All-new BLAKE’S 7 audio dramas to premiere on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
LONDON, December 19, 2011: The popular BLAKE’S 7 audio series returns to BBC Radio 4 Extra over the festive season for a series of prequel adventures.
The BBC Radio 4 Extra season includes the premiere of ESCAPE VELOCITY on Saturday 24 December at 18:00hrs. Featuring ZOË TAPPER, JASON MERRELLS and TRACY-ANN OBERMAN, ESCAPE VELOCITY is scripted by award-winning writer/novelist, James Swallow. Other audio drama premieres included FLAG AND FLAME, written by Marc Platt, and POINT OF NO RETURN, also written by James Swallow.
BLAKE’S 7: THE EARLY YEARS is a thrilling new prequel series of audio stories that explores the origins of key BLAKE’S 7 characters before they met rebel leader Roj Blake, taking you back to where the seeds of rebellion against the Federation really began.
These re-imagined BLAKE’S 7 audio adventures have been described by news-stand magazine SciFiNow as “… a bold and revitalising addition to the Blake’s 7 story” and by SFFAudio.com as “morally complex, deeply noir.”
The audio dramas feature well-known names including COLIN SALMON (Doctor Who), KEELEY HAWES (Ashes to Ashes), BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH (Sherlock), GEOFFREY PALMER (As Time Goes By), MICHAEL COCHRANE (Sharpe) and ALISTAIR LOCK as Zen.
The confirmed BBC Radio 4 Extra TX dates are;
- Escape Velocity – Saturday 24th December at 18:00
- Point of no Return – Saturday 31st December at 18:00
- Flag and Flame – Saturday 7th January at 18:00
- Blood and Earth – Saturday 14th January at 18:00
- Eye of the Machine – Saturday 21st January at 18:00
- The Dust Run – Saturday 28th January at 18:00
- The Trial – Saturday 4th February at 18:00
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