Retribution (10.2)

Big Finish Blake’s 7 Liberator Chronicles X

This is a Vila Restal story, through and through. We start the story with a distress call in morse code that attracts the crew’s attention. So they head to a crash site and find an old friend of Vila’s, Ragnus Lang. So we get to hear the friends converse and find out what’s really going on. And of course it’s a trap but not the way we think of it. And Avon is there as well. Honestly, despite the way he supposedly goes on about saving himself first, he always ends up saving Vila when they go on missions together. It seems like it’s more lip service to the concept of Avon first than reality.

This story is a great listen as we get to hear about Vila before joining Blake. Not a huge amount but enough to understand why a major gangster is after him, plus a bit more. I really enjoyed this one as cowardly Vila is an interesting character to me. Big Finish is making these people so much more real with every story!

Paul Darrow(Avon),Michael Keating (Vila),John Banks(Ragnus Lang)

Writer:Andrew Smith

Director: Lisa Bowerman, Ken Bentley

Release: November 2014

Laura Vilensky 2019