It's here at last, the first four instalments of science fiction thriller, Counter-Measures were released on Thursday! It's a series of audio dramas from those lovely people at Big Finish that lives somewhere in between the BBC's 1950s Quatermass and 1970s Doomwatch series and, despite being a Doctor Who spin-off, it requires no Doctor Who knowledge whatsoever. Our heroes are two scientists and an RAF captain who were caught up in bizarre alien goings on with the Doctor in 1963 and have now been reunited in a government funded team investigating the odd. It's gritty and witty, action-packed and tense, has an utterly exemplary cast and sounds beautifully 60s.
Here's an audio teaser... The Big Finish Counter-Measures preview.
The series has had a gratifyingly great response so far, with lots of lovely comments already. Mine (pictured below) is episode 3 and the whole boxset is eminently buyable right now, and as if 4 hours of top-notch drama isn't enough you get an hour of the creators talking about it on a bonus disc too. Imagine! Whole minutes of me chunnering with little thought or preparation but spoken aloud not typed.