Blake’s 7: The Early Years (2008) Audio


The world in the future. In this sci-fi series Benedict occurs both in the role of Townsend as well as the narrator.

Blake’s 7 is a British science fiction series that was aired from 1978 to 1981 on BBC One. The series was created by Terry Nation, who is also the inventor of the Daleks in the cult series Doctor Who.

The series is set more than 700 years in the future and follows the exploits of Roj Blake and his group of renegades and criminals who stand against the forces and the regime of the totalitarian “Terran Federation”, which dominates the earth and other colonized planets.

Blake’s 7: The Early Years was recorded to show the background stories of the main characters. In The Dust Run Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Townsend, in The Trial he acts as a narrator.

Blake’s 7: The Early Years – Jenna (The Dust Run und The Trial) focuses on the background of Jenna Stannis. She grew up in an environment without schools, police or rules. In The Dust Run she encounters a naughty boy called Townsend, with whom she enters a “Dust Run”. Without computers, forced to perform all complicated calculations in their heads, they get into a dangerous and foolhardy race through an asteroid field. But their stakes are high…
The Trial is set many years after The Dust Run and Jenna is a completely new woman. She has left the Vega system, and leads a life with her skills as a smuggler. She makes it her mission to share the message of Roj Blake, a man who promises the voters new hope and an early end to corruption in the colonies. This project could bring her a fortune or cost her her life…


The audio book is available on: Amazon

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