Publisher's summary Edit
The Doctor arrives in a bleak English midwinter of long ago. Plunging into the snowy landscape of the Dark Ages, he learns that wild dogs besiege the local Tilling Abbey every night. When he is given shelter by the sisters of the abbey, the Doctor begs an audience with the Mother Superior they fiercely protect. Something unearthly has already happened here — and if the Doctor is right, it's connected to his recent encounters with an ancient enemy.
As night falls again, the dogs can be held off no longer — and the sisters' secret is about to be revealed. Forced to draw his enemy off into the depths of the TARDIS, the Doctor finds himself in a nightmarish chase through his own ship — but is he the pursuer, or the pursued? As they fight him on his own ground, the hornets are determined to possess his mind...
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- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- Mike Yates - Richard Franklin
- Nun - Clare Corbett
- Sister - Susie Riddell
- The Swarm - Rula Lenska
- Mrs Wibbsey - Susan Jameson
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- This story was recorded at Electric Airwaves and Motivation Sound Studios.
- This story was later included in The Nest Cottage Chronicles.
- The Doctor mentions many malevolent alien races, including the Trods, (COMIC: The Trodos Tyranny) the Zygons, (TV: Terror of the Zygons) the Axons, (TV: The Claws of Axos) the Nestene Consciousness, (TV: Spearhead from Space, TV: Terror of the Autons) the Kraals, (TV: The Android Invasion) the Pescatons, (AUDIO: Doctor Who and the Pescatons) the Krynoids, (TV: The Seeds of Doom) the Mandragora Helix (TV: The Masque of Mandragora) and Sutekh. (TV: Pyramids of Mars)