Counter-Measures Preview

Ever wondered what happened to “Chunky” Gilmore, Alison and Rachel from Remembrance of the Daleks? Did you ever think of what great Defenders of the Earth they might have become? Accessing areas and dealing with alien encounters where Torchwood or UNIT or even Jago and Litefoot couldn’t!

Well now you can find out exactly what these courageous characters got up to once the Doctor sorted out their little Dalek problem by pre-ordering Counter-measures from Big Finish. Season one is set in 1964 and sees Simon Williams as Group Captain Gilmore, Karen Gledhill as Alison and Pamela Salem as Rachel reprising their roles from 1988’s television story to bring a new kind of alien defence group to 1960’s Britain.
The first four stories that will be included as the Season One box set include:

Threshold by Paul Finch
A missing scientist and ghostly phenomena bring Gilmore and Allison to a factory in
Bermondsey, and the discovery of a science that should not exist. As Rachel Jensen
returns to help them, a new future for Counter-Measures is set in motion…

Artificial Intelligence by Matt Fitton
Investigating a suicide at the Sen-Gen Facility, the group discovers a new weapon in
the Cold War – and Gilmore meets an old flame. Meanwhile Rachel discovers that she
can’t trust anyone, not even the sound of her own voice…

The Pelage Project by Ian Potter
A case of industrial pollution leads the group to the new industrial town Pelage, and a
dangerous meeting with its leader Ken Temple. And deep within the plant it appears
that an alien invasion is already underway…

State of Emergency by Justin Richards
There are creatures from another dimension on the streets, and traitors in the halls of
Westminster. When the government is in jeopardy, Rachel, Allison and Gilmore take
on a faction staging a very un-British coup…

Released July 2012, this is a brilliant way for new listeners to jump on board the Big Finish bandwagon or for long time Doctor Who to indulge in the rich characters created by Ben Aaronovitch all those years ago.
Either way, you’re going to have a lot of fun with this lot…
To find out more or to pre order a copy of Counter-measures visit


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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