This is a very dark, psychoanalytical thriller that really stands well as a thriller story, whether involved in Doctor Who's universe or not. The Doctor and Evelyn arrive in London in 2003 ... or is it 1903? And why is it against the law to contract your words? Is this a world that the Doctor can recognise, or want to be a part of? And does he believe that he may have been the cause of it after all?
The Doctor, Evelyn and some really rather nasty humans meet up in this crazy mixed-up world at the time of a Jubilee, a celebration of 100 years since ... the Doctor was last here? Or was he? And why are the humans torturing a Dalek that's been prisoner here for decades?
Is Rochester all he seems? Is Miriam?
So many questions! And none of them are answered till well near the end of this great 2-cd story, divided into four episodes. I like the Sixth Doctor in these audio adventures, he seems to have regained some of his humour and light-hearted tone while retaining his intensity. And Evelyn makes a great companion - a sensible lady who matches the Doctor in wit and intelligence.
Dark, disturbing, tales of the inherent inhumanity of mankind itself. Could we become like that?
Highly, totally recommended - riveting stuff.