❉ Resistance rebels Jenna and Cally return by popular demand to take on a trio of Blake’s 7 baddies!
Unscrupulous bounty hunter. Cunning rogue trader. Sadistic interrogator. They’re adversaries to avoid, but now they’ve found Jenna Stannis and Cally.
The Amagons deceive enemies and allies alike. Dorian’s glamour disguises his danger. And there’s no hiding Shrinker’s brutal intentions. These villains will have no mercy when they encounter our heroes.
Three memorable opponents from the original TV series of Blake’s 7 get a second chance to wreak havoc in a brand-new box set of full-cast audio drama from Big Finish Productions.
Blake’s 7 continues to be one of Big Finish’s most popular ranges, with fans of the original late 1970s BBC television series enjoying many of the TV actors returning to their roles. In Heroes & Villains, due for release in April 2022, resistance rebels Jenna and Cally return by popular demand to The Worlds of Blake’s 7. Sally Knyvette and Jan Chappell star in three new adventures that pit them against a number of the notorious rogues and criminals we’ve encountered before.
Matthew Gravelle (The Widow, Broadchurch) leads the guest cast as the charming but dangerous Dorian (previously seen meeting his end in the TV episode, Rescue). Tania Rodrigues (Coronation Street) plays Mandala, Queen of the untrustworthy Amagons, the pirates who threatened the Liberator in Bounty. And Nigel Betts (Boy Meets Girl, Outlander) voices Shrinker, the infamous Federation interrogator and torturer who was a menacing presence in the classic Rumours of Death.
The three exciting stories in this box set are as follows:
The Amagon Queen by Trevor Baxendale
Deal with Dorian by Mark B Oliver
Everyone Talks to Shrinker by Andrew Smith
Script editor and producer Peter Anghelides said: “The reaction to Cally and Jenna’s adventure together in The Clone Masters was great — from listeners and also Jan Chappell and Sally Knyvette! We decided to do three new adventures for them together, foregrounding the characters in a way that perhaps the TV series didn’t always manage to do
“As it’s The Worlds of Blake’s 7, we also wanted to do a further exploration of some opponents who we wish had got more screen time on the telly. Our adventures put Jenna and Cally together with characters and scenarios in each story that are echoed and reflected through all three.”
THE WORLDS OF BLAKE’S 7: HEROES AND VILLAINS
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Producer: Peter Anghelides
Script Editor: Peter Anghelides
Written by: Trevor Baxendale, Mark B Oliver, Andrew Smith
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Duration: 180 minutes approx.
Released: April 2022, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
❉ ‘The Worlds of Blake’s 7 – Heroes & Villains’ is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or digital download only (for just £16.99), exclusively from www.bigfinish.com. All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, 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.
❉ News source: Big Finish Productions.
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