Ghost Light is a superb little story and very, very underrated. It's one of the most dazzlingly original and imaginative stories in the show's history, and a superb looking production. The sets are amazing and really feel like an authentic, creepy victorian house. What I think a lot of fans are put off by is it's dense, convoluted plot - there is so much going on and so many literary references casually bandied about and double meanings that it's very hard to take it all in and repeat viewings are essential to fully appreciate it's subtleties. I don't think the short length of the story (3 episodes) helps as there really is enough material here to easily fill 6 parts with no padding. It's also rather bizarre in places with characters doing odd things, speaking strangely and accepting weird events without question. You really need to watch Ghost Light several times to appreciate it, and I'd also recommend reading the novelisation if you can get your hands on it. As well as being very clever and original, Ghost Light is also damn creepy, being full of dark shadows and grotesquerie, and the main villain, Josiah Smith is truly sinister. An excellent musical score too. I also think that Sylvester McCoy gave his finest performance in this story - his Doctor's dark, manipulative persona is best highlighted in this story. At a time in the programme's history when the show had been getting more bad press than ever, and when it was only weeks away from being axed Ghost Light proved that this long-running show could still surprise us and produced a startlingly original and fascinating story that is one of the best in it's 26 year history. The extras on this DVD are execellent, especially the deleted scenes, if only they'd done a 'special edition' and reinstated these scenes I think the true brilliance of the story would really be brought to light. Highly recommended.