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8.2 - The Backwards Men

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 8
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/6/15 1:10 pm
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This story has Jago and Litefoot looking into mysterious deaths that center around Wednesday's World of Weird Wonders. It marks the return of Andy Lane who wrote the Mahogany Murderers but hadn't wrote for the series since Series 3. The story has a lot of very fun touches that really seems quite true to the Victorian era and represents a return to form after the musical goings on in the first episode. The story also features an extra-terrestrial element including an alien symbiote that's not everything he seems to be.

I also have to say the villain was given a very interesting backstory and motive. The final few minutes were also fairly riveting with Jago fighting for his life and mind.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/13/15 10:40 am
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'The Backwards Men': After the musical first episode of the series we are presented with a better-rounded, more traditional 'Jago & Litefoot' episode with all the usual trappings of strong imagery, music, dialogue, directing and - well you know the score. It's great.

People are being possessed by alien creatures that take over the body in a back to front manner. Their invasion orchestrated by the nebulous Mr. Wednesday. Litefoot finds an alien ally, who is reluctant to say the least but after a little encouragement, and self-sacrifice, our heroes do of course emerge victorious. The Theremin whistling gently in the background gives a slight Sci-Fi feel to this episode.

I have to say the most surprising thing about this episode though, would be that it's such a strong after a brilliant season opener. This looking like possibly the best series of Jago & Litefoot yet!
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/11/15 5:16 am
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It is fair to say that the second of most things are the most difficult, second album, second date, second of many things are never the best as the first. This is a classic example of this mantra. The story performance, and the production is without fault, there is nothing wrong with that side of things, the premises of the story, is one that I must admit is not unusual, an alien entity taking on the form of another, in order to off their host plant in order to try and find somewhere, where they can live in peace and tranquillity. Wrap that around the fact that the entity when Litefoot removes it from dead lizard is now not only visible or can be heard by anyone but himself due to the nature in which the entity as manifested itself after the death of the host. The host itself is not the real enemy here, it is a unscrupulous Mr Wednesday, whom appears want to change people into wandering herds of beasts in order to provide a feeding ground for his alien kind to feed on. The entity that Litefoot as released as been tracking the infamous Mr Wednesday.

I got the feeling that someone wrote this at the end of a long day of writing, and, the story design, construction was really starting to be stretched. Not the best Jago and Litefoot story, however there is one unequivocal fact when listening to this, that the skill of the cast, and that of Baxter and Benjamin, pulls this to a much higher level of entertainment than at first you give the drama credit for.