Doctor Who Logo 'Destiny of the Doctor'
Part 4:
'Babblesphere'

(1 Part)

by Jonathan Morris
Jacket Illustration

Celebrating 50 years of ‘Doctor Who’, a brand-new adventure for the Fourth Doctor

The violent, volcanic world of Hephastos is home to a colony of composers, painters, authors and poets, all striving to create the greatest works of art the universe has ever seen. But in pursuit of their goal, artistic collaboration has been taken a stage too far...

When the Doctor and Romana arrive, they discover the colonists have neglected their well-being and their once beautiful habitat, which has now succumbed to decay, and they are enslaved to the Babble network which occupies their every waking moment. Every thought, however trivial or insignificant , is shared with everyone else and privacy is now a crime.

The colonists are being killed and the Doctor and Romana begin to suspect that a malevolent intelligence is at work. With time running out, the two time travellers race to discover the truth before they too are absorbed into the endless trivia of the Babblesphere...

Lalla Ward (Romana), Roger Parrott (Aurelius)

Directed by John Ainsworth

Notes:

*Featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana

*Also featuring a cameo appearance by the Eleventh Doctor

*A Big Finish and AudioGo Production

*For the 50th anniversary of 'Doctor Who' Big Finish Productions and AudioGo joined forces to produce this special range of audiobook titles; the dramatised readings were released monthly in 2013, running up until the anniversary month of November, and each focused on one of the eleven Doctors

*Time-placing: Romana has a sonic screwdriver, placing this after 'The Horns of Nimon'