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|Main enemy:||Time-rift apparition|
|Main setting:||London, the 1970s|
|Part of:||Short Trips: Defining Patterns|
|Short Trips short stories|
|One Step Forward, Two Steps Back||The Devil Like a Bear|
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Homework was the fourteenth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: Defining Patterns. It was written by Michael Coen. It featured the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. It was also published in Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life.
Whilst doing his homework, a young boy called Norman Bean is visited by a ghost, who orders him to buy a selection of toys which will result in him becoming a rich person in the future. Scared by the strange instruction, Norman is unable to talk to anyone... until a woman called Zoe appears in his life, followed by a Scotsman... and a madman claiming to be a time traveller on the hunt for an escaped entity which originated in a rift at the heart of space and time.
- The older Norman is wearing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer T-shirt.
- Young Norman Bean is a fan of football, Kevin Keegan and Roy of the Rovers. He knows of Star Trek, the Beatles and Hot Shot Hamish of Scorcher. He later becomes interested in spacemen.
- The Doctor offers Norman some jelly babies.
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