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March 27th, 2012 45 comments

Doctor Who: Day of the Cockroach Audio CD

Doctor Who: Day of the Cockroach

A dimly-lit underground bunker is the scene for the Eleventh Doctor’s latest thrilling adventure, as May sees the release of brand new audio original The Day of the Cockroach. Written specially for AudioGO by Steve Lyons, it is read by Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory in the hit TV series.

The TARDIS materialises in a pitch-dark tunnel, where the Doctor, Amy and Rory stumble on the dead body of a soldier. Questioned by his superior officer, Colonel Bowe, they learn that they’re inside a British nuclear bunker, in the middle of an atomic war – in 1982.

Amy and Rory weren’t even born then, but they know the bomb didn’t drop that year, and so does the Doctor. The friends also know they had nothing to do with the death of Sergeant Trott – so who, or what, was the killer? And why does the Doctor’s psychic paper not work on the Colonel?

The Doctor, Amy and Rory soon learn that something else is lurking in the shadows. Something deadly…

Written specially for audio by Steve Lyons, Day of the Cockroach features the Doctor, Amy and Rory as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

Due for release on 03/05/2012

Categorised under: Audio stories, CD


  • The Flying Shark

    March 3rd, 2014 - 8:44pm

    I got the Chivers Audiobooks version of this from The Works on Saturday for £3.99.

  • the man from outer space

    March 28th, 2013 - 1:35am

    just finished listining it. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!:)

  • the man from outer space

    March 3rd, 2013 - 5:39am

    have it on my MP3. booboo, when is the next target re-release set is coming out. i need to know the date. if you don’t know it’s ok. but leave a coment for me 🙂

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    May 9th, 2012 - 10:55pm

    Finished it earlier! Really good! Here are 6 teasers I randomly drew up:

    1.) There’s a reference to The Girl in the Fireplace
    2.) Time Can Be Rewritten
    3.) Upper Leadworth gets mentioned
    4.) The Doctor’s got it wrong-AGAIN!
    5.) There’s a fair bit of humour in this Audiobook
    6.) Judging by the spooky music at the end and Arthur Darvill’s excellent line delivery, it’s possible there will be a sequel 🙂

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    April 28th, 2012 - 3:51pm

    Pre ordered it on Thursday!! Can’t wait! 😀 🙂 😀

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      May 8th, 2012 - 2:55pm

      It came today! Can’t wait to listen to it! 😀

  • Anonymous

    April 9th, 2012 - 7:02pm

    honistly they could of brought back the zarbi or the drashings something iconic

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 23rd, 2012 - 11:34am

      I don’t think they could have, do they have the rights to that ?

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    April 5th, 2012 - 1:06pm

    The lastest DWM confirms that Raquel Cassidy, who also read The Art of Death, will be reading The Nu-Humans.
    Also, there will be a new Eleventh Doctor audio in November called Sleepers in the Dust. It will be written by Darren Jones and will be some sort of a sequel to last years The Eye of the Jungle.

    • Finlay

      April 5th, 2012 - 1:17pm

      What bit was that in DWM? I can’t find it!

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      April 5th, 2012 - 5:07pm

      It’s in Gallifrey Guardian under the AudioGO News section.

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    March 29th, 2012 - 4:04pm

    A brand-new holiday? Yes, please!

  • tardistik

    March 28th, 2012 - 5:10pm

    Not too sure about the title – ‘Day of the Cockroach’! There are great episodes with that that starter for a title – ‘Day of the Daleks’, ‘Day of the Moon’. I’m sure it’ll be a great story but the title is just appalling.

  • Liason Ice

    March 28th, 2012 - 9:13am

    Another one added to the list of enlarged creepy crawlies


      March 28th, 2012 - 5:04pm

      It makes my skin crawl!!

  • NguMadman10000

    March 28th, 2012 - 7:33am

    does anyone know about ROBLOX?

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 28th, 2012 - 8:51am

      What’s that ? Is that the name of a story coming out ?

    • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

      March 28th, 2012 - 11:50am

      No, it’s a multiplayer game.


      March 28th, 2012 - 4:36pm

      Ye i have it.

    • NguMadman10000

      March 29th, 2012 - 7:09am

      whats your account name my is AndZa09

    • Prince Of Draxonia (Prev

      March 29th, 2012 - 3:36pm

      i had it but it deleted all my family pics from since i was little so thats our memorys ruined

    • NguMadman10000

      March 31st, 2012 - 7:25am

      am asking what there account is called cause is my account is AndZa09

    • The Stetson of Chaos

      March 31st, 2012 - 9:48am

      I know ROBLOX. It’s awesome and I made Doctor Who roleplays. 🙂

    • NguMadman10000

      April 1st, 2012 - 7:26am

      The Stetson of Chaos what is your account my account is iliketine888 on ROBLOX

    • The Stetson of Chaos

      April 2nd, 2012 - 12:12pm

      Firstly, do you like DW? And you have 2 accounts? ILiketine888 and Andza09???

    • NguMadman10000

      April 3rd, 2012 - 6:49am

      i like DW and have 2 accounts AndZa09 And iliketine888

    • NguMadman10000

      April 19th, 2012 - 2:38pm

      And lickmehfeet1337

  • harold saxon

    March 27th, 2012 - 8:00pm

    i’d buy this,sounds interesting.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    March 27th, 2012 - 3:06pm

    Finally ! One I can actually get.

    The last weren’t read by Matt Smith, so I didn’t bother.

    • Sherlock

      March 27th, 2012 - 3:55pm

      So why are you getting this as it is read by Arthur Darvill (Rory)?

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 28th, 2012 - 8:53am

      Well, he’s part of the Tardis team in this episode, so it will be more authentic.

      I don’t like the idea of reading a story where none of the characters are played by some other actor. ❗

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    March 27th, 2012 - 2:34pm

    Yay!!! Someone from the main cast is reading it! Here’s hoping that Matt Smith will be reading The Nu-Humans! It’s been a while since I’ve heard his Amy impression! 😉

    • matt smithy

      March 28th, 2012 - 3:59pm

      I can remember it from the runaway train audio he did!

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      March 28th, 2012 - 4:38pm

      So can I, but we need to hear it fresh again. And we still haven’t heard his Rory impression!
      But Matt is a busy man, he’ll be filming till about December this time and he’ll probably only have about a month or so off after that before he goes back to film the 50th Anniversary.

  • Joe

    March 27th, 2012 - 2:15pm

    Wow they like Arthur don’t they? This with be his 5th Doctor Who audiobook! Not complaining though! He is a great reader!

    • Commander Strax

      March 27th, 2012 - 4:00pm

      he is i have got that audio human one

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 28th, 2012 - 8:52am

      How is that his 5th one ? The only other one is Ring of Steel, which isn’t great, believe me. ❗

    • Joe

      March 28th, 2012 - 11:43am

      He has also read unabridged versions of
      Night of the Humans
      The Glamour Chase
      and Hunter’s Moon! Check out the AudioGo website!

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      March 28th, 2012 - 3:49pm

      Commander Strax, are you talking about The Nu-Humans or Night of the Humans. If you’re talking about The Nu-Humans then how can you have it if it isn’t due for release untill 5th July?

    • doctorwhofan27

      April 3rd, 2012 - 8:49pm

      he means night of the humans.

  • Anonymous

    March 27th, 2012 - 12:04pm

    day of the cockrouch honestly they could of brought back the inter minons(canavil of monsters)

  • Judooning

    March 27th, 2012 - 11:44am

    I think someone’s running out of Ideas for titles 😀

    • Mels

      March 27th, 2012 - 12:25pm

      Hee hee, probably lol.

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    March 27th, 2012 - 11:18am

    Sounds hilarious!

  • Mels

    March 27th, 2012 - 9:50am

    Good to see Arthur Darvill reading this one. 😀 I’ll have to get this when it’s released. 😀


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