Worlds of Big Finish - Tarrant
Big FinishFrom the Federation to the Liberator, The World of Blake’s 7: Tarrant explores the life of the cunning space pilot, and is released today from Big Finish Productions.

Soldier, Federation Space Commander, smuggler, freedom fighter. Del Tarrant has challenged convention throughout his many careers in a hostile galaxy.

These are the stories of his choices and challenges, his friends and family and foes, on an unpredictable journey to the Liberator and beyond.

The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Tarrant is a box set of full-cast audio drama, in which Steven Pacey returns to the role he originally played in seasons 3 & 4 of the classic BBC science fiction TV series Blake’s 7.

Across 3 brand-new episodes, listeners will encounter Tarrant as a young man already dealing with a complicated past, as a Federation Commander investigating a potentially alien spaceship, and as a new member of the Liberator crew bonding with Dayna Mellanby (Yasmin Bannerman, returning on audio to the character originally played on TV by Josette Simon).

The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Tarrant is now available to own as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £22.99) or as a digital download only (for just £18.99), exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.

The three explosive episodes in this box set are:

The Authorised Version by James Goss
Gamblers, lovers, presidents. All have sought out the Dream-Makers demanding they decide their future.
Del Tarrant has come to ask them to help decide his past.
(Rosalyn Landor, Steven Pacey, Peter Anghelides, Rav Ghatak)



Behemoth by Andy Lane
When hunting down Blake and the Liberator, Commander Del Tarrant’s Federation pursuit ship encounters a vast abandoned space vessel.
What dark secrets does it contain about the Federation and alien life? And can Tarrant save his crew and himself before it’s too late?
(Caleb Frederick, Margaret Ashley, Steven Pacey, John Sackville)

Bomb by Gary Russell
Tarrant and Dayna’s rendezvous in an abandoned Federation refinery puts them in unexpected danger when their broker changes the terms of the deal.
Can they survive until Liberator returns for them? And why is an old nemesis lurking in the shadows?
(Caleb Frederick, Tania Rodrigues, Steven Pacey, Yasmin Bannerman, John Sackville)


The box set also stars Alistair Lock as the supercomputer Orac, originally voiced on TV by Peter Tuddenham, as well as Raj Ghatak, Rosalyn Landor, Margaret Ashley, Esmonde Cole, Caleb Frederick, John Sackville, Ian Brooker, Joe Jameson, and Tania Rodrigues.

Producer Peter Anghelides said: “Tarrant's arrival with Dayna gave a new dynamic to the third TV series. Any disappointment I may have had at the time about losing Blake was forgotten once I saw Tarrant in action.”

“Ten years ago, I wrote the first Big Finish audio in which Steven Pacey returned as Del Tarrant. He was terrific in that, and a warm and positive contributor to the studio recording and cast. It’s wonderful to have him back for three brand new adventures, as well as Yasmin Bannerman as Dayna Mellanby.”

Steven Pacey said: “I knew very little all those years ago as I walked into Broadcasting House to audition in the basement. I was handed a script and thought, ‘I’m the wrong casting for this!’ but, lo and behold, I got the part. Josette Simon and I clung to each other for reassurance through those early days, although all the cast were so welcoming that it was a joyous experience from day one.

“And now here we are, doing an audio version with Yasmin playing Dayna, which is wonderful and of course different. It’s good to see another side to Del that you didn’t see too much of in the television series.”

Yasmin Bannerman added: “It was a lovely surprise that we were going to do a few more Blake’s 7 audios, but this time from Tarrant’s perspective. It’s a really good story and what’s interesting for me is that it revisits the very beginning of Dayna’s time with Blake’s crew and the Liberator. She and Tarrant are the new kids in the group.”

The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Tarrant is now available to own as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £22.99) or as a digital download only (for just £18.99), exclusively from www.bigfinish.com.

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that this release contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
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