Leadworth = Dr Who Tale


Will the Doctor & Amy live happily ever after, is it all just a fairytale? Let’s look at some of the evidence, be sure to throw your own ideas in here 😉


  • Doctor tells Amelia Pond her name sounds like it’s from a Fairytale.
  • Apples feature in many fairytales (Snow White)
  • Oh what big eyes the Atraxi have (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Doctor tells Amy to not grow (Peter Pan)
  • Shadow runs through the Kitchen (Shadow People)
  • Objects moving with no-one on them. (Narnia)
  • The girl who waited (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Running away in a Nightie (Peter Pan)
  • Seeing something just from the corner of the eye. (Grimm Brothers)
  • Problem is Choice (Matrix)
  • Ryhmes
  • Imaginary Friends.
  • Never interfere unless children are crying (Hansel & Gretel)
  • The Human in a Nightgown saves the day (Hitchickers Guide to the Galaxy)
  • The Beast came to help because he cared about the children.
  • A Robot develops emotions. (Philip K Dick)
  • Amy wearing a Red Hooded top is chased through the woods (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Rory gets his “Happy Ever After” but it was just a dream.
  • A City sleeping for a thousand years. (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Misunderstood Beasts
  • The Curse is broken by a kiss. (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Baddies turned to Stone (Narnia)
  • Silence in the Museum


There was a goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it — one day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.


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  1. Gerard McGarry

    Let me get this right. Looking at the bigger picture, Amy being abandoned by the Doctor (who became the Tale Of The Raggedy Doctor himself) caused her such mental turmoil that she bit four psychiatrists and ended up sucking The Doctor into a fabricated world. Didn’t someone say the other day that Amy’s exposure to the crack in her wall had done something to her brain?

    And so perhaps all those influences from books she would have read as a child have influenced the world she created around herself? Hence all these fairytale elements woven into the story?

    Oh, and you forgot the obvious one – Pandora’s Box, the box which contains all the bad things in the universe.

  2. Mitnik

    I had wondered if we might be stepping into “coma” realm. Watching Eleventh Hour again, and you get a definite JJ Abrams “Startrek” alt.reality flare type thing going on at more than one point in the episode. also theres a lot of panning around the many pictures, drawings and dolls and although you cannot see it clearly I’m sure theres a photo of stonehenge on Amys wall.

    Maybe this is all the Doctors guilt at leaving Amy behind playing up in a malfunctioning Tardis?

    Pandora.. *smacks head* I knew I’d forget something!

    1. Gerard McGarry

      It’s a great recurring theme in Doctor Who that people accuse The Doctor of breezing into the middle of a situation, solving the problem at the center of it, and then swanning off again without a thought for the repercussions.

      The first time in the new series was when Eccleston’s Doctor sorted out a creature in the “Game Station”, then returned a couple of hundred years later and realised that something strange had been happening there since immediately after he left.

      Unintentionally standing up Amy as a child continues this theme, but takes it to an entirely new level. Especially if the series has been “all about her” from the beginning. Which makes you wonder if the TARDIS landing in Leadworth in the first place was a co-incidence or not…

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