The Devil’s Dicemen (9.2)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

The Fata Morgana has landed at Monty Carlo for the day and night, to stock up on supplies. So everyone wanders off and investigates the casinos and other sights. And of course there’s a plot or scheme to defraud people of their fortunes involved. David Warner shows up as another doctor from London, teaming up with Prof. Lightfoot, and making a fine showing in the investigating business. And wow but HGJ really, really shines in this story! He totally makes this story different with a fantastic ending. Great stuff! It helps me appreciate him more for his bombastic personality than I could’ve before.

And we still don’t know Aubrey’s last name, thought he’s become one of the inner circle for our heroes. Hmmm. Friend or foe, Aubrey? Friend or foe… This is another story where the number of people around was a bit light – I would expect more crowd and casino noise in the background at least some of the time. Oddly out of place that – only shows up in the Dark Casino, which attempts to up the ante on the atmosphere but it doesn’t really work for me. Just made me wonder.

Trevor Baxter(Professor George Litefoot),Christopher Benjamin(Henry Gordon Jago),Jamie Newall(Aubrey),David Warner(Dr Luke Betterman),Miranda Raison(Madame Diabolique)

Writer:Justin Richards

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: April 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019