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The BBC's revival of the classic 1970s post-apocalyptic drama by Terry Nation

Archive for July, 2008

TV Zone reports new Survivors cast details

Posted by Rich Cross on July 26, 2008

In its news section, issue 230 of TV Zone magazine reports on the BBC’s announcement of the main cast for the new series of Survivors. The piece is illustrated with individual publicity shots of each cast member (though not in their new series roles) overlayed (in five cases) with thumbnails of the same character from the original series.

The piece also includes a one line quotation from Julie Graham, picked up at the press conference for the BBC’s Bonekickers – a series which The Guardian described as “mind-bogglingly dreadful… Makes Scooby Do look like State of Play.”

In the quotation, Graham reveals that she has no memories of watching the original Survivors, but acknowledges that its premise was “prescient” and that she is “excited” about the upcoming remake.

TV Zone, Issue 230, Survivors cast details

TV Zone, Issue 230, Survivors cast details

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Hana Maria Pravda – Emma Cohen in the original series of Survivors – dies

Posted by Rich Cross on July 26, 2008

Hana Maria Pravda, who played the character of the elderly Jewish matriach Emma Cohen in seven episodes of the first series of the original Survivors (1975), passed away on 22 May 2008 at the age of 92.

Obituaries discussing Pravda’s remarkable life appeared in The Times and The Stage.

Hana Maria Pravda

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Sci Fi Wire speaks to Survivors’ Adrian Hodges

Posted by Rich Cross on July 14, 2008

The Sci Fi Wire site has published some brief comments on the new series whilst in California in July 2008 to promote the broadcast of the first series of Primeval in the US.

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