a real world point of view
|The Longest Night|
|Main character(s):||Colonel Emily Chaudhry |
Colonel Robert Dalton
|Featuring:||Lieutenant Will Hoffman|
|Main setting:||London, the 2000s|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Red Ink|
|Release date:||March 2005|
|Format:||1 episode on 1 CD|
|Snake Head||The Wasting|
‘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...
‘...we’re receiving reports that...’
It’s just another ordinary evening in the United Kingdom...
‘...a bomb has exploded in central London...’
to be added
- Colonel Emily Chaudhry - Siri O'Neal
- Colonel Robert Dalton - Nicholas Deal
- Lieutenant Will Hoffman - Robert Curbishley
- Francis Currie - Michael Hobbs
- Nisha Townsend - Georgina Field
- Scott Christie - Scott Andrews
- The Prime Minister - Steffan Rhodri
- Meena Cartwright - Vineeta Rishi
- PM's Aide - Harry Myers
- Andrea Winnington - Sara Carver
- Major Philip Kirby - Johnson Willis
- Albion Hospital is mentioned as being overwhelmed with injured people.
- Francis Currie now works for Planet 3.
- Vineeta Rishi (Meena Cartwright) would later play Julia Swales in TV: Smith and Jones and AUDIO: Lost Souls and Dawon in AUDIO: The Emerald Tiger.
- This audio drama was recorded on 5 December 2004 and 30 January 2005.
- Albion Hospital is seen in TV: Aliens of London.
- The Prime Minister mentions the terrorist attacks on Windsor and Oxford a month earlier as a reason for signing the Euro-Combine Treaty. These were temporal accidents caused by ICIS. (AUDIO: Time Heals)
- The Kosovan asylum seeker arrested in Southend is likely Goran. (AUDIO: Snake Head)
- The flu outbreak in the home counties turns out to be an alien virus. (AUDIO: The Wasting)
- Colonel Chaudhry refers to the sleeper agents' brainwashing as "a John Smith situation", referring to UNIT cases involving the Doctor. In response, Colonel Dalton refers to window shop dummies coming to life. (TV: Spearhead from Space)
- Francis Currie has left the BBC and been hired as the front line reporter for Planet 3. Sarah Jane Smith had previously worked for the television news network as an undercover journalist, exposing corruption by companies and officials in high places. (AUDIO: Comeback)