Written by Doctor Who novel and audio play scribe Peter Anghelides, the episode, called “ Warship”, (set between seasons two and three of the TV show) will find the spaceship Liberator acting as the sole line of defence against a massive alien invasion fleet, while Blake and his crew desperately await help from the most unlikely of sources – their hated enemy President Servalan and her Federation forces.
“Warship” stars Gareth Thomas as Roj Blake, Paul Darrow as Kerr Avon, Michael Keating as Vila Restal, Sally Knyvette as Jenna Stannis, Jan Chappell as Cally, Jacqueline Pearce as Servalan and Alistair Lock (replacing the sadly no-longer-with-us Peter Tuddenham) as Zen and Orac
“This is the Blake’s 7 episode that we’ve always wanted to hear,” says producer David Richardson. “It fills in the missing gap in the mythology, following the Galactic War, and ultimately to Blake and Jenna’s departure as members of the Liberator crew. “
There will also be a novelization of the episode to be released in ebook form, which promises to expand upon the cataclysmic events and key developments in the story.
The hour-long story will be released in February 2013 as a double-disc set, with the second disc comprising interviews and behind-the-scenes material from the historic cast reunion at the recording session. It will retail for £12.99 on CD and £9.99 on download from bigfinish.com .