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Published on June 16th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Jago and Litefoot Return!

The Mahogany Murderers is a new play from Big Finish, one of the leading lights of their Companion Chronicles series, featuring as it does the much anticipated reunion of Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter reprising their roles from 1977′s Doctor Who adventure the Talons of Weng Chiang!

Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot) star in The Mahogany MurderersThat’s right – Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot are reunited!

Professor George Litefoot: the eminent pathologist who advises the police in some of their grisliest cases. Henry Gordon Jago: the master of ceremonies at the Alhambra Theatre. These are two very different men from contrasting strata in society who became firm friends and collaborators after their adventure with the Doctor and Leela battling the evil Weng-Chiang.

Some years later, Jago and Litefoot have defeated dangerous denizens of the daemonic darkness together. They have stood side by side against threats to the British Empire. But when a body is found on the banks of the River Thames and Litefoot’s post mortum reveals that it is actually a highly detailed wooden mannequin, their most dangerous adventure begins.

Dr Tulp has masterminded a deadly scheme, Jack Yeovil and his murderous gang plan to live forever, and only Jago and Litefoot can stop them…

A few weeks ago I chatted with director (and third cast member) Lisa Bowerman and she recalled the great atmosphere in the studio during the recording of The Mahogany Murderers…

Those two are delightful – Trevor Baxter is great fun and Christopher Benjamin I just want to wrap up and take home! Andy Lane has written a cracking script and the response has been very positive.

I love it when we can go in and have a laugh and do a good job at the same time.

Released on May 30th, The Mahogany Murderers is available on CD or via MP3 from Big Finish.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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