Hardly an ideal vacation destination (more like Sellafield than Scarborough, in Earth terms) but for the Doctor and Romana it will just a busman's holiday; murder, sabotage and a time experiment that does wrong. BBC Radiophonic Workshop's supremo composer Peter Howell has created a truly cinematic television score that John Williams would crave. Skillfully, its aural multi-laying echoes the hateful duplicity and menace that lurks around every corner and corridor, whilst sensitively revering the desperation of the dying world of Argolis. Like a chess-master, Howell employs key-moves to lighten the oppressive backdrop with hints familiar popular music ("I do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea" breezes across Brighton beach as we see our Timelord asleep in a deckchair) and a superb pastiche of Ravel's emotive Bolero as the adventure reaches it climatic, yet hopeful, conclusion. Wonderfully evocative. In addition, presented here is, for me, the best arrangement of the DOCTOR WHO theme tune premiered during Tom Baker's final season as the Gallifreyan. However, for purists the bonus track is the first STEREO version of the original 1963 theme tune composed by Ron Grainer. Listen and choose for yourself.