William Hartnell

7

Good

Headline review

Classic crime vs investigative reporter caper from the 1940s – to clear an innocent dame, Brooksie must solve the crime

7

Good

Doctor Who: Regeneration review (DVD)

Hardcore fans are going to hate this box set. It’s a repackaging of stories they already have, bar one episode, and the regeneration stories aren’t always the best Doctor Whos either.

8

Great

Doctor Who: The Aztecs review (DVD)

This is another of the special editions of already-released stories from the original run of Doctor Who – but you really, really need this one for the extras.

5

Average

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror review (DVD)

This is one of those older Doctor Who stories – from the first season – that has episodes missing.

6

Fair

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants review (DVD)

The Doctor and his companions are about to land and the doors of the Tardis swing open. The Doctor is terrified.

10

Superb

Doctor Who: Revisitations 3 review (DVD)

OK, first the slightly controversial bit. These older Doctor Who stories are all available separately and many fans complain when they’re released in a threesome like this – digitally cleaned...

2

Dreadful

Doctor Who: The Sensorites review (DVD)

Let’s start by putting this in context. If I were to ask how any of Matt Smith’s Doctor Who stories were likely to stand up to scrutiny in a year,...

6

Fair

Brighton Rock review (Blu-ray)

Digitally restored and re-released, presumably to try and piggy-back on the modicum of interest raised by the recent remake of Brighton Rock, the original adaptation of Greene's novel makes a...

7

Good

Doctor Who: The Ark review (DVD)

In many ways this story doesn’t work. The monsters, the monoids, are a disaster – mop-topped loons, mute for the first two episodes, no mouths you can see because the...

6

Fair

Doctor Who: The Space Museum/The Chase (DVD)

OK, I admit it – I like The Space Museum, at least as far as episode one is concerned.