The UK branch of UNIT is under threat. The Government wants its own military investigative organisation, one under its sole control. The public want answers to the strange things that have been happening recently.
When the division's commanding officer goes missing whilst transporting a dangerous cargo, Colonel Emily Chaudhry, UNIT's political officer, is thrown in at the deep end. Things are not helped when a series of accidents show a bizarre pattern.
The Brigadier, meanwhile, is trying to enjoy his retirement — but it seems it is time again for him to come to the rescue.
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- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - Nicholas Courtney
- Colonel Emily Chaudhry - Siri O'Neal
- Colonel Robert Dalton - Nicholas Deal
- Lieutenant Will Hoffman - Robert Curbishley
- Captain Dodds - Matthew Brenher
- Francis Currie - Michael Hobbs
- Dalton has been involved in a British Army operation in Syria.
- Hoffman has served two tours in Rwanda and a tour in Chechnya.
- The Brigadier thinks his wife would disapprove of his involvement with UNIT.
- Francis Currie speculates that the incident with the train may be an Islamic terror attack.
- There had been recent terrorist attacks in Spain and Portugal.
- Bernard thinks Meade could become as well known as Einstein, Newton and Brunel if his experiment goes successfully.
- Bernard says that Albert Einstein was able to "pull" Marilyn Monroe.
- Bernard compares the matter transportation experiments to Star Trek.
- Dalton compares the corpse to Mickey Mouse.
- This audio drama was recorded on 7 August 2004 at The Moat Studios.
- The idea of a train transported through time with its passengers all dead would be explored again in the audio story Time Tunnel.
- The novel Rise of the Dominator places this story as occurring in 2004.
- This story was originally released on CD. It is now available as a download only.
- The story was re-released as part of the UNIT: The Complete Series box set in May 2020.
- Colonel Dalton reads files covering the London Underground Incident (TV: The Web of Fear) and the Inferno Project (TV: Inferno).
- Francis Currie mentions a mutilated Kosovan found washed ashore at Foulness Island. (AUDIO: Snake Head)
- The Brigadier is looking for Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood. (AUDIO: The Wasting)