Blake's 7

The BEST episodes of Blake's 7

Every episode of Blake's 7 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Blake's 7!

Seven very different individuals with one common connection: they are all escaped prisoners sentenced to live out the rest of their lives on Cygnus Alpha, a barren and sparsely populated prison planet far from Earth, by a corrupt totalitarian government known as the Terran Federation. Blake, a former resistance leader who had his memories suppressed by the Federation, must now try to hold together his assorted crew of criminals and others. They have control over a very powerful, but mysterious spaceship they call the Liberator. Together they try to bring down the corrupt and tyrannical Federation.

Last Updated: 9/9/2022Network: BBC One
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Blake
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8.28
117 votes

#1 - Blake

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/21/1981

After Orac traces Blake's trail to the planet Gauda Prime, Avon and crew travel there, leaving the destroyed Xenon base behind. Scorpio is attacked on approach to the planet and crash lands on the surface of Gauda Prime. Avon and crew travel in search of Blake, and discover that he may have sold out to the Federation.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Assassin
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8.19
83 votes

#2 - Assassin

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1981

Servalan hires an assassin to kill the crew by luring them to a trap set aboard the assassin's ship.

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Headhunter
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8.06
117 votes

#3 - Headhunter

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1981

The crew rescue a protégé of Ensor's who is inexplicably in a murderous rage and somehow controlling the Scorpio.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Aftermath
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7.98
149 votes

#4 - Aftermath

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/1980

Severely damaged by combat in the Galactic War, the Liberator disperses its crew while it repairs itself. Avon lands on a planet and is rescued by the daughter of a former revolutionary. Priceless scenes between Avon and Servalan.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Power
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7.98
144 votes

#5 - Power

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/1981

The Scorpio, rendered inaccessible by an elaborate security system, is stolen by a native of the planet who seeks to escape. Avon completes the Scorpio teleport system with the help of Orac.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Gambit
star
7.90
153 votes

#6 - Gambit

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/20/1979

Blake believes Docholli knows the location of Star One, and has traced him to Freedom City, a gambler's paradise. At the Big Wheel gambling casino, a miniaturized Orac helps Avon and Vila win large amounts of money. Little do they know Servalan has got there ahead of them.

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Orac
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7.90
169 votes

#7 - Orac

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/27/1978

The Liberator crew fly to Aristo to deliver the supplies to Ensor, in exchange for radiation drugs and the computer Orac, which Ensor gives to Blake before he dies. Orac predicts the destruction of the Liberator.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Redemption
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7.89
201 votes

#8 - Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/1979

The crew encounter the System, builders and original owners of the Liberator (known to them as Deep Space Vehicle-2). They disable its defense systems in an attempt to try to get their craft back. A sister ship (DSV-1), in pursuit, is destroyed by Orac.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Death-Watch
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7.83
145 votes

#9 - Death-Watch

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/24/1980

The crew visits the Teal and Vandor systems, currently at war with each other. A representative of each system is chosen for a battle. Tarrant kills the warrior who killed his brother.

Directors: Gerald Blake
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Space Fall
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7.77
199 votes

#10 - Space Fall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/1978

Blake and some criminals attempt to seize control of the prison ship london as it passess a space war where an abandoned ship is found.

Directors: Pennant Roberts
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Sarcophagus
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7.74
141 votes

#11 - Sarcophagus

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/3/1980

The crew find a drifting ship, whose artifacts have a strange effect on Cally. An alien avoiding death has possessed her, and Avon has to break the spell.

Directors: Fiona Cumming
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Terminal
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7.72
175 votes

#12 - Terminal

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/31/1980

Avon secretly takes over the ship and flies it through a field containing enzymes which eat away at the Liberator's hull. They reach the planetoid Terminal, where Avon believes Blake is residing.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Ultraworld
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7.69
118 votes

#13 - Ultraworld

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/1980

The crew go to the planet Ultraworld, only to discover it is a mental reprocessing plant. Vila saves the crew by telling riddles to Orac.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Voice from the Past
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7.64
124 votes

#14 - Voice from the Past

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/13/1979

A ""time bomb"" planted in Blake's memory by the Federation has been stimulated. He goes to an asteroid to meet with the legendary Shivar and Governor Le Grand, who also wish to overthrow the Federation.

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Shadow
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7.60
166 votes

#15 - Shadow

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/1979

The Liberator reaches Space City where Blake seeks the assistance of the Terra Nostra, a criminal group who control the deadly drug Shadow. Blake must find out what the link with the Federation is, and why Orac is telepathically torturing Cally. The key appears to be the planet Zonda.

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Powerplay
star
7.59
151 votes

#16 - Powerplay

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/1980

Avon and Dayna return to the Liberator, only to find it has been claimed by Tarrant. The rest of the crew are rescued by a medical ship and eventually brought back to the Liberator.

Directors: David Maloney
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Project Avalon
star
7.59
142 votes

#17 - Project Avalon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/27/1978

Another freedom-fighter, Avalon, is held hostage by Travis in a Federation detention cell, and is recovered by Blake's crew. Travis devises a plan to destroy Blake and his crew using Avalon.

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Mission to Destiny
star
7.58
228 votes

#18 - Mission to Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/1978

The crew find a ship flying in a circle they investigate and find the crew asleep and the control smashed. Someone has destroyed the controls and is killing the crew one by one trying to get their hands on the priceless neutrotope.

Directors: Pennant Roberts
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City at the Edge of the World
star
7.57
143 votes

#19 - City at the Edge of the World

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/1980

The crew strike a deal for crystals needed for Liberator's weapon systems. In exchange, Vila must help in obtaining a treasure on the planet Keezarn but in doing so he finds a gateway to another world.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Killer
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7.56
154 votes

#20 - Killer

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/1979

The Liberator crew journey to a planet where a friend of Avon's works, in order to get TP crystals. The derelict spaceship K-47 is retrieved, and an on-board virus spreads throughout the complex.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Sand
star
7.56
138 votes

#21 - Sand

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/1981

Servalan investigates a planet which contains an unknown substance of potential usefulness whose investigation team mysteriously died. The crew learn of Servalan's trip and decide to investigate for themselves.

Directors: Vivienne Cozens
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Cygnus Alpha
star
7.54
211 votes

#22 - Cygnus Alpha

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/1978

Blake tries to rescue the remaining prisoners from the prison planet Cygnus Alpha only to find they have a disease that can be cured by the power mad high priest Vargas

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Rescue
star
7.53
148 votes

#23 - Rescue

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/1981

Dorian, owner of the spaceship Scorpio, rescues the crew from Terminal. He tries to enlist the help of Orac to build a teleport mechanism for Scorpio and attempts to kill the crew.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Orbit
star
7.49
111 votes

#24 - Orbit

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/7/1981

The scientist Egrorian offers Avon a powerful weapon, the Tachyon Funnel, in exchange for Orac. Servalan, who is behind the transfer, prepares a plan to double-cross Avon that would give her both the Tachyon Funnel and Orac.

Directors: Brian Lighthill
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Seek-Locate-Destroy
star
7.44
234 votes

#25 - Seek-Locate-Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/1978

The crew steals a Federation deciphering unit and accidently leave Cally behind. Travis finds her and decides to used her in a hostage trap for Blake.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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