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A little ray of light,
This review is from: Doctor Who : Ghost Light [DVD]  (DVD)
This late Eighties Doctor Who serial has been dogged by criticisms about its confusing and indulgent storyline since its original broadcast, however I was always fascinated by the story's macabre Victorian setting and grotesque characters, such as Ian Hogg's sinister Josiah Smith and his hard-faced housekeeper Mrs Pritchard, memorably brought to life by the legendary Sylvia Simms.
I think that the problem chiefly lies with the BBC's bull-headed determination to squeeze Marc Platt's fascinating script into three episodes rather than the four it really needed; time and budgetary constraints notwithstanding, the making-of documentary included here with the extras, includes several edited
and cut scenes that would have certainly made things a whole lot clearer. Anyway, with a top-notch cast, a rapidly gelling lead pairing, and a host of creepy scenes, this remains a superb and original story and a treasured part of my DVD collection.