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  • A memorial video for Paul Darrow (1941-2019) as Avon in Blakes 7 - Auld Lang Syne - Dougie MacLean

    01/01/2020 11:19:03 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    Blakes 7 was a British space opera of the 1970's. The Federation of that universe was corrupt, and the uniforms featured our Star Trek emblem at a slant. It gave a fascinating, layered look at what happens when a small band of outlaws (Robin Hoody) are trapped in a space ship fighting everyone. Avon and Blake were the main characters - a thief and a freedom fighter clashing over survival and obligations. Complex Shakespearean tragedy.
  • Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow dies at 78

    06/03/2019 12:40:36 PM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    British actor Paul Darrow, best known for his role as Kerr Avon in sci-fi BBC TV series Blake's 7, has died at the age of 78 following a short illness. ... Darrow shared a flat with John Hurt and Ian McShane while studying at Rada. While best-known for his Blake's 7 role, he appeared in more than 200 television shows, including Doctor Who, The Saint, Z Cars, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Little Britain.