The ‘Counter-Measures’ Team Is Back for More Big Finish Stories

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Doctor Who’s Intrusion Counter-Measures Group (ICMG) is back for more adventures! The team first appeared in Doctor Who‘s 1988 episode Remembrance of the Daleks and is now fighting threats to Britain. Pamela Salem (Professor Rachel Jensen), Simon Williams (Group Captain Ian Gilmore), and Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams)  all reprise their role from the series in two more stories out today: 

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 New 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 MovellansUnfortunately 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.”

You can find the stories previously released in this range here. The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre and The Dalek Gambit are available to purchase as a CD edition and as a download on Big Finish’s website. You can also buy the two stories as a bundle to save money. 

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