'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?