A stunning new star act is wowing the audiences of the New Regency Theatre. The modern mechanical marvel of canny canine charisma – the automated dog that can answer any question – the incomparable – the unbeatable – K9!

The Doctor and Romana II have returned to Victorian London and been reunited with their old friends Professor George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago. However, this is not merely a social visit. A terrifying crime spree is sweeping the capital, and the burglaries of ‘The Knave’ defy all logic.

A JOYOUS OCCASION

It’s always a joyous occasion when Jago & Litefoot are reunited with the Doctor; Tom Baker’s 4th incarnation even more so. These wonderful characters were first introduced 40 years ago, back in 1977. Jago & Litefoot now have their own spin-off audio series which is now 7 years and 12 seasons in.

A STORY TO WARM THE SPIRITS

Justin Richards, long time Big Finish writer and script editor of the Jago & Litefoot audio series brings us a simple and traditional Who story which is a spin on Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde. This story won’t change your life, but it will warm your spirits. It keeps you guessing up until it’s satisfying denouement. It’s truly enjoyable to hear these much-beloved characters interact again and there are also some lovely moments between Lalla Ward’s Romana II and the Victorian duo meeting for the first time.

The cast is small but perfectly formed, with a wonderful mash-up of Who TARDIS team circa Season 18 meets Jago & Litefoot with Ed Stoppard added for good measure.

If you love Jago and Litefoot and the Tom Baker era you’ll love this story, and if you don’t love those things, what’s wrong with you?

BLOGTOR RATING 8/10

THE BEAST OF KRAVENOS is now available on CD and download direct from the Big Finish website

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Synopsis

A stunning new star act is wowing the audiences of the New Regency Theatre. The modern mechanical marvel of canny canine charisma – the automated dog that can answer any question – the incomparable – the unbeatable – K9!

The Doctor and Romana have returned to Victorian London and been reunited with their old friends Professor George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago. However this is not merely a social visit. A terrifying crime spree is sweeping the capital, and the burglaries of ‘The Knave’ defy all logic. 

Something impossibly dangerous is taking place amid the fog. Only the time travellers and their friends can stop it… but can they be sure they’re all on the same side?

Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Ed Stoppard (Sir Nicholas Asquin)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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