1.4. UNIT: The Wasting
Released June 2005
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A deadly flu-like infection is sweeping the planet. Its first cases appeared in Britain but now millions are infected worldwide and there is no sign of a cure. The emergency services can't cope with what the press have dubbed a plague…
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…
Note: UNIT - The Wasting contains some adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
Written By: Iain McLaughlin & Claire Bartlett
Directed By: Edward Salt
Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier); Siri O'Neal (Colonel Emily Chaudhry); David Tennant (Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood); Nora Brande (Sergeant Willis); Sara Carver (Andrea Winnington); Michael Hobbs (Francis Currie); Adrian McLoughlin (George); Steffan Rhodri (Prime Minister); Alex Zorbas (Corporal McLeish)