Place of Origin:


First Seen In:

The Talons of Weng-Chiang


The Monstrous Menagerie
The Wax Princess
Jago & Litefoot & Patsy
Higson & Quick
The Ghoul

Main Actor:

Patsy Smart

Main Voice Actor:

Flaminia Cinque


Patsy was a female mudlark in Victorian London.

Prior to Jeremiah Castle being hanged in the 1860s, Patsy served as the Queen of Jacob’s Island. (Jago & Litefoot & Patsy)

She found the body of Joseph Buller floating in the Thames. She brought it to the attention of the Metropolitan Police in 1889. She rather enjoyed the gruesome sight. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang) She told Percival Quick about a body she found, but there wasn’t much of it left when they found it. (The Monstrous Menagerie) Later she told Quick about a strange creature with four arms and two heads. (The Wax Princess)

She later assisted Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot in several of their investigations in the 1890s. This happened after she found the beast of the Themes when it washed up on her patch. She was helping as she wanted to get her fish back. She told Litefoot and Jago about Jeremiah Castle. (Jago & Litefoot & Patsy) She started to feel strange after meeting the Darkling Façade and fought a police officer. She started to hide the barrels of the amniotic fluid of the Façade. (Higson & Quick)

Mulberry Gride described her as “a malodorous old hag”, (Jago & Litefoot & Patsy) While Jago described as “peripatetic”. (Higson & Quick)


This character was originally credited as “Ghoul” in the sense of “a person morbidly interested in death or disaster”.
Actress Patsy Smart removed her false teeth to play this part, handing them in a handkerchief to director David Maloney. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
She was eventually named “Patsy” in her audio appearances after the actress who originally played heron television. (Jago & Litefoot: Series Eight)

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