Dr Who and the Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen are about to ‘star’ in an upcoming BBC book featuring Dr Who.

The storyline sees the Timelord - played by the popular Matt Smith - in a tale which includes the chessmen,vikings and a princess.

The book, Dark Horizons, tells of the Doctor arriving in the Western Isles to play on the chess set.

He finds the islands under attack by a mysterious fire and also encounters Vikings and a kidnapped princess. The book is set to be released in July.