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Summary

The British government has created the Counter-Measures group, a specialist team that investigates strange phenomena and dangerous technology. This box set contains four of their adventures plus a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Changing of the Guard by Matt Fitton: Sir Toby fights for his career, while Counter-Measures leads a very different fight....

The Concrete Cage by Justin Richards: Counter-Measures investigates strange events at a tower block under construction.

The Forgotten Village by Ken Bentley: A personal crisis for Allison turns into one of Counter-Measures' most dangerous assignments.

Unto the Breach by John Dorney: When footage emerges of an alien creature held in the Eastern Bloc, the team goes undercover to find it.

All directed by Ken Bentley.

©2014 Big Finish Productions (P)2014 Big Finish Productions

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  • Nigel
  • Berkshire, UK
  • 06-07-17

Offshoot from BBC’s Doctor Who series


Just listened to all of the available series on Audible, 1-3, back-to-back.

The story follows the Counter-Measures team solving mysterious events, similar to ‘The X-Files’. Based during the 1960’s, it has a period ‘The Avengers-esque’ soundscape to match.

The first series is OK, but a bit of a mess in places; within the behind the scenes documentary it is acknowledged they learnt what worked and what needed changing. And am happy to say that series 2+3 are both much improved.

The main issue with Counter-Measures, for me, is the delivery of one actor’s lines. So often they’re flat, lack emotion, or are poorly timed which results in them jarring with the flow of dialogue. It does improve in the latter half of series 3 so am hopefully once Audible gets Series 4 it’ll be a 5* all round review.

* Series 1 - July 2012
* Series 2 - June 2013
* Series 3 - July 2014
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Not yet available on Audible:
* Series 4 - July 2015

Then it morphs into ‘The New Counter-Measures’:

* Who Killed Toby Kinsella - July 2016 (duration 2 hours)
* Series 1 - December 2016


And one last thing to say is, Hugh Ross is fantastic as Sir Toby Kinsella. He’s got a great voice.

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Retro Who Without the Doctor

This Doctor Who spin off features the team from Remembrance of the Daleks.

I've only listened to the first three series, but I've thoroughly enjoyed them all. The characters are richly portrayed by the original actors who have reprised their roles from the 1988 television story. The atmosphere of 1963 is captured beautifully.

There are four stories per series covering all the science fiction tropes we are used to and enjoy, without being predictable. This series sees the team facing their toughest assignments yet. Things may never be the same again....!