‘Doctor Who’: ‘Night Terrors’ hints

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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.

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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’?