Jago & Litefoot

One of the smartest decisions the Big Finish production company ever made was to further extend its Doctor Who audio releases by creating its range of Companion Chronicles talking books. And one of their finest releases from that range was The Mahogany Murderers, featuring theatre manager Henry Gordon Jago and police pathologist Professor George Litefoot.

They originally made their (sole) TV appearance in the 1977 Victorian extravaganza, The Talons of Weng-Chiang by Robert Holmes, a story which is seen by most fans as one of the very best, if not the best, Doctor Who adventures. It was a six-part season finale that climaxed the first three years of Tom Baker’s tenure in the role, with the actor at the height of his popularity.

The duo of Professor Litefoot, an upperclass gentleman, with the voluble cockney showman Henry Gordon Jago was immediately recognised as being a winning combination and there was apparently even talk of a spin off BBC series at the time. Cut to over thirty years later … And perhaps the second best idea Big Finish has ever had!

For this listener little has matched the delight of Jago and Litefoot being spun off into their own series of fantastical ‘infernal investigations’ set in the Baghdad on the Thames atmosphere of Late Victorian London, reuniting Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as the fruity duo – these releases are amongst the cream of Big Finish’s output. There was lots of variety, including one series set in the 1960s and another that introduced Arthur Conan Doyle as a sidekick.  The series concluded much too soon with its thirteenth season, following the death of Trevor Baxter in July 2017. The series got a special send-off with the one-off release, Jago and Litefoot Forever, released in May 2018.

To purchase the sets from Big Finish, and you really, really should, visit the company’s website here: www.bigfinish.com/Jago-and-Litefoot

Companion Chronicles

Season 1

Season 2

  • Litefoot and Sanders by Justin Richards
  • The Necropolis Express by Mark Morris
  • The Theatre of Dreams by Jonathan Morris
  • The Ruthven Inheritance by Andy Lane

Season 3

Season 4

Jago_&_Litefoot_Voyage_to_the_New_WorldDoctor Who Specials
Doctor Who: Voyage to Venus by Jonathan Morris
Doctor Who: Voyage to the New World by Matthew Sweet
Doctor Who: The Justice of Jalxar by John Dorney
The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure: Stage Fright by Matt Fitton
Doctor Who: The Beast of Kravenos by Justin Richards

Season 5

  • The Age of Revolution by Jonathan Morris
  • The Case of the Gluttonous Guru by Marc Platt
  • The Bloodchild Codex by Colin Brake
  • The Last Act by Justin Richards

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  • The Skeleton Quay by Jonathan Morris
  • Return of the Repressed by Matthew Sweet
  • Military Intelligence by George Mann
  • The Trial of George Litefoot by Justin Richards

Season 7

  • The Monstrous Menagerie by Jonathan Morris
  • The Night of 1000 Stars by James Goss
  • Murder at Moorsey Manor by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
  • The Wax Princess by Justin Richards

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  • Encore of the Scorchies by James Goss
  • The Backwards Men by Andy Lane
  • Jago & Litefoot & Patsy by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
  • Higson & Quick by Justin Richards


Season 9

  • bfpjlcd11_jago_and_litefoot_series_11_cover_largeThe Flying Frenchmen by Jonathan Morris
  • The Devil’s Dicemen by Justin Richards
  • Island of Death by Simon Barnard & Paul Morris
  • Return of the Nightmare by Justin Richards

Season 10

  • The Case of the Missing Gasogene by Simon Barnard & Paul Morris
  • The Year of the Bat by Jonathan Morris
  • The Mourning After by James Goss
  • The Museum of Curiosities by Justin Richards

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From the Worlds of Doctor Who Specials:
Mind Games by Justin Richards
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Season 11

  • Jago and Son by Nigel Fairs
  • Maurice by Matthew Sweet
  • The Woman in White by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
  • Masterpiece  by Justin Richards

Season 12

  • Picture This by Justin Richards
  • The Flickermen by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
  • School of Blood by Paul Morris
  • Warm Blood  by Justin Richardsshort_trips_jlact1_cover_large

Doctor Who: Short Trips
The Jago & Litefoot Revival: Act One by Jonathan Barnes
The Jago & Litefoot Revival: Act Two by Jonathan Barnes

Season 13

  • The Stuff of Nightmares by Paul Morris
  • Chapel of Night by Jonathan Barnes
  • How the Other Half Lives by Matthew Sweet
  • Too Much Reality  by Justin Richards

2018 Special

  • Jago & Litefoot Forever by Paul Morris

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