First things first this is not a story really catered for the casual listener, you'll need to listen to Castle of Fear before you start on this one. Anyway back to this story - I really loved the atmosphere of it. Slightly reminiscent of Chimes of Midnight on a certain level. But there were just so many clever things in it!
The scene with the TARDIS phone was a lot of fun. Part of me almost wished we could have had a bit more of that but that's hard to sustain long-term. I loved how the inhabitants of Stockbridge were fully aware of what was going on. That's a nice twist from the usual in these types of stories. It was intriguing to see how blasé they were about it after having been through it so many times. P.I.G. was fun and it was heartbreaking to see Maxwell Edison finally be accepted and find his place in the world, only to have to sacrifice it.
I'll admit, I had a sneaking suspicion who the Lord and Lady they might be. But only a couple of seconds before their reveal! The cast members in question did an amazing job as their evil counterparts - they sounded like they had a great deal of fun with this one.
Only niggle in this story is that due to the small cast we don't get a clear feel of the large amount of people trapped in this loop. In short a fun, tight, clever story but not a standalone for casual fans hence why 4 instead of 5 stars.