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Call to Arms was the first story in the audio anthology, Assembled, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Matt Fitton and featured Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, Ingrid Oliver as Petronella Osgood, James Joyce as Josh Carter, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and John Levene as John Benton.

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Mike Yates braves a stormy night in the Lakes to help celebrate a milestone for John Benton. An evening of fond reminiscences of old glories and friends awaits. But a long-buried past is about to catch up with them.

Meanwhile, on the rain-lashed moors, what begins as a routine mission for modern-day UNIT quickly becomes a fight for survival.


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  • John Benton owns a pub in Scafell called the White Hart.
  • UNIT has a long-standard protocol to keep watch of Silurian nests and ensure they remain asleep and alive. The sites were identified shortly after UNIT's first encounter with the species, using a device invented by the Third Doctor.
  • The Third Doctor was aware of Grand Marshal Jastrok.
  • Yates, the Brigadier, and the Third Doctor once took a trip in Bessie to see Crystal Palace play West Ham.
  • Benton has a gargoyle from Devil's End.
  • Benton kept Bessie, and restored it.
  • UNIT has a VPN tunnel.


  • Jastrok refers to his Silurians losing their third eye and needing scientific replicas. This refers to the fact that Silurians originally had weaponised eyes, but no longer had them on The Hungry Earth.


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