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Blake's 7: Traitor

As many of the former Federation worlds begin to quickly fall back under Federation control, Avon and the crew take the Scorpio to Helotrix, a planet currently fighting the pacification process. They must find out just how the Federation is making such great inroads in rebuilding its once great empire, and learn more about a possible pacification drug that they might be using to subdue these planets.

They find and meet the main resistance group on Helotrix, and learn that they have gained support from a secret supporter high up in the Federation’s occupation force. They also learn more about the new drug the Federation is using that causes citizens lose their aggressiveness, and instead become totally docile. The team must find a sample of this new drug to study, and also find out if the Federation insider is real, or just part of a double cross of some sort, if they are to help the Helots.

When the mysterious and unknown Commissioner Sleer shows up, everything gets turned on its head - for both sides!

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: D3
Airdate: Monday October 12th, 1981

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Oct 12, 1981
BE (BRT) Jan 29, 1987
Australia Aug 10, 1997

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Guest Stars
Jacqueline Pearce
As President Servalan
Christopher Neame
As Colonel Quute
Cyril Appleton
As Sgt. Hask
David Quilter
As The Tracer
Edgar Wreford
As Forbus
George Lee
As Igin
John Quentin
As Practor
Neil Dickson
As Avandir
Nick Brimble
As General
Robert Morris (3)
As Major Hunda
Main Cast
Paul Darrow
As Kerr Avon
Michael Keating
As Vila Restal
Peter Tuddenham
voiced Zen
Josette Simon
As Dayna Mellanby
Steven Pacey
As Del Tarrant
Glynis Barber
As Soolin
Episode Notes
Stunt Co-ordinator [sic] Terry Forrestal was credited in with the Co-Guest Stars, in the ending credits.

Episode Quotes
Vila: The five of us? Oh, and Trooper Orac here.

Vila: That's a well-known fact.
Soolin: It's a well-known opinion, actually.
Tarrant: Most well-known facts are.

Avon: Tarrant is brave, young, handsome: there are three good reasons for anyone not to like him.

Avon: One of the most human things about Orac is that it does not like to work.

Orac: The art of leadership is delegation.
(Avon laughs)

Avon: Until we are attacked, we are staying.
Vila: Blake would have been proud of you, you know.
Avon: I know, but then he never was very bright.

Vila: What if you're wrong?
Avon: If I'm wrong, you can say "I told you so." Provided you speak loudly and quickly!

Leitz: How many people have you killed to conceal your secret?
Servalan: You mean now?
(She kills him)
Servalan: Twenty-six. So far.

Avon: (referring to Servalan) I didn't want her to die like that anyway. I need to kill her myself.

Warning: Blake's 7 season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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