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The entire second season of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series. 'Redemption' sees Orac's prediction of the Liberator's destruction looking likely to be fulfilled when the ship's original owners arrive and take the rebels prisoner. In 'Shadow', Blake becomes involved with an interplanetary crime syndicate. 'Weapon' sees Blake and crew set out to steal a deadly 'delayed-effect' gun, which Servalan also wishes to possess. In 'Horizon', the Liberator heads for the edge of the Galaxy, only to be taken prisoner on the planet Horizon. 'Pressure Point' sees Blake attempting to destroy the Federation's control centre, only to walk into a trap set by Travis. In 'Trial', Travis is made a scapegoat by Servalan for their failure to capture Blake. 'Killer' sees Blake and his crew stumbling upon a derelict spaceship whilst on a mission to crack the Federation's new transmission code. The craft houses a deadly plague which could threaten the existence of the entire universe. In 'Hostage', Travis tries to trap Blake by kidnapping his cousin, Inga. 'Countdown' sees Blake and crew coming to the aid of the planet Albian, whose population are dying from radiation poisoning. In 'Voice from the Past', a telepathic signal forces Blake to reroute the Liberator to an asteroid where Travis lies in wait. Whilst 'Gambit' sees Blake, Cally and Jenna visit a gambling world to find the man who knows the location of the Federation's Star One. Avon and Villa, meanwhile, choose to take Orac on an illicit gambling spree. In 'The Keeper', Blake tries to obtain the key to Star One from a tribal chief on the planet Goth. However, Travis has beaten him to it. Finally, 'Star One' sees Blake at last launch his attack on the Federation's headquarters, unaware that an alien fleet is poised to invade.
All 14 episodes from the second series of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th-century love and passion on the high seas. This series heralds the end of the American Civil War, leading to new opportunities for the shipping trade - but James (Peter Gilmore) is preoccupied with both business and personal troubles. Meanwhile, as struggling seamen prepare to strike, Anne (Anne Stallybrass) is torn between her principles and loyalty to her husband. Episodes are: 'The Hard Case', 'Pound and Pint', 'A Woman Alone', 'Fetch and Carry', 'Yellow Jack', 'Survivor', 'Coffin Ship', 'Frisco Bound', 'Beyond the Upper Sea', 'An Inch of Candle', 'Goodbye, Goodbye', 'Bloody Week', 'The Challenge' and 'Race for Power'.
Ralph Gorse (Nigel Havers) lives off his looks, seducing wealthy women and swindling them out of their cash. After taking Joan Plumleigh-Bruce (Rosemary Leach) for £1000, Ralph heads for Brighton, hotly pursued by Mrs Plumleigh-Bruce's vengeful would-be beau, Mr Stimpson (Bernard Hepton). After frittering the money away Ralph returns to his old job as a car salesman, only to get the boss's daughter pregnant and be forced into marriage. When a money-making insurance scam goes awry, it seems that the charming Ralph is finally going to get his just desserts.
Series one of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th century love and passion on the high seas. Ship's captain James Onedin has ambitions to one day run his own shipping line. He tries to gain the financial backing of his brother, Robert. Meanwhile, their sister Elizabeth must choose between her fiancé Daniel and the doting shipbuilder's son, Mr Fraser. When the schooner Charlotte Rhodes comes up for auction, her owner, Ann Webster, makes James an offer of a partnership. Episodes comprise: 'The Wind Blows Free', 'Plain Sailing', 'Other Points of the Compass', 'High Price', 'Catch as Can', 'Salvage', 'Passage to Pernambuco', 'The Homecoming', 'When My Ship Comes Home', 'A Very Important Passenger', 'Mutiny', 'Cry of the Blackbird', 'Shadow of Doubt', 'Blockade' and 'Winner Take All'.
The entire third season (remastered) of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series created by Terry Nation. In 'Aftermath', the crew abandon the Liberator in the wake of the Andromedan attack. Avon is rescued by Dayna and her fugitive father. 'Powerplay' sees Avon and Dayna battling for control of the Liberator with Federation officer Tarrant, while Cally and Villa are hostages in a sinister hospital. In 'Volcano', the crew of the Liberator, with Blake and Jenna now missing, arrive at the planet Obsidian. 'Dawn of the Gods' sees the crew at threat from a creature from Cally's legends. In 'The Harvest of Kairos', Servalan captures the Liberator and strands the crew on a deadly planet. 'City at the Edge of the World' sees Villa finding love and adventure 3000 light years from the crew. Unfortunately, he falls foul of Babyan the Butcher (Colin Baker) - the Federation's second most wanted man next to Blake. In 'Children of Auron', Cally is telepathically summoned to help her people, but is in fact walking into a trap set by Servalan. 'Rumours of Death' sees Avon seeking revenge on Bartholomew - the man who killed his one true love, Anna Grant. In 'Sarcophagus', Cally is taken over by a strange alien. 'Ultraworld' sees Dayna and Tarrant racing to save Cally and Avon's minds from the inhabitants of a gigantic computer planet. In 'Moloch', the crew follow Servalan to the planet Sardos, where they encounter the planet's supreme power - a computer creature from the future. 'Deathwatch' sees the crew discover a gladiator style spectator sport where one of the competitors is Tarrant's brother and the 'impartial' judge is Servalan. Finally, in 'Terminal', Avon receives some instructions to travel to the planet Terminal, and he believes them to be from the long-missing Blake. They are actually from the evil Servalan.
Written by a founder writer of "Z Cars" who has also worked on "Softly, Softly", "The Charmer" and "A Perfect Hero", this book describes the author's experiences writing television drama. The book also contains a selection of his most successful scripts.
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