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5.0 out of 5 stars Jago and Litefoot Series 4 - A miscellany of murderous mysteries made clear by the detective duo, 1 Aug 2014
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Victor (Hull, England) - See all my reviews
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Hooray and hats off for the fourth series of Jago and Litefoot. Following their first appearance as one off companions in the celebrated Tom Baker serial `Talons Of Weng Chiang' way back in 1977, the erudite and gentlemanly professor Litefoot and the verbose impresario Henry Gordon Jago were finally reunited for a doctorless adventure by Big Finish in the companion chronicle `Mahogany Murders' in 2009, which was the stand out release in that range that year. 5 years on, and as I write the pairing has been such a success that there are 7 series of four adventures each published, and a further three announced. And two one off specials. So much to listen to and so little time and money with which to do it! Anyway, back to the point. This is the third series of four adventures to feature the detective duo as they investigate infernal incidents in Victorian London. The quality of the first three series was high, and I am glad to be able to report that there has been no diminution here.

Following the events of the third series, Jago, Litefoot and Leela are immediately thrown into more mysteries, with some painful personal consequences for each. Seemingly linking them all is the mysterious Claudius Dark, who knows Leela and knows a lot about Jago and Litefoot, and has a voice that may be familiar to fans of the show. Along the way we are trated to a more verbose than usual Jago in love, a meeting with Oscar Wilde, who comes up with the most outrageous piece of persiflage with a sentence that must have really tested the actor to the utmost. They are trapped on a very odd train indeed, and finally get up close and personal with a not as figurative as usual sand of time.

There is a fantastic interplay between the actors, Benjamin and Baxter simply inhabit the parts yet still manage to bring new depths to them and to their relationship. Jameson is a real treat as Leels, Lisa Bowerman again is superb as Ellie the barmaid.

There are four one hour stories, each on a separate disc, and each in a separate jewel case. These are collected into a card slipcase. There is a fifth disc of series extras. Each of the stories are almost stand alone, but fit into the overall arc of the series, with an epic grand finale in the fourth episode that left me breathless. There is a coda to the final episode that sets up a fascinating sounding situation, and I genuinely cannot wait to see what happens next.

The story telling styles are a little more varied and the ideas wider ranging here than in previous series, and the series is the stronger for it. But central to the whole thing is the charm of the two leads. 5 stars for this release, I absolutely loved it. Just in case you couldn't tell from the previous 3 paragraphs of babble. It's a delight, and a must for any fan of Dr Who. Of all the spin-off series this is one of the best, and indeed is probably as good if not better than the Big Finish main range monthly releases. Yes, I like it that much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superlative set of sequential stories, 8 May 2012
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The series "Jago & Litefoot" is probably one of the best by-products of Doctor Who, if not the best, because it is totally in keeping with both post "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" Doctor Who, and the likely events of the two chief protagonists shortly after that story. Since the previous series Leela is also working with them, and in this series another great moment for fandom occurs, well perhaps even two.

With one story and three box sets before this set, Jago & Litefoot Season Four continues to be fresh, original and very much one of the most worthwhile and rewarding pieces of merchandise. Four stars for stories and originality, but a glowing five stars for existing. Well done Big Finish, but well done to all those who have paved the way to this point; Robert Holmes (The Talons of Weng-Chiang writer) Christopher Benjamin (Jago) and Trevor Baxter (Litefoot).

An absolute must for any "Talons" fan, or obviously any follower of the stories so far. There are plenty of original stories and ideas working around a Victoriana framework. A well-realised Leela character, and Jago and Litefoot themselves as good today as they were back in the 1970s performing what has to be Doctor Who's finest double act.

The Jago & Litefoot might only have a small Doctor Who logo on the front, but it is every bit as good as the majority of Big Finish Doctor Who throughput. Jago and Litefoot feel like the most interesting Victorian sleuth-like characters after Holmes and Watson and are an absolute joy to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jago & Litefoot are great, 23 July 2013
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This is the first Jago & LItefoot I've listened to and thought they were very good. it is very Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Present, 28 Jan 2013
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I bought this as a Birthday present for my father and I was not disappointed as he ended up really liking it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jago and Litefoot Are Simply Superb, 3 April 2012
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Mark J. Heckford (England) - See all my reviews
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After three superb series, Jago and Litefoot are back. As well acted as ever, as well written as ever, and as exciting as ever. This is audio drama of the highest order, bringing together a deep Victorian atmosphere with four science fantasy adventures. Along the way are some surprises, creating a real treat for any fan of Doctor Who. Colin Baker joins the cast for this series, and he is excellent. Jago and Litefoot series 4 is everything you would want it to be, well worth purchasing. And those surprises? Not telling. You'll have to listen, and discover for yourself. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this series.
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