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8.3 - Jago & Litefoot & Patsy

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 8
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/14/15 11:47 am
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We're introduced to the Mudlark Patsy with the discovery of a fish with a man's severed hand in it. This leads to her foisting herself on Jago and Litefoot as she wants the fish back when the investigation is done. Through the course of the story, she's given an interesting backstory as the Queen of Jacob's Island.

This one is solidly atmospheric with Flaminia Cinque turning in a solid performance as Patsy and the story maintaining some great Victorian atmosphere and a good final confrontation and a final scene that set up the box set's finale.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/13/15 12:32 pm
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Jago & Litefoot & Patsy: Patsy the Mudlark has found a found a fish, and while getting it stuffed a hand grasping a pocket watch falls out. This begins the trail that leads 'Jago & Litefoot' to Jacobs Island as they delve into London's seedy underground another adventure.

Patsy was named after Patsy Smart who originally played the character in 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang', and is wonderfully brought to life in audio by Flaminia Cinque in this audio adventure. A lot of the plot revolves around Patsy's past as Queen of Jacob’s Island - The Venice of Drains.

This episode sets up the season finale, and paints an intricate detailed scene with interesting characters; the usual healthy dose of humour and continuing the theme of possession. It's nice to have a series free of story arcs and just indulging itself in what it does best.
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Reviewed By: chrisscorkscrewReview Date: 4/12/15 5:16 am
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Jago & Litefoot & Patsy is, as you would expect, all about the mudlark Patsy; a wheedling, gin-soaked old crone who has had cameo roles in previous Jago & Litefoot stories and has now come into her own with a starring role.

It all kicks off when Patsy discovers a fish in the mud of the Thames, which leads to the discovery of a man's severed hand in its belly, a lot of luminous slime spurting about, and some suspicious goings in a waterfront warehouse. Before long, Jago & Litefoot are on the case and find themselves battling against dark forces from beyond the stars and out of the depths of the past.

This story lives and dies by your reaction to Patsy. A 'love her or hate her' character, by the end, I was truly sorry for the mad old baggage who felt rather more real than parody. An unexpected tale, but a touching one.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/11/15 8:17 am
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A bag lady trawling the Thames for finds, comes across a huge fish like creature, that she, believes may lead her to getting more than a days worth of money for her gin, it turns out that the fish when she takes it to be stuffed at a Taxidermy to sell on as a trophy, is the start of another adventure for our intrepid pair to save the world. A man's hand is found in the belly of the fish, and it turns out to be the start of a unraveling adventure, which, takes J&L on to a journey that involves a man who has died but bought back to life by alien creatures, that, look like giant eels, that are created in vats of their own embryonic fluid, needless to say, this, does not bode well for the world or indeed Patsy. A lovely little, exceptional well acted episode in this box set. Baxter and Benjamin is also without question. Flaminia Cinque is exceptional as Patsy, and her performance is second to none. I also was impressed in the consistent performance of Lisa Bowman as Ellie in this instalment. This is a first rate adventure from those most precarious, philanthropic pair.