The Longest Night
Siri O’Neal (Colonel Emily Chaudhry), Nicholas Deal (Colonel Robert Dalton), Scott Andrews (Scott Christie), Sara Carver (Andrea Winnington), Robert Curbishley (Lieutenant Hoffman), Georgina Field (Nisha Townsend), Michael Hobbs (Francis Currie), Harry Myers (PM’s Aide), Steffan Rhodri (Prime Minister), Vineeta Rishi (Meena Cartwright), Johnson Willis (Major Philip Kirby)
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…’
Written By: Joseph Lidster
Directed By: Edward Salt
- Vineeta Rishi (Meena Cartwright) would later play Julia Swales in Smith and Jones and Lost Souls and Dawon in The Emerald Tiger.
- This audio drama was recorded on 5 December 2004 and 30 January 2005.
- The story is strongly tied to the contemporary War on Terror politics: while discussing the campaign of terror, Chaudry and Currie refer to the September 11 attacks; the media wonders if the attacks are due to British involvement in Iraq (and Kirby was bounced out of the army for abusing prisoners there); and Muslims are framed for the suicide bombings
- Albion Hospital is seen in Aliens of London.