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Jago & Litefoot is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot, their characters from the 1977 TV story The Talons of Weng-Chiang.[1] The Mahogany Murderers was an entry in the Companion Chronicles range of audio plays and acted as a pilot for this series.[2] Justin Richards is the script editor.

Jago and Litefoot
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesJago & Litefoot
Featuring
Directed byLisa Bowerman
Produced byNicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Release dateJune 2010
Preceded byThe Mahogany Murderers

Thirteen series were released between 2010 and 2017, along with a handful of special releases. Each series consists of a box set of 4 hour-long plays.[2] Between the fourth and fifth series, the duo travelled with the Doctor (Colin Baker) for a pair of adventures, Voyage to Venus and Voyage to the New World, as single-disc releases. Additionally, a pair of Short Trips were released in March & April 2017 called "The Jago & Lightfoot Revival" (featuring the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors); while they also reunited with the Fourth Doctor for The Justice of Jalxar, The Beast of Kravenos and the Sixth Doctor in Stage Fright.

Contents

Main Cast listEdit

EpisodesEdit

Series 1 (2010)Edit

Series 1 comprised 4 episodes and was released in 2010. It featured the return of Sgt Quick (previously PC Quick), who appeared in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and the debut of Lisa Bowerman's Ellie Higson, a barmaid acquaintance of the pair. The series's main antagonist was the mysterious Dr. Tulp, who was previously mentioned in The Mahogany Murderers.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Bloodless Soldier"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsJune 2010 (2010-06)
A hairy, blood-sucking beast is loose on the streets of London, and Jago and Litefoot's infernal investigations hit too close to home for their barmaid friend, Ellie.
2"The Bellova Devil"Lisa BowermanAlan BarnesJune 2010 (2010-06)
When a man who has already died appears on the Circle line and is killed by a scimitar, Jago and Litefoot's investigations lead them to Bulgarians of the Bellova Forest and the suicidal members of the Far Off Traveller's Club, whilst Jago all the while attempts to evade the Manchester Mangler...
3"The Spirit Trap"John AinsworthJonathan MorrisJune 2010 (2010-06)
Ellie starts attending séances by the mysterious Mrs Vanguard, who both Jago and Litefoot believe to be a fraud. However, things take a strange turn as the pair find themselves investigating spontaneous combustion and the restless spirits of the dead.
4"The Similarity Engine"Lisa BowermanAndy LaneJune 2010 (2010-06)
Jago is injured after slipping on an icy road and wakes up in a strange hospital where nothing is as normal, leaving Litefoot to defeat the fiendish Doctor Tulp and his new breed of Mahogany Murderer.

Series 2 (2011)Edit

Series 2 comprised 4 episodes and was released in January 2011. The series' main antagonist was the vampiric Gabriel Sanders (David Collings).

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Litefoot and Sanders"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsJanuary 2011 (2011-Jan)
Professor Litefoot investigates vampires, but without Henry Gordon Jago.
2"The Necropolis Express"Lisa BowermanMark MorrisJanuary 2011 (2011-Jan)
Jago and Litefoot take a train full of coffins to a remote but lively cemetery.
3"The Theatre of Dreams"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisJanuary 2011 (2011-Jan)
Jago employs an act called Deuteronomy’s Theatre De Fantasie, who profess to make people's dreams come true.
4"The Ruthven Inheritance"Lisa BowermanAndy LaneJanuary 2011 (2011-Jan)
A wealthy Lord asks Litefoot to investigate the remains of his ancestors, that are buried on the grounds of his estate. The Professor soon discovers that the family tree has been rapidly evolving, and the end result is less than pleasant...

Series 3 (2011)Edit

Series 3 was released in June 2011, and featured the return of Louise Jameson's Leela. The season was described by director Lisa Bowerman as resembling a Victorian version of Sapphire and Steel.[3] The series' main antagonist was the mysterious Professor Payne, whose "time breaks" were wreaking havoc all over the country.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Dead Men's Tales"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsJune 2011 (2011-06)
Temporal breaks are erupting in Victorian London. The Time Lords send Leela to investigate, reuniting her with Jago and Litefoot. The first disruption they find involves undead "Wet Men" emerging from the Thames.
2"The Man at the End of the Garden"Lisa BowermanMatthew SweetJune 2011 (2011-06)
Strange circumstances and petty thefts surround writer Eleanor Naismith and her daughter Clara. It all leads back to Eleanor's book about the Little Man at the End of the Garden.
3"Swan Song"Lisa BowermanJohn DorneyJune 2011 (2011-06)
Jago's theatre is haunted by ghosts from the future. The breaks in time are growing, and they may have disastrous result for the entire planet.
4"Chronoclasm"Lisa BowermanAndy LaneJune 2011 (2011-06)
Professor Litefoot keeps encountering eight foot large, bronze spheres. Henry Jago meets Henry Jago. The past and future are leaking into the present. All of time is breaking apart, because of the mysterious Professor Payne.

Series 4 (2012)Edit

Series 4 was released in March 2012, and guest starred Louise Jameson as Leela and Colin Baker as "Professor Claudius Dark". Its main villains were Mr Kempston and Mr Hardwick, who were pursuing Dark.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Jago in Love"Lisa BowermanNigel FairsMarch 2012 (2012-03)
Professor Litefoot and theatrical impresario, Henry Gordon Jago, arrive in Brighton for a holiday, alongside, and at the behest of, their old friend, Leela. There they meet a music hall performer with whom Jago becomes infatuated.
2"Beautiful Things"Lisa BowermanJohn DorneyMarch 2012 (2012-03)
Now back in London, Jago and Litefoot encounter Leela's mysterious new friend, Claudius Dark. He gives them tickets to A Woman of No Importance by famous writer and wit Oscar Wilde.
3"The Lonely Clock"Lisa BowermanMatthew SweetMarch 2012 (2012-03)
Litefoot and Jago flee aboard a mysterious train in the newly constructed London Underground
4"The Hourglass Killers"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsMarch 2012 (2012-03)
Professor Dark reveals himself to be the Sixth Doctor, but the reunion between Jago, Litefoot and their old friend is marred considerably. The sands of time are running… and they are in pursuit of Jago, Litefoot, Leela, the Doctor and Ellie.

The Voyages of Jago & Litefoot (2012)Edit

Following the fourth series, these two one-off stories depicted Jago and Litefoot taking a couple of trips in the TARDIS with the Sixth Doctor. The stories concluded with the Doctor apparently returning the two to the Red Tavern before departing to investigate a temporal surge that threw the TARDIS off-course, only for Jago and Litefoot to learn after the Doctor's departure that he has actually left them in 1968 rather than their home time.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Voyage to Venus"Ken BentleyJonathan MorrisOctober 2012 (2012-10)
2"Voyage to the New World"Ken BentleyMatthew SweetDecember 2012 (2012-12)

Series 5 (2013)Edit

Series 5 was released in March 2013. Following Voyage to the New World, it was set in the 1960s. It also featured return of Magnus Greel and Mr Sin, main villain of The Talons of Weng-Chiang, who were resurrected by the series' main antagonist, Guinevere Godiva.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Age of Revolution"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisMarch 2013 (2013-03)
Jago becomes a celebrity as the host of a televised music hall show, whilst Litefoot runs an antiquarian bookshop. But something is going on with Jago's new colleagues, and England may never be the same again...
2"The Case of the Gluttonous Guru"Lisa BowermanMarc PlattMarch 2013 (2013-03)
Jago and Litefoot investigate a restaurant where the food eats the people.
3"The Bloodchild Codex"Lisa BowermanColin BrakeMarch 2013 (2013-03)
A stranger arrives at Professor Litefoot's bookshop, in search of a work called The Bloodchild Codex. Soon Jago, Litefoot and Ellie are facing an ancient book which threatens to bring a terrifying power back into the world.
4"The Final Act"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsMarch 2013 (2013-03)
It's the night of Jago's biggest show but he isn't prepared for the special guest star – a figure from his own past.

Series 6 (2013)Edit

Series 6 was released in September 2013 and set back in the 1890s. Its primary antagonist was the Colonel, portrayed by Geoffrey Whitehead.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Skeleton Quay"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
Recruited by Queen Victoria herself, Jago & Litefoot investigate the mysterious affair of Shingle Cove.
2"Return of the Repressed"Lisa BowermanMatthew SweetSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
Jago's nightmare is getting worse, and Litefoot thinks Sigmund Freud might help. However, they found Jago's nightmares are not just dreams...
3"Military Intelligence"Lisa BowermanGeorge MannSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
A succession of bodies are being discovered all over London. Discovering that the Colonel is behind this, Jago and Litefoot are forced to face his sinister plan.
4"The Trial of George Litefoot"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
Accused for murdering Jago, Litefoot is brought to trial. Can Litefoot clear his name, and save Queen Victoria?

Series 7 (2014)Edit

Series 7 was released in April 2014. It followed Jago and Litefoot's lives as fugitives from the law.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Monstrous Menagerie"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisApril 2014 (2014-04)
With help from Professor Dark, Jago & Litefoot take refuge at Baker Street. There, they meet Conan Doyle, who is tired of Sherlock Holmes. Then the trio became engaged in the case of Miss Laura Lyons...
2"The Night of 1000 Stars"Lisa BowermanJames GossApril 2014 (2014-04)
Leela is back! Jago, Litefoot, Ellie and Leela are trapped in Baker Street because of a mysterious creature. As they start their stories just like Leela suggested, their pasts and secrets are unfolded. And soon, they start to suspect one another – is the creature amongst them?
3"Murder at Moorsey Manor"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisApril 2014 (2014-04)
Looking for the man who can clear their name, Jago & Litefoot arrive at Moorsey Manor. Then, the man they're looking for is found dead. And one by one, someone or something murders people in Moorsey Manor...
4"The Wax Princess"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsApril 2014 (2014-04)
Jack the Ripper has escaped! With Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline, Jago & Litefoot seek out the infamous murderer.

Series 8 (2014)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Encore of the Scorchies"Lisa BowermanJames GossOctober 2014 (2014-10)
There is a new act at the New Regency Theatre, but Litefoot finds it somewhat suspicious. And as the deadly musical starts, Jago and Litefoot are about to face their grand finale.
2"The Backwards Men"Lisa BowermanAndy LaneOctober 2014 (2014-10)
There are strange creatures who walk backwards in the streets of London. What's their link to Wednesday's World of Weird Wonders?
3"Jago & Litefoot & Patsy"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisOctober 2014 (2014-10)
With the help of a mudlark, Patsy, Jago and Litefoot investigate a giant fish in the Thames. But soon, they face a sinister plan of Darkling Facade.
4"Higson & Quick"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsOctober 2014 (2014-10)
Jago and Litefoot are no longer reliable. Eliie Higson and Inspector Quick team up to stop them.

Series 9 (2015)Edit

It featured Jago & Litefoot's travel on a cruise. An actor Jamie Newall, who played Aubrey in series 5, played another version of Aubrey in series 8.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Flying Frenchmen"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisApril 2015 (2015-04)
Jago and Litefoot get on a cruise. However when Fata Morgana is surrounded by a mysterious fog, they face most peculiar guests.
2"The Devil's Dicemen"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsApril 2015 (2015-04)
Fata Morgana arrived at Monte Carlo! While Litefoot investigates murder mystery with Dr Betterman, Jago and Aubrey try their luck. But as they soon discover, anyone who enter the Dark Casino can lose more than money...
3"Island of Death"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisApril 2015 (2015-04)
Jago and Litefoot land on an island, and discover evidences of a missing expedition. What's the monster lurking under the island?
4"Return of the Nightmare"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsApril 2015 (2015-04)
When a passenger is murdered on Fata Morgana, Jago and Litefoot go on an investigation. But soon, they realise the murderer is more than an ordinary human. Can they stop it – before it lands on London?

Series 10 (2015)Edit

Series 10 was released in 2015, and featured Jago & Litefoot back in London after their cruise. The series' main antagonist was the obsessive Carruthers Summerton.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Case of the Missing Gasogene"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisOctober 2015 (2015-10)
Investigating the death of Sir Hartley Harecourt’s manservant, Jago and Litefoot are caught up in an intriguing locked-room mystery. It’s a mystery that involves strange experiments, mysterious scientific formulae, our heroes’ greatest admirer, and a missing soda siphon…
2"The Year of the Bat"Lisa BowermanJonathan MorrisOctober 2015 (2015-10)
When a strange package is delivered to Professor Litefoot, he has no idea of the far-reaching implications. Soon Litefoot and Jago find themselves enmeshed in a series of events that began thirty years ago – events their younger selves have already been caught up in…
3"The Mourning After"Lisa BowermanJames GossOctober 2015 (2015-10)
Litefoot is surprised to meet an old friend. But celebrations are rather muted as he and Ellie have just been to the funeral of Henry Gordon Jago. But is Jago really dead? Or has he somehow been transported into a nightmarish future? The truth is both elusive and deeply worrying…
4"The Museum of Curiosities"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsOctober 2015 (2015-10)
At last Carruthers Summerton – the greatest admirer of Jago and Litefoot and their would-be biographer – gets to accompany his heroes on an investigation. But amongst the bizarre murders and strange clues lies a much deeper and far more dangerous mystery. Unsure who they can trust, Jago and Litefoot will find out the truth at the Museum of Curiosities…

Jago & Litefoot & Strax (2015)Edit

This was a one off special featuring the revived series character, Strax, the Sontaran. It features the usual cast and Dan Starkey as Strax, reprising his role from the TV series. It follows series 10 and was released in November 2015.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
"The Haunting"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsNovember 2015 (2015-11)
Strax, the Sontaran butler to Victorian investigator Vastra and her wife Jenny, suffers a disorienting attack and mistakes Jago & Litefoot for Jenny and Vastra and moves into Litefoot’s home. Together, they are on the trail of a creature that is stealing brains, which may or may not be linked to a haunted house in London...

Series 11 (2016)Edit

Big Finish released an eleventh series of Jago & Litefoot in April 2016, featuring Geoffrey Beevers as the Master.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Jago & Son"Lisa BowermanNigel FairsApril 2016 (2016-04)
2"Maurice"Lisa BowermanMatthew SweetApril 2016 (2016-04)
3"The Woman in White"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisApril 2016 (2016-04)
4"Masterpiece"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsApril 2016 (2016-04)

Series 12 (2016)Edit

Big Finish announced that there would be a twelfth series of Jago & Litefoot, it was released in October 2016.[4]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Picture This"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsOctober 2016 (2016-10)
2"The Flickermen"Lisa BowermanSimon Barnard & Paul MorrisOctober 2016 (2016-10)
3"School of Blood"Lisa BowermanPaul MorrisOctober 2016 (2016-10)
4"Warm Blood"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsOctober 2016 (2016-10)

Series 13 (2017)Edit

Big Finish announced that there would be a thirteenth series of Jago & Litefoot, it was released in April 2017.[5]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"The Stuff of Nightmares"Lisa BowermanPaul MorrisApril 2017 (2017-04)
2"Chapel of Night"Lisa BowermanJonathan BarnesApril 2017 (2017-04)
3"How the Other Half Lives"Lisa BowermanMatthew SweetApril 2017 (2017-04)
4"Too Much Reality"Lisa BowermanJustin RichardsApril 2017 (2017-04)

Special (2018)Edit

Following Baxter's death in July 2017,[6] Big Finish announced the release of a single episode to close the series, using archived recordings of Baxter's performances to round out the story.[7]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Jago & Litefoot Forever"Lisa BowermanPaul MorrisMay 2018 (2018-05)
Henry Gordon Jago finds himself celebrating New Year’s Eve without his best friend. Where has Litefoot gone? Together with his friends Ellie, Quick, and Dr Betterman, Jago is on the trail of the missing professor and dear friend – and it will lead to one of the strangest cases in their infernal investigations...

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide". BBC.
  2. ^ a b "Jago & Litefoot – Released Items". Big Finish Productions. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Jago and Litefoot Season 3". SciFi Bulletin. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/jago-litefoot-series-11-12
  5. ^ https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/jago-litefoot---announcing-series-13
  6. ^ Hadoke, Toby (July 28, 2017). "Obituary – Trevor Baxter, actor known for cult role in Doctor Who". The Herald. Archived from the original on 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/jago-litefoot-forever

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