The fifth month of The Listeners, and our opportunity to discover or revisit a classic audio and discuss it returns to the beginnings of Jago & Litefoot on audio in The Mahogany Murderers.
The audio that launched (to date) twenty-four others, Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murderers brings back the much-loved double act of Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot from TV story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Once more played by Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter, the theatrical impresario and police pathologist team up once again to solve a rash of murders and take down the person responsible. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship...
Professor George Litefoot: the eminent pathologist who advises the police in some of their grisliest cases. Henry Gordon Jago: the master of ceremonies at the Alhambra Theatre. These are two very different men from contrasting strata in society who became firm friends and collaborators after their adventure with the Doctor and Leela battling the evil Weng-Chiang.
Some years later, Jago and Litefoot have defeated dangerous denizens of the daemonic darkness together. They have stood side by side against threats to the British Empire. But when a body is found on the banks of the River Thames and Litefoot's post mortum reveals that it is actually a highly detailed wooden mannequin, their most dangerous adventure begins.
Dr Tulp has masterminded a deadly scheme, Jack Yeovil and his murderous gang plan to live forever, and only Jago and Litefoot can stop them...
If you've not heard it yet, you can grab the mp3 or audiobook download of The Mahogany Murderers this month for only £2.99, and if you have heard it, encourage others to give it a go! You can comment on the story (and Jago & Litefoot themselves) over on the forums and on our Facebook page.
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