Thursday, 18 August 2011

Summary for Night Terrors

The BBC press office has released a summary for episode 9, Night Terrors. The episode is written by Mark Gatiss.

The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child's bedroom, as the time-travelling drama continues.  

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.

The Radio Times on what to expect:

A little boy called George is terrified of something lurking in his bedroom cupboard…
The Doctor receives a strange letter, begging "Help me"…
And so begins Night Terrors, episode nine of the current Doctor Who series (which returns from hiatus on Saturday 27 August with episode eight, Let’s Kill Hitler)
Written by Mark Gatiss, it sounds like being an eerie, scary tale and (as you might expect from the man who presented BBC4 documentary series A History of Horror) it employs a reliable staple of supernatural movies - toys coming to life.
The creepy Peg Dolls – until now, heralded only by a brief appearance in the series six trailer (below) - are dead-eyed, implacable and relentless.
But what do they want with young George?
Daniel Mays (last seen in Outcasts and Ashes to Ashes) plays worried dad Alex, who teams up with the Doctor to help battle his son George's demons. But not before Rory and Amy find themselves miniaturised and sucked into the strange doll's house in George's cupboard.
What else can the Doctor and Alex do but follow them inside...?
 Thanks to The Whoniverse Blog for the heads up.