Blake's 7 Logo 'Countdown'
by Terry Nation
Blake's 7 Cast

Blake learns that on the planet Albion, Space Major Provine may know the real location of Federation Control Central. He sets Liberator on course for the planet, but on arrival discovers that the citizens have revolted against the Federation regime. While the Federation officers escape in a rocketship, Provine has activated a time bomb that will utterly destroy all life on the planet, but has himself been unable to reach the rocket in time. Meanwhile, Avon discovers that the mercenary that organised the uprising is his old enemy, Del Grant, who blames Avon for the death of his sister Anna, once Avon’s lover, who died at the hands of Federation torturers. The two are forced to work together, as they are now the only ones who can deactivate the bomb in time. In order to prevent Provine from escaping Blake keeps watch over the rocket, but is unaware that the man aiding him is really Provine. As Avon and Del work on defusing the bomb, Del accuses Avon of running out on his sister when she was arrested, and refuses to listen when Avon tells Del that he did try to reach her, but had been wounded and was unconscious for thirty-six hours - when he eventually came to it was too late. When Provine attempts to kill Blake he is shot; as he dies, Blake tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of Control, but Provine tells him that he does not know where it is, only that it is now called Star One, and that only a cyber-surgeon named Docholli is aware of its location. While working on the bomb, the roof falls in, trapping Del; he urges Avon to leave him and save himself, but Avon refuses and stays to finish the work on the bomb, rendering it harmless in time, and an act that finally leads Del to believe in his innocence.

Gareth Thomas (Blake), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Michael Keating (Vila), Paul Darrow (Avon), Jan Chappell (Cally), Peter Tuddenham (Zen / Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Brian Croucher (Travis), Geoffrey Snell (Tronos), Robert Arnold (Selson), Paul Shelley (Provine), Lindy Alexander (Ralli), Tom Chadbon (Del Grant), Nigel Gregory (Arrian), Sidney Kean (Vetnor), James Kerry (Cauder)

Directed by Vere Lorrimer
Produced by David Maloney

6th March, 1979 @ 7.15 pm - 8.10 pm

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