President (8.1)

Big Finish Blake’s 7 Liberator Chronicles VIII

Hmmm. Well, at least I don’t feel like I need my brain scrubbed like after listening to Three but it’s all in the language instead. Servalan leads Representative Rontane on a merry political chase through the Federation halls. Servalan tells a story of how she “set up” the President. One moment of weakness, one moment of him trusting her and she takes everything he is and undermines it. Now the President reports to her, apparently. At least that’s what appearances say at the end of the story. The wordplay is key here and I could do a second listen to the story except that I was suspicious of everything Servalan said the first time around anyway. I was expecting more overt evil from her but here she’s at her cunning best! Very well done, Mr. Guerrier.

Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Peter Miles

Writer: Simon Guerrier

Director: Ken Bentley

Release: May 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019