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The Movellan Manoeuvre was the second story of the third series of The New Counter-Measures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by John Dorney and featured Simon Williams as Ian Gilmore, Pamela Salem as Rachel Jensen, Karen Gledhill as Allison Williams, Hugh Ross as Toby Kinsella and Carolyn Seymour as Suzanne Clare.

David Richardson, the producer, stated that The Hollow King was intended to conclude the range, but its standalone nature and fan popularity led to further entries in the series in order to provide a better sense of closure. The Movellan Manoeuvre, together with its follow-up The Dalek Gambit, which was released on the same day, form a duology which serves as the overall conclusion to the Counter-Measures range.[1]

Publisher's summary[]

Arch-foe of the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group, Lady Suzanne Clare – glamorous international arms dealer specialising in alien tech – is back. And she's branched out.

She’s now moved into technology and is rolling out a device designed to help out with chores around the house. As the launch date looms, Rachel Jensen and her team are determined to find out what she’s really up to and stop her.

What do these devices actually do? What exactly is her latest plan? And what exactly does it all have to do with an insidious alien menace?

It’s time for a home invasion.


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  • The depiction of the Robo-Helper 2000 on the story's cover has several design similarities with the Dalek androids seen in TV: Bad Wolf.
  • This story was recorded on 5 June 2019 at the Moat Studios.


External links[]


  1. EXCLUSIVE – Daleks! Movellans! Counter-Measures! Out now!. Big Finish (April 22nd, 2020). Retrieved on April 23rd, 2020.