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)
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…
- The Wasting was the final story in the UNIT series. It featured David Tennant’s final appearance in a Big Finish Productions audio story
- This was David Tennant’s final appearance in a Big Finish audio drama before assuming the role of the Tenth Doctor in 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.