‘In The Forest Of The Night’ (TV)

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School Trip with the Twelfth Doctor

in the forest of the night

This is a fascinating ‘Doctor Who’ episode by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ‘Into The Forest of the Night’ is about an overgrown forest on Earth. The Doctor with Clara, Danny and some kids solve this peculiar mystery.

At the start, Clara and Danny take a field trip of kids from Coal Hill School to stay overnight at a London museum. They wake up to find London as well as Earth overgrown with this forest of trees.

The tension rises during this episode as there are solar flares from the sun approaching the Earth. There are also wolves and tigers on the loose from the zoo in the forest, which was so tense to see.

The kids are really good in this episode. The main child star is a girl called Abigail Eames as Maebh. Maebh hears voices when she makes contact with the forest and she discovers the Doctor’s TARDIS.

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The DVD special features on this episode are as follows. On Disc 5 of ‘The Complete Series 8’, there’s the ‘Into the Forest of the Night – Doctor Who Extra’ featurette.

On Disc 3 of ‘The Complete Series 8’, the highlight for me was the ‘Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord’ documentary with Peter Davison. This features behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews with David Tennant, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Peter Capaldi, etc.

‘In The Forest of the Night’ rating – 7/10

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2 thoughts on “‘In The Forest Of The Night’ (TV)

  1. Oh I didn’t realise this episode was hated by the fans. It’s not the greatest episode from the new series, but it’s decent enough.

    Honestly, Simon. You are cruel, aren’t you?! Tigers eating people indeed! Although that would be pretty dramatic and effective if that happened in the episode! 😀

    I hope to update and extend my review on ‘In The Forest of the Night’ soon.

    Thanks Simon.

    Tim. 🙂


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