First Action Bureau

First Action Bureau — new audio drama from the Anderson Entertainment

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Step into a world of genuine adventure and artificial intelligence with First Action Bureau, released today as a download from the Big Finish website

From the worlds of Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space:1999, UFO), First Action Bureau is a spy-fi drama series starring Genevieve Gaunt (Knightfall, Harry Potter, The Royals), Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who, Iron Fist, Mr Selfridge), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses, Timeless, Peep Show) and Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax), with Richard James (Space Precinct) and Wayne Forester (New Captain Scarlet). Note the title uses the FAB acronym made famous in Thunderbirds for its title.

These full-cast audio adventures were developed and recorded remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, and were initially released as a ten-part audio drama podcast. Now, for the first time, listeners can download these explosive episodes as a complete series, with bonus extras, to own forever. First Action Bureau: Series 1 is now available as a digital download at £9.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website. This edition includes 75 minutes of bonus material.

Here’s the synopsis:

The First Action Bureau exists to protect the Earth – near-utopian by 2068 – from criminal elements before they get the chance to act. Using decades of ‘big data’ and globally connected quantum artificial intelligence, the Bureau is able to predict criminal activity before it occurs. 

Nero Jones may be the best agent the Bureau has, but something strange is going on. Headaches and bizarre dreams are troubling this deadly assassin, and as her missions continue it becomes increasingly clear that all is not well… not just with her, but with the Bureau itself. But where do the lies end? And where does the truth begin?

Writer and producer Jamie Anderson said: “This opening volume of First Action Bureau sets up a brand new Anderson world – one that will feel familiar to Anderson fans, but also more contemporary and adult. It’s Killing Eve meets Minority Report with a dash of Joe 90. We had a fantastic time working with an amazing cast, and can’t wait to record Series 2 later this year.”

The series is available from the Big Finish site.