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The New Counter-Measures team are back in Time of the Intelligence

The New Counter-Measures team are back in Time of the Intelligence

4 October 2017

Coming out in perfect time for Christmas, the New Counter-Measures team face an old, great and intelligent threat to London…

They’re back! The Counter-Measures team are back! The government team formed after the suspicious events in 1963 with the Daleks at Coal Hill School have returned and are faced with their biggest extraterrestrial threat yet.

The Counter-Measures team features characters from the Doctor Who TV adventure Remembrance of the Daleks (which starred Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and was broadcast in 1988). 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) – continue as they battle threats to England in the 1960s.

In the epic conclusion of this second series, the New Counter-Measures team face off against the bringer of destruction, corruption and the Yeti to your local London Underground station – the Great Intelligence!

It’s been 50 years since the Abominable Snowmen, or Yeti, have terrified Doctor Who fans from their first appearance in The Abominable Snowman, opposite Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and the late Deborah Watling as Victoria. Big Finish is delighted to have them back on their 50th birthday year to continue their reign of terror.

Four new adventures await the New Counter-Measures team:

2.1 The Splintered Man by Roland Moore

2.2 The Ship of the Sleepwalkers by Christopher Hatherall

2.3 My Enemy’s Enemy by Robert Khan and Thomas Salinsky

2.4 Time of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen

Producer David Richardson tells us what it was like to bring back the Yeti, “‘We were delighted to reach agreement with the Haisman Estate to use the Yeti in our productions, with the hope to make a special production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first appearance in Doctor Who, in 1967’s 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 told us more, “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 pre-order this release, out in December 2017, at £30 on CD or £25 on download.

And to hear the Counter-Measures team with the Seventh Doctor and Ace reunited, check out the release, 1963: The Assassination Games from the Doctor Who Main Range.

The Yeti appear by arrangement with the Haisman Literary Estate.

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