Blakes 7

  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Is anyone else out there a fan of Blakes 7. I've now got all the DVDs (all four of them) and this weekend, as my son and daughter were away in Denmark doing re-enactments, I had a veritable BlakeFest. I know it's hammy and some of the episodes were way out there - but it's brilliant. I once played Goneril in the style of Servalan - really worked :-))

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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    I dont know about Blakes 7, but Im Blake.

    • 3rd Aug 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    I live across the road from the guy who designed the sets.

    He also designed K9 from doctor who.

    Nice man.

    • 3rd Aug 2006
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    Doctor Who!! now your talking.

    • 3rd Aug 2006
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  • Angela May

    Actor

    ...that's so cool Sally, when I was small I was promised my own life size, fully functioning K9, never got one, think they were out of stock so I got a HUUUUUUGE stuffed, cuddly tortoise instead...gutted or what!

    • 3rd Aug 2006
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Agree with Russ on that one.

    Interestingly (?), the Principal at my Drama School was in Blake's 7 once (weren't they all?). He reminds me a bit of Paul Darrow, too (I don't know whether he'd appreciate me saying that:)).

    • 3rd Aug 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Sorry never heard of it!

    • 4th Aug 2006
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    Blakes 7 was essential viewing at the time although now when I see re-runs on UK Gold or whatever, I do cringe at the campness of the whole thing.

    Servalan was an excellent baddie and I'm sure that Mrs Thatcher nicked a few of her ideas although I don't recall Servalan ever stopping the Galaactic Federation from having free milk......

    • 4th Aug 2006
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    P.S. The extra 'a' in Galaactic wasn't a typo. Oh no. Definitely not. For those who didn't watch the show, the Galaactic Federation where based in Somerset.

    I'll get my coat.

    • 4th Aug 2006
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    Yep Blakes 7 was an absolute classic series. The fact that the sets wobbled never put me off.Still watch it now on DVD when I'm feeling nostalgic.

    • 4th Aug 2006
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    one of the best shows and for its time one the most violent (remember this is 70 early 80)

    they brought back Dr Who so why not bring this back

    just a lot more up to date

    • 4th Aug 2006
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    My friend loves it and has a signed picture of Paul Darrow on his mantelpiece (in all his garb) that he got at some convention or something. I've seen the first series but that's all!

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    I am assured by someone in the know, as t'were, that there was a real attempt, as in script being drafted, for Dr Who to meet up with Blake's 7 some years back but this was scuppered by the death of the scriptwriter/Blake's 7 creator (and Dalek inventor!) Terry Nation! So there!

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    I am assured by someone in the know, as t'were, that some years back there were definite plans for Dr Who to meet up with Blake's 7 and this even as got as far as the script being drafted. Sadly, this was scuppered by the death of the scriptwriter/Blake's 7 creator (and inventor of the Daleks!) Terry Nation! So there!

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Emma Burn

    Actor

    I met Paul Darrow once. He was playing Captain Vimes in Terry Pratchetts 'Guards Guards' at Darlington Civic Theatre. I worked in the pub across the road which is the unofficial theatre bar. He was a nice guy, a little bit old for the part he was playing and he played practically everything out to the audience and would come out of character like in a panto which was a bit wierd but it was a really good show.

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Good luck to ex - Terry Pratchett character represntatives, I say (speaking as an ex - Rincewind...enough of this...)

    Ah, Paul Darrow. He was Macbeth once in a production I saw when I was but a lad. And, as far as I can recall, he wasn't bad. Although the production was a bit average. Except for the Porter, who did some truly hilarious stuff with a beer bottle. I'll stop now...

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    NOW WE'RE TALKING!!! Terry Pratchett has to be one of the most 'out there' writers of all time! Forget your 'Harry Potter' and Doctor Who! Give me Pratchett, well directed, on stage and let me know when the part of Ridcully or Death is being cast!!!

    I'd do it for FREE!! (Well almost free!)

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    And I want to be Granny Weatherwax - I love her 'headology'.

    Seemingly, the joke about the witches bringing potato salad to the next meeting relates to a real witch coven who do, indeed, take loads of potato salad to their meets.

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Colin Duval

    Actor

    All right no one else is gonna say it! As a young man Servalan had a certain hold over me, there said it!!

    wait for me mate I'll get my coat too

    • 4th Aug 2006
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    It's the fascination of being caught in the stare of a cobra or the headlights of a car - you know you should get out of the way but - the adrenelin rush!

    • 5th Aug 2006
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