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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.

'Manhunt' by Matt Fitton: Group Captain Gilmore is on the run for murder; Sir Toby is dealing with his unctuous new assistant, Templeton; and Allison and Rachel are investigating a bizarre series of deaths across the country. A maniac is on the loose, but for Counter-Measures it's business as usual.

'The Fifth Citadel' by James Goss: People are falling ill near Holborn and displaying a sickness with all the hallmarks of radiation poisoning. While Gilmore and Allison look into a graveyard, Sir Toby and Rachel venture underground to meet an old friend with a desperate scheme.

'Peshka' by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright: A visit to an international chess tournament isn't quite the relaxing experience the Counter-Measures team might have hoped for. With a defection to arrange and violence erupting on the streets, it's time for a dangerous gambit. What pieces will be left on the table when the endgame approaches?

'Sins of the Fathers' by John Dorney: When a massacre results from the ruins of an old case, it poses more questions than it answers. But with Sir Toby stonewalling, Gilmore and Rachel are forced to investigate alone. The past is catching up with Counter-Measures. With decades-old secrets about to be revealed, can anyone survive the fallout?

Written by Matt Fitton, James Goss, Mark Wright & Cavan Scott, John Dorney. Directed by Ken Bentley.

©2013 Big Finish Productions (P)2013 Big Finish Productions

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GOOD OLD STYLE RADIO SCIENCE FICTION

My science fiction husband enjoys this set of three Counter Measures and would like more please. So would I. I was not sure how I would feel when I purchased series one, but by the end of it I had already bought series two and three, so come on ... Please give us a series 4, 5, 6 & 7. We love it ! Good acting by some of our best English actors. Excellently produced and directed storylines full of atmosphere and creepiness.

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counter intuitive <br />

Great stories and characters, can't wait till the next one, but you get such a great picture of the sixties.

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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.