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The Wasting (audio story)

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The Wasting
The Wasting cover
Main character(s): Colonel Emily Chaudhry
Featuring: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Francis Currie
Main enemy: ICIS, Colonel Ross Brimmicombe-Wood
Andrea Winnington
Main setting: England, the 2000s
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Iain McLaughlin & Claire Bartlett
Director: Edward Salt
Producer: David Darlington
Cover by: Red Ink
Release details
Release number: 4
Release date: June 2005
Format: 1 episode on 1 CD
Production code: BFPUNITCD04
ISBN 1-84435-116-5
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The Wasting was the final story in the UNIT series. It featured David Tennant's final appearance in a Big Finish Productions audio story.

Publisher's summary Edit

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...

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Notes Edit

  • This was David Tennant's final appearance in a Big Finish audio drama before assuming the role of the Tenth Doctor in TV: The Parting of the Ways in June 2005, the same month as this audio drama was originally released.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22 February and 3 and 10 March 2005.
  • With Chaudry as Commanding Officer and the Brigadier as the new Scientific Advisor, the story seems to be setting up a sequel series that didn't happen.

Errors Edit

  • The previous story had ICIS attempting a murderous coup, even killing the Deputy Prime Minister, and being exposed before the PM (who says they'll be shut down) and public - despite this, they're still operating and the full extent of their crimes seems forgotten.

Continuity Edit

  • The Brigadier interacts with Commodore Sullivan at NATO, an obvious reference to Harry.
  • The Brigadier's secure laptop ("The Old Boys' Network") is likely the same one he uses in AUDIO: Minuet in Hell.
  • The Silurians are helping find a cure for the virus. Peace was made with the Silurians back in The Coup

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