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: 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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‘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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‘Blake’s 7′ audio boxset review: ‘The Liberator Chronicles Volume 11’

The Liberator Chronicles from Big Finish are a regular set of boxsets, each of three CD releases telling new stories for the Liberator crew. Unlike the full-cast series, these stories each have two main narrative voices though in recent releases these are often supplemented with additional, minor characters. They have always been interesting, entertaining and … >

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‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Truth and Lies’

In ‘Truth and Lies’ the quest for missing crewmember Dayna comes to a conclusion as the Liberator crew have tracked her to the obscure planet Appalion Five. Of course, nothing is straightforward… Justin Richards, the series script editor, wrote this final piece and took great care to balance the story, giving the regular crew plenty … >

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‘Blake’s 7’ audio story review: ‘Ghost Ship’

The full cast, single-disc audio Ghost Ship is the latest Blake’s 7 story Big Finish has released in their second series of classic adventures, this latest written by Iain McLaughlin. There is an overall theme of the search for Dayna (this is set during Blake’s 7 Season C), but that is all but incidental to … >

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