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Blake’s 7: Outlaw review

With Travis as its unexpected anti-hero, new Big Finish Blake’s 7 audiobook Outlaw, examines the off-screen history of the series’ most celebrated male villain. The plot carefully aligns with and extends the show’s canonical history to impressive effect. The book explores two separate timelines: the early years of Blake’s putative rebellion against the Federation, which … >

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Blake’s 7: Restoration Part 1 review

The battle to save the Liberator from destruction, and to recover the full operating capacity of the most powerful spaceship in the galaxy, is at the heart of each of the four stories in the opening salvo of Big Finish’s new Blake’s 7 audio series. With their vessel damaged beyond the ability of the craft’s … >

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Blake’s 7: Uprising review

Once he and his ill-assorted crew had seized control of the Liberator, Roj Blake became preoccupied (some might say obsessed) by the goal of becoming a catalyst for a popular rebellion against The Federation. Time and again Blake and his band of rebels attempted to inspire the oppressed to revolt, sabotaged Federation operations, sought out … >

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Jacqueline Pearce dies at 74

Best known for role as Supreme Commander Servalan in the popular BBC science fiction series Blake’s 7, Jacqueline Pearce has died at the age of 74 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, according to the Press Association, via Lizo Mzimba on Twitter. Terribly sad news. Blake’s 7 star Jacqueline Pearce who played Servalan has … >

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Blake’s 7: Crossfire part 3 review

In this third set of four full-cast stories, Big Finish brings to a close the Crossfire sequence of Blake’s 7 tales set in a galactic civil war: Servalan (Jacqueline Pearce) vs the former President (Hugh Fraser). Range producer/script editor/director John Ainsworth has used these stories to good effect so far, weaving a large-scale story into … >

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Blake’s 7: Crossfire Part 2 review

Set during the third TV season of Blake’s 7, Crossfire Part 2 continues the story of the Liberator crew’s involvement in the Federation’s civil war, with Servalan (Jacqueline Pearce) usurping the previous President (Hugh Fraser). Across four stories, Avon (Paul Darrow), Vila (Michael Keating), Cally (Jan Chappell), Tarrant (Steve Pacey), Dayna (Yasmin Bannerman) and of … >

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Blake’s 7 Crossfire Part 1 review

Blake’s 7 are back on audio in the form of Vila, Avon, Cally, Tarrant, Zen, Orac and Dayna, with Yasmin Bannerman now cast in place of Josette Simon, who declined to return to the role. This boxset marks the start of a set under the banner of Crossfire, and does a good job of introducing … >

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Blake’s 7: Spoils of War review

After being unavoidably delayed, Blake’s 7 is back in a new set of full-cast stories set in the timeline of season 3 of the original TV show. It’s a new production team with John Ainsworth taking over production, script editing and directing duties and a recasting for the character of Dayna Mellanby, now played by … >

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‘Paul Darrow: You’re Him, Aren’t You?’ autobiography audio book review

Charming his way through Blake’s 7’s four year run, Paul Darrow’s Avon was the grinning anti-hero we loved to hate; reluctantly taking on the ruthless Federation as he pursued his primary agenda of looking after number one. Though public schooling, with a controversial quest for glory in the Combined Cadet Force chronicled, young Paul followed … >

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