The original TV cast of Terry Nation’s acclaimed series Blake’s 7 will be back together in six brand new audio plays to be released monthly from January 2014 - and we can now announce the details! The series is being released in a licence deal with B7 Media.
Blake’s 7 tells the story of freedom fighter Roj Blake and a band of freed criminals, who take on the might of the corrupt Federation, which rules the galaxy. The series ran on TV from 1978-1981.
Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Jan Chappell and Sally Knyvette are all back together as the Liberator crew, joined by Alistair Lock as the voices of Zen and Orac. Brian Croucher also reprises his role as Blake’s enemy Travis in four episodes, while Hugh Fraser (Poirot, Edge of Darkness) plays the President of the Terran Federation.
The full season line-up of Blake’s 7: The Classic Audio Adventures – Series 1 is as follows:
1: Fractures by Justin Richards
When problems beset the Liberator, all evidence confirms that one of the crew has turned traitor.
2: Battleground by Andrew Smith
Blake’s new mission leads him into danger – a whole planet that is a training zone for Federation soldiers.
3: Drones by Marc Platt
A new deadly weapon is being tested, and Vila becomes its victim.
4: Mirror by Peter Anghelides
While Jenna vows to settle an old score, Blake attempts to discover the truth behind the Federation’s latest plan.
5: Cold Fury by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott
What is the secret of Horst Minor?
6: Caged by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott
Details to be confirmed.
The series is directed by Ken Bentley and produced by David Richardson. Executive producers are Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs. Executive producers for B7 Media are Andrew Mark Sewell and Lee Thompson.
Big Finish continues to produce novels, enhanced audio books and full-cast audio plays for the Blake’s 7 range.
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