Updated 19th of November 1999

Source: Horizon and Avon

A BBC Blake's 7 Radio Play



Was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 10th APRIL.

The play runs for an hour and is produced at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill, and written by Barry Letts. The cast are: Paul Darrow (Avon), Michael Keating (Vila), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Steven Pacey (Tarrant), Peter Tuddenham (Orac/Slave), Paula Wilcox (Soolin) and Angela Bruce (Dayna.) Guest stars are Judy Cornwell and Peter Jeffrey. The play is being recorded in Surroundsound.

The official press release states: "Avon is really fed up with being on the run! For years now, he and the crew have only been keeping just ahead of the Federation... If only he could get at the results of the brilliant Dr Rossum's Syndeton Experiment - Dr Rossum was working on `mind manipulation' just before his spectacular disappearance... If Avon and the crew could get those results, he would at last be able to take on the Federation. Brain-power versus gun-power. And Avon would win! But Servalan wants the results of the experiment too - and she has a few new tricks up her sleeve..."

Comments by Judith Proctor
Review by Steve Rogerson.
Review by Sarah Bellamy.
Review by Chris Orton.
Review by Lauren Holmes.
Review by Jim Smith.

[These last 4 reviews were originally for Horizon but were never published.]

The CD of the play may be ordered directly (with a 20% discount) through :
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