The Year of the Bat (10.2)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

If I could give this story more than 5 jelloids I would. It’s just genius! Mary Poppins-like nannies with their umbrellas stealing unwanted children for food? A giant bat giving them life and the ability to fly? The Yesterday Box where J&L can write notes to themselves as youngsters? This story is fantastic in everyway! The Nannies they defeated in their 20s have come back to seek their revenge. So J&L must write notes to their previous selves while they tell the story in the present. Each note they send adds a piece to the story and their memory. I almost applauded at work when the umbrella toting nannies turned out to be bad guys. Perhaps I don’t see enough British TV but I’ve never hear of anyone making Mary Poppins the villain and it makes perfect sense here. Fantastic!

Christopher Benjamin(Henry Gordon Jago),Trevor Baxter(Professor George Litefoot),Lisa Bowerman(Ellie Higson),Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick),Toby Hadoke(Carruthers Summerton),Rosanna Miles(Hetty Kindred/Nancy/Shopkeeper),Ewan Bailey(McCallum/Mr Grayson/Sergeant Quick Senior/Priest/Galbraith/Cooper/Constable Roberts),Alex Lowe(Young Jago/Jasper Cornish/Billy),Blake Ritson(Young Litefoot). Other parts played by the cast.

Writer: Jonathan Morris

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: October 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019