So, a Maths teacher and an English teacher take half a dozen of Coal Hill’s slightly more behaviourally challenged children to a sleep over at the London Zoological Museum, as is completely normal... Perhaps it’s to do with the success Clara had with getting Courtney ‘disruptive influence’ Woods to buckle down and improve as a student. Who knows? It’s only one of the numerous plot holes this episode suffers from after all, and like the rest of the story you’re either going to roll with it and be taken in by Frank Cottrell Boyce’s enchanting fairy tale, or nit-pick and wind up feeling slightly underwhelmed.
In the Forest of the Night airs on Saturday 25th October at 8.20pm on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD in the UK, and at 9pm on BBC America. Below are a few dialogue teasers to see you through until then. Don't forget to come back to vote in our poll after the episode and let us know what you thought.
"I don’t wanna see more things. I wanna see the things that are in front of me more clearly"
"Which one’s Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh? Maebh?"
"I'm allowed a torch sir, I've got a note. I'm darkness phobic"
"Why are you asking me all the questions? Give someone else a go!"
"What are the round bits for?"
"Oh, you didn't call the school, you called him"
"What are wolves scared of?"
"We will create pathways through the trees using carefully controlled fires"
"Do you have an appointment? You need an appointment to see the Doctor"
"Why would trees want to kill us, we love trees!"