Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Big Finish Audio Play - Blake's 7: Epitaph

Spent a very frustrating day yesterday unable to get online due to my broadband connection being down all day long (apparently it was a nationwide problem, or so the recorded message on the Virgin Media helpdesk told me), but this was more than made up for by the exciting news that greeted me this morning.

Big Finish announced on their news page yesterday the line-up for the Volume 4 box set of their Blake's 7: Liberator Chronicles, and I'm delighted to say that it will include my audio play Epitaph.

My story stars the fabulous Sally Knyvette and will concern itself with Jenna's troubled past and, more importantly, her family. The story also features the brilliant Michael Keating as Vila who, along with Jenna, inadvertantly get's embroiled in unfinished business when answering a spaceship distress call.

As you can imagine, the script was an absolute joy to write (especially as both Jenna and Vila are two of my favourite characters) and I'm very proud that my story will be the first Liberator Chronicle to feature Jenna Stannis! Personally I can't wait for next May when it'll be released on CD in a fab looking box set with two other stories.

Here's the details:

"Sally Knyvette, who plays former smuggler Jenna Stannis, and Stephen Greif, who plays Blake’s mortal enemy Travis, are joining the cast of Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles for the fourth volume, out in May 2013.

Blake's 7 was created by Terry Nation (who also created the Daleks for Doctor Who) and ran for four years on BBC TV. It focused on a team of resistance fighters aboard their advanced ship the Liberator, who battle the corrupt forces of the Federation. The Liberator Chronicles is a series of enhanced audiobooks that is being released in a licence deal with B7 Media.

The Volume 4 box set opens with Promises by Nigel Fairs, in which telepath Cally (Jan Chappell) forces Blake’s enemy Travis (Stephen Greif) to confront a secret from his past – a secret that involves them both…

Epitaph is written by Scott Harrison, and stars Sally Knyvette as Jenna and Michael Keating as Vila. When Jenna and Vila answer a distress signal, they begin a journey that will lead to the surviving members of Jenna’s family.

Finally, in Kerr by Nick Wallace, Servalan hopes to gain an insight into the crew of the Liberator by creating a clone of Kerr Avon. But can the clone be trusted? Jacqueline Pearce stars as Servalan, and Paul Darrow as Avon.

Volume 4 of The Liberator Chronicles will be released in May 2013. Volumes 1 and 2 are one sale now, with Volume 3 available in February 2013.

A range of new Blake’s 7 novels is also available: The Forgotten by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott, and Archangel by Scott Harrison are on sale now."

You can read the news page HERE, and you can pre-order Volume 4 either on CD or as an mp3 download HERE.

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