Thursday, December 10, 2009

TV 017: Blake's 7 - Dudley Simpson

Blake's 7 was one of the earliest series shown on RTE's second channel - RTE 2 - back in early 1979. It was a fascinating futuristic series with a bleak outlook.

Gareth Thomas played the part of a Roj Blake, an idealistic troublemaker who escapes from the remote penal colony Cygnus Alpha. He is ably assisted by a thief, a murderer, a fraudster, a smuggler, a telepathic guerrilla fighter and Zen, the master computer.

A dystopian masterpiece which is just as relevant today.

Dudley Simpson (who had previously worked on Doctor Who for many years) composed the memorable theme.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

Blake's 7


Budd said...

Wholeheartedly agree - a masterpiece it was! Although I never thought it was as good without Blake :(

Anonymous said...

the download link leads nowhere ... :-( ... any chance of seeing this re-upped, plz plz plz ?

nlgbbbblth said...

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