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2.4 - The Justice of Jalxar

Synopsis
They call him The Pugilist.

It is the dawn of a new century and a vigilante is on the loose. The scourge of the criminal underclass. The saviour of the virtuous and the protector of the weak. The police are baffled, the public enamouredÂ… but Professor George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago are on the case. Or at least they will be when they've finished their beer.

What is the source of The Pugilist's spectacular supernatural powers? Is he alone in his noble quest? And what is his connection to the spate of corpses discovered around London?

As they descend further into a nefarious netherworld, the infernal investigators may be out of their depth. They're going to need help if they're to get out of this alive. The help of an old friend and his new assistant. The helpÂ… of the Doctor and Romana.
Starring
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Mark Goldthorp (Bobby Stamford), Rosanna Miles (Mary Brown), Ben Bishop (Stone), Adrian Lukis (Harvey Marsh)
Written By
Directed By
Ken Bentley

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Review By Gcookscotland
Rated 10/10 on 5/11/13 12:26 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great story with my favourite TV companion Romana I also features Jago and Litefoot. Tom Baker at his best.
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Review By PaulaPenguin
Rated 10/10 on 3/24/13 10:07 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
This is just about as brilliant a story as I could ever have wished for. John Dorney delivers a rich, imaginative, action-filled, intelligent script with lots of ingenious and interesting dialogue. The whole production is wonderfully directed, incredibly well paced and manages to keep everyone busy. This is no mean feat, considering it isn't only the Doctor and Romana, but also Jago and Litefoot who need to be incorporated effectively into the plot. In a lesser script it would be quite easy for this constellation of main characters to overshadow the rest of the cast, as well as the actual story. But here the other characters are just as intriguing as the regulars and make for an absolutely brilliant tale. Utterly, utterly perfect.
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Review By komodo
Rated 8/10 on 7/7/13 5:40 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
I couldn't really fault this. As a reunion story it was perfect. As a stand alone story it falls short, but that was never what it was marketed as. The purchaser knows what to expect and it is a fun romp. Nobody is really at their best, but the overall impact it excellent.
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Review By Sprocketship
Rated 6/10 on 7/1/13 8:07 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A super hero vigillante / Dr. Who crossover, this story is entertaining, but only just. The story's premise works well enough. But, the overall execution in script and performance is lacking. Jago & Lightfoote eat up too much screen(?)time with unnecessary comic relief and worst of all, it seems as if Mary Tamm and Tom Baker recorded their performances individually. There is absolutely no chemistry between Romana and the Doctor and none of the wit or nuance in the role on the part of Mr. Baker. I think it's probably fair to blame the director for any short comings with this one. Overall, it is it is uninspired and mediocre.
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