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"The Tyger" was a poem.

After Tommy looked into the Metebelis crystal and realised he could now read much better, he went to get more books from the meditation centre's library. There he found a book of poetry which included "The Tyger", and proceeded to read the opening verse aloud:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Tommy called the poem "pretty" before deciding "beautiful" was more suitable. (TV: Planet of the Spiders)

Mike Yates' father read the poem to him when he was a boy. (AUDIO: Time Tunnel)

Behind the scenes Edit

Frank Cottrell-Boyce's TV story In the Forest of the Night was named directly after this poem, with a minor modification made to the line, to allow for a singular "forest of the night". This story also contains an actual tiger.

The publisher's summary for AUDIO: The Emerald Tiger also quotes this poem.

Its real world author, William Blake, is not named on-screen, but he is featured in other stories set in the Doctor Who universe.

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