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UNIT: Nemesis 1 – Story Details and Cover Image from Big Finish

Big Finish have released the story details and cover image for “UNIT: Nemesis 1” which is due for release in November 2021. Rather wonderfully, the Curator – Tom Baker – is involved:

An ancient artefact, a stone arch anachronistically imbedded with electronic circuitry, is recovered following a rupture in an undersea stretch of the Mull lava group in North West Scotland, a geological feature dating from tens of millions of years ago.

UNIT’s investigation will unlock a link to another world and bring them face to face with a new and powerful threat…

1.1 The Enemy Beyond by Andrew Smith

In a UNIT facility beneath Edinburgh Castle, Kate and Osgood work to unlock the mystery of a stone arch discovered buried in a prehistoric rock formation.

When the arch takes one of their number away to a strange, bleak world, it leads to an encounter with a Time Lord. One with multiple personalities. Soon the Eleven is loose on the streets of Edinburgh and plotting to seize the arch from UNIT by any means necessary.

1.2 Fire and Ice by John Dorney

When Kate needs Harry Sullivan’s help with a threat from the Eleven, she and Osgood travel to Australia to meet him. He’s there with Naomi Cross, investigating footage of an apparent UFO crash that turned up on social media.

They find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict between Ice Warriors. And one Ice Warrior isn’t so icy –in fact, he’s red hot. And getting hotter…

1.3 Eleven’s Eleven by Lisa McMullin

A series of jewel robberies in London and the Home Counties draws the attention of UNIT when it’s discovered that some of the stolen gems are alien in origin. The robberies are the work of an organised criminal gang led by East End villain Ava Drake. But Ava has a new, ruthless partner. The Eleven has promised her riches, and for him the gems are a means to defeat UNIT and regain the arch.

1.4 The Curator’s Gambit by Andrew Smith

The arch is taken to the Under Gallery for safe keeping, under the protection of the Curator. When the Eleven penetrates the Gallery’s security, the Curator initiates an emergency plan. He and UNIT play a game of cat and mouse with their pursuers within the Under Gallery’s original location, Hampton Court Palace.

Deploying November 2021

To pre-order head on over to Big Finish.

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New UNIT Audio Available for Pre-Order – Big Finish – Jemma Redgrave

It’s been a long wait but, finally, UNIT are back on audio! Big Finish have announced a new UNIT audio is due for release in November 2021 and it is available for pre-order now on the Big Finish site.

An ancient artefact, a stone arch anachronistically imbedded with electronic circuitry, is recovered following a rupture in an undersea stretch of the Mull lava group in North West Scotland, a geological feature dating from tens of millions of years ago.

UNIT’s investigation will unlock a link to another world and bring them face to face with a new and powerful threat…

As the Ice Warriors are my favourite Doctor Who monster then I’m really looking forward to this one!

The CD is £24.99 and the digital download is £19.99.

Pre-order at Big Finish.

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Audio Archive Updated – “Todtnauberg” – 2006

The Audio Archive has been updated again – this time with the 2006 Radio Drama “Todtnauberg”.

“Todtnauberg” is a fictional drama inspired by the meeting between the poet and holocaust survivor, Paul Celan, with the Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger, at Heidegger’s mountain retreat in 1967. Jemma plays Hannah Arendt.

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Audio Archive Updated – Issues Resolved

As you know, we recently lost various audios from the Audio Archive. However – thanks to a lovely friend – most of these have now been reuploaded – with a few new ones. The following are now available in the Audio Archive:

Little Women – 1992
The Dorabella Variation – 2003
Afternoon Play – My Lovely Man – 2009
The Great Game – 2010
Possession – 2011
Verdi 200: Verdi – Conflict and Liberty – 2013
Looking for Billy – The Price of Oil – 2015

Thanks for your patience!

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Audio Archive Update – Radio York – “Hansard” Interview

A small update to the Audio Archive today.

The Radio York interview with Jemma and Simon Slater about “Hansard” has been uploaded.

We are working at getting the dropbox links all working again – and are aware that some of the google drive ones have dropped out.

Please bear with us!

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“Letters from the Past” – Erica James – Audiobook Narrated by Jemma Redgrave

A new audiobook – “Letters from the Past” by Erica James – narrated by Jemma Redgrave has been released today. The listening length is 13 hours and 29 minutes.

It’s the autumn of 1962 in the idyllic Suffolk village of Melstead St Mary. Evelyn Devereux’s husband, Kit, is planning their 20th wedding anniversary party. But as they prepare to celebrate, Evelyn receives an anonymous letter that threatens to unravel the secrets she’s kept hidden for many years – secrets that reach back to the war and her days at Bletchley Park.

Evelyn’s sister-in-law, Hope, has brought joy to countless children with her best-selling books, but despite having a loving husband and caring family, happiness has never come easily to her. Then in an instant her fragile world is turned upside down when she too receives an anonymous letter. Across the village, up at Melstead Hall, Julia Devereux has married into a life beyond anything she could have dreamt of, not realising until it’s too late that it comes with a heavy price.

Meanwhile, in the sun-baked desert of Palm Springs, Romily Devereux-Temple, crime writer and former ATA pilot, is homesick for her beloved Island House, where she’s saved the day more times than she can count. On her return home, and shocked to learn what has been going on in her absence, she finds herself reluctantly confronting a secret she’s kept hidden for a very long time.

Once again Romily is challenged to save the day and hold the family together. Can she do it and maybe seize some happiness for herself at the same time?

The audiobook is available on Amazon free with an Audible trial or £20.12 if you do not have or wish to subscribe to Audible.

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20th Anniversary Big Finish Audio – “The Legacy of Time” – Available Now

An epic six-part adventure celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish!

Time is collapsing. Incidents of chaos and devastation are appearing throughout the lives of one Time Lord and his many friends – all fallout from one terrible disaster. From Earth’s past and present to timeless alien worlds, from the cloisters of Gallifrey into the Vortex itself… The Doctor must save universal history – and he needs all the help he can get.

1. Lies in Ruins by James Goss

On a strange ruined world, a renowned archaeologist opens an ancient tomb. Only to find another archaeologist got there first. Professors Summerfield and Song unite to solve a mystery. Then the Eighth Doctor arrives, and things really become dangerous. Because their best friend isn’t quite the man River and Benny remember…

2. The Split Infinitive by John Dorney

A criminal gang appears to have recruited a member with time-bending powers. It’s a case for the Counter-Measures team – in the 1960s and the 1970s! The Seventh Doctor and Ace have their work cut out to save the day twice over, and make sure Gilmore, Rachel and Allison don’t collide with their past, or their future.

3. The Sacrifice of Jo Grant by Guy Adams

When pockets of temporal instability appear in a Dorset village, UNIT are called in. Soon, Kate Stewart and Jo Jones find themselves working alongside the Third Doctor, while Osgood battles to get them home. But this isn’t the first time UNIT has faced this threat. Only before, it seems that Jo Grant didn’t survive…

4. Relative Time by Matt Fitton

Disaster strikes inside the Time Vortex, and the Fifth Doctor is thrown together with someone from his future… someone claiming to be his daughter! Kleptomaniac Time Lord, the Nine, believes it’s his chance to steal something huge. But Jenny just wants her dad to believe in her.

5. The Avenues of Possibility by Jonathan Morris

DI Patricia Menzies is used to the strange, but even she is surprised when the eighteenth century itself falls onto her patch. Fortunately, she has the founders of modern policing to help with her enquiries. And when the Sixth Doctor and Charley arrive, they find armed and hostile forces trying to change Earth history forever.

6. Collision Course by Guy Adams

Fallout from the temporal distortions has now reached Gallifrey. To find the cause, Leela and Romana remember travels with the Fourth Doctor to the same world, at different times. The enemy is revealed, and it may take more than one Doctor to prevent the destruction of everything!

An eight-disc CD set, with a limited edition pressing of just 4,000 copies.

You can order over at Big Finish – the price is £49.99 for the CD boxset or £39.99 for the download.

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Audio Archive Updated – ” A World Full of Weeping” – 2000

The Audio Archive has been updated with a one hour long radio play from 2000 called “A World Full of Weeping”. It stars Jemma Redgrave and David Threlfall and the synopsis reads:

“A mysterious Irish girl enters the lives of a couple just a few months before the arrival of their first child. They have little warning of the tragedy that this apparently gentle soul will cause them in the months to come.”

You can find links to listen/download in the Audio Archive.