The Flickermen (12.2)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

We start out with the cliffhanger from the first story, Ellie revealing the painting that shows J&L being involved in her brother’s murder. And committing herself to the cult around the Old One, the most ancient vampire in London or perhaps England. Though he doesn’t have much of a retinue at this time. Where are all of the sycophants? Where are all of the people in thrall to him that he can suck dry at will? It seems a bit odd there’s only Ravener, his right hand man, around to do his dirty work.

This story focuses on a mystery in the east end of London, where people are being “disappeared” by a monster called the Flickermen. If you’re touched by a Flickerman, you disappear, never to be seen again. The intrepid duo investigates and figures out how to defeat them with the assistance of cinemaphile of the early days, Mr. Robert Paul. And his little invention leads to the capture and stowing away of the Flickermen, though I was wondering if the Old One would be after that film!

I only wonder that J&L hadn’t seen any movies while in future London. I’m sure they must’ve, no? So they would know about this technology, even if in a most basic way. They really do live in the moment and figure out how to solve any problem presented to them, don’t they? And the vampire storyline continues in this one, as the frame begins to come into focus.

Christopher Benjamin(Henry Gordon Jago),Trevor Baxter(Professor George Litefoot),Lisa Bowerman(Ellie Higson),Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick),Ronald Pickup(The Old One),Forbes Masson(Kindred),Ronan Vibert(Mr Ravener),Robbie Stevens(Melchester),David John(Sir James Royston/Pete Stepney),Nigel Whitmey(Robert W Paul/Hardwick),David John(Sir James Royston),Jacqueline King(Old Ma Hambley/Miss Broodie),Charlie Hayes(Nellie/Lucilla Fredericks),Niky Wardley(Hannah Bennet). Other roles played by the cast.

Writer: Paul Morris and Simon Barnard

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: October 2016

Laura Vilensky 2019