Del Grant returns in a huge three-episode story.
“The whole thing is done with care, research, love and respect” – Star One magazine on Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles - Volume 1
The third volume of the acclaimed Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles will comprise one epic three-part story, which is set during the show’s third season. The series of enhanced audiobooks is being released in a licence deal with B7 Media.
The Armageddon Storm is performed by Paul Darrow as Avon, Michael Keating as Vila and Jan Chappell as Cally, and Tom Chadbon reprises his role as Del Grant from the TV episode Countdown. It finds Del seeking out the crew of the Liberator for help, when the Federation begins testing a new superweapon that can blast whole planets to dust.
“The brief I gave for The Armageddon Storm was to deliver a huge action movie that was spread over three episodes,” says producer David Richardson. “That’s never really been done before in Blake’s 7. And set against all the thrills and danger, we have Tom Chadbon back as Grant, a character who shares with Avon a deep sadness over the death of his sister Anna Grant. What he doesn’t know, of course, is that Anna was a Federation agent who faked her own death. And now Avon has killed her…”
“The Armageddon Storm will be a roller-coaster ride,” says Andrew Mark Sewell, executive producer for B7 Media. “I’m delighted to see these audios exploring themes and characters from the classic series, while simultaneously forging out into new territory.”
Volume 3 of The Liberator Chronicles will be released in February 2013.
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