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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Details are available for the fourth release in BBC AudioGo's Destiny of the Doctor series, due out in April. It stars Lalla Ward, who played the second on-screen incarnation of Romana.

Destiny of the Doctor: BabblesphereDestiny of the Doctor: Babblesphere
Written by Jonathan Morris
Starring Lalla Ward, with Roger Parrott
Released 4th April 2013 (pre-order)

The violent, volcanic world of Hephastos is home to a colony of composers, painters, authors and poets, all striving to create the greatest works of art the universe has ever seen. But in pursuit of their goal, artistic collaboration has been taken a stage too far...

When the Doctor and Romana arrive, they discover the colonists have neglected their well-being and their once beautiful habitat, which has now succumbed to decay, and they are enslaved to the Babble network which occupies their every waking moment. Every thought, however trivial or insignificant , is shared with everyone else and privacy is now a crime.

The colonists are being killed and the Doctor and Romana begin to suspect that a malevolent intelligence is at work. With time running out, the two time travellers race to discover the truth before they too are absorbed into the endless trivia of the Babblesphere...

The third in the series, Vengeance of the Stones with Richard Franklin, is out now.