Saturday, March 1, 2014

Big Finish - Jago & Litefoot series three

Fairly swiftly on from the second set to Jago & Litefoot series three. Featuring four stories written by Justin Richards, Matthew Sweet, John Dorney and Andy Lane. All directed by Lisa Bowerman, with music and sound design by Howard Carter, and artwork by Alex Mallinson.

Once again the four stories have a linked theme, this time of disturbances in time with echoes of future events impacting in the heroes' Victorian setting. In that respect it reminded me of Sapphire and Steel with time itself almost being an evil force to be controlled. So we have wet ghosts from a future shipwreck, a haunted children's book with a nasty little man who lives at the end of the garden, and a haunting in a theatre. And as ever there is a villainous figure lurking in the shadows whose sinister plan will be revealed in the fourth story. In fact there are two mystery names running through the series which will set up the cliif-hanger at the end.

Louise Jameson joins the cast reuniting Leela with Jago & Litefoot. All of the actors are splendid as ever,  it's well directed and I have run out of superlatives to describe the vocal brilliance of Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter in the title roles. They are such good fun that they even make the extensive CD extras entertaining.

Once again this spin off series is currently giving me much more fun than the current main range Doctor Who releases. A virtual and very voluptuous Victorian 5 out of 5 haunted books for Jago & Litefoot 3. Series four awaits me.

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