Encouraged by one of his teachers to take his A-levels early, Luke not only succeeds with flying colors, but is accepted in Oxford at what seems like an alarmingly young age (not taking into account that he’s not entirely human). Suddenly, he’s only days away from moving away from home, but something else is scaring him: repeated visits from an entity that he’s sure is going to try to destroy the world. This man appears only in his nightmares and warns Luke that the boy’s nightmares are feeding the being power. And then one night, Luke discovers that he isn’t just dreaming these encounters: the Nightmare Man is real.
Season 4 Regular Cast: Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Tommy Knight (Luke Smith), Daniel Anthony (Clyde Langer), Anjli Mohindra (Rani Chandra), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith)
written by Joseph Lidster
directed by Joss Agnew
music by Sam Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Julian Bleach (The Nightmare Man), John Leeson (voice of K-9), Paul Kasey (Slitheen), Toby Longworth (voice of the Slitheen)
Notes: Actor Julian Bleach completes his trifecta of Doctor Who terror here, having appeared in Doctor Who as Davros in The Stolen Earth and Journeys’ End, and first appearing in Torchwood in From Out Of The Rain.
LogBook entry by Earl Green