Word on the street has it these days that (the Mark-Gatiss-written, Richard-Clark-directed?) fourth episode of Doctor Who has the following title:
What Are Little Boys Made Of?
No, that was not an off-task question in italics for no apparent reason, that is the genuine rumoured title for the episode!Â The name stands tall, right up there with the other episodes that go by The Curse of Fenric, The Caves of Androzani, and The End of Time.Â Yep, the title is definitely apparently What Are Little Boys Made Of?!
2010, Television, Playing George in Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 4, ‘WHAT ARE LITTLE BOY’S MADE OF?’, BBC Upper Boat Studios Wales, Claire Hill
Mysteriously, those words aren’t actually on Jamie’s profile now, and if they were there but were simply taken down, chances are the BBC had something to do with it.
Cringe-inducing as the What Are Little Boys Made Of? sounds, the supposed plot that goes with it could actually be quite fascinating…
…If Doctor Who Spoilers, as well as a good chunk of the rest of the internet, is anything to go by, we’ll be seeing the Doctor in a giant dollhouse.Â Or perhaps a small Doctor in a normal-sized dollhouse.
If pulled off properly this story idea could more than make-up for the not-so-great title.Â And that definitely beats what we last received from Gatiss: a superb title (Victory of the Daleks) paired with a disappointing-to-most story.
Incidentally, if we have a double coincidence of confirmed rumours, this will be the second episode in its season to have a question mark at the end of the title, the first being the potential name of Father Who? tacked on to the Christmas special.Â Assuming of course that you even consider any of the specials to be part of a given series.
What Are Little Boys Made Of? might air this spring when Doctor Who returns, but not until Episodes One, Two, and Neil Gaiman precede it.