In addition to the previously announcement of Avalon volumes 1 and 2, audio producers Big Finish have revealed they will be releasing three brand-new Blake’s 7 box sets and three tie-in audio novels over 2021 and 2022. The new audios will feature original cast members reprising their original television roles, including Michael Keating (Vila), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Jan Chappell (Cally), Stephen Greif, Brian Croucher and… Colin Baker.
Big Finish producer David Richardson said: “I’ve had this in my mind for nine years. When we first started making Blake’s 7 at Big Finish, I had vague plans to do a series of box sets that centered on characters originally created for the series by Chris Boucher. At the time, it never came to pass… but now, here we are! It’s taken nine years, but it’s been worth the wait!”
Script editor Peter Anghelides added: “It’s such a treat to delve into previously unexplored parts of Blake’s 7. What are the unrevealed secrets and motivations of the Clone Masters, who on TV we met briefly before later hearing of their untimely demise? What further influence across the galaxy do the Terra Nostra have, when we know that they are involved in whatever is dirty, degrading, and cruel on every civilized world? And how did Bayban become the Butcher that the Liberator crew encountered in his startling original appearance… and how could he possibly have survived that?
Each new box set is paired with a related tie-in audiobook, as follows:
Due for release in September 2021, The Clone Masters revisits original script editor Chris Boucher’s enigmatic race from the second television season’s episode Weapon. This box set is released alongside The Rule of Death, a full-length audiobook written by Trevor Baxendale.
Then in December 2021, Colin Baker returns as the eponymous career criminal Bayban the Butcher, first seen in 1980’s City at the Edge of the World. Accompanying this release is Bayban Ascending, a full-length audiobook written by Nigel Fairs.
And there’s more – in January 2022, three new full-cast audio dramas dive deep into the murky underworld of The Terra Nostra, the dangerous organisation first encountered in the TV story, Shadow. The tie-in audiobook, entitled Zero Point, is written by Scott Harrison.
You can learn more about Big Finish’s Blake’s 7 releases, as well as ordering copies on the Big Finish site here.