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Blake's 7

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Blake's 7
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Premiere January 2, 1978
Finale December 14, 1981
Creator Terry Nation
Network BBC
Style 50-minute sci-fi drama
Company BBC
Seasons 4
Episodes 52
Origin UK

Blake's 7, (shown in the titles as Blakes 7, with no apostrophe) was an English science fiction show that ran from 1978 to 1981. It tells the story of a band of escaped criminals and rebels who happen upon a derelict ship of incredible power, and the crew's subsequent conflict with a galaxy spanning Federation.

The title Blake's 7 comes from the leader's name, Roj Blake , and the number of crew on board, both human and artificial.

The series, although plagued by a low budget, is memorable as it featured strong characterisation, morally ambiguous characters and creative plot design.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Gareth Thomas Roj Blake 1 2
Paul Darrow Kerr Avon 1 2 3 4
Micheal Keating Vila Restal 1 2 3 4
Jan Chappell Cally 1 2 3
Sally Knyvette Jenna Stannis 1 2
David Jackson Olag Gan 1 2
Jossette Simpson Dayna Mellanby 3 4
Steven Pacey Del Tarrant 3 4
Peter Tuddenham Zen 1 2 3
Orac 2 3 4
Jacqueline Pearce Servalan 1 2 3 4
Stephen Greif Travis 1
Brian Croucher 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
BBC
Season One January 2, 1978 March 27, 1978 13
Season Two January 9, 1979 April 3, 1979 13
Season Three January 7, 1980 March 31, 1980 13
Season Four August 28, 1981 December 21, 1981 13

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