Girl in the Fireplace : Lovingly crafted premise, tragic story-arc, excellent connection to real history, wonderful costumes / stage settings and mechanical SFX, who doesn’t like an entry on a horse – start of a high-quality run, this series on average such a step-up from series one…

Rise of the Cybermen : Hackneyed cybermen return daft as ever yet somehow quality level still feels high, great chances for Mickey to shine, who doesn’t like zeppelins over London, some annoying characters (Rose’s alternative parents) but some great ones too (Preachers)…

Age of Steel : Appalling McGuffin in first few seconds to get over cliffhanger, genuinely spooky bits in the basement, great steps in Mickey’s personal plot-arc, nice wrap-up… 

Idiot’s Lantern : Seriously creepy (again, felt so very much like a Sapphire and Steel episode), good SFX, excellent guest cast, wonderfully dressed / stages and written period, pretty much an all-happy ending for a change (unlike the last episode with 1000s dead leaving a city traumatised for decades to come)…

Interesting spot – although the 10th Dr is known for saying "I’m sorry, I’m so sorry" as one of his catchphrases in later series it’s actually said at least once in each of these episodes but by other characters…

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