Blake's 7 Logo 'Hostage'
by Allan Prior
Blake's 7 Cast

Servalan comes under pressure from the Federation High Council, forcing her to step up her attacks on Blake and the Liberator crew. Blake receives a message from Travis, informing him that he is now an outlaw too, and is holding Blake’s cousin Inga as a hostage in order to make Blake strike a bargain with him. Fearing for Inga’s safety, Blake agrees to a rendezvous with Travis, and sets Liberator underway, but not before sending a message of his own to Servalan, informing her of Travis’ location in the hope that she will arrive there first and deal with him herself. Blake arrives at the agreed location, but with Inga under threat, Blake’s uncle Ushton is forced to help capture Blake. However, when Blake fails to contact the ship Avon realises that the plan has gone wrong, and he teleports down to the planet with Vila. Unfortunately, they are both captured by Travis’ criminal associates, psychopaths colloquially known as ‘crimmos’. Travis forces Vila to teleport Molok, one of the crimmos, onto Liberator, where the criminal attempts to force Cally and Jenna into co-operating, but instead they teleport him into space. Travis locks up Blake, Avon and Vila, leaving them to suffocate. Inga distracts the crimmo guards, enabling Ushton to render Travis unconscious and to free his nephew and the others; they then kill the crimmos, and leave Travis behind as a ‘gift’ for Servalan. However, when Servalan arrives instead of killing him, she decides to make a deal with Travis: if he leads her to Blake, she will have him listed as a dead; as she points out, no one is as free as a dead man…

Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Jan Chappell (Cally), Peter Tuddenham (Zen / Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Brian Croucher (Travis), Andrew Robertson (Space Commander), Judith Porter (Mutoid), Kevin Stoney (Joban), John Abineri (Ushton), James Coyle (Molok), Judy Buxton (Inga)

Directed by Vere Lorrimer
Produced by David Maloney


TX:
27th February, 1979 @ 7.15 pm - 8.10 pm

Notes:
*Featuring Roj Blake, Kerr Avon, Jenna Stannis, Vila Restal, Cally, Zen and Orac