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Out now – New Counter-Measures Series Two

Out now – New Counter-Measures Series Two

19 December 2017

The Counter-Measures team are back and they’re needed more than ever when the Great Intelligence and the Yeti return in this epic new box set.

Four new adventures await the Counter-Measures team in this new series:

1. The Splintered Man by Roland Moore

When a Spanish scientist kills himself in an explosion at a secret test facility, Counter-Measures are called in to salvage anything they can from the wreckage.

As Rachel is reunited with an old flame, she finds herself drawn into the heart of a mystery. What exactly was Doctor Javier Santos working on? And who exactly is trying to prevent its discovery?

2. The Ship of the Sleepwalkers by Christopher Hatherall

The Counter-Measures team wake on a luxury cruise, with no knowledge of how and when they got onboard. Who has brought them here, and why?

As their investigations deepen, they find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy, with enemies on both sides. How can they escape when they can’t even trust each other?

3. My Enemy’s Enemy by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky

Glamorous international arms dealer, Lady Suzanne Clare, has come to town and is offering herself into the hands of Counter-Measures. The price: her own safety. But can their former nemesis ever really be trusted?

With one of their own side seemingly working for the enemy, the race is on to prevent a disaster. But who are they really fighting? And what does Lady Clare really want?

4. Time of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen

A strange voice is interrupting TV broadcasts across the capital, and bear-like creatures are raiding factories, stealing equipment and killing guards. The Great Intelligence and his army of Yeti have returned. And there’s only one team that can stop them.

Familiar with their foe, Sir Toby calls on the help of Edward Travers to defeat the menace. But without the Doctor to help them, can the Intelligence ever be stopped?

Thanks to Hannah Haisman, the Haisman Estate and CandyJar we were able to bring back the Yeti and the Great Intelligence for this battle against the Counter-Measures team.

Producer David Richardson tells us what it was like to resurrect these immortal and unforgettable foes: “We were delighted to reach an agreement with the Haisman Estate to use the Yeti in our productions in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first appearance in the 1967 Doctor Who TV episode, The Abominable Snowmen. This time it’s not the Brigadier and his troops facing the Great Intelligence, but the crack team of Counter-Measures – but once again the Yeti are on the loose in Central London, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

“I was very keen to cast Tim Bentinck as Travers – Tim is a terrific actor, and I knew he would pay great homage to the late, great Jack Watling. In fact, he’s spent recent weeks watching the DVD of The Web of Fear, getting under the skin of this iconic character.”

Script editor, John Dorney shared his joy in bringing back the Abominable Snowmen: “It’s amazing to think that the Yeti only appeared in two Doctor Who serials on TV (well, three if you count the Five Doctors), and for decades only two of their episodes could even be seen, and yet they've always held a special place in the heart of fandom. The first Doctor Who novelisation I ever bought was The Abominable Snowmen, so it's an honour to help bring them back to the worlds of Doctor Who!'”

You can get the new series of Counter-Measures now at £30 on CD or £25 on download.

And if you’re new to the world of Counter-Measures, you can get episode one from the first series of Counter-Measures by subscribing to the Big Finish newsletter this month.

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