Bayban the Butcher

Bayban the Butcher cover reveal — Baker back in Blake’s 7

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Big Finish has revealed the Bayban the Butcher cover as Colin Baker returns to Blake’s 7

Bayban the Butcher returns in a box set of his own in the next instalment of The Worlds of Blake’s 7, due for release in December 2021. 

Colin Baker makes his return as the career criminal first introduced to audiences in the 1980s Blake’s 7 episode, City at the Edge of the World (one of the best episodes of the series). These full-cast audio adventures feature Sally Knyvette as Captain Jenna Stannis, Stephen Greif as Travis and Michael Keating as Vila Restal. Also joining them is Abigail Thaw as psychostrategist Hinton, whom listeners first met in The Clone Masters box set.

Barbarian, Berserker… Bridegroom? 

Even a psychopath must start somewhere. Bayban’s criminal career began well before he first met the Liberator crew. Somehow, his career also survived that fatal encounter with them. Bayban isn’t the forgiving type. Jenna, Vila, even Travis are all about to learn that they don’t call him the Butcher for nothing…

Co-producer Peter Anghelides said: “I’ve always wanted to hear Bayban return in the Big Finish range. I once had the temerity to suggest on Twitter than Bayban’s demise in City at the Edge of the World was no reason to avoid bringing him into the series – and perhaps he could play Bayban’s dad? Colin Baker’s splendid response was:

“Bayban’s Dad? BAYBAN’S DAD??? Why not younger brother  or even Bayban himself? I never believed he died you know…” 

Bayban the Butcher

The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Bayban the Butcher is available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (at £19.99) or digital download (at £16.99) at It can also be pre-ordered in a bundle with tie-in audio novel Bayban Ascending (digital download only) from just £25.

Big Finish listeners can save more by ordering a bundle of three of The Worlds of Blake’s 7 box sets – The Clone MastersBayban the Butcher & The Terra Nostra – for £80 on collector’s edition CD and £70 on download.