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5.4 - The Last Act

Synopsis
After travelling through time and space with the Doctor, Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot are back in London starting brand new lives. Jago has become a huge celebrity and Litefoot the quiet owner of a bookshop, but in all other respects it is business as usual.

As they investigate a wealth of new cases – including a restaurant where the food eats the people, and a book with dangerous powers – a long game is playing out. A figure from their past is back, and this time he means to destroy them...
Starring
Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Duncan Wisbey (Sacker), Raquel Cassidy (Guinevere Godiva), Ben Willbond (Timothy Vee), Jamie Newall (Aubrey), Chook Sibtain (Guru Sanjaya Starr), Ken Bones (Dreislav), Anna Tolputt (Summer), Alex Mallinson (Doctor Evans),
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Directed By
Lisa Bowerman

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71% (5/7) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Review By PaulaPenguin
Rated 8/10 on 3/20/13 1:25 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
A strong ending for one of my favourite series of Jago and Litefoot. The beginng was a little bit muddled I felt, but once the plot really gets going it becomes a worthy and dramatic finale, with many poignant moments for all the regulars. And of course there is an intruiging cliffhanger for series 6 - can't wait to hear what's next for the investigators of infernal incidents!
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Review By SkyTwo
Rated 6/10 on 1/7/14 9:50 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
As hinted at by another reviewer, it's tough to talk about this one-- at all-- without including spoilers. I'll try to tread lightly, but consider this a warning. The fifth series was very much a return to form for the Victorian duo, and aside from the uncharacteristically off-putting Gluttonous Guru, a lot of spooky fun. Events at the end of the Bloodchild Codex, however, suggest a very different story than what we wind up getting here as our heroes finally confront Guinevere Godiva. (Last chance to stop reading!) Going into the second part of Final Act was so jarring that I felt like a marketing team had burst into the writers' room and demanded a rewrite of the final act. The climactic showdown largely jettisons the sinister conspiracies and enigmatic cast members of the 60s London stories in favor of re-enacting a classic Who moment shot for shot. I'd give the first 75% of this two-parter a 9 or 10. Watch that last 25%, though. It's a doozy, and your enjoyment is likely to hinge on whether you perceive it as "affectionate homage" or "lazy retread."
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