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Get ready to join the rebels in the Resistance once more in The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Avalon 2.
Released today from Big Finish, this second volume of full cast audio adventures finds Avalon up against thieves, killers, mercenaries and psychopaths across this trio of tales, alongside a few familiar faces.
As previously announced, Olivia Poulet returns as the rebel leader who first appeared in the TV episode Project Avalon, originally played by Julia Vidler. She is joined in this box set by Colin Baker, making his first return appearance as criminal without a cause Bayban, Stephen Greif as scheming strategist Travis and Hugh Fraser as the Federation President.
The three tales are as follows:
Bayban’s Bounty by Niel Bushnell
A sacred stone might inspire revolution on a recently subjugated planet – if Avalon can only retrieve it from a high-security prison. She enlists the help of the Vankberg Vault’s only escapee, the madman at the top of the Federation’s Most Wanted list…
Mercenary by Christopher Cooper
Funding a crusade isn’t easy, and one of Avalon’s debts has just come due. She and Madison undertake a dubious mission, in the company of an even more dubious gun-for-hire, a man who has betrayed them once before…
Heart of Ice by Steve Lyons
What is the Federation President doing on a frozen backwater world? Avalon is determined to uncover the secret buried in Cryonax’s mines. By the time she realises that Travis is setting a trap, it might just be too late…
The cast is completed by Cliff Chapman (Blake’s 7: Restoration, The Monthly Adventures), Graham Seed (Missy, The Archers), Charlotte Strevens (Pathfinder Legends, The Avengers), Caroline Lawrie ( The Monthly Adventures, Peaky Blinders), Malcolm James (Birdsong, Blake’s 7: The Classic Adventures), John Rayment (Pathfinder Legends, The Monthly Adventures), Rachel Atkins (Torchwood, Gallifrey), David Sargent (Pennyworth), Luke Barton (The Sixth Doctor Adventures: The Eleven), Nicholas Day (The Crown, Myths & Monsters) and Rosie Day (Outlander, Living the Dream).
Producer John Ainsworth said: “Terry Nation created a dark, dystopian future which presents lots of opportunities to tell new stories from different points of view. It’s been a great pleasure to explore the Blake’s 7 universe beyond the Liberator and once again work with Olivia Poulet as she reprises the role of Avalon.”
Avalon herself Olivia Poulet added: “I’ve been really lucky to work on some really great and exciting projects with Big Finish – the calibre, work ethic and production values are always amazing, and I always know it’s going to be an exciting process.
“I think all the Big Finish scripts have their own unique charm and style, with a good story to draw listeners in – these have been really fun to do!”
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.