For the first time since their original release in 2005, five stories featuring the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce have been released as a box set called UNIT: The Complete Series. These audio dramas follows the military organization, first seen in Doctor Who during the Patrick Troughton era, while they defend the Earth from extraterrestrial threat. In these stories, Nicholas Courtney reprises the role of the Brigadier, Siri O’Neal is playing Colonel Emily Chaudhry, and Nicholas Deal portrays the Colonel Robert Dalton. David Tennant plays a Scottish soldier, Commander Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood. These dramas were originally released the same month of the first appearance of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.
UNIT: The Complete Series is composed of five stories reunited in a single collection. You can read the synopses below:
The Coup: written by Simon Guerrier
London, the near future. UNIT is finished. The UK division of the UNIT prepares to cede its authority to a new organisation… But who is attempting to sabotage the hand-over?
Time Heals: written by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett
The UK branch of UNIT is under threat. The Government wants its own military investigative organisation, one under its sole control. The public want answers to the strange things that have been happening recently. When the division’s commanding officer goes missing whilst transporting a dangerous cargo, Colonel Emily Chaudhry, UNIT’s political officer, is thrown in at the deep end. Things are not helped when a series of accidents show a bizarre pattern. The Brigadier, meanwhile, is trying to enjoy his retirement but it seems it is time again for him to come to the rescue.
Snake Head written by Jonathan Clements
A mobile phone call to the emergency services, a body found on Government land and an ancient burial site unearthed at an archaeological dig all point toward an odd mystery by the coast… UNIT’s new commander, Colonel Robert Dalton, and its political officer, Colonel Emily Chaudhry, investigate strange goings-on in Southend. What is out there on the beach? What happened to the recently found savaged body? And what of the man who’s just been smuggled into the country? Is this just a simple case for the local police or, as Chaudhry suspects, is there more to it than meets the eye…?
The Longest Night written by Joseph Lidster
‘We interrupt this broadcast…’ Having survived a day at the seaside, Robert Dalton and Emily Chaudhry are enjoying a few pints… Having spent the day answering the phone and praying for some action, Will Hoffman is enjoying a night out… Having signed a controversial new European treaty, the Prime Minister is on his way back to Downing Street… Having survived yet another day, the people of Britain are settling down to eat dinner, stay in, go out, spend time with their friends… It’s just another ordinary evening in the United Kingdom. ‘…We’re receiving reports that a bomb has exploded in Central London…’
The Wasting written by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett
Under attack from all sides, UNIT in Britain is in disarray. It faces a stark choice – to close its doors and concede defeat, or to fight back, whatever the cost… and the injured Colonel Emily Chaudhry knows UNIT has never backed down from a battle…
If UNIT is to fight back, it’s going to need the services of its missing commander, Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood, and the experience of the Brigadier, who can never refuse when duty calls…
UNIT: The Complete Series is only available as a download on Big Finish’s website, with 25% off for a limited time.