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Baker is Back!,
This review is from: "Doctor Who": Hornets' Nest: Stuff of Nightmares v. 1 (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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This new BBC Audio release has a lot to live up to, thanks mainly to Big Finish and their often excellent Doctor Who audio adventures.
But then the BBC have brought in Tom Baker, which will at least ensure sales are high no matter what the quality of the story. Thankfully, Stuff of Nightmares turns out to be a good story anyway and well worth listening to.
Stuff Of Nightmares is the first in a series of inter-linked adventures called 'Hornet's Nest'. Though each adventure can be easily listened to separately without hearing the last it will make more sense to listen to them all in order. In this respect it's a bit like the 8th Doctor stories which have been broadcast on BBC7 and released by BBC on CD.
Tom does a good job of bringing the 4th Doctor back but does seem to take time to get back into the role with a little awkward acting at the start and it's good to see Mike Yates as another returning character, voiced by Richard Franklin and certainly a better rounded character than he ever was in the 80's. Daniel Hill is also very good and really brings out the best of his shady character.
So with all the good voice acting and a great script by Paul Magrs it should get 5 stars, right? Well, it almost does but I think because this is a first effort everyone's still testing the water and it never seems to go all out in entertaining the listener. Perhaps the second story will hit the mark, but even so Stuff of Nightmares is still well worth a listen for any old (or new) Doctor Who fan.