UNIT: Extinction

Production details

  • Format
  • 4 × 60 min audio plays
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 Jun 2015
  • Date released
  • November 2015
  • Written by
  • Andrew Smith
  • Matt Fitton
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Howard Carter
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Script editor
  • Ken Bentley
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Tom Webster

Cast

  • Kate Stewart
  • Jemma Redgrave
  • Osgood
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Lieutenant Sam Bishop
  • Warren Brown
  • Colonel Shindi
  • Ramon Tikaram
  • Captain Josh Carter
  • James Joyce
  • Simon Devlin
  • Steve John Shepherd
  • Jenna Gold
  • Karina Fernandez
  • Jacqui McGee
  • Tracy Wiles
  • Tim Stevens
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Nestene Consciousness
  • Nicholas Briggs

Synopsis

In this four-story box set, Kate Stewart, Osgood and the UNIT team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons.

Big Finish’s first major foray into post-2005 Doctor Who is cracking stuff. The scripts by Matt Fitton and Andrew Smith are smart and pacey, and director Ken Bentley gives it all a glossy, expensive feel. Finally, UNIT has the spin-off it deserves.
— Martin Ruddock, Doctor Who Magazine

Matt Fitton, Steve John Shepherd, James Joyce, Ingrid Oliver, Nicholas Briggs, Jemma Redgrave, David Richardson, Ramon Tikaram, Ken Bentley, Tracy Wiles. Photograph: Tony Whitmore

Vanguard

Written by Matt Fitton

While UNIT attend a ‘skyfall’ incident under the eyes of watchful journalists, reclusive billionaire Simon Devlin is planning a product launch that will change the world.

Earthfall

Written by Andrew Smith

Lieutenant Sam Bishop and Osgood are deployed to the Gobi desert in search of a Nestene energy unit. But there are Autons in the sand dunes.

Bridgehead

Written by Andrew Smith

Captain Josh Carter has gone undercover inside Devlin Futuretech. But his safety is jeopardised by the activities of investigative journalist Jacqui McGee.

Armageddon

Written by Matt Fitton

As UNIT leads the fightback on every front, every continent, against an implacable army, Kate Stewart must look to the past for some clue to defeat the plastic menace.