The BEST Episodes of Blake's 7

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Network: BBC One

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.

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#1 - Blake

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.28
114 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Chris Boucher

#2 - Assassin

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1981

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

star 8.22
81 votes
Writers: Rod Beacham

#3 - Headhunter

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1981

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

star 8.09
115 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Roger Parkes

#4 - Power

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.99
142 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Ben Steed

#5 - Aftermath

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.99
147 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation

#6 - Gambit

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.91
150 votes
Writers: Robert Holmes

#7 - Orac

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.89
166 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation

#8 - Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.88
198 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation

#9 - Death-Watch

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.84
143 votes
Directors: Gerald Blake
Writers: Chris Boucher
Space Fall

#10 - Space Fall

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.76
198 votes
Directors: Pennant Roberts
Writers: Terry Nation

#11 - Sarcophagus

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.75
139 votes
Directors: Fiona Cumming
Writers: Tanith Lee

#12 - Terminal

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.72
173 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Terry Nation

#13 - Ultraworld

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.71
116 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Trevor Hoyle
Voice from the Past

#14 - Voice from the Past

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.66
121 votes
Writers: Roger Parkers

#15 - Shadow

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.60
164 votes
Writers: Chris Boucher

#16 - Powerplay

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.59
149 votes
Directors: David Maloney
Writers: Terry Nation
Project Avalon

#17 - Project Avalon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.58
138 votes
Writers: Terry Nation
Mission to Destiny

#18 - Mission to Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.58
225 votes
Directors: Pennant Roberts
Writers: Terry Nation
City at the Edge of the World

#19 - City at the Edge of the World

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.57
141 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Chris Boucher

#20 - Killer

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.56
152 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Robert Holmes

#21 - Sand

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.55
135 votes
Directors: Vivienne Cozens
Writers: Tanith Lee

#22 - Rescue

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.53
146 votes
Directors: Mary Ridge
Writers: Chris Boucher
Cygnus Alpha

#23 - Cygnus Alpha

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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

star 7.52
210 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation

#24 - Orbit

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.47
108 votes
Directors: Brian Lighthill
Writers: Robert Holmes

#25 - Seek-Locate-Destroy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.45
233 votes
Directors: Vere Lorrimer
Writers: Terry Nation