Jago in Love (4.1)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

There are a lot of stories started with this audio that are not tied up in this story. Our new baddies are Mr. Kempston and Mr. Hardwick, who are very proper and call each other by their titles. All very proper for mysterious, deadly bad guys!

There are several stories going on here. Jago and Litefoot meet Professor Claudius Dark in London, find Leela at the Red Tavern, and all go on holiday to Brighton together. There Jago meets Abigail Woburn and falls in love with her charms, though she does sound like a rather improper lady overall. There is a strange turn for Professor Litefoot and things get generally even stranger. And just where does Gypsy Rose fit into this all? None of it is explained in this audio but Jago doesn’t desert his friends in need at the end of it all. And it’s a good thing, as we discover. But that’s something for the rest of series 4 to explain!

This is a good story but suffers from being the setup story to the rest of the season. So it is difficult to rate it on its own merits, despite Jago falling in love being the title and central story of this audio. Each story is fun but there’s just so much going on that this would be a 4 K-9 story without the loose ends but there are such broad strokes to set things up that I can’t rate it that high. But I anticipate a great many adventures coming this season!

Christopher Benjamin (HGJ), Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Louise Jameson (Leela), Colin Baker (Claudius Dark), Elizabeth Counsell (Abigail Woburn), Christopher Beeny (Mr. Kempston), Mike Grady (Mr. Hardwick)

Writer: Nigel Fairs

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: March 2012

Laura Vilensky 2019