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...With Tom Baker as the Doctor, 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.'... great fun to listen to' - Bognor Regis Observer'... Baker delivers the drama and intensity that you recognise from the Forth Doctor of old' - Doctor Who Magazine
With his old army colleague from UNIT- the retired Captain Mike Yates- to help him, the Doctor is hot on the trail of a malignant psychic race of alien Hornet’s. After having already traced their history back to 1832, the Doctor now discovers that their initial infestation actually dates back all the way to 1039.
Keen to find out more, the Doctor boldly arrives at a nunnery in Northumbria during the Dark Ages, where wild dogs salivate over the scent of his anticipated flesh. He is kindly given shelter by three nuns, but all is not as it seems. Before he even has a chance to hunt down his enemy, they find him, chasing him through the twisting corridors of his own ship, with the sinister intent to drive him away… into the realms of madness.
A Sting In The Tale is the gripping penultimate episode of Paul Magrs’ brand new five-part Doctor Who audio series- Hornet’s Nest. This exclusive production stars Tom Baker in his old role as the Fourth Doctor, alongside Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates and Rula Lenska as The Swarm.
All titles in the Hornet’s Nest series are available for you to collect as audiobooks on CD or MP3.