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We love StoriesBig Finish produce great full-cast audio drama for CD and download, featuring many popular television fantasy series.

Since the team’s first appearance in 1988’s Remembrance of the Daleks, the New Counter-Measures audio range continues the adventures of Professor Rachel Jensen (Pamela Salem), Group Captain Ian Gilmore (Simon Williams) and Allison Williams (Karen Gledhill) – now working for Sir Toby Kinsella (Hugh Ross) – as they battle threats to Britain in the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. 

Two simultaneous releases out today feature the team in combat with the Movellans and the Daleks, as an interplanetary war comes to Earth, and we bid farewell to the Counter-Measures for good.  

The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre and The Dalek Gambit are both now available to purchase as collectors’ edition CDs (at £10.99 each) or digital downloads (at £8.99 each).  

 

The Movellan Manoeuvre by John Dorney 

Arch-foe of the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group, Lady Suzanne Clare – glamorous international arms dealer specialising in alien tech – is back. And she’s branched out.  

She’s now moved into technology and is rolling out a device designed to help out with chores around the house. As the launch date looms, Rachel Jensen and her team are determined to find out what she’s really up to and stop her.  

What do these devices actually do? What exactly is her latest plan? And what exactly does it all have to do with an insidious alien menace?  

It’s time for a home invasion.   

 

The Dalek Gambit by Roland Moore 

After the Movellan attack, the Counter-Measures team discovers that key scientists who helped the Movellans are being murdered. Rachel Jensen realises that the Daleks are behind it.   

Soon the team finds themselves in the middle of a desperate war between Daleks and Movellans. As casualties mount, the Daleks plan to explode a bomb to wipe out the Movellans. Unfortunately, it will also destroy all life on Earth.  

Rachel finds herself struggling to diffuse the bomb as the clock ticks down. The stakes are high and this time not everyone will make it out alive... 

Producer David Richardson said: “The Counter-Measures range had ended: the standalone episode, The Hollow King, was the final episode. Or so we thought! 

“There was such an outcry for more Counter-Measures, and ending on an excellent but not final-in-feeling story in The Hollow King felt increasingly wrong. So we decided to have a ‘final’ reunion for Rachel, Allison, Gilmore and Toby back where it all began with the Daleks. And this time the Movellans are also in the mix, going out in style with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. But the story is paramount, and I think we should prepare to say goodbye here.” 

The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre and The Dalek Gambit are both now available to purchase, exclusively from the Big Finish website, as collectors’ edition CDs (at £10.99 each) or digital downloads (at £8.99 each).  

Big Finish listeners can save money with a bundle, featuring both adventures from just £17 as a download.  

Plus, until 23:59 (UK time) on 23 April 2020, all previous Counter-Measures releases are on sale, offering up to 75% off ten adventures featuring the team, with a selection free to download.  

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date. 

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