Galaxy 4 proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that beauty is definitely not in the eye of the beholder! It is a classic case of looking beneath the surface to see the reality of a situation. Having landed on a desolate planet, the Doctor and his companions Vicki and Steven are drawn into a conflict between the gorgeous Drahvins, headed by the glamorous Maaga, and the hideous Rills,who hide themselves away in their crashed spaceship and whose only contact with the outside is through their servants, the "Chumblies". Of course, as in classic WHO style, the Doctor's innate sense of morality allows him to work out the goodies from the baddies. This is one of a series of Missing Stories, which the BBC is reviving albeit on CD format, and for the most part this current release works well. The studio-bound nature of the story adds clarity and tautness to the sound quality, whilst the effects - especially those of the "Chumblies" - contribute humour and personality to the otherwise characterless robots. Peter Purves does a most effective job of linking the action to the dialogue, particularly in scenes where "his" character - Steven Taylor - is involved. Whilst, it must be said, the story is relatively straightforward, it does represent in audio form the kind of aspiration Doctor Who was attempting to achieve in its' magical early years. A highly recommended disc.