Jago and Litefoot and Strax: The Haunting

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series. Special Release

This story has plenty of action and threats to blow things up and the usual stumbling around by our heroes. And it is quite a fun romp to listen to! But it’s also a little bit disappointing to me that introducing Strax relies so heavily on his memory/perception issues. And the others don’t quiz him at all about the people he’s talking about. And only Sgt. Quick knows anything about the famous detective Vastra? Um… Not that any of this makes the story less worthy to listen to but it just doesn’t rank as a top story for me because of that. It’s very good! And I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Jago and Litefoot. Without hesitation! But it’s not as jovial or filled with random violence as I expected. And the monster not quite so villainous for something that’s been around for centuries. Hmmm.

So the story begins with Strax and the lady who keeps asking people 3 small questions that determine their fates. I do wonder how Ellie would’ve fared if she’d’ve answered the questions! Somehow no one is putting the pieces of the puzzle together, though the weapon of our villain certainly has something to do with that. But they all seem to be pretty clueless throughout until almost the end! Anyway, so there’s a brain thief in London taking the brains of people and no one can say why. Though apparently all of the activity is centered in one place but the police don’t even begin to get on the trail well. Why doesn’t anyone notice a lack of a cellar in the haunted house? Isn’t that the place you check first, especially if it’s haunted! There were times I was just waiting for them to ask the question. Good stuff but a bit muddled sometimes, in my mind.

Christopher Benjamin(Henry Gordon Jago),Trevor Baxter(Professor George Litefoot),Dan Starkey(Strax),Lisa Bowerman(Ellie),Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick),Stephen Critchlow(Marvo) andCarolyn Seymour(Mrs Multravers)

Writer: Justin Richards

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: November 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019