Jago & Litefoot (audio drama series)

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Jago and Litefoot
Big Finish Productions audio play
Featuring
Director Lisa Bowerman
Producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Release date June 2010
Preceded by The Mahogany Murderers

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 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.

So far seven series have been released with the eighth due out in October 2014. A ninth has already been recorded. Each series consists of a box set of 4 hour-long plays.[2] Between the fourth and fifth series the duo travelled with Colin Baker as the 6th incarnation of The Doctor for a pair of adventures, Voyage to Venus and Voyage to the New World, as single-disc releases.

Main Cast list[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Series 1 comprised 4 episodes and was released in 2010. It mainly featured the mysterious figure named Dr. Tulp, who was previously mentioned in The Mahogany Murderers. It also featured return of Sgt Quick (previously PC Quick), who appeared in The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Number
in series
Title Directed by Written by Duration Release Date
1.1 "The Bloodless Soldier" Lisa Bowerman Justin Richards 50:28 June 2010
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 friend, barmaid Ellie.
1.2 "The Bellova Devil" Lisa Bowerman Alan Barnes 61:56 June 2010
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 evades the Manchester Mangler...
1.3 "The Spirit Trap" John Ainsworth Jonathan Morris 69:02 June 2010
Ellie starts attending séances by the mysterious Mrs Vanguard, but Jago and Litefoot believe the lady to be a fraud. However, things turn around as they investigate spontaneous combustion and the spirits of the dead.
1.4 "The Similarity Engine" Lisa Bowerman Andy Lane 56:09 June 2010
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[edit]

Series 2 comprised 4 episodes and was released in January 2011 and featured David Collings as Sanders. Its main story was about fight between Jago & Litefoot and Gabriel Sanders.

Number
in series
Title Directed by Written by Duration Release Date
2.1 "Litefoot and Sanders" Lisa Bowerman Justin Richards 52:39 Jan 2011
Professor Litefoot investigates vampires, but without Henry Gordon Jago.
2.2 "The Necropolis Express" Lisa Bowerman Mark Morris 53:12 Jan 2011
Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago take a train full of coffins to a remote, but lively cemetery.
2.3 "The Theatre of Dreams" Lisa Bowerman Jonathan Morris 59:21 Jan 2011
Jago employs an act called Deuteronomy’s Theatre De Fantasie, who profess to make people's dreams come true.
2.4 "The Ruthven Inheritance" Lisa Bowerman Andy Lane 55:24 Jan 2011
A wealthy Lord asks Litefoot to investigate the remains of his ancestors, that are buried on the grounds of his estate. The professor quickly realizes that the family tree has been rapidly evolving.

Series 3[edit]

Series 3 was released in June 2011. The season was described by director Lisa Bowerman as resembling a Victorian version of Sapphire and Steel.[3] Louise Jameson reprised her role as Leela. It mainly featured temporal breaks caused by Professor Payne, which are causing serious troubles on all over the country.

Number
in series
Title Directed by Written by Duration Release Date
3.1 "Dead Men's Tales" Lisa Bowerman Justin Richards 60 Mins June 2011
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 near the Thames.
3.2 "The Man at the End of the Garden" Lisa Bowerman Matthew Sweet 60 Mins June 2011
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.
3.3 "Swan Song" Lisa Bowerman John Dorney 60 Mins June 2011
Jago's theatre is haunted by ghosts from the future. The breaks in time are growing.
3.4 "Chronoclasm" Lisa Bowerman Andy Lane 60 Mins June 2011
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[edit]

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

Number
in series
Title Directed by Written by Duration Release Date
4.1 "Jago in Love" Lisa Bowerman Nigel Fairs 60 Mins March 2012
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.
4.2 "Beautiful Things" Lisa Bowerman John Dorney 60 Mins March 2012
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.[4]
4.3 "The Lonely Clock" Lisa Bowerman Matthew Sweet 60 Mins March 2012
Litefoot and Jago flee aboard a mysterious train in the newly constructed London Underground
4.4 "The Hourglass Killers" Lisa Bowerman Justin Richards 60 Mins March 2012
The sands of time are running… and they are in pursuit of Jago, Litefoot, Leela and Ellie.

Series 5[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.

Number
in series
Title Directed by Written by Duration Release Date
5.1 "The Age of Revolution" Lisa Bowerman Jonathan Morris March 2013
Jago becomes a celebrity as the host of a televised music hall show, whilst Litefoot runs an antiquarian bookshop.
5.2 "The Case of the Gluttonous Guru" Lisa Bowerman Marc Platt March 2013
Jago and Litefoot investigate a restaurant where the food eats the people.
5.3 "The Bloodchild Codex" Lisa Bowerman Colin Brake March 2013
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.
5.4 "The Last Act" Lisa Bowerman Justin Richards March 2013
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[edit]

Series 6 was released in September 2013 and set back in the 1890s.

Number
in series
Title Written by Release Date
6.1 "The Skeleton Key" Jonathan Morris September 2013
Recruited by Queen Victoria herself, Jago & Litefoot investigate mysterious affair on Shingle Cove.
6.2 "Return of the Repressed" Matthew Sweet September 2013
Jago's nightmare is getting worse, and Litefoot thinks Sigmund Freud might help. However, they found Jago's nightmares are not just dreams...
6.3 "Military Intelligence" George Mann September 2013
Curiously, a lot of bodies are being discovered all over London. And Jago & Litefoot realize the colonel is behind this, and face his sinister plan.
6.4 "The Trial of George Litefoot" Justin Richards September 2013
Accused for murdering Jago, Litefoot is brought to trial. Can Litefoot clear his name, and save Queen Victoria?

Series 7[edit]

Series 7 was released in April 2014. It featured Jago and Litefoot's continuing fugitive life.

Number
in series
Title Written by Release Date
7.1 "The Monstrous Menagerie" Jonathan Morris April 2014
With help from Professor Dark, Jago & Litefoot take refuge at Baker Street. And then, they meet Conan Doyle, who is tired of Sherlock Holmes. And the trio became engaged in the case of Miss Laura Lyons...
7.2 "The Night of 1000 Stars" James Goss April 2014
Leela is back! Jago, Litefoot, Ellie and Leela are trapped in Baker Street because of 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?
7.3 "Murder At Moorsey Manor" Simon Barnard & Paul Morris April 2014
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...
7.4 "The Wax Princess" Justin Richards April 2014
Jack the Ripper has escaped! With Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline, Jago & Litefoot look for Jack the Ripper.

Series 8[edit]

Series 8 is due to be released in October 2014.

Number
in series
Title Written by Release Date
8.1 "Encore of the Scorchies" James Goss October 2014
8.2 "The Backwards Men" Andy Lane October 2014
8.3 "Jago & Litefoot & Patsy" Simon Barnard & Paul Morris October 2014
8.4 "Higson & Quick" Justin Richards October 2014

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