Having greatly enjoyed the first three volumes of Ray Dexters mammoth overview of Doctor Who, episode by episode, I was really looking forward to reading the fourth installment in the series, not the least because the Tom Baker era of the show is when I started watching Who and Tom and his tenure remain my favourite time for the programme. I wasn't to be disappointed. Ray Dexter casts his sceptical, scientific eye over 7 years of episodes and episodic carrying on with trademark wit and perception, not afraid to shy away from criticising the excesses and antics of this era and offering well eraned praise where it is due. I agree with much of what the author offers here, how the show reached an astonishing peak of quality and consistency during Tom Bakers early years on the show, under the gothic stewardship of the Lennon/McCartney like team of Hinchcliffe and Holmes, before sliding into silliness and slapstick under Graham Williams watch and then rallying a little at the end as John Nathan-Turner and Christopher Bidmead tried to steer the series back to its more serious roots. Marred only a little by typos, editing and formatting errors, Volume 4 of the Ray Dexter anthology avoids the corridor of cliches and remains, much like the era of the programme it is reviewing, a true fan's delight.