“If I lived in a region infested by wolves, I should make pit traps around my house and bait them with blood. And when I have caught the wolf, I would skin it and hang its pelt above my door as a warning… or…would that displease you?”
“Leela, you must be true to yourself…I’m not a moral compass either.”
No, you haven’t stumbled across a particularly unpleasant episode of Robbie Coltrane’s Cracker, nor have you wandered into your local Chinatown to be greeted by cries of “gweilo!” Rather you get a ripping yarn originally (and perhaps more appropriately) titled “The Light of Day”.
Fast moving yet atmospheric, claustrophobic yet quite busy and peppered with twists, turns and surprises, ultimately dark but filled with sunny humor throughout, this is one of the best Fourth Doctor Adventures to which I’ve been exposed to date.