REVIEW: Jago and Litefoot: Series 5 (Big Finish)

MATTHEW BRIGHT

kagoBy this point of reviewing Jago and Litefoot I must have said all there is to say about the series in general. To summarise: as a baseline, the series is wonderful. Jago and Litefoot are sublime characters, brought to life wonderfully by Trevor Baxter and Christopher Benjamin; the audio production is excellent and the mixture of gothic melodrama into the Doctor Who formula is jaunty and fun. When it comes to the individual episodes, even the worst of them still have all of this greatness going for it. Series Four ended with Jago and Litefoot in the TARDIS with the Doctor (as played by Colin Baker), and so before Series Five starts there were two one-off Doctor Who audio dramas in which Jago and Litefoot appeared. The first, Voyage to Venus by Jonathan Morris, takes them to, unsurprisingly, Venus, where they get caught up in a dystopian mess eventually sorted…

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