Blake's 7 (1978–1981)
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Keiller, an "old friend" of Avon, proposes an ingenious heist to make off with a huge Federation gold shipment. All it requires is the Scorpio, the Space Princess pleasure cruiser, an infiltration mission, and for nothing to go wrong.

Director:

Brian Lighthill

Writers:

Colin Davis, Terry Nation (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Paul Darrow ... Kerr Avon
Jacqueline Pearce ... Servalan
Michael Keating Michael Keating ... Vila Restal
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ... Del Tarrant
Josette Simon ... Dayna Mellanby
Glynis Barber ... Soolin
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ... Orac / Slave (voice)
Roy Kinnear ... Keiller
Antony Brown ... Doctor Slaten
Dinah May Dinah May ... Woman Passenger
Norman Hartley Norman Hartley ... Captain Kennedy

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Keiller, an "old friend" of Avon, proposes an ingenious heist to make off with a huge Federation gold shipment. All it requires is the Scorpio, the Space Princess pleasure cruiser, an infiltration mission, and for nothing to go wrong.

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Trivia

The guard blown out of the airlock when Scorpio detaches echoes the fate of Raiker when the Liberator detaches from the London in Blake's 7: Space Fall (1978). See more »

Goofs

Roy Kinnear's wedding ring can be seen in several scenes. See more »

Quotes

Del Tarrant: We've just risked our lives, for nothing.
Soolin: Not for nothing, Tarrant. We risked our lives... to make Servalan rich!
Avon: *laughs*
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Last hurrah. After this, things turn nasty
29 October 2018 | by martin-31650See all my reviews

This is a lighthearted (by Blake's 7 standards) heist episode which comes at a good place in the series, before things start getting very bleak indeed with the final three episodes. There are plenty of thrills and spills on the way, and a lot of care obviously went into the scenario, including exemplary modelling of the Space Princess. Vila gets to play the hard man on this one, which is part of the overall tautening up of characters ready for Orbit, Warlord and Blake. Blake's 7's sharp-witted verbal duelling, bleak politics and cynical undertone went out of fashion in the post-Cold War 1990s, when the show was frequently derided, but in today's climate it plays very well and often seems prescient. Politics, big business and crime all swirl together in this enjoyable episode which doesn't seem like much of a brain-teaser--until the end, when you realise it's too late, and you should have been paying closer attention.


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Release Date:

30 November 1981 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Poole, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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