The second half of Doctor Who’s current series continues next weekend with ‘Night Terrors’, as the Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom.
Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor. Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won’t be easy; because George’s monsters are real.
Written by Mark Gatiss, ‘Night Terrors’ airs at 7pm on Saturday 3rd September on BBC One. In the meantime, here are some hints for the episode…
» ‘Fear Her’, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, ‘The Beast Below’ and ‘Amy’s Choice’ are all evoked here.
» Seriously? Did Rory just do that thing he does, again?
» Gatiss returns to a film reference he used in The League of Gentlemen.
» The Doctor loves a Sontaran story.
» A scene from ‘Rose’ is almost repeated.
» Rory thinks that The Doctor is in a long-running UK soap.
» A non-television Doctor Who story is directly referenced.
» Something that happened to Amy and Rory in ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ happens to them again.
» A flaw in the Sonic Screwdriver appears again.
» Is The Doctor thinking about ‘The Greatest Show In The Galaxy’?