, Graham was happy with the episode himself and received letters from "loads of kids" who enjoyed it. She has also worked extensively in Welsh language TV and theatre since 1979. With Christmas approaching, the release date for the Doctor Who special The Revolution of the Daleks is on the horizon. Literally. Rose realises that the pod is powered by both heat and emotion and throws it towards the Olympic Torch - a symbol of hope, fortitude, courage, and love - as it passes down the street. Peter Capaldi played the role of Doctor Who with great excellence, bringing a sense of fatigue and emotional weight to the character that was far different from his super-enthusiastic past two selves. The "Defence" stated that, while some minor roles were played "broadly", Sosanya and Agbaje were "extremely good", defined Rose's role as an Inspector Lewis to the Doctor's Morse as "great to see", and opined that the unusual things happening in a typical housing estate and the lack of appearance from a monster were effective. The Doctor hypnotises Chloe and finds out that she is possessed by an immature Isolus, an alien life-form that travels through space with a family of 4 billion siblings. But never fear – the Doctor won’t be alone from 1st January. Huw appeared reading the BBC news in the James Bond film Skyfall (2012). Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. The Doctor explains that if they can find the Isolus pod and provide it power, the alien will leave Chloe. The Doctor, Amy and Rory soon find the TARDIS has also disappeared, and the Doctor warns them from opening any door they are drawn to, for fear of being possessed. The episode takes place in London on the day of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. (2009), Mr Nice (2010), Da Vinci's Demons (2013-14) and Hollyoaks (2004/14). Additional scenes including the TARDIS' materialisation were filmed in Cardiff on 6 and 10 February.  Nina Sosanya and Abdul Salis had both appeared in the 2003 film Love Actually. Duration: 02:26 Episode Trailer 2. What are the monsters stalking the corridors?  Agbaje had to play both Chloe's normal character and her character while being possessed by the Isolus, which Agbaje felt was "weird".  Both of these titles were rejected by Davies as they were too long. When a mysterious entityinfiltrates the shuttle bus, no one is to be trusted. A frantic Chloe draws the TARDIS and the Doctor, trapping them both in one of her sketches and forcing Rose to try to find the pod herself.  A hand double for Agbaje drew the pictures, while the series' storyboarder Shaun Williams drew the father in the cupboard. It took the Doctor and her friends and transported them into the future, and into space. When discovering that older fans had reacted negatively, he thought, "Well, it's a shame that they have, but it wasn't meant for them". Ever since Doctor Who returned in 2005, I have said that the second biggest enemies in the lore have been underserved. He played Curtis Cooper in over 60 episodes of Casualty (2008-09). Guest stars Camille Coduri continued to guest in the series as recurring character Jackie Tyler. "The Fires of Pompeii" is the second episode of the fourth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. Rose remarks to the Doctor that nothing will ever split the two of them up. He has also presented a number of documentary series on subjects such as Welsh politics, classical music, religion and Welsh history. Meanwhile, Chloe has caused the entire crowd at the Olympic stadium to disappear and now is set on making everyone in the world disappear. Directed by Lennie Mayne.  Final consolidated ratings rose to 7.14 million, making it the twelfth most-watched programme on the channel for the week. In 2011, SFX published an article stating arguments for and against the episode. Wondering how it all works?  When performing as the Isolus she had to whisper, and an echo was added in post-production. She appeared in the episode "The Doctor's Daughter", originally broadcast 10 May 2008. And you’ve got to try and deal with it in such a compassionate way as well.” Clearly, Walsh has a lot to be proud of when he bids farewell to Doctor Who this winter. Rose loses her grip and starts to fall towards the Void, but at the last second, Pete transports Rose back to the parallel universe as the breach is closed. Location work was filmed mainly in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff in January 2006, with other scenes shot in Cardiff and in the studio in Newport in January and February. Yaz and Jack being attacked by the Dalek squid creatures in Japan was perhaps the only real moment of jeopardy for the main cast in … Our sister blog, reviewing Doctor Who episode by episode -, ARTICLE: 11 Actors Who Died Within a Year of Appearing in Doctor Who. Fear factor . The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble go to the leisure planet of Midnight for a simple, relaxing holiday. As the torch bearer approaches the Olympic Stadium he collapses, and the Doctor promptly and suddenly appears, picks up the torch, and completes the run to light the Olympic Flame. , Due to Fry's script being dropped, production of some episodes of the second series had to be rescheduled, with "Fear Her" being produced alongside "The Idiot's Lantern". On 27 January, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff was used for the Olympic Stadium.  In a poll conducted by Doctor Who Magazine in 2009 which asked readers to rank all 200 stories that had been released, "Fear Her" fell at 192 out of 200, making it the lowest ranked story of the revived series. It was reported over the weekend that the 38-year-old actress quit Doctor Who a… With the threat of interplanetary war looming, the human race prepare for the end, little knowing their enemies lie at the heart of the British government. "Fear Her" Widely regarded as one of the worst episodes of all time for how boring it is, as well as how glibly it deals with child abuse. "Doctor Who" Fear Her (TV Episode 2006) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Jenny, portrayed by Georgia Tennant, is a fictional character in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Whoopi Goldberg has revealed her hopes to be cast as the first American Doctor Who. (1987). Or a fear of spiders! The Twelfth Doctor was a return to the older and more seasoned Doctors such as the First, Second, and Third. And why does the planet on which they're all standing bear the ominous name of "Orphan 55"? The episode was watched by 7.14 million viewers in the UK, and was given an Appreciation Index of 83. The Doctor becomes uneasy and muses that a storm is approaching.  Topless Robot named it the third worst Tenth Doctor episode. Doctor Who season 13 is officially on the way, with filming having recently commenced on the next run of episodes.. Davies specifically asked Graham to write for his seven-year-old son. She rationalises that the pod is located on the hottest spot on the street, a patch of fresh tarmac, and is able to dig it up, ignoring Kel's complaints about her misuse of council equipment.  Writer Matthew Graham was told by showrunner Russell T Davies that it was going to be an inexpensive episode and had to take place on a housing estate, but Graham was nevertheless thrilled to be asked to write an episode. "Fear Her" is the eleventh episode of the second series of the British science-fiction series Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 24 June 2006. See all episodes from Doctor Who Clips. The heat of the flame and the emotion of the crowd power the pod, allowing the Isolus to leave Chloe and return home. Tennant is the daughter of the actor Peter Davison, who portrayed the Doctor… The Sister Act legend said she originally set her sights on being … The episode received an Appreciation Index of 83. He also acts as the BBC's anchor for major news events such as Remembrance Day, Trooping the Colour, state ceremonies and elections. Comparing the episode to "The Idiot's Lantern" in terms of plot, he felt that the latter was "far more entertaining" and that "Fear Her" lacked originality and humour. Huw is one of the UK's foremost current affairs broadcasters, starting out as a news trainee for the BBC in 1984 before joining BBC Wales as parliamentary correspondent in 1986. , Graham originally suggested a story about a man who had the ability to drain Earth of its beauty, but Davies preferred his own idea about the eerie nature of paintings or illustration. Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US, and will return for a festive special on Friday, January 1, 2021. He also noted "annoying self-aggrandizing moments that made no sense and served only to make the episode feel unnecessarily campy", such as the audience disappearing from the stadium and the Doctor carrying the torch. Revolution of the Daleks is currently available to catch up on now on BBC iPlayer. In London, on the day of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Tenth Doctor and Rose investigate the disappearance of three children and a spot of fresh tarmac which cars momentarily break down on. He felt that the guest cast were "only just adequate", describing Agbaje's acting as "decent but not impressive", and that the story "plods along in places", but the story worked because of the "delightful" interactions between the Doctor and Rose and the feel-good ending.. Kel was a council worker who worked in Dame Kelly Holmes Close in 2012. Find out when Doctor Who is on TV, including Series 2-Episode 11: Fear Her. For the Wentworth episode, see, "Matthew Graham interview: on writing Doctor Who", "Confidential Desktop: Episode 11 - The Fright Stuff", "Fear Her Overnights, Army of Ghosts Trailer", "Isn't It About Time You Gave Doctor Who's "Fear Her" Another Chance? , "Fear Her" was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 24 June 2006. The episode was brought in to be a low-budget replacement for a script by Stephen Fry that had been pushed back. Final consolidated ratings rose to 7.14 million, making it the twelfth most-watched programme on the channel for the week.  Arnold T Blumburg, writing for Now Playing, gave the episode a grade of B+. Other work includes Lucky Bag (1999, which he also wrote for), My Family (2003/04), High Hopes (2003/07) and Mind Games (2011). Crew: Gareth Roberts (writer), Ashley Way (director), Sophie Fante (producer), Jo Pearce (producer), Simon Winstone (script editor); see Attack of the Graske.  In another poll conducted by Doctor Who Magazine in 2014 asking readers to rank every story that has been broadcast in the first 50 years of the show, "Fear Her" fell to 240 out of 241 making it not only the lowest ranked story of the revived series, but the second lowest ranked story of all time, just coming above The Twin Dilemma. With Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Rex Robinson, Renu Setna. Debuted in The Hidden City (2002), then Love Actually (2003), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Sahara (2005), Flyboys (2006), MI High (2008), Mid Life Christmas (2009), Outnumbered (2010), Strike Back (2011) and Doctors (2013).  Dave Bradley of SFX awarded "Fear Her" three out of five stars, describing the plot as "ordinary" but thought it was "a decent breather before grander adventures to come". Duration: 00:36 Peter Kay. Between 1999-2003 he was presenter of the BBC Six o'Clock News and in 2003 became the main anchor for the BBC News at Ten. Between 2001-05 and in 2010 Huw won a BAFTA Cymru for Best Onscreen Presenter. Trying to navigate your way round?  The Isolus was inspired by the villains in the 1978 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Overnight UK figures for the first broadcast of "Fear Her" was 6.6 million viewers, with a 39.7% audience share. Episode Trailer. Labels: David Tennant , Fear Her , TARDISodes. They realise that the source of the problems is a solitary 12-year-old girl named Chloe Webber. Graham was asked to write an episode primarily for children which would soften the much darker finale that would be broadcast after. In London in 2012, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler set off to see the Olympics, only to find terror in the most ordinary place. As the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and new friend Harriet Jones battle for their lives in 10 Downing Street, the Slitheen family set their plans for the destruction of Earth into motion.  The episode received an Appreciation Index of 83. , Dame Kelly Holmes, who was mentioned in the episode, was considered for the part of the torchbearer, but was committed to Dancing On Ice at the time.  IGN's Ahsan Haque gave the episode a 5 out of 10 rating, calling it "flat and formulaic" and everything about it was "slightly underwhelming", though he thought what did work was the mother-daughter teamwork at the end and Agbaje being "sufficiently capable and creepy" as the possessed Chloe Webber. This article is about the Doctor Who episode. Further work includes Harry Enfield and Chums (1994), Game On (1995), EastEnders (1997), High Hopes (2007), Mistresses (2008), A Bit of Tom Jones? ", "The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) David Tennant Doctor Who Episodes", Episode commentary by Euros Lyn, Abisola Agbaje and Steffan Morris, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fear_Her&oldid=1000659794, Television episodes about spirit possession, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 02:54. He was kind enough to help people push their cars which were stalled by the heat absorbed by the Isolus pod, and proud and conscientious of his work to make the street perfect for the passing of the Olympic Torch ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games. Six days ago, this particular Isolus crashed its pod to Earth due to a solar flare. The majority of the episode, including exterior shots and the interior of Chloe's home, was filmed in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff from 24 to 31 January 2006. The cold temperatures experienced during filming were explained in the plot as part of the Isolus' endothermic nature. The Isolus has also caused Chloe to draw a life-sized, exaggerated figure of her late, abusive father. With the world changing around him, the Doctor is powerless, and it seems only Mickey Smithcan save … Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US, and will return for a festive special. Joe, Howie and Rita — humans that have been taken out of their routine lives by this prison's automated systems to feed the creature — are possessed by the creature and killed. However, as per usual, the Doctor's hastily built gadget malfunctioned. She has the unique ability to cause people to disappear by drawing them, causing Dale Hicks, Danny Edwards and Jane McKillen to go missing. Jenny is the daughter of the series protagonist the Doctor, a product of altered DNA extracted from a tissue sample from his hand. THE hunt for a new Time Lord comes after the news of Jodie Whittaker moving on from her role as Doctor Who. The Doctor Who festive special, titled Revolution of the Daleks, opens with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) trapped in a prison in space, which one of her … The missing children and the crowd at the Olympics reappear, and Rose realises that the drawing Chloe had made of her father will similarly come to life. Pick-up shots took place at Unit Q2 from 15 to 23 February. If you have corrections or amendments, please quote/ link to your source. He particularly praised the dialogue and thought "the claustrophobic effect of limiting the action to one household works". The episode received praise from reviewers for the acting and the housing estate setting, and was criticised for having a "formulaic" and "ordinary" plot which "plods along". Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Rose and Chloe's mother, Trish, are able to calm Chloe by singing the "Kookaburra" song, causing the unseen monster - having fed off of Chloe's emotions and fears - to disappear. The Doctor and Sarah arrive in a quarry during blasting operations and when Sarah is buried under rubble, she discovers a stone hand.  Abisola Agbaje, who portrayed Chloe, was discovered at an after-school drama club, where casting director Andy Pryor had held auditions for the part. Overnight UK figures for the first broadcast of "Fear Her" was 6.6 million viewers, with a 39.7% audience share. Agbaje found it "a bit hard to whisper" because she had a husky voice. The "Prosecution", on the other hand, described it as a "cheap filler" with a "cheesy" finale and called the lack of a monster a "severe disappointment". However, life with the Doctor can never be that simple, and things go horribly wrong for the Doctor when he decides to go off on a bus trip to see the Sapphire Waterfall, starting with the bus shutting down. A developing project, dedicated to the people, both in front of and behind the cameras, who have contributed to Doctor Who's 57-year legacy. Studio work was mainly filmed from 1 to 4 February in Unit Q2, the Doctor Who studio space in Newport. The character was created by writer Stephen Greenhorn. "Fear Her" was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 24 June 2006. Doctor Who - The Web of Fear [Blu-ray]  (Limited Edition) BBC amazon.co.uk Graham received letters from children who enjoyed the episode, while also later discovering that adult fans' reactions were poor. Your comments are welcome! It was written by Matthew Graham and directed by Euros Lyn. Read on for cast and plot news. Huw's father was author Hywel Teifi Edwards, a research professor for Welsh language literature at the University of Swansea.  Early drafts of this episode were titled "Chloe Webber Destroys the Earth", and later, "You're a Bad Girl, Chloe Webber", with one such draft having the episode take place on another planet. The Isolus relates to and befriends Chloe, who had a troubled childhood. Shaun Dingwall returned for several episodes as Pete Tyler and Penelope Wilton reprised her role as Harriet Jones for the Christmas special. Stephen debuted in Chariots of Fire in 1981, and secured his first on-screen credit in Sorry! Posted by My Old School Books at 1:12 pm. After Graham O'Brien wins Team TARDIS a free holiday at the high-end alien resort Tranquility Spa, it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems — why is the staff so worried about oxygen levels in the Spa when the planet appears to be hospitable to humans? In the episode, the alien time traveller the Doctor (David Tennant) and his travelling companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) investigate the lonely girl Chloe Webber (Abisola Agbaje), who has the ability to make people disappear by drawing them. It was broadcast on BBC One on 12 April 2008. "Fear Her" was an overcommissioned episode, which replaced a planned but unproduced script by Stephen Fry. Fear factor. The Doctor and Rose open the breach and hang on to magnetic clamps as the Cybermen and Daleks are pulled into the Void, but the Cult of Skaro escapes using a temporal shift. Erica has also appeared in Body Beautiful (1991), Coronation Street (2008/12), and The Indian Doctor as Sian Davies (2010-13). Fear Her — Series 2. Graham stated in 2011 that they "set out to do right from the start" making the episode more aimed at children, rather than adults and older Doctor Who fans, as the much darker finale would be broadcast following it. 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