I can’t believe that I didn’t pick up on this last week, and I also can’t believe that Gareth Thomas has died. What a shame, only 71 as well, that’s not old these days. He was brilliant as Blake in Blake’s 7, which is a great favourite of mine. I feel like the world of Blake’s 7 is much smaller as a result.
I’m also thinking that I should now re-watch the entire TV series and also re-listen to all the audiobooks. That could take quite a while, but would of course be worth it.
I also wonder what Big Finish will do now in terms of the next step for their audio series for Blake’s 7? I do hope that they continue it somehow.
Just some pictures from a week ago when I went to see Deerful at the Shackleton Arms.
A happy birthday to the 5th Doctor. I think he was a very good Doctor actually, and whilst I didn’t watch all of his episodes, I’ve very much enjoyed his stuff on Big Finish, so it was very nice of them to put some of his stuff on sale for the weekend, and I picked up a few new stories.
I do love how twitter can get you answers so quickly. This is of course excellent news.
It’s good to hear that Neil Arthur is doing even more music. Hot on the heals of the latest Blancmange album ‘Commuter 23’ (I’m still listening to it and thinking about how I feel about it), he’s into a new musical exploit called ‘Near Future’. I just missed out on getting a signed CD of their first single, which was annoying. Never mind. I’ll have to wait for it to come out later in the month.
I’ve been a fan of Heaven 17 for years and years, and I’ve really enjoyed their recent shows but it does make me think of a few things, one of which is, whatever happened to Ian Craig Marsh? He was a big part of Heaven 17 and of course The Human League before that, but now, according to Wikipedia, he’s a music teacher. No more information than that.
That’s fine, but a shame for fans on H17.
The voice of Lady Penelope in the Thunderbirds. She was excellent and a part of the team that brought us so many amazing things like Thunderbirds, Stingray, UFO, Space 1999. She will be missed but has left such a legacy. All the more reason to look forward to the three new episodes of Thunderbirds coming soon.