Upstairs Downstairs (Talking Pictures)

Upstairs Downstairs (1971-75) coming to Talking Pictures this Sunday

The original series of Upstairs Downstairs from the early 1970s is starting this week on Talking Pictures. It’s one of those shows everybody was aware of at the time — easier when there were only three channels! If you don’t know, Upstairs Downstairs was an award winning ITV series that can be seen as paving the ground for … >

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The New Counter Measures - The Dalek Gambit

The New Counter-Measures: The Dalek Gambit review

With the Daleks determined to thwart the Movellan Manoeuvre on Earth, the momentum picks up in this second and concluding instalment of the current incarnation of The New Counter-Measures audios from Big Finish. Alerted to their presence, the Daleks commit to wiping out Movellan’s ambition. Predictably, they are unconcerned if the price is the incineration of … >

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The New Counter Measures - The Movellan Manoeuvre

The New Counter-Measures: The Movellan Manoeuvre review

Big Finish called time on the New Counter-Measures audio box sets back in 2017. Yet there’s been a strong desire since then to provide fans with a more complete and fitting endpoint for the current run. Something stronger than simply the lack of new commissions. Following on from the group’s entanglement with a self-help messiah … >

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The New Counter Measures: The Hollow King review

Relocating the adventures of the Counter Measures team into the 1970s opened up a new contemporary setting in which the group could set about tackling threats from alien incursions and human criminality. It’s a change of scene that the creative team at Big Finish have already made great use of in earlier boxsets in this … >

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New Counter-Measures: series 2 review of the Doctor Who spin-off

Counter-Measures has long since escaped the 1960s and their roots as a Doctor Who spin-off (from Revelation of the Daleks) and carved a path that in this set of stories sees them plough further into the 1970s and then curve right back towards their roots. The first story is The Splintered Man by Roland Moore, … >

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‘Doctor Who’ spin-off review: ‘The New Counter-Measures – Who Killed Toby Kinsella?’

July 2015, and after four popular box sets, Big Finish killed off the Counter-Measures team. The only survivor from the 1960s spin-off from Remembrance of the Daleks was Sir Toby Kinsella (Hugh Ross). Gone were Group Captain Ian ‘Chunky’ Gilmore (Simon Williams), Rachel Jensen (Pamela Salem) and Allison Williams (Karen Gledhill), and time has rolled … >

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‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Counter-Measures’: Series 4 audio boxset review

Emerging from 1988’s Remembrance of the Daleks, the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group have been battling malign powers and misused technology for the sake of Queen and country since 2012. In this latest release, Group Captain Ian ‘Chunky’ Gilmore (Simon Williams), Professor Rachel Jensen (Pamela Salem) and Doctor Alison Williams (Karen Gledhill), along with their civil servant … >

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