Jago & Litefoot appeared of course in the classic Tom Baker adventure "The Talons of Weng Chiang" & author Robert Holmes thiought there was a spin-off in the characters. It's believed this was discussed as a possibility but never got as far as scripts being written.
Well we've got it now and although this 1st story is officially part of the Companion Chronicles series, it serves pretty well as a pilot, there's even a potential recurring enemy thrown in!
In a script clearly written for the audio medium Jago and Litefoot meet in a London pub to compare notes on their linked but separate adventures investigating mannequins that come to life and how they are linked with executed felons apparently returned to life. This is a fun structure as the pair put the story together and try to dramatically top each other's tales of horror. Living mannequins are a nicely Holmesian idea recalling both the Autons and Mr Sin from Talons. Talons is also recalled in a couple of brief references too.
Christopher Benjamin is a little gruffer vocally than he was when he was in Talons but still recaptures the character of this hyperbole spouting, self promoting showman, who exaggerates & isn't "So bally brave" when it comes to it but remains a good guy underneath.
Trevor Baxter who is much closer to his younger voice also effortlessly recaptures the character of Professor Litefoot, a mixture of Sherlock and Watson. The character interplay is marvellous and can only bode well for the later adventures.
There's also fun to be had as Litefoot "plays the roles" of the ruffians he meets when recounting his story, only to get poor reviews from Jago.
A minor character Ellie the barmaid is played by Lisa Bowerman and I believe returns in the series.
There's also an interview section after the story.
For anyone who enjoyed Talons of Weng Chiang, I recommend this highly.