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Fear Forecasters 2005

The Fear Forecasters, in their original images for series 1 and 2. Left to right: Amy (5), Harry (7), Samuel (9), Adam (13).

Fear Forecast was a series on the Doctor Who website during series 1, 2, 3 and 4. Intended as an advisory for parents, the reactions of the four "Fear Forecasters" were described in detail, minute-to-minute, for each new episode.

The team of children rated each episode's "Fear Factor", usually from 1 to 5 (notable exceptions being Blink and The Impossible Planet). 2 was Quite Scary, 3 was Very Scary, 4 was Chilling, and 5 was Terrifying.

Series 1 Edit

Fear Forecast Amy

"[Amy] decides that the best way to watch this action-packed sequence is by doing a handstand on the sofa. She remains like this, on and off, for the next ten minutes."

The highest Fear Factor score in series 1 was for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances, both episodes unanimously "Terrifying".

Episode Amy Harry Samuel Adam Fear Factor
5 World War Three 4 3 3 4 3 (Very Scary)
6 Dalek 4 5 3 4 4 (Chilling)
7 The Long Game 5 3 5 4 4 (Chilling)
8 Father's Day 2 2 2 3 2 (Quite Scary)
9 The Empty Child 5 5 5 5 5 (Terrifying)
10 The Doctor Dances 5 5 5 5 5 (Terrifying)
11 Boom Town 2 2 2 3 2 (Quite Scary)
12 Bad Wolf 4 3 3 3 3 (Very Scary)
13 The Parting of the Ways 5 5 3 4 4 (Chilling)

Series 2 Edit

Series 2 was the first to give an episode a Fear Factor rating higher than 5. The Impossible Planet was deemed "Beyond Fear", at 6/5. The Fear Forecasters retained their original images for this season.

Fear Forecast Samuel

"Goodness, how Reinette has grown. 'She's really old now,' ponders Samuel, 'she must be about 20!'"

"'I thought that the TARDIS translated all languages,' grumbles Samuel. 'That should include horses.' 'He has a point...' concedes Dad."

Episode Amy Harry Samuel Adam Fear Factor
The Christmas Invasion 3 4 3 3 3 (Very Scary)
1 New Earth 4 4 3 3 4 (Chilling)
2 Tooth and Claw 5 5 4 4 5 (Terrifying)
3 School Reunion 3 2 2 3 3 (Very Scary)
4 The Girl in the Fireplace 4 3 3 3 3 (Very Scary)
5 Rise of the Cybermen 2 2 2 4 3 (Very Scary)
6 The Age of Steel 5 5 5 5 5 (Terrifying)
7 The Idiot's Lantern 5 5 3 3 4 (Chilling)
8 The Impossible Planet 3 6 6 6 6 (Beyond Fear)
9 The Satan Pit 5 5 5 5 5 (Terrifying)
10 Love & Monsters 2 2 1 3 2 (Quite Scary)
11 Fear Her 1 3 3 4 3 (Very Scary)
12 Army of Ghosts 4 4 4 4 4 (Chilling)
Fear Forecasters 2007

The Fear Forecasters, a little older now, rate episodes of series 3. Left to right: Amy (6), Harry (8), Samuel (10), Adam (14).

Series 3 Edit

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Series 4 Edit

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