The Nightmare Fair Cover Art

First in the series of upcoming audio adaptations of TV scripts that never made it past the pre-production stage before Doctor Who was put on ice for 18 months in 1985, in November Big Finish bring to life The Nightmare Fair, a story by former series producer Graham Williams.

The Nightmare Fair starring Cooin Baker, Nicola Bryant and David BailieAdapted for audio by Big Finish’ John Ainsworth, The Nightmare Fair stars Colin Baker as the Sixth  Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri and David Bailie as The Celestial Toymaker. Bailie is well-known to Doctor Who fans as Dask/Taren Capel in 1977’s superb Robots of Death.

The TARDIS has been drawn to Blackpool in the year 1985, where the Doctor intends to investigate a dangerous space/time vortex… while enjoying some local attractions along the way. But an old enemy is watching from his base deep within the amusement park, a timeless being who craves revenge.

The Celestial Toymaker has returned. The game is on. And, should he lose, the Doctor will pay the ultimate forfeit…

Released on November 30th, The Lost Stories series looks set to be a superb set of adventures – find out more about The Nightmare Fair and pre-order at!

(Cover by Alex Mallinson)

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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