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The cast and story titles are revealed for Series 5 of UNIT: The New Series with Encounters!
Just after seeing teams of UNIT old and new reuinted in UNIT: Assembled, we can confirm the titles for series 5 of UNIT: Encounters. Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver return as Kate Stewart and Osgood in their mission to to investigate and confront alien attacks across the planet Earth.
In UNIT: Encounters, the UNIT team are tested further than ever, with threats from our universe and others, encountering Daleks, Sontarans, and the worst of themselves…. The stories are by acclaimed writers Matt Fitton, Roy Gill, Andrew Smith and John Dorney, and the series is produced by David Richardson, script-edited by Matt Fitton and directed by Ken Bentley.
Episode 1 - The Dalek Transaction by Matt Fitton
When a rogue guerrilla faction offer an alien artefact for auction, Kate Stewart and her team go undercover to the jungles of Central America.
But they find that the prize on offer is far deadlier than its owners realise.
Captive, desperate and alone. That’s when a Dalek is at its most dangerous.
Episode 2 - Invocation by Roy Gill
It’s Hallowe’en, and Josh finds himself at a party where phantoms are becoming all too real. Osgood is working late and hears a voice from the skies making strange incantations.
The next day, Kate has gone missing in the Scottish Borders, and the team head north to investigate.
Ghosts from the past are haunting UNIT, and now they threaten the whole world…
Episode 3 - The Sontaran Project by Andrew Smith
On a routine reconnaissance mission, Colonel Shindi finds more than he bargains for in the Forest of Ardennes.
Back in England, an old colleague makes Osgood an offer she cannot refuse. The chance to take part in an exciting new scientific advance.
Before long, UNIT is on collision course with a force of alien clones, and Kate must forge an unlikely alliance.
Episode 4 - False Negative by John Dorney
When a strange travel capsule is activated in UNIT’s laboratory, Osgood and Josh find themselves in a whole new world of trouble.
Soon, nobody at UNIT HQ is quite who they seem, and the team discovers that the greatest danger they could ever face comes from within…
Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver return as Kate Stewart, and are joined by James Joyce as Captain Josh, Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi, and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks… in adventures that should not be missed!
UNIT: Encounters is out in November and can be pre-ordered from the Big Finish site for £23 on CD or £20 as a download. Or you can save by purchasing this and future UNIT releases in a bundle.
If you’re new to the UNIT New Series, you can try episode 1 from the first volume, UNIT: Extinction, here. And don’t forget to get the acclaimed latest series of UNIT: Assembled, featuring Katy Manning as Jo Jones (née Grant), Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and John Levene as John Benton, before it goes to general release prices at the end of this month!