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Published on March 18th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Jago & Litefoot Story Details

Big Finish have sent us details of the upcoming Jago & Litefoot box set, a collection of audio adventures starring the much loved guest characters from the Doctor Who classic The Talons of Weng Chiang.

That’s right – following the success of the Companion Chronicles adventure The Mahogany Murderers, Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter are back as Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot in four more adventures also featuring the small regular cast of Lisa Bowerman as barmaid Ellie Higson and Conrad Asquith as Sergeant Quick.

1.1 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…

jago & Litefoot from Big Finish1.2 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…

Order before June 1st 2010 and you can get all 4 episodes for just £30 – visit www.bigfinish.com for more details.

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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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