A young boy living in a tower block on a council estate sends out, unknowingly, a psychic distress call transmitted to the Doctor's 'psychic paper'. When the doctor and his associates eventually find the correct flat in the tower block, they are inadvertently sent by the boy into a doll house, where they are terrorized by life-size peg dolls, and are threatened with becoming peg dolls themselves. Written by
Did You Know?
This was originally going to be the fourth episode of the series, but was moved to the second half as Steven Moffat
felt that the first half was "too dark". This necessitated minor changes to the episode. A scene with Madame Kovarian was removed, and the ending with the data file from Let's Kill Hitler was added. This means Karen Gillan, when she filmed the episode, was in fact performing as the Ganger version of Amy. The Doctor's line at the end of the episode "Well, it's good to be all back together again, in the flesh" referring to Amy's recent turn into a peg doll was written with the intention of also applying to Amy being a Ganger. See more
When the Doctor is talking to George about stories, he says when he was a child, he liked bedtime stories, including the Emperor Dalek's new clothes. The Doctor did not encounter the Daleks until after he had left Galafray as an old man during his first life (William Hartnell in the Dead Planet). Of course, 11 could be lying (first rule, the Doctor lies). See more
That's what it's called. Pantophobia. Not fear of pants though, if that's what you're thinking. Fear of everything... including pants I suppose. In that case, sorry go on.
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more