BBC Radio 4 Extra (the station formerly known as BBC Radio 7) will be airing the excellent Blake’s 7 series of prequel adventures over four consecutive Saturdays starting on Xmas eve. From the Blake’s 7 blog:
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.
Here are the broadcast dates and (U.K.) times:
Escape Velocity – Saturday 24th December, 2011 at 18:00 |READ OUR REVIEW|
Point Of No Return – Saturday 31st December, 2011 at 18:00 |READ OUR REVIEW|
Eye Of The Machine – Saturday 31st December, 2011 at 18:30 |READ OUR REVIEW|
Flag And Flame – Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 18:00 |READ OUR REVIEW|
Blood And Earth – Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 18:30 |READ OUR REVIEW|
The Dust Run – Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 18:00 |READ OUR REVIEW|
The Trial – Saturday 14th January, 2012 at 18:30 |READ OUR REVIEW|
Posted by Jesse Willis