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Jago & Litefoot - Series 7
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/6/15 2:31 pm
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The Wax Princess: Inspector Abberline enlists 'Jago & Litefoot' to hunt down Jack the Ripper, with the promise of clearing their names and eventually they uncover a plot to kill Queen Victoria. Jack has been trying to resurrect a lost love as a waxwork model, as much as I like the inclusion of Jack the Ripper and the idea of him trying to regain his sweetheart the wax models thing is never properly explained and consequently kind of feels tacked on. It's also nice to see Sergeant Quick get a little more than usual to do, wasn't so impressed with the awful portrayal of Queen Victoria, who sounded over the top even for this series. The on the run story arch for the series never really stuck at any point and was dismissed rather easily, but the episode ends on a bit of a high note with the Scorchies auditioning for theatre impresario extraordinaire Mr. Henry Gordon Jago!
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/16/15 10:22 am
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Jago and Litefoot to their surprise find themselves not under arrest. Instead, they learn that Jack the Ripper was actually captured by Inspector Abeline but that he's escaped and it's up to them to find him.

The story works. There are some great suspenseful moments, a very strong performance for Sergeant Quick, a nice bit misdirection over the identity of the Ripper, and even a somewhat funny bit where Lightfoot impersonated Jago.

The story wasn't perfect. The whole premise of the box set was dealt with and dismissed rather quickly. "Forget about that whole being on the run thing, the police need you to hunt Jack the Ripper." Also, I have to admit the realization of Queen Victoria was a little weak. Having the actress who played her talking in a very high falsetto seemed a bit below the typical standards of the series, although she still managed some good moments even with that voice.

Still, this was an enjoyable and conclusion to one of the best series of Jago and Litefoot I've heard yet with hints of more to come with the Series 8-teasing cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: chrisscorkscrewReview Date: 4/10/15 7:45 am
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This final episode in the excellent Series Seven picks up from the previous story. Jago and Litefoot have found an ally who believes in their innocence and who needs just a very teeny favour from them - their help in catching Jack the Ripper.

There's some clever misdirection in the story as the indefatigable investigators work to identify the killer, and Ellie and Sergeant Quick get some much deserved screen time, lighting up every scene in which they appear. It all culminates in the uncovering of a terrible plot against her Majesty, Queen Victoria which Jago and Litefoot must foil in order to save the Empire.

It's a fitting end to what has been a superb series of stories, and, very cheekily, the final scene hints at bigger, brasher and more tuneful things to come...
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 7/20/14 5:28 am
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The last episode picks up with Jago & Litefoot being in the company of Abberline. They soon learn that Abberline isn't a police officer anymore, but requires the two to assist him the apprehension of Jack the Ripper. Needless to say that adventure pursues with all three and Ellie and Sgt Quick, assisting Abberline tracking down the killer, which in the process takes them back to Jago beloved theatre in which they cross the path of the killer and his terrible plan and a explanation of who Jack Ripper and why he killed and a tale of lost love and a twisted damaged mind all play out. Culminating in Jago and Litefoot preventing good old Queen Vic from a certain death.

Fantastic end to the series, and a quite bizarre musical act audition in front of the Jago and Litefoot in their gloved watering hole.

Caps off this excellent series with aplomb....