'The Stuff of Nightmares'
by Paul Magrs
‘Wanted: retired army Captain for light household duties and fireside companionship. Must tolerate mild eccentricity and strong scientific advice. Knowledge of Giant Maggots, Super Intelligent Spiders and Prehistoric Monsters a positive boon.'
Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance?
Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure. As the Doctor relates his recent escapades, it becomes clear to Mike that they - and the Earth at large - are facing an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent.
The nightmare is only just beginning…
With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins, 'The Stuff of Nightmares' is the first of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), Susan Jameson (Mrs Wibbsey), Daniel Hill (Percy Noggins)
Produced and Directed by Kate Thomas
3rd September 2009
*Featuring the Fourth Doctor and Mike Yates
*Part one of a five part story
*A BBC audio production