The circus has come to town - and so has the Doctor! Watching the parade pass by in 1832, he finds the people of Blandford strangely drawn towards the garish big top, and knows that something is terribly wrong. The only thing to do is pay a visit. Meanwhile Adam Farrow finds his sister caught up with the circus and its sinister ringmaster. What is behind Antonio’s almost hypnotic power, and how is it connected with an event in the Doctor’s future? Seized by clowns and forced into the centre of the ring, the Doctor encounters the fiercest of all circus acts. Yet something much more terrifying lurks in the wings - and the sound it makes is horribly familiar. Lives will be lost before the circus moves on - and the Doctor will face his own doom on the high wire.With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susie Riddell as Sally, Michael Maloney as Farrow, Jilly Bond as Francesca and Stephen Thorne as Antonio, ‘The Circus of Doom’ is the third of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.'... a cracking, mystifying and frankly weird tale' - Chichester Observer'... Baker delivers the drama and intensity that you recognise from the Forth Doctor of old' - Doctor Who Magazine
Following on from his dramatic battle against a barrage of alien Hornets, the perturbed Fourth Doctor seeks to find out more about their psychic race. He has previously managed to trace them back as far as 1932, but now it’s time for him to delve further down to the roots of their existence.
His search brings him back to Blandford in 1832, where the circus is in town! Yet it doesn’t take him long to realise that something is very wrong amidst the jovial setting. There’s something very strange about the hypnotic circus ringmaster, Antonio, and before he has a chance to figure out what it is, the Doctor is helplessly flung into the centre of the ring.
In the ultimate test of his wits, the intrepid Time Lord is forced face-to-face with a number of the show’s deadliest acts, but nothing is quite as terrifying as what is lurking in the wings, waiting…
Step right up to witness the Doctor’s most daring performance yet, featuring the BBC’s incomparable Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. The Circus Of Doom is the third Doctor Who adventure in Paul Magrs’ exciting Hornet’s Nest series, available for you to enjoy on CD or MP3 audiobook.