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6.3 - Military Intelligence

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/3/15 8:38 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This story sets up the events of the following episode very nicely. The Colonel has taken quite an interest in the work of Professor Tulp. This sets Jago and Litefoot's alarm bells ringing and they decide to dig a little deeper, soon drawing the attention of the nefarious Drucker, played by Timothy Speyer. Our protagonists soon find themselves embroiled in a web of intrigue and intimidation, with the tenacious Royal Agent Agatha Worthing in tow.

It never ceases to amaze me how well cast the Jago and Litefoot range is, sporting some of the best characters in the big finish stable. Both Agatha and Drucker are caricatures without being horribly cliched, and we have the first appearance of Ellie in an unusually Ellie-lite series. Geoffrey Whitehead, as the steely villain of the piece, is a fine actor and gives a great performance but is very similar to most other villains in the Jago & Litefoot range, but still provides an interesting threat. This story has some slight similarities to the Justice of Jalxar, with its steam punk feel, and this is the most action driven of the series so far with a great cliff hanger. The cheeps and chirps of the Sentinels are a joy to be heard, and Lisa Bowerman's direction is faultless as usual.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/15/15 9:52 am
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The mysterious Colonel, who called Jago & Litefoot into service for the crown at the beginning of the sixth series wants information regarding their encounters with Doctor Tulp who they battled in the "Mahogany Murderers" and during Series 1 of Jago and Litefoot. However, Litefoot smells a rat and as he asks questions, the situation gets more dangerous.

Nowhere is "Back to Basics" focus of Series 6 been more apparent as the series fully returns to its roots after three series of guest appearances and time travel. The story is excited and packed full of intrigue, mystery, steampunk elements, and a surprise guest character all leading to an ending that sets up the Series finale beautifully.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 7/18/14 7:54 am
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Superb. We discover more information about the Colonel, we learn of the intentions of the man, that they have come to deal with. Sgt Quick's performance and Ellie is superb, in this production. Very SteamPunk with the introduction of mechanical soldiers controlled by the will of the Colonel. There are references to the very first J&L story, which work if you have heard it, but if you haven't then again this will not be too much of an issue. The story has one of the best audio "battles" you could wish for and the ending is a real cliff hanger, making you want to listen to the next episode to complete the set. Superb.

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 10/28/13 8:48 pm
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This is an 11 out of 10 story. I marked it down to a 10 due to a couple of small flaws.

It is a great play with strong performances from Jago and Litefoot as well as Ellie and Sgt Quick. It's probably the best we have heard of Quick even though he has a small part.

The story builds across the episode. There is suspicion, confusion, conspiracy and revelations leading up to a great battle (Jago vs the machines is unbelievable. He is the most dangerous empressario on Earth.) and this is followed by the best cliff hanger yet in Jago and Litefoot history. This really is top quality.

My couple of concerns were trivial. Jago referred to the sentinels as pepper-pots. Seriously there is only one enemy in Doctor Who that can be called that. Mentally I had been picturing them as clockwork versions of "number 5 is alive" After that I felt the final cliff hanger to be let down by production notes. Other than that, this was excellent. Great plot, great characters and great results.

I can't wait to hear how trial goes.