The Series B Retrospective

And now on Maximum Power, we take a look back at Series B of Blake’s 7.

Our adventure has taken us from the clutches of The System on Spaceworld, to the machinations of the Terra Nostra on Space City. From the planet of the Clone Masters, to Space Command, and Horizon, Earth, Space Command, and to a planet with an ocean made of spit.

We’ve been to Federation Q-Base on the planet Fosforon, Exbar, Albian, Space Command, Atlay (and its conference centre), Freedom City, Goth, Space Command, and finally on, with luck, to Star One.

But what have we learned from the experience? Join us for The Series B Retrospective and find out!

The Fisher Price Invasion Force

Star One

Series B, Episode 13 – First broadcast 3 April 1979

And now on Maximum Power, our intrepid crew join the precious few people who actually know where Star One is, as we reach the climactic end of Series B of Blake’s 7.

This week, Col just wants it finished, he wants it over and done with, he wants to be free. Peter could talk or scream, the choice is yours. James is expecting an invasion, a hoard of hairy aliens. Pete will not be President of a ruined empire. And for what it is worth, Si wants you to know he has always trusted you, from the very beginning.

And we’re all wondering if anything will ever be the same again after Star One!

High Decibel Villainy

The Keeper

Series B, Episode 12 – First broadcast 27 March 1979

This week on Maximum Power, the Liberator has arrived at the planet Goth in search of a brain print which holds the location of Star One. But the crew’s mission won’t be as easy at it sounds, for starters the place is full of tents.

While Si tries to convince the local chieftan to let him see his amulet, Col is trading barbs with the chieftain’s sister, trying to see hers. Pete is playing the fool and making the Fool jealous. And Una promises that if anyone lays a finger on her, the Federation battle fleets will blast you to ashes, you and all your tents!

Join us as we discuss Episode 12 of Series B of Blake’s 7The Keeper.

Blackpool Not Vegas


Series B, Episode 11 – First broadcast 20 March 1979

And now on Maximum Power we head to Freedom City on the trail of a former Federation cyber surgeon who can apparently tell us the location of Star One, and while we’re here maybe a bit of light cheating at high stakes gambling.

Pete’s cracked the gaming tables, Mark’s cheating at speed chess, Col’s a cheap little space tramp, Brendan’s a ten-credit touch, and Nathan will have that vulpine degenerate eviscerated with a small and very blunt knife.

Join us as we discuss Episode 11 of Series B – Gambit.

An Outrageous Failure

Voice from the Past

Series B, Episode 10 – First broadcast 13 March 1979

And now on Maximum Power, we’re scheming with Shivan, venting with Ven Glynd and having Le Grand old time, as we head to a governors’ conference on the planet Atlay, intent on overthrowing the Federation.

This week, Si is not so enfeebled he’s forgotten the rules of the game, Simon is swathed in bandages and could be anyone, but is definitely who he says he is, promise. Peter is waiting to make his entrance on a huge cinema screen, and James, well, he has seen through your pathetic little scheme from the very beginning!

But what did we make of Roger Parkes’ debut Blake’s 7 script – Voice from the Past?

Another Centrist Insurrection


Series B, Episode 9 – First broadcast 6 March 1979

This week on Maximum Power, the crew arrive on the planet Albian in search of Space Major Provine, a Federation officer who may have information on how to find Control.

But they’ve arrived in the aftermath of a rebellion which has overthrown Federation control of the planet, the Federation have activated a bomb which will wipe out the planet’s population, and Provine has escaped.

While Col and Pete desperately search for the missing Provine, Nathan and Peter teleport to the planet’s polar region to attempt to defuse the bomb. Will they beat the Countdown?

Escapade of the Week


series B, Episode 8 – First broadcast 27 February 1979

And now on Maximum Power, new arrival Hannah and her gang of crimos has taken Si, Col and Pete Hostage and is forcing them to watch Episode 8 of Series B of Blake’s 7, they may not survive.

Join our intrepid crew as they struggle with persistent pursuit ships, convoluted kidnapping plots, and questionable familial relationships.

Full Camp Exchanges


Series B, Episode 7 – First broadcast 20 February 1979

This week on Maximum Power, Nathan and Brendan teleport down to Federation installation Q-Base on the planet Fosforon to steal a translator crystal, and what better way of doing that than by blackmailing an old ‘friend’.

Meanwhile, an ancient spacecraft is heading towards the planet, complete with a deadly strain of space plague, and the other plot strand. Sensing something is wrong James alerts Simon who heads down to the planet to explain to the base’s chief scientist, a noted virologist, how viral transmission works.

Will they be able to find a cure in time, or will the base succumb to a Killer, in Episode 7 of Series B of Blake’s 7.

You’ve Got to Have a Hobby


Series B, Episode 6 – First broadcast 13 February 1979

And now on Maximum Power the Liberator crew and the Federation are dealing with the aftermath of the catastrophic events of last week’s episode.

This week, reeling from the loss of his fellow crew member, Si teleports down to an ‘uninhabited’ planet to do some soul searching, here he comes across ridge-headed latex-skinned alien Col. Meanwhile, disgraced for failing to capture the Liberator crew, Pete is on space trial at Space Command, and who better to pass judgement than Old Starkiller himself Paul Monk.

Join us as we begin our attack run on Episode 6 of Series B of Blake’s 7Trial.

Project Managing His Adventures

Pressure Point

Series B, Episode 5 – First broadcast 6 February 1979

And now on Maximum Power, Blake and his crew are brought right back down to Earth, as we discuss Episode 5 of Series B of Blake’s 7Pressure Point.

This week, although Si has been waiting for 18 days, Col is sure Blake is coming. Mark will dig us out eventually, and Pete will bury you! Will we all make it out alive from the multi-coloured corridors of doom? Find out as we discuss Terry Nation’s return to the show.