCTOBER


Visiting the English seaside town of Cromer in the summer of 1932, the Doctor happens upon the strange world of the Cromer Palace of Curios. The young Ernestina Scott is unusually beguiled by one of the museum’s exhibits, and when the Doctor befriends her, they unwittingly embark upon a terrifying escapade.

Chased by animated dolls through a nightmarish model house, the Doctor realises he is being hunted by a familiar enemy. The unmistakable sound of hornets is in the air, and they are keen to speak to him. Overseeing this game of cat and mouse is the Palace of Curios’ curator – a certain Mrs Wibbsey…

With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Clare Corbett as Ernestina, and Christian Rodska as the Reverend Small, The Dead Shoes is the second of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

Tom with Susan Jameson and Clare Corbett.        Picture © BBC

For the first time in 28 years, Tom has returns to his role as the Fourth Doctor in this series of five thrilling audio adventures from BBC Audiobooks. Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest is written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs and stars Tom alongside a cast including Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Rula Lenska as the Hornet Queen.

The brand new series sees the Doctor on fighting form as he comes up against an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent. The first story, The Stuff of Nightmares, is now on sale priced at £9.78, with the remaining four stories due for release on:

2. The Dead Shoes – 8th October
3. The Circus of Doom – 5th November
4. A Sting in the Tale – 3rd December
5. Hive of Horror – 3rd December

The series will also be available as a download from www.audible.co.uk.

Check out www.bbcshop.com/page/hornetsnest where you can read Q&A's with Tom, photographs from the recordings, audio clips and a poll on Tom’s best moments as the Doctor. 

Tom with the Director, Kate Thomas.       Picture © BBC


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