|The Hourglass Killers|
|Main character(s):||Jago, Litefoot, Leela|
|Featuring:||Ellie Higson, Quick, Claudius Dark|
|Main enemy:||Kempston, Hardwick|
|Main setting:||London and Kempston-Hardwick, Bedfordshire, the 1890s|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||March 2012|
|Jago and Litefoot|
|The Lonely Clock||Voyage to Venus|
The Hourglass Killers is the sixteenth Big Finish Productions audio drama in the Jago and Litefoot series and the final episode of series 4. The story resolves the ongoing mystery of Professor Claudius Dark's identity, revealing him to be none other than the Sixth Doctor.
Publisher's summary Edit
The sands of time are running… and they are in pursuit of Jago, Litefoot, Leela and Ellie. As the final battle gets underway, the infernal investigators make the decision of their lives...
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- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Professor Claudius Dark - Colin Baker
- Leela - Louise Jameson
- Ellie Higson - Lisa Bowerman
- Sergeant Quick - Conrad Asquith
- Lord Ampthill - Terry Molloy
- Abigail Woburn - Elizabeth Counsell
- Mr Kempston - Christopher Beeny
- Mr Hardwick - Mike Grady
- The Doctor laments that he does not have access to a scanning electron microscope in the 1890s.
- From the high clay content of the soil from which the Sandmen are made, the Doctor determines that the soil was taken from Bedfordshire. Litefoot recalls that there is a village named Kempston-Hardwick in Bedfordshire.
- The Doctor sank the TARDIS to the bottom of the mud in the River Thames to hide it from Mr Kempston and Mr Hardwick. He intends to retrieve it using a Stattenheim remote control.
- Lord Ampthill's workmen discovered a Temparon vessel which was dragged to the 1890s by Professor Elliot Payne's temporal experiments. Unlike the Time Lords, the Temparons lack true time travel. The Doctor claims that, in a sense, Mr Kempston and Mr Hardwick are the vessel's pilots whereas, in another sense, they are part of the ship itself. They seek to absorb the artron energy from the TARDIS in order to access the Time Vortex.
- The Doctor notes that the 1890s is a little too early for Werner Heisenberg.
- Jago's erstwhile fiancé Abigail Woburn was created by Mr Kempston and Mr Hardwick from the soil in the same manner in which they manifested themselves and created their duplicates.
- The Doctor has an appointment in the Horsehead Nebula in the 29th century.
- As her Time Ring is again operational, Leela returns to Gallifrey.
Story notes Edit
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- This is Jago and Litefoot's first encounter with the Doctor since the Weng-Chiang incident in 1889. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) They would later meet the Fourth Doctor again in 1899 (AUDIO: The Justice of Jalxar) and the Sixth Doctor later still. (AUDIO: Stage Fright)
- In her personal timeline, Leela's last encounter with the Doctor occurred in the Dark Tower in the Death Zone on Gallifrey during his eighth incarnation. (AUDIO: Zagreus) In the interim, however, she encountered an alternative version of the Sixth Doctor known as the Burner Doctor on the Gallifrey of an alternative timeline. (AUDIO: Disassembled)
- Litefoot tells the Doctor that he and Jago previously destroyed a Sandman. (AUDIO: Jago in Love)
- The Doctor congratulates Sergeant Quick on his promotion. (AUDIO: The Bloodless Soldier)
- Jago refers to the metal spheres from the future which damaged Litefoot's house. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm) Litefoot complains that it is still undergoing repairs. (AUDIO: Jago in Love, AUDIO: Beautiful Things)
- The Doctor makes use of a Stattenheim remote control. (TV: The Mark of the Rani, TV: The Two Doctors, PROSE: World Game)
- Litefoot refers to Winnie O'Connor's time cracker. (AUDIO: The Lonely Clock)
- Like the Temperon vessel, the TARDIS was dragged to the 1890s as a result of Payne's temporal experiments. His experiments also prevented Leela's Time Ring from functioning. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm)