The Hourglass Killers (4.4)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series


“I know because I stand again with Professor George Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago at my side.” Where are the sand men? If Kempston and Hardwick planned the danger up to this point, why didn’t they have their minions standing by to capture the company of friends as soon as the train ride ended? A little odd, that.

This is a fun tale of adventures with the Doctor and Jago and Litefoot, solving a problem with some Temperons. The story follows the Doctor and his friends from London to Bedfordshire and back, looking for clues as to the identities and purpose of Kempston and Hardwick. The story takes the team on a merry chase but the ultimate end of the bad guys is a bit of a let down, to be honest. Too simple even. Wouldn’t this have happened to them on a foggy or rainy day in London? And you would think they’d be a bit more of a threat as they can control dirt and sand, which is just everywhere. But perhaps they’re not so smart, much like dirt and sand.


Christopher Benjamin (HGJ), Trevor Baxter (Prof Litefoot), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Louise Jameson (Leela), Colin Baker (Claudius Dark), Elizabeth Counsell (Abigail Woburn), Terry Molloy (Lord Ampthill), Christopher Beeny (Mr Kempston), Mike Grady (Mr. Hardwick)

Writer: Justin Richards

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: March 2012

Laura Vilensky 2018