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Hornets' Nest

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Hornets' Nest
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Mike Yates
Main enemy: Hornets
Key crew
Publisher: AudioGO
Writer: Paul Magrs
Director: Kate Thomas
Release details
Release date: 3 September - 3 December 2009
Format: 5 audio CDs
ISBN 978-1-60283-826-0
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Hornets' Nest is the umbrella title of a five-story audio drama arc released in the closing months of 2009 in CD and digital download formats by BBC Audio.

The arc marks the return of Tom Baker to the role of the Fourth Doctor for the first time since Destiny of the Doctors in 1997. Baker was the only surviving classic series Doctor actor who had not previously participated in reprising the character for BBC Audio or Big Finish Productions. This also marks Baker's first performance in an original audio drama as the Doctor since Doctor Who and the Pescatons (on LP) and Exploration Earth (on radio), both in 1976.

Richard Franklin also appears, reprising the role of Mike Yates, which he played during the Third Doctor era. This was his first opportunity to play opposite the Fourth Doctor.

The series was collected into a five-disc box set, released 9 February 2010. Overall sales of the series were high enough that AudioGo has continued with similar five-episode series in subsequent years. (Demon Quest, Serpent Crest) Additionally, the series has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra numerous times, beginning in December 2011.

Description Edit

Mike Yates is called to Nest Cottage in Sussex, where he finds the Fourth Doctor holding vigil in a house infested with Hornets. With the help of Mike (and the Doctor's irascible housekeeper Mrs. Wibbsey), the Doctor goes in search of the Hornets' origins.

List of stories Edit

# Title Cover Featuring Released
1 The Stuff of Nightmares Hornets nest stuff of nightmares Mike Yates 3 September 2009
2 The Dead Shoes Hornets nest dead shoes Mike Yates 8 October 2009
3 The Circus of Doom Hornetsnest3 Mike Yates 5 November 2009
4 A Sting in the Tale Hornetsnest4 Mike Yates 3 December 2009
5 Hive of Horror Hornetsnest5 Mrs Wibbsey,
Mike Yates
3 December 2009

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