Jago & Litefoot Preview

Fresh from The Mahogany Murderers, Jago and Litefoot return next week as Big Finish brings you a new type of Doctor Who spinoff!

Jago and Litefoot are of course Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago) and Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), seen only once in Doctor Who, in the seminal Talons of Weng Chiang over 30 years ago. These new adventures also feature Lisa Bowerman as Ellie, Conrad Asquith as Sergeant Quick and Toby Longworth as Doctor Tulp

With scripts from Justin Richards, Any Lane, Alan Barnes and Jonathan Morris, these four full cast stories look like a very entertaining selection. I’ve already had the fortune to listen to The Bloodless Soldier, and it is great drama – in advance of a full review at the weekend, I can tell you that the two stars once again effortlessly recreate the parts they have played only twice – in 1977 and 2009!

Jago & Litefoot, Doctor Who spinoff from Big Finish1.1 The Bloodless Soldier
Written by Justin Richards
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
Featuring Alex Lowe, John Banks, Robin Bowerman and Alex Mallinson
A group of soldiers return from overseas service – but they have brought a terrible evil back with them. As death strikes on the streets of London, Sergeant Quick calls upon the help of Professor Litefoot, while an old enemy lurks in the shadows. Jago and Litefoot are on the trail of the Bloodless Soldier – and tragedy will hit close to them…

1.2 The Bellova Devil
Written by Alan Barnes
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
Featuring Stephen Thorne, Duncan Wisbey and Alex Mallinson
A body is found on the Circle Line, wearing full dress uniform. It as identified as Reginald Colville – a man who was certified dead some six weeks ago! In an attempt to solve the mystery Jago and Litefoot become unwilling bodysnatchers… And thus begins a chain of events that will pit them against killer Bulgars and the mysterious machinations of the Far-Off Travellers Club…

1.3 The Spirit Trap
Written by Jonathan Morris
Directed by John Ainsworth
Featuring Janet Henfrey and Lex Shrapnel
Ellie Higson believes that spiritualist Mrs Vanguard can hear the voices of the dead, but Henry Gordon Jago thinks it’s all superstition and theatrical trickery. But if Vanguard is a harmless fake, then why have some of those who have attended her sceances disappeared so mysteriously? Jago and Litefoot investigate… And find themselves facing a deadly foe from the afterlife.

1.4 The Similarity Engine
Written by Andy Lane
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
When Jago takes a tumble on an unseasonably icy road, he ends up in hospital. But this is no ordinary medical establishment, and the patients are suffering from no ordinary illnesses. At last, the fiendish scheme of Dr Tulp is drawing to its cataclysmic climax. The Similarity Engine is operational. And a new, improved model of mahogany murderers have been unleashed…

You can still pre-order this superb collection from www.bigfinish.com for £30 – the price is set to rise on June 1st, to act now!


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