|'The Way Back'
by Terry Nation
On Earth, citizen Roj Blake is contacted by members of a supposed resistance group, who inform him of a past that cannot recall: he was once a valued resistance leader, but was arrested by the fascist Federation and had his memory blanked, and a new personality applied. When Blake is convinced to attend a resistance meeting, Federation attack and massacre the rebels, and the shock breaks through Blake’s conditioning and restores his memory. The authorities become afraid that Blake could instil further uprisings and become a martyr, and so frame him for a number of charges of child molesting. In a farcical hearing, Blake is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on the penal planet of Cygnus Alpha. Awaiting deportation, he encounters fellow prisoners Jenna Stannis, a beautiful blonde smuggler, and Vial Restal, a cowardly but clever thief. As they leave Earth, Blake vows to return one day…
Gareth Thomas (Roj Blake), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Robert Beatty (Foster), Gillian Bailey (Ravella), Alan Butler (Richie), Jeremy Wilkin (Tarrant), Robert James (Ven Glynd), Peter Williams (Doctor Havant), Susan Field (Alta Morag), Margaret John (Arbiter), Rodney Figaro (Clerk of Court), Nigel Lambert (Computer Operator), Garry McDermott (Guard), Michael Halsey (Varon), Pippa Steel (Maja)
Directed by Michael Briant
Produced by David Maloney
2nd January, 1978 @ 6.00 pm - 6.50 pm
*Introducing Roj Blake, Jenna Stannis and Vila Restal