To celebrate the release of the Hornet’s Nest series of BBC Audiobooks, BBCShop.com hosted a poll which featured clips from classic Fourth Doctor television serials such as City of Death, The Ark in Space and The Hand of Fear, with fans asked to vote for their favourite Tom Baker era Doctor Who moment.
The dramatic â€˜Do I Have the Right?’ scene from Genesis of the Daleks was voted a firm favourite with a respectable 32% of the vote. Over 300 fans voted in the poll which was hosted on the BBCShop Hornets’ Nest landing page. The dedicated site contains exclusive content and material such as photographs from the recordings, audio clips and a Q&A with Tom.
Tom Baker holds the record for the longest reigning Doctor Who and holds a special place in fans hearts. Further suggestions of classic Baker moments included the sword fight in Androids of Tara, and the line “Now drop your weapons, or I’ll kill him with this deadly jelly baby!” from The Face of Evil.
Tom’s return as Doctor Who in the first instalment of Hornets’ Nest has been well received: “Tom Baker is back as Dr Who after 28 years. In this…brilliantly produced story”, said The Observer.
Full set of titles and release dates in the Doctor Who Hornets’ Nest series:
1. The Stuff of Nightmares: published on 3rd September
2. The Dead Shoes: published on 8th October
3. The Circus of Doom: published on 5th November
4. A Sting in the Tale: published on 3rd December
5. Hive of Horror: published on 3rd December
The Hornet’s Nest series stars Tom Baker and Richard Franklin as the Doctor and Mike Yates, and is written by Paul Magrs, and the whole series can be bought or pre-ordered from Amazon from Â£4.88 each.