The Keeper

Blake's 7Blake, Jenna and Vila visit Goth, leaving Avon and Cally on the ship. Cally detects a ship that is most likely Travis’s, so Avon sets off to destroy it, leaving Blake and the others in the lurch when savages attack them on the planet. Jenna is captured and betrothed to Gola, Charl of the Tents of Goth, while Vila becomes the court jester. Blake is almost not rescued from death by Avon on the Liberator’s return. He returns and encounters Rod, Gola’s brother and a prime contender to be Charl. Gola and his sister, both of royal blood, are checked by Jenna, and neither of them has the secret of Star One’s location. After a battle with Gola, Rod is killed, and Vila finds nothing on him. Gola is poisoned by his mystic sister and dies. She tells Blake and the others that the truest royal person on Goth is locked away in the dungeons below: Gola’s and Rod’s father, the deposed Charl. Blake goes to the dying old man, who passes away just after telling Blake “a fool knows everything and nothing.” Blake repeats the phrase to the dead king’s grieving jester, triggering a brain implant that gives them the coordinates of Star One.

written by Allan Prior
directed by Derek Martinus
music by Dudley Simpson

Cast: Gareth Thomas (Blake), Sally Knyvette (Jenna), Paul Darrow (Avon), Jan Chappell (Cally), Michael Keating (Vila), Peter Tuddenham (Zen, Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Brian Croucher (Travis), Bruce Purchase (Gola), Freda Jackson (Tara), Shawn Curry (Rod), Cengiz Saner (Fool), Arthur Hewlitt (The Old Man), Ron Tarr (Patrol Leader)

LogBook entry by Earl Green