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Published on November 30th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Hornet’s Nest: A Sting in the Tale

The fourth installment of the Hornet’s Nest series of audio dramas is released this week – catch Tom Baker as Doctor Who in A Sting in the Tale!

Tom Baker and Richard Franklin in A Sting in the TaleCo-starring Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Clare Corbett as the Nun, Susie Riddell as the Sister, Rula Lenska as the Swarm and Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, A Sting in the Tale is the fourth of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

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…

Also released this week is the fifth and final episode of Hornet’s Nest – Hive of Horror!

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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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