The Child of Nightmares
Doctor Who Time and Space episode
Twelfth Doctor (James Burnell)
Zack Rogers (Daniel Isaac)
Writer James Burnell and Daniel Isaac
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"Bows and Arrows" "Resurrection of the Nemesis"

The Child of Nightmares (originally entitled Innocence) is the 8th episode of the second season of Time and Space and is the last episode before the season 2 finale.


"Hurt me, cut me, tried to kill me!"


The Doctor and Zack arrive on earth in 2010, but to their amusement there is nobody walking the streets. The Doctor then hears a voice in his head which leads him and Zack to a house hwere they find a dead body.

The Doctor asks Zack not to touch the dead body, but he ignores it and does so. Zack suddenly ends up in a more darkned house. He walks the house and cant find anyone. Suddenly the Nightmare Child jumps out at him and cuts him, but Zack shoots him back.

Zack then wakes up to find out from the Doctor that he has been dreaming, or in his case having a nightmare. Zack tells the Doctor what happened and the Doctor realises it's the nightmare child. The two then go to the nightmare childs signal and the Doctor enters the dream realm and talks with it. In the real world Zack has a fight with the creature and defeats it.

The Doctor awakens to find the nightmare child has run away. Zack and the Doctor enter the tardis and travel away.

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