Maurice (11.2)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

If found this story a bit distant in tone and adventure. I do think it’s quite fascinating that Jago and Litefoot take these adventures in stride these days. Aliens and strange beasts are just routine anymore. Those with them may be confused by it all but they work through the logic that their contemporaries wouldn’t even begin to understand. They have minds open to the fantastic and alien for sure!

We get to see more of Quick being subjugated to the will of the Master – we get bits and pieces with each story. I was actually amazed that all of these stories weren’t plots hatched by the Master to attract the attention of the Doctor. There sure are some crazy things going on in London town…

I don’t know the story behind the musical arrangement created by Ravel that is the basis for this story. I only am acquainted with Bolero he created so perhaps I’ll go investigate this one! This is a story of people trapped by alien creatures for food. Naturally. This is a theme across all of these stories – humans as food of one type or another.

Christopher Benjamin(Henry Gordon Jago),Trevor Baxter(Professor George Litefoot),Ellie Higson(Lisa Bowerman),Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick),Geoffrey Beevers(The Master),Andy McKeane(Maurice Ravel)

Writer: Matthew Sweet

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: April 2016

Laura Vilensky 2019