Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest – The Circus of Doom (UK Shop)

Starring Tom Baker as the Doctor

Michael Maloney as Dr. Adam Farrow,
Susan Jameson as Old Lady,
Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates,
Susie Ridell as Sally,
Jilly Bond as Francesca and
Stephen Thorne as Antonio

Written by: Paul Magrs


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 Paul Magrs.

Product Information

Number of Discs: 1

Duration: 60′ approx

BBC product reference number: 9781408426753

Release date: 16/11/2009