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The Circus of Doom: Tom is Doctor Who in Hornets' Nest BBC Audiobook released on 5th November 2009

Posted on: Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Circus of Doom is the third of five stories in this new BBC Audiobook starring Tom as Doctor Who.


Released on 5th November 2009
ISBN: 9781408426753
RRP: £9.78
Duration: 1 hour on 1 CD
Download RRP: £6.49

The circus has come to town – and so has the Doctor! Watching the parade pass by in 1832, he finds the people of Blandford strangely drawn towards the garish big top, and knows that something is terribly wrong. The only thing to do is pay a visit. Meanwhile Adam Farrow finds his sister caught up with the circus and its sinister ringmaster. What is behind Antonio’s almost hypnotic power, and how is it connected with an event in the Doctor’s future? Seized by clowns and forced into the centre of the ring, the Doctor encounters the fiercest of all circus acts. Yet something much more terrifying lurks in the wings – and the sound it makes is horribly familiar. Lives will be lost before the circus moves on – and the Doctor will face his own doom on the high wire.

With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susie Riddell as Sally, Michael Maloney as Farrow, Jilly Bond as Francesca and Stephen Thorne as Antonio, The Circus of Doom is the third of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

Tom with writer Paul Magrs   Picture © BBC

For the first time in 28 years, Tom 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 is available as a download from

Check out 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 Jilly Bond    Picture © BBC 








Michael Maloney Picture © BBC

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