UNIT: The Wasting
|Big Finish Productions audio drama|
|Written by||Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett|
|Directed by||Nicola Bryant|
|Produced by||Ian Farrington
UNIT: The Wasting is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Nicholas Courtney reprising his role as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the former commander of UNIT (United Nations Intelligence Taskforce). "The Wasting" is the final play of a four-part mini-series.
As a mysterious plague threatens the world's population, UNIT faces its final battle with ICIS.
- The Brigadier - Nicholas Courtney
- Colonel Emily Chaudhry - Siri O'Neal
- Colonel Ross Brimmicombe-Wood - David Tennant
- Sergeant Willis - Nora Brande
- Andrea Winnington - Sara Carver
- Francis Currie - Michael Hobbs
- George - Adrian McLoughlin
- Prime Minister - Steffan Rhodri
- Corporal McLeish - Alex Zorbas
- An introduction to the UNIT series, UNIT: The Coup was given away free with Doctor Who Magazine #351 and is currently available to download for free from the Big Finish website.
- The series sees UNIT in an ongoing battle with its xenophobic rival, ICIS.
- The short story "The Terror of the Darkness" in the collection Short Trips: A Day in the Life revealed that Chaudhry and Hoffman had previously travelled with the Sixth Doctor. Their adventures continued in "Incongruous Details" (Short Trips: The Centenarian).
- Colonel Ross Brimmicombe-Wood also appears in Sympathy for the Devil. "The Wasting" was recorded shortly before David Tennant started filming as the Tenth Doctor.
- The Wasting is directed by Nicola Bryant, best known for playing the Fifth and Sixth Doctor's companion, Peri Brown. In this audio drama, she plays Sergeant Willis under the pseudonym "Nora Brande".