B11 "Gambit" George Spenton-Foster Robert Holmes 20 March 1979 6.6 (90)
Blake's team arrives at Freedom City, (one of the last places not under Federation control), to find a cyber-surgeon named Docholli, who rumour has, is one of the few people who may know the secret location of Star One – the real control centre of the Federation. As Blake, Jenna and Cally look for the surgeon, who is hiding under the false name Kline, they discover he is being guarded by Travis who has sought the doctor for maintenance on his cybernetic arm. Through the assistance of a devious casino owner named Krantor, Servalan lurks behind the scenes plotting to eliminate Docholli. She lays a trap for him by capturing Travis and secretly placing a bomb in his cyber arm. Meanwhile, Avon and Vila sneak a miniaturised Orac, (reduced to ⅛th size by demonstrating controlled molecular implosion), to cheat in Krantor's Big Wheel casino and win large amounts of money. Vila is later tricked by Krantor to play "to the death" in a game of speed chess against an undefeated player known as The Klute.
Guest Stars: Denis Carey (as Docholli), Aubrey Woods (as Krantor), Harry Jones (as Jarriere), Nicolette Roeg (as Chenie), John Leeson (as Toise), Sylvia Coleridge (as Croupier), Deep Roy (as Klute), Paul Grist (as Cevedic), Michael Halsey (as Zee)
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