Doctor Who - The Nemonite Invasion, by David Roden (BBC Audio Books Limited, £9.78).

DOCTOR Who fans are probably feeling withdrawal symptoms for the lack of new television episodes this year, but thankfully BBC audio have provided several titles to give Whovians a regular story fix while the TV series is off the air.

David Roden’s The Nemonite Invasion featuring the characters of the tenth Doctor (David Tennant), and his trusty companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) is an exclusive audio adventure which has all the great elements of classic sci-fi and war drama thrown into the mix.

The TARDIS arrives over Dover in May 1940 and crash lands into the sea at the same time as a sinister crystalline sphere.

Taken to a secret command centre, the Doctor and Donna come across Vice-Admiral Ramsey, who is about to finalise one of the most daring plans of World War Two, Operation Dynamo.

However Ramsey, his team and the Doctor and Donna are soon joined in the war tunnels by a Nemonite parasite from the crashed sphere.

Its objective is to possess humans and spawn millions of young; the Doctor and Donna find themselves in a race against time to save Operation Dynamo and ultimately, the world.

Catherine Tate is familiar to fans of Doctor Who as Donna, and here as the storyteller, she helps keep this tale fast paced and enjoyable, recreating voices and scenarios from David Roden’s script that draws the listener into the story.

Whether you are a Doctor Who fan, or enjoy a good Sci-fi meets history yarn, Doctor Who - the Nemonite Invasion is recommended listening.