Astonishingly, the fourteenth series of Big Finish’s successful Jago & Litefoot range is available now.
Originally scripted as full-cast audio dramas, the tales have been adapted into audiobooks, each to be performed by a single voice actor, due to the great Trevor Baxter’s sad passing in 2017.
Those reading these terrific tales are Christopher Benjamin (Doctor Who, The Avengers), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield, Casualty), Jamie Newall (Sherlock Holmes, The Eighth Doctor Adventures), and Duncan Wisbey (Torchwood, Iris Wildthyme).
Series 14 takes listeners through the streets of London, listening in on secret meetings and gaining exclusive access to fancy parties and a Christmas pantomime to remember.
Producer Alfie Shaw said:
“Jago & Litefoot was the first Big Finish spin-off that I fell in love with, and it was a delight to be able to add to the rich legacy these characters have at Big Finish. Obviously, with the sad passing of Trevor Baxter, we couldn’t proceed with Series 14 as a full-cast production, even though the scripts were completed. The decision was taken to convert them into single-reader audiobooks, and I was keen for all the readers to be either series regulars or actors who have played reoccurring roles throughout the full-cast adventures. This is a boxset made by Jago & Litefoot fans for Jago & Litefoot fans.”
Director and reader Lisa Bowerman added:
“It was with a heavy heart that we thought we’d never re-visit the world of Jago & Litefoot again, after the sad loss of Trevor. How wonderful to be able to use the stories that had already been prepared for Series 14, which of course followed on from the events of the previous series.
“I had tremendous fun reading my particular story, by that master of Jago & Litefoot writing Paul Morris – and what larks to be able to read for both Jago and Litefoot! (I hope they’ll forgive me!) Not forgetting Ellie of course, as well as a cornucopia of other characters.
“Of course, I also had the great joy of directing Chris’s story as well. What a treat to hear old H.G.J. strutting his stuff again. There’s such a heart to the world of Jago & Litefoot, and it was lovely to be able to immerse myself in it all again for one last time.”
Reader Christopher Benjamin said:
“I have mixed feelings on being back, really. It’s sad that it’s the end, it’s sad that we lost Trevor, and that he wasn’t here to do this properly, but on the other hand it’s lovely to be working and with Lisa, so that’s something.”
It’s nice, too, knowing that these stories continue and those Infernal Investigators have more stories to tell.
Jago & Litefoot: Series 14 is now available as a digital download only (at £17.99), exclusively at the Big Finish website.