Writer Justin Richards has intentionally created a reasonably simplistic plot to create opportunities to put these much loved characters into all the right situations, including trips to the pub and the theatre but also to allow relationships to develop. He has a wonderful handle on all of the characters and knows exactly what to do and where to take them to bring out their singular and collective best.
More than anything else, it’s exciting to hear the worlds of classic and new Who coming together. The characters of Jago and Litefoot, who originate from an albeit popular but stand alone story (The Talons of Weng-Chiang) from Tom Baker’s tenure as The Doctor, have met up with other classic Doctors, but here for the first time interact with a character right out of the current series. This acts to legitimise and canonise the investigative duo in its current incarnation.
Along with another release this month, UNIT: Extinction, starring Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver as Kate Stewart and Osgood respectively, and the upcoming audio adventures with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, it’s wonderful to see Big Finish releases like this one bringing together old and new Who. Could this mean a joint venture between Jago and Litefoot and the rest of the Paternoster Gang could be on the cards for the future? I certainly hope so…
BLOGTOR RATING 9/10
Thanks to Big Finish