Fourth Doctor Adventures: Suburban Hell Out Now!

The fifth release of the fourth Fourth Doctor Adventures audio series from Big Finish is out now!

Suburban Hell is written by prolific Big Finish contributor, Alan Barnes, whose credits include Storm Warning, Nevermore, and Trail of the White Worm, and directed by Nicholas Briggs, aka the TV voice of the Daleks, Cybermen, and Judoon – and the audio company’s co-executive producer. The story is fronted by Tom Baker as the Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela. Here’s what they’re getting up to:

Somewhere in a suburb of North London, there’s a crisis. More than a crisis, a positive disaster: Belinda and Ralph are expecting four for supper, and there’s no Marie Rose sauce for the Prawns Marie Rose. All in all, the evening couldn’t possibly get any worse…

Until the doorbell rings, bringing the Doctor and Leela to the dinner party. They’ve got a crisis, too – temporal ruckage has sent the TARDIS to another time zone entirely. Meaning they might have to endure a whole evening in Belinda’s company.

But the Doctor and Leela aren’t the only uninvited guests tonight. There’s a strange fog falling, out in the road. And in that fog: savage blue-skinned monsters, with dinner party plans of their own. Because it’s not Prawns Marie Rose on their menu – it’s people!

They’re joined by Annette Badland as Thelma – who you’ll know as Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen from the 2005 serials, Aliens of London/ World War Three and Boom Town – and Katy Wix as Belinda. Wix played Ianto Jones’ sister in Torchwood: Children of Earth, but most know her from the hit BBC1 sitcom, Not Going Out, in which she plays the dippy Daisy.

The cast is completed by Alix Dunmore (Penny/Acolyte), Raymond Coulthard (Ralph/Second Acolyte), and David Ricardo-Pearce (Pete/Priest).

The CD is available for £10.99, or the download is just £8.99. Why don’t you catch up with the Fourth Doctor right now?


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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