But Master was a much better story and elements from it seem to have been cannibalised for two Tenth Doctor era television stories--"Human Nature" and "Utopia". Like in "Utopia", the story focuses on the Master having amnesia and living the life of a normal man who enjoys helping others, living in a vaguely Edwardian society. Like the Doctor's amnesia experience in "Human Nature", the Master calls himself John Smith and is reluctant to abandon his life as a human when he begins to learn the truth. As John Smith, he finds himself obsessed with fiction about morally ambiguous protagonists, from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to the works of Dostoevsky. It was a great pleasure to hear Sylvester McCoy read briefly from Crime and Punishment.
The story is also a wonderfully eerie haunted house mystery as the Master's true identity tries to assert itself as free floating psychic force, influencing the actions of Smith's friends occasionally or manifesting as just a barely heard cackling sometimes during innocuous conversation. The story doesn't conclude as I would have liked but for the most part it's one of my favourite Seventh Doctor plays so far.