An alien fleet stands poised to invade Federation space. The only vessel available to hold it back is the Liberator, commanded by Roj Blake and his crew. As an intergalactic war breaks out, old enemies become allies, and friends will become separated. And Blake will be forced to leave behind all that matters to him.... This full-cast drama release consists of two parts: the story and a behind-the-scenes documentary.
"Short story really"
Winner of Best Audio Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2013. Winner of Speculative Fiction, Parsec Award, 2013. The Minister of Chance is a wildly exciting, picaresque fantasy adventure and a brilliant, Swiftian satire on politics and religion.
"Audio needs balancing desperately!"
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during series one. The Turing Test by Simon Guerrier, starring Paul Darrow as Avon and Michael Keating as Vila. Avon and Vila go undercover at a top secret research establishment. Solitary by Nigel Fairs, starring Michael Keating as Vila and Anthony Howell as Nyrron. Vila is alone and amnesiac. Why have his friends turned against him?
Roj Blake and the President of the Terran Federation stand face to face. Two men with polar opposite political views, meeting for the first and last time. The long crusade is at an end. And Blake stands to lose everything that matters in his life.
An attack by Travis and a squad of Federation pursuit ships leaves the Liberator damaged, its engines in desperate need of repair. Blake is forced to take his ship into The Derelict Zone, which is filled with hundreds of drifting spacecraft that never made it out alive.... The same fate awaits his crew. Because the time long expected has come...one of them has turned traitor.
Blake and the crew of the Liberator have a new mission - and their target is on Straxis, a planet also known as Battleground 9. Because Straxis is a training ground for thousands of Federation troops, and the Liberator has journeyed directly into their sights. Has Blake finally picked a battle he cannot possibly win?
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during Series 2. 'The Magnificent Four' by Simon Guerrier. Starring Jan Chapell as Cally and Paul Darrow as Avon. A mission to steal data from the planet Mogul goes badly wrong when Cally and Avon are outflanked and outgunned. And then they are teleported to safety - to an alien spaceship stolen from The System, which is crewed by Gilden Trent and his small team of rebels.
The assistance of the Liberator crew is urgently needed on Straxis - but Roj Blake has acute problems of his own.... After taking drastic emergency measures, Blake, Vila and Cally teleport back into a war zone in a bid to make new allies. But the Federation is testing advanced new weaponry here. And Vila looks set to be an early target.
Many legends surround the aftermath of the collapse of The Federation, including the fate of Kerr Avon.... What happened to Avon after the death of Blake and the crew of the Scorpio? Paul Darrow's vivid reimagining picks up Avon's story at the final moments of the final episode of Blake's 7 and follows him on his fight for survival, this time with no crew and no ship to help him. The adventure continues years later as Avon, now an old man, finds himself a key player in the game of power politics being played out on a grand scale by The Quartet.
A voice is calling in the darkness. A voice that only Cally can hear. Vila has abandoned his crewmates, searching for the mythical water of life.
With Cally acting suspiciously, Tarrant and Grant face danger at the heart of paradise. A gift is being offered. A gift that will cost one member of the Liberator crew dearly. But will Cally accept?
Blake's 7 is a much-loved classic TV science fiction series, in which a band of rebels fight the despotic Federation, led by Supreme Commander Servalan. This audio collection features two thrilling full cast BBC Radio 4 adventures.
"Good ol' Seven"
'Brother', by Nigel Fairs. Auron scientist Gustav Nyrron is back aboard the Liberator, on his way home. But Avon does not trust him, and soon a drugged Nyrron wakes to find himself in Avon’s clutches on a devastated world. In this desert, their pasts are waiting for them...and a devastating truth that will shake their very beliefs to the core. 'Poison', by Iain McLaughlin. Federation Freighter Antares is a ship with many secrets. Why is it making regular runs to a heavily guarded frontier world?
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during series three. 'Incentive' by Peter Anghelides. Starring Paul Darrow as Avon, Steven Pacey as Tarrant and Adrian Lukis as Bracheeni. The Liberator crew are recovering from a Galactic War and searching for their lost members Blake and Jenna. But it's a search that leads them into terrible danger....
When Travis scores a victory over the Liberator crew, Blake is willing to risk everything in order to get back what is theirs. The destination is the uninhabited ice world Horst Minor, where eugenics specialist Dr. Tirus is working on experiments for the Federation president. Horst Minor has many secrets. And Blake is not going to like what he finds there.
Orac has tracked Space Major Kade - the man who killed Jenna’s father - to the planet Vere. Jenna wants her revenge, but that must wait. Blake needs her to pilot the Liberator to Stellidar Four, where he has a small window of opportunity to solve the mystery of a new Federation device. It’s a daring plan. And it could be the beginning of the end for the Liberator crew.
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. "Spy" by Simon Guerrier, starring Jan Chappell as Cally, Michael Keating as Vila and Gemma Whelan as Arta. Cally and Vila are undercover on the Federation-controlled world Cortol Four. It's a mission with an irresistible prize. And it's a mission that goes horribly wrong....
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. Spy, by Simon Guerrier. Starring Jan Chappell as Cally, Michael Keating as Vila and Gemma Whelan as Arta. Cally and Vila are undercover on the Federation-controlled world Cortol Four. It's a mission with an irresistible prize. And it's a mission that goes horribly wrong....
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during series one. 'Promises' by Nigel Fairs. Starring Jan Chappell as Cally and Stephen Greif as Travis. Cally is alone with Travis, Blake's mortal enemy. As they delve into the past, a long-hidden secret that links them both is revealed.
Vila is scared. Of course he is. Vila is always scared. He should feel safe. He is onboard the Liberator, the most powerful ship ever constructed. He is home - but he is certainly not alone. Ghostly figures stalk the corridors of the Liberator. Spectres who know Vila's name. Revenants. Demons. And Vila has nowhere to run.
When Del Tarrant joined the Liberator, he thought he'd left his past behind him - the gallant Federation officer with friends in high places. But the past has a habit of catching up to you. A man the Liberator crew thought dead crosses their path, now a fugitive on the run. He brings talk of an alliance, of a brave new future - but is Avon prepared to make a deal with the devil?