The Nightmare Fair
 

No. 1 of 3 in the The Missing Episodes novelisations series
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By:Graham Williams
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Editions:  UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback)
Description:  Novlisation of the unproduced 1985 Doctor Who TV story of the same name. Also available as an audio adaptation.

Cover image for The Nightmare Fair
Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  May 1989
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20334-8
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
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?

Cover image for The Nightmare Fair
Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  January 1992
Publisher:  Virgin
ISBN:0-426-20334-8
Format: paperback
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Note:  Rejacketed in the same style as the other Target novelisation reprints of the early 1990s. Has the same ISBN as the original Target edition.

Cover blurb:
‘How often do I have to win before you give up?’ the Doctor demanded with a sigh. ‘Oh, lots,’ replied the Mandarin...

In February 1985 the BBC announced that their longest-running SF series, Doctor Who, was to be suspended. Anxious fans worldwide, worried that this might put an end to the Time Lord’s travels, flooded the BBC with letters of protest. Eighteen months later the show returned to the TV screen.

But missing from the Doctor’s adventures was the series that would have been made and shown during those eighteen months, and contained in this volume is one of those stories:

The Nightmare Fair

Drawn into the nexus of the primeval cauldron 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?


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