The continuing adventures of Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot, characters first introduced on television in Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), who have become Infernal Investigators, solving mysteries involving paranormal or alien phenomena in 1880s London.
This release features four full-cast audio dramas plus a behind-the-scenes documentary:
1.1 'The Bloodless Soldier', written by Justin Richards and 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.
1.2 'The Bellova Devil', written by Alan Barnes and 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 is 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....
1.3 'The Spirit Trap', written by Jonathan Morris and 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 seances disappeared so mysteriously?
1.4 'The Similarity Engine', written by Andy Lane and 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.
Ce que les auditeurs disent de Jago & Litefoot Series 1
- H. Martin
Humorous and entertaining launch of a great spin off series
The creative minds at Big Finish hit gold with the first Companion Chronicle starting Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as the lovable duo of Henry Jago and Professor Lightfoot. To all our delight they took that success and spun off a new series of full cast audio dramas with these two characters at the fore. The style of writing, the stellar performances, and superb post-production effects and music bring to life a Victorian London that you can almost taste and smell. The easy chemistry between Benjamin and Baxter, and the fun the entire cast and crew had in putting these on, truly comes out in their performances. The follow on interviews were an extra bonus, although a bit long, which makes these plays even more enjoyable. I’m looking forward to continuing on to the next series with sheer pleasure.
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- Eli Simmons
Fabulous Fiction Never Fared So Well
Loved Every Dashed Second . Will get the rest of the series as soon as I can find them.
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Did not enjoy this
What disappointed you about Jago & Litefoot Series 1?
The stories were hard to follow and just plain dull!
What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?
Nonsensical plots, even for a doctor who based story, and poor characters.
Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
No, it is very hard to follow this as it is like a play and not a story.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jago & Litefoot Series 1?
All of it
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your credit. This is the worst series I have ever listened too.
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