Big Finish honours the late Trevor Baxter with one last outing for the Infernal Investigators.
Trevor Baxter was a prolific television actor and playwright who passed away in July. To Doctor Who fans, he was best known as Professor George Litefoot. Baxter originated the role in 1977 opposite Tom Baker where Litefoot was paired with Christopher Benjamin as Jago. The duo quickly became a fan-favourite double act and returned for numerous Big Finish productions, including their own series.
‘Jago & Litefoot’ came to an abrupt end with Baxter’s death after its thirteenth series. However, in May 2018, Big Finish concludes the range with ‘Jago & Litefoot Forever‘. Benjamin returns as Jago with archive recordings of Baxter used with the kind permission of his estate. The release will serve as a final chapter for the duo and a tribute to Trevor Baxter.
Producer David Richardson said, “Everybody loved Trevor Baxter. Everyone who worked with Trevor and Christopher Benjamin on this series said those days were the best of their lives – the studio of Jago & Litefoot was such a happy place to be and create stories. Losing Trevor was awful and we still think of him all the time. In mourning him, we also wanted to celebrate him, and bring Jago & Litefoot to a close with a very special episode.”
Joining them is Louise Jameson as Leela and Conrad Asquith as Inspector Quick, who both appeared in Litefoot’s first story. Also, Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, David Warner as Dr Betterman and audio series regular Lisa Bowerman as Ellie.
The release will also include ‘The Jago & Litefoot Revival‘, a two-part Short Trip from last year. This story saw the Infernal Investigators meet with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. It also comes with an hour-long documentary tributing Trevor Baxter.