Free Big Finish audio play: The Coup, starring Nicholas Courtney

UNIT - The Coup
Not all of you listen to the Big Finish audio plays. That’s fair. Although there are plenty of good reasons for this, including not liking Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, etc, one big reason is they cost money.

But Big Finish is currently giving away a free play from their UNIT range of stories that stars Nicholas Courtney (the Brigadier from the adventures of the second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh Doctor TV stories), Siri O’Neal (Moondial anyone?), Scott Andrews, Matthew Brehner, Sara Carver, Michael Hobbs, Joseph Lidster and Mark Wright. So if you fancy a taster and have half an hour to spare, why not give this one a go?

Written by Simon Guerrier, The Coup is set in London in the near future. The UK division of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce is prepares to cede its authority to a new organisation. But who is attempting to sabotage the hand-over?

You can buy the full first series for only £20 and it’s worth noting that episode four also stars David Tennant. Yes, that David Tennant.


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