|'The Nightmare Fair'
by Wally K. Daly
On Wednesday 27 February 1985 the BBC announced that their longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, was to be suspended. Anxious fans worldwide, worried that this might mean an end to the Time Lord's travels, flooded the BBC with letters of protest. Eighteen months later the show returned to the TV screens.
But missing from the Doctor's adventures was the series that would have been made and shown during those lost eighteen months. Now, available for the first time as a book, is one of those stories: The Nightmare Fair.
Drawn into 'the nexus of the primeval cauldron of Space-Time itself,' the Doctor and Peri are somewhat surprised to find themselves at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Is it really just chance that has brought them to the funfair? Or is their arrival somehow connected with the sinister presence of a rather familiar Chinese Mandarin?
*Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri
*This story was scheduled to be produced in 1985 when the programme was suddenly placed on an unexpected hiatus by the BBC; it was later made as an audio adventure by Big Finish as part of their season of 'Doctor Who' - 'The Lost Stories'
*A Target Books novel