The Syndeton Experiment was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Saturday, April 10, 1999.
A SECOND B7 RADIO PLAY - "The Syndeton Experiment": The second of the BBC's Blake's Seven Radio plays runs for 60 minutes and is again produced at BBC Pebble Mill by Brian Lighthill, and written by Barry Letts. The cast are: Paul Darrow (Avon), Michael Keating (Vila), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Steven Pacey (Tarrant), Peter Tuddenham (Orac/Slave), Paula Wilcox (Soolin) and Angela Bruce (Dayna.) Guest stars are Judy Cornwell and Peter Jeffrey. This time the play is being recorded in Surroundsound.
"Avon is really fed up with being on the run! For years now, he and the crew have only been keeping just ahead of the Federation... If only he could get at the results of the brilliant Dr Rossum's Syndeton Experiment - Dr Rossum was working on 'mind manipulation' just before his spectacular disappearance... If Avon and the crew could get those results, he would at last be able to take on the Federation. Brain-power versus gun-power. And Avon would win! But Servalan wants the results of the experiment too - and she has a few new tricks up her sleeve..."
Brian says it's a particularly good script for Paul and Steven. (Tarrant gets 'taken over.') It looks like BBC Worldwide will be releasing this story on CD (rather than cassette) but not until after the broadcast, we should have details of this very soon. It also looks hopeful that there will be another BBC Internet phone in - we'll give you the date when we hear. (It will probably be with Paul Darrow and Jacqueline Pearce - but that's notconfirmed.)