3 Slowly finding its feet againdickiep | 05/05/2012 | See all dickiep's reviews (137)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Music Reviewer The trouble with box sets, is that sometimes one story drags the other down, in this case I would say Dragonfire, pulls the rating down. Dragonfire was the last story of McCoys, first season, and please don't get me wrong it is not an awful story, ok the silly cliff hanger with McCoy hanging from his umbrella still makes me scratch my head and ask why did he do that ?. It was voted the worst ever which did not help the story, but putting those negatives to one side, the story is watch-able, and of cause it is goodbye to Mel and hello to Ace so it is worth watching. Ace was a great idea from JNT, she seemed to be the first companion who had a bit of a back story and some baggage, almost like the companion's of the new series.I watched The happiness patrol first, and the first thing I noticed is it was almost like watching Paradise Towers (sets that is), by the time Dr Who went into its last few year's, JNT decided to do two stories studio bound and then two stories on location. Seems like a logical idea, however this is where both these stories suffer being studio bound completely, unfortunately we are blessed with location filming now on all Who stories, but its not all bad the Chemistry between Ace and the Dr is starting to come through, and unlike say Paradise Towers the acting is not to over the top. As for the Candy man, interesting concept, one the BBC would never be allowed to repeat as Bassets complained it was too like their Bertie Bassett. I would say for a full price double set the extras are not the best for a Dr Who release and I was disappointed that the Happiness story was not in 5.1, as indicated on line by Dan Hall, it is Stereo even though the box says mono. Over all I would investigate this issue these are not the best stories from McCoy but as nearly everyone's say's things were improving and the programme was going in the right direction.