He’s back and badder than ever – Bayban the Butcher returns in a box set of his own in the next instalment of The Worlds of Blake’s 7, due for release in December 2021
Big Finish have revealed the cover and story details for Colin Baker’s return as Bayban, the career criminal first introduced to audiences in the 1980s Blake’s 7 episode, City at the Edge of the World. These full-cast audio adventures sees the Doctor Who star joined by a host of beloved cast members reprising their original Blake’s 7 television roles, including Sally Knyvette as Captain Jenna Stannis, Stephen Greif as Travis and Michael Keating as Vila Restal. Also joining them is Abigail Thaw as psychostrategist Hinton, whom listeners first met in The Clone Masters box set.
Co-producer Peter Anghelides said: “I’ve always wanted to hear Bayban return in the Big Finish range. I once had the temerity to suggest on Twitter than Bayban’s demise in City at the Edge of the World was no reason to avoid bringing him into the series – and perhaps he could play Bayban’s dad? Colin Baker’s splendid response was:
“‘Bayban’s Dad? BAYBAN’S DAD??? Why not younger brother – or even Bayban himself? I never believed he died you know…’
“Well, almost a decade later, we are able to make it happen. Our inventive trio of adventures are set at different times in Bayban’s life: we see what he was like before his TV debut, shortly after it, and then once he has re-established himself as a threatening presence in the world of Blake’s 7.”
The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Bayban the Butcher
Barbarian, Berserker… Bridegroom?
Even a psychopath must start somewhere. Bayban’s criminal career began well before he first met the Liberator crew. Somehow, his career also survived that fatal encounter with them. Bayban isn’t the forgiving type. Jenna, Vila, even Travis are all about to learn that they don’t call him the Butcher for nothing.
The three exciting audio adventures contained within this box set are as follows:
Conscience by Katherine Armitage
The Butcher’s Wife by Lizzie Hopley
Vengeance Games by Lizbeth Myles
The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Bayban the Butcher is available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (at £19.99) or digital download (at £16.99) at www.bigfinish.com. It can also be pre-ordered in a bundle with tie-in audio novel Bayban Ascending (digital download only) from just £25.
Big Finish listeners can save more by ordering a bundle of three of The Worlds of Blake’s 7 box sets – The Clone Masters, Bayban the Butcher & The Terra Nostra – for £80 on collector’s edition CD and £70 on download.
Please note these are all special pre-order discount prices.
Plus, previous releases in the range The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Avalon 1 & 2 are available together in a bundle for £38 on CD or £33 on download.
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.