Blake's 7

The WORST episodes of Blake's 7

Every episode of Blake's 7 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 6/16/2022Network: BBC One
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The Keeper
star
5.60
119 votes

#1 - The Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/27/1979

In their quest for information on the location of Star One, the crew search for a member of the royal family of Goth who has an amulet containing a brain print.

Directors: Derek Martinus
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Stardrive
star
6.55
114 votes

#2 - Stardrive

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1981

After attempts to match the course of an asteroid for cover result in collision with the asteroid and severe damage to Scorpio's engines, the crew search for an experimental stardrive developed by an ex-Federation designer who is now working for a terrorist group.

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Weapon
star
6.75
95 votes

#3 - Weapon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/23/1979

The rebels and the Federation are searching for the stolen prototype of Imipak, a deadly new weapon. Servalan and Travis use a Blake clone to get information on this weapon from one of Blake's friends.

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Horizon
star
6.75
128 votes

#4 - Horizon

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/1979

Horizon is a mysterious planet which neither Zen nor Orac can shed any light on. After teleporting down the crew are captured by Federation guards. Avon considers leaving the planet by himself with the Liberator.

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Animals
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7.05
115 votes

#5 - Animals

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1981

Dayna meets an old friend, Justin, to seek help with synthesizing an antidote to the Federation pacification drug. Servalan learns of Scorpio's visit to Justin's planet and of the genetic research he is performing there.

Directors: Mary Ridge
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Moloch
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7.10
173 votes

#6 - Moloch

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/1980

Tarrant is teleported into a spaceship bound for the invisible planet Sardos, which the crew of Liberator discover after nearly crashing into it. Servalan is interested in the matter replication technology developed by the inhabitants of the planet.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Children of Auron
star
7.12
111 votes

#7 - Children of Auron

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/1980

Servalan introduces a plague to the people of Auron, and the crew journey to Cally's homeworld to save them. Servalan uses this plan as bait to get the Liberator, and to make clones in her image, the only offspring she feels she could trust.

Directors: Andrew Morgan
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Hostage
star
7.14
155 votes

#8 - Hostage

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/1979

The Liberator is ambushed by several Federation ships. Travis captures Blake's cousin. He claims to want to join Blake's crew.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Breakdown
star
7.16
220 votes

#9 - Breakdown

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/6/1978

Gan's limiter malfunctions, and the crew go to space station XK-72 to have it repaired, at the risk of being discovered. The neurosurgeon notifies the Federation and delays surgery long enough for Federation forces to arrive.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Traitor
star
7.17
115 votes

#10 - Traitor

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/1981

The planet Helotrix is falling easily to attack from a new Federation pacification drug, as are many other star systems. Tarrant and Dayna teleport down to the surface to investigate. There they find a rebellion in full swing, with the enemy using a drug to prevent the population from attacking.

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The Way Back
star
7.19
256 votes

#11 - The Way Back

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

Roj Blake meets up with a woman named Ravella, and after assuring her that he has been without food or drink for the last 36 hours is led to meet another man, Richie. Richie and Ravella convince Blake to go outside with them, despite this being a category 4 crime. Once outside they make their way to a meeting of a resistance group led by a man named Foster. Foster tells Blake that like himself, he was once with the resistance but that he was captured and basically 'reprogrammed' so that he would be an example to citizens of the Federation. Foster also informs Blake that the Viz tapes he gets from his family on the outer colonies are fakes. They were executed on arrival, just after Blake was first captured. Blake is stunned by the news and goes off to be by himself, he witnesses Federation troops approaching the area and watches helplessly as the resistance group, all of whom are unarmed, are mercilessly gunned down. Blake himself is captured a while later, while re-entering the city.

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Time Squad
star
7.20
245 votes

#12 - Time Squad

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1978

A ship whose crew had been put in suspended animation is picked up by the Liberator, while Blake attempts to destroy the Federation Communication base on Saurian Major.

Directors: Pennant Roberts
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Countdown
star
7.22
131 votes

#13 - Countdown

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/6/1979

The crew travels to the planet Albian in search of information on the location of the Federation computer system Star One. Avon defuses a bomb with the help of Del Grant, who had thought Avon deserted his sister.

Directors: Vere Lorrimer
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Volcano
star
7.22
117 votes

#14 - Volcano

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/1980

The crew search for a new home base on the planet Obsidian, whose volcanic outbursts -- and a nuclear device buried in the planet's core by its inhabitants -- protect the planet from being overtaken. Servalan employs an elaborate plan to take control of the Liberator.

Directors: Desmond McCarthy
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Dawn of the Gods
star
7.30
116 votes

#15 - Dawn of the Gods

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/1980

Orac steers Liberator off course to investigate a black hole and the Thaarn reach out to Cally from her childhood stories. Liberator lands on the artificial planet Crador.

Directors: Desmond McCarthy
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Star One
star
7.31
128 votes

#16 - Star One

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/3/1979

The crew reach Star One, only to find it is already being overtaken by Andromedan forces. While Blake plots the destruction of Star One Travis plots the destruction of the entire human race. Avon kills Travis and the Federation computer is destroyed. Blake is seriously hurt.

Directors: David Maloney
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Duel
star
7.34
224 votes

#17 - Duel

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/1978

The Liberator, low on power is lured into a trap by Travis of three federation ships. Blake decides the only option is to ram Travis's ship but before the battle reaches it's conclusion the goddess Sinofar suspends the battle and set Blake and Travis in a one-on-one death match on a forest planet

Directors: Douglas Camfield
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Games
star
7.36
111 votes

#18 - Games

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/1981

The scientist Belkov has stripped a planet of a valuable crystalline substance and tries to double cross both Servalan and the Scorpio crew in an attempt to escape with the private stash he has collected. He is aided by his computer, an amalgamation of a standard Federation computer and a pleasure planet gaming machine.

Directors: Vivienne Cozens
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Deliverance
star
7.37
185 votes

#19 - Deliverance

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/20/1978

The Liberator crew brings back the survivor of a ship that blew up while delivering some medical supplies to Ensor, the survivor's father. Jenna is captured on the planet, while the survivor of the destroyed ship forces Blake to leave the planet by holding Cally at gunpoint. On the planet, Avon is considered a god by a priestess leading her people there.

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Trial
star
7.37
157 votes

#20 - Trial

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/1979

Blake is questioning his purpose and motives after Gan's death and goes to a barren planet to reflect on things. Travis is put on trial and court-martialled for the deaths of civilans all courtesy of Servalan.

Directors: Derek Martinus
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Warlord
star
7.38
113 votes

#21 - Warlord

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/1981

Avon tries to form an alliance to produce an anti-pacification drug by negotiating with the leaders of three warring star systems. The Xenon base is sabotaged by explosives and a deadly virus. Tarrant falls in love with the daughter of the saboteur.

Directors: Viktors Ritelis
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The Web
star
7.39
239 votes

#22 - The Web

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1978

The Liberator runs into a web created by psionic means; the crew meets the race of genetically-engineered Decimas. Blake learns of the attempt at genocide being waged against the Decimas by the creator of the Web.

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Gold
star
7.40
140 votes

#23 - Gold

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/1981

Avon and his team plan to steal a shipment of atomically converted gold being transported from the planet Xeroc aboard a domestic passenger ship.

Directors: Brian Lighthill
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Bounty
star
7.41
160 votes

#24 - Bounty

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/13/1978

The crew land on the planet Lindor, where a deposed leader has been held in exile. Blake and Cally ask him to return to his people. Meanwhile, a ship in distress is helped by the Liberator, only to encounter a group of bounty hunters who seek to turn Blake and the Liberator over to the Federation.

Directors: Pennant Roberts
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Rumours of Death
star
7.41
114 votes

#25 - Rumours of Death

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/1980

Avon wishes to hunt down the Federation inquisitor, Shrinker, who killed his former girlfriend, Anna Grant. He finds her alive, now working as an agent of the Federation.

Directors: Fiona Cumming
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