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, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and John Levene as John Benton.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
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.
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Kate Stewart - Jemma Redgrave
- Osgood - Ingrid Oliver
- Josh Carter - James Joyce
- Mike Yates - Richard Franklin
- John Benton - John Levene
- Jastrok/Terry - Richard Hope
- Anne - Annette Holland
- Anthony Burmaster - Nicholas Asbury
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Kate and Osgood try to invoke Okdel L'da and the Triad when talking to Jastrok. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians, Warriors of the Deep)
- Kate mentions her father and the Third Doctor, and their previous encounter with the Silurians. Her father didn't like talking about it. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)
- Kate mentions the Brigadier intended to visit the White Hart once he was out of hospital but "never made it". (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- Benton keeps a memento from Devil's End. (TV: The Dæmons)
- Osgood notes that Benton has fought Autons, (TV: Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons) Dæmons, (TV: The Dæmons) and Chronovores. (TV: The Time Monster)
- Benton mentions the time there were three Doctors on UNIT HQ, (TV: The Three Doctors) which Osgood says must be "an once in a lifetime experience". Later in her timeline, Osgood went through a similar experience. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
- Yates refers to Benton's time as a used car salesman, saying that he wasn't very good at it, and that the Brigadier may have given him Bessie as a joke. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)
- Terry mentions Yates' breakdown. (TV: The Green Death)
- Benton eventually married Margery Phipps. (AUDIO: Council of War)
- Yates knows Carter as the "fellow with the plastic bones" and suggests that they should trade Auton war stories. (TV: Terror of the Autons, AUDIO: Bridgehead, Armageddon)
- Jastrok lists Okdel, (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians) Scibus (TV: Warriors of the Deep) and Eldane (TV: Cold Blood) as Silurian leaders inefficient for war.
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