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Iris Wildthyme: The Polythene Terror
Iris Wildthyme and Friends

3. Iris Wildthyme: The Polythene Terror

Released April 2023

Written by Paul Magrs

This release contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

From US $12.75

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More adventures with Iris Wildthyme, transtemporal adventuress, who travels the multiverse with her best friend Panda, in the Celestial Omnibus - a double decker bus that is a bit smaller on the inside than it is on the outside...

Exiled by her own people to Earth in 1976, Iris and Panda find the streets of London filled with rubbish, and deadly plastic rubbish men terrorising innocent citizens and causing chaos. The government are no help, so it's up to Iris to investigate, with a bit of help from MIAOW (the Ministry of Incursions and Ontological Wonders).

**Contains references to alcohol and smoking.

Iris Wildthyme and the Polythene Terror was first published by Stuart Douglas and Obverse Books in 2019 and is still available as a paperback and ebook from

Recorded on: TBC
Recorded at: TBC


Producer Xanna Eve Chown said: “Iris has been exiled to Earth in 1976! The streets are filled with deadly garbage and there are Rubbish Men on the loose! This book has another great cast of friends and villains all played perfectly by Katy Manning who deserves a thousand Oscars - one for each character she voices (probably!).”


What an absolutely beautifully crafted novel. It's a pantomime of magnificent proportions, but to simply call it a pantomime is an understatement. It's so much more.

Toby Price, Goodreads review

A wonderful riff on the Pertwee era, featuring Auntie Iris and Panda with a kaleidoscopic supporting cast.

The Master, Goodreads review

The strength of the writing and Manning’s narration, alongside the short, maximum 20-minute chapters, makes this an easy and enjoyable listen, the near six hour runtime simply flying by... The Polythene Terror is a truly delightful listen from start to finish.

  • Product Format: 0-download only
  • Duration: 345 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: n/a
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-83868-573-7
  • Production Code: BFPIRISFRAB03
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