As a new day breaks over Nest Cottage, the Doctor and Mike know they have to face their enemy for a final confrontation. Reduced to miniature size, and with Mrs Wibbsey along as an unwilling adventurer, they venture inside the hornets’ nest itself. The Queen lies in wait for the enemy which she and her brood have faced so many times over the millennia. If she is to guarantee the survival of her alien hornet race for another thousand years, this is a battle she must win! The loyalty of the Doctor’s friends will be tested to the limit. And perhaps, at last, they will all understand why Mike Yates is so important...With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Rula Lenska as the Queen, ‘Hive of Horror’ is the fifth of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.'... an exciting adventure, compelling and nicely delivered' - Chichester Observer'... a rip-roaring conclusion to the overall arc, with a gripping confrontation between the Doctor and his nemesis the Hornet Queen (Rula Lenska) that more than satisfactorily wraps up the storyline' - Ely Standard'... Baker delivers the drama and intensity that you recognise from the Forth Doctor of old' - Doctor Who Magazine
Hive Of Horror is the exciting finale of the acclaimed Paul Magrs’ exclusive Doctor Who CD audiobook adventure, Hornet’s Nest.
With his knowledgeable, retired old UNIT acquaintance- Captain Mike Yates- to help him, the Doctor has managed to trace a troublesome psychic race of alien Hornet’s all the way back to their very first infestation in 1039. Now, with the reluctant Mrs Wibbsey in tow, the colleagues must face their final confrontation with the winged horrors.
Reduced down to miniature size, the Doctor, Yates and Wibbsey embark upon a dangerous quest to the very core of the Hornets’ nest, ready to face the Queen of the brood. But the Queen and her armies are ready, and they are not going to give in without first resorting to violent battle.
Hive Of Horror delivers exactly what the title implies, concluding with a gripping showdown between the Doctor and his terrifying enemy - The Hornet Queen.
Tom Baker, made famous by his role as the Fourth Doctor in the early BBC television series, stars as his old character, alongside Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Rula Lenska as The Queen.