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All the atmosphere of Foggy London and a Giant Rat!,
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang  [DVD]  (DVD)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang would have to be top of my list if I had to choose only one of the BBC's excellent Doctor Who DVDs. It has great production values, good actors and a good story. It's rich period atmosphere evoking a truly Holmesian city of night and misty fogs. It is a story from the Tom Baker period (1974 - 81) and features Lousie Jameson as Leela, who's encounter with a giant Rat, in a sewer, is unforgettable. Whilst I agree that it is almost impossible to rank one Doctor Who story against another and I have other favourites jostling for attention this story still stands out. The sinister back stage at the Music Hall scenes, the mysterious Chinese Magician and his frightening living dummy. You'll be mesmerised by this one. Highly recommended.