In Review: Big Finish: Short Trips: The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act 2

...I found it remarkably poignant to realize when in his timeline the Tenth Doctor was interacting with his old friends...

Synopsis: Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an original cast member.

Release #28 is a Tenth Doctor and Jago & Litefoot story.

Fresh from another superlative season on the boards at the New Regency, we are this evening elated to welcome that master of melodrama, that sultan of story, that king of the cliffhanger Mr Henry Gordon Jago. Tonight, in his usual matchless and majestic manner, he will continue and conclude our captivating chronicle of fortune, change and revivification, with the indispensable assistance of that peerless pathologist, Professor George Litefoot.

Review: Jonathan Barnes’ “The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act 2” picked up where the preceding installment left off. As usually the case, the concluding act was the stronger of the two.

I was pleasantly surprised to get two doctors for the price of one. Indeed, I found it remarkably poignant to realize when in his timeline the Tenth Doctor was interacting with his old friends. Furthermore, I found it comforting how effortless Eleven made carrying on with the same adventure seem. He had to, because he wouldn’t leave his friends in the lurch.

The Gentlemen of the Dice were a marvelous combination of lyrical and terrifying. They were like Stephen King’s Pennywise with better table manners. The sound design for them, and their spooky mouth organ was perfect.

Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter were, as ever, delightful. They understood and inhabited their characters like the old friends they are. Thank you to them and Big Finish for bringing them back to life.

  • You can purchase “The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act 2” here.

Producer Ian Atkins

Script Editor Ian Atkins

Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Jonathan Barnes

Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Christopher Benjamin (Narrator), Trevor Baxter (Narrator)

9.7
Big Finish: Short Trips: The Jago & Litefoot Revival Act 2
  • The Good: Story, Performances
  • The Bad: Can't think of anything
  • Story
    9.0
  • Performances
    10
  • Audio Production
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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