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 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: 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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Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 review

In their second set of stories blending so-called classic Doctors with new series monsters, Big Finish has mixed things up to an extent. There are still four stories, but a slight change to the set of Doctors, and one monster appearing twice. First up John Dorney brings us Night of the Vashta Nerada, bringing the … >

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John Hurt returns as The War Doctor in new Big Finish audios

Big Finish has announced twelve new full-cast Doctor Who audio plays featuring John Hurt as The War Doctor. Hurt’s Doctor was introduced in 2013’s ‘The Name of the Doctor’ and featured alongside the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in the 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’. Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery commented: “I … >

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