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Big Finish’s Infernal Investigators Are Back for Jago and Litefoot, Series 14

The much-loved duo from The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot are back, in a 14th series of audio adventures, coming in June 2021 from Big Finish.

In 2010, Jago (Christopher Benjamin) and Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) embarked on a series of brand new adventures, solving mysteries involving paranormal and supernatural phenomena in Victorian London, with assistance from barmaid Ellie Higson (Lisa Bowerman) and the dependable Sergeant Quick (Conrad Asquith).

The range was mostly retired since the sad passing of Trevor Baxter in 2017.

But in June 2021, four freshly-minted fictions for the Infernal Investigators will be released, featuring secret organisations, undercover arms of the law, fanciful parties and a Christmas pantomime to remember. Originally scripted as full-cast audio dramas, these tales have been adapted into audiobooks, each to be performed by a single voice actor.  

The performers are Christopher Benjamin (The Avengers), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Jamie Newall (The Eighth Doctor Adventures) and Duncan Wisbey (Iris Wildthyme).

Here’s what to expect from Jago and Litefoot Series 14

The Red Hand by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris, adapted by Paul Morris 

Returning home from their voyage to a parallel world, Jago and Litefoot find that things aren’t quite as they left them. There’s a terrifying new chief inspector, their closest friends have turned against them, and there’s something that neither of them can remember. Their only hope to understanding their strange new world lies with a shadowy organisation called the Red Hand. 

The Laughing Policeman by Jonathan Barnes, adapted by Julian Richards 

Inspector Gilhooey is used to dealing with mundane crimes, but he’s been given a new assignment, to root out enemies of the state. His investigations have led him to the Temperance Hall, where the Cotterill siblings are giving a seditious speech. However, Gilhooey discovers that the Cotterills aren’t the only disloyal duo in attendance, there are two more traitors in the crowd: traitors called Jago and Litefoot! 

The Corridors of Power by Paul Morris, adapted by Paul Morris 

In order to get closer to the truth of what’s happened to the world, Jago and Litefoot are forced to split up. While Litefoot finds himself mixing with high society, Jago has to find a way to reach his friend, as the professor is trapped in a party that seems to never end… 

A Command Performance by Justin Richards and Julian Richards, adapted by Julian Richards 

It’s time for the Christmas Day pantomime at the New Regency Theatre. Jago’s more stressed than usual. Not only has he got to deal with a packed house, messy stagehands, and peculiar acts, but there’s a VIP coming. The problem is, this particular VIP can’t possibly be coming, for one simple reason. They’re dead. 

Jago & Litefoot: Series 14 is now available to pre-order as a digital download only (at £17.99), exclusively at the Big Finish website.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Big Finish’s Infernal Investigators Are Back for Jago and Litefoot, Series 14

by Philip Bates time to read: 2 min
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