Posted 02nd of June 2000

Soldiers of Love

6 CDs are now available in this SF audio series featuring many Blake's 7 and Dr Who actors. So far, the series has featured Michael Keating (Vila), Gareth Thomas (Blake), Jan Chappell (Cally), and Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan).

Camp and frequently hilarious, the series features a group of innocent protagonists drawn into a complex plot by the villanous editor of Stellar Network Radio.

Soldiers of Love tends to be a love it (rolling on the floor laughing) or hate it show. The humour tends to be very adult, but my 12 year old son loves it as much as I do (the obscene jokes just go over his head and he laughs at all the rest of it).

Read the reviews and decide for yourself if you'll like it. We offer to return your money if you find it's not your cup of tea. If you like B movies, wobbly sets, smutty jokes, double entendres and a surprisingly complex plot underlying everything, then I recommend it. Jackie Pearce as the madame of a brothel was a magic casting (if she has a line of dialogue that doesn't contain a double-entendre, then I must have missed it). Gareth Thomas as a camp Welsh producer is an absolute scream. Can you resist Jan Chappell as a giant alien frog... How about Michael Keating babbling total nonsense as his mind is sucked away by the villain's machine? And Nicholas Courtney (the Briagadeer, and loving the chance to play against the stereotype) as an absolutely delightful pacifist alien.

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