Fear Her

Doctor Who | Season 2 | Fear Her

London, 2012. The Doctor has brought Rose to see the Olympics, but a little girl unwittingly threatens billions of lives.


The episode takes part on the day of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, almost exclusively on a fictitious cul-de-sac named after the British athlete Kelly Holmes. While originally only intending to visit the ceremony, alien time traveller the Doctor (David Tennant) and his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) investigate Chloe Webber (Abisola Agbaje), who has the ability to make people disappear by drawing them.

An over commissioned episode which was brought in to be a low-budget replacement for a script by Stephen Fry that had been pushed back, “Fear Her” was filmed mainly in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff at a housing estate. Graham was asked to write an episode primarily for children which would soften the much darker finale that would be broadcast after. The episode was watched by 7.14 million viewers in the UK. Though Graham received letters from children who enjoyed the episode, it did not generate a positive response from adult fans and critics.

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Originally Aired: 06-24-2006
Director: Euros Lyn
Writers: Matthew Graham
Starring: David Tennant
Billie Piper
Nina Sosanya
Abisola Agbaje
Edna Doré
Tim Faraday
Abdul Salis
Richard Nichols
Erica Eirian
Stephen Marzella