A Victorian Interlude was a Brief Encounter short story published in Doctor Who Magazine 172. It featured Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot in their first appearance in any medium since their debut in the television story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977.
With giant rats still roaming the sewers of Victorian London, Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot realise that someone must deal with the creatures and intend to do it themselves using their newly-acquired Gatling gun. They have only been told about the rats by the Doctor, and have not actually seen them. As the pair leave the public house where they have been discussing their forthcoming task, as well as wishing the Fourth Doctor was still around to help, Litefoot bumps into a stranger dressed as a cricketer, to whom he apologises before departing. While the stranger seems to recognise him, Litefoot feels a chill pass through him.
- The poison intended to kill the giant rats didn't work.
- Andy Lane's 1994 New Adventures novel All-Consuming Fire would also be set in the Victorian era. He would also later write five Big Finish audio dramas featuring Jago and Litefoot: The Mahogany Murderers, The Similarity Engine, The Ruthven Inheritance, Chronoclasm, and The Backwards Men.
- Jago and Litefoot talk about their recent adventure with the Fourth Doctor and discuss exterminating the giant rats remaining in the sewers. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Jago and Litefoot would later travel with another future incarnation of the Doctor, the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIO: Voyage to Venus, Voyage to the New World)
- Litefoot bumps into the Fifth Doctor, but does not recognise him due to his regeneration. (TV: Logopolis)