The current issue of sci-fi mag SFX (No 175, November 2008) reports that the next issue (No 176, December 2008) will include a feature “on set for the Survivors remake!”. That issue will go on sale on 22 October. Issue 21 of SciFi Now magazine (published towards the end of October) will include an illustrated… Read More Upcoming Survivors features in SFX and SciFi Now
The first episode of the new Survivors had its first screening (for colleagues within the BBC) on Wednesday 24 September. (The press screening will be held in due course). Read comments and reaction to the first episode from The Culture Show’s web producer Ellen West. She suggests that: The first episode of the new Survivors… Read More First episode of new Survivors gets internal BBC screening
Celia Gregory, who played the role of Ruth the doctor in the second series of Survivors in 1976, has died at the age of 58. An obituary written by colleagues and collaborators Cherie Lunghi, Allan Corduner and Jan Sagent appears in The Stage. A revised version of The Stage obituary was republished in The Guardian… Read More Celia Gregory (Ruth, Survivors, 1976) dies at age of 58
Now in its third printing, the unofficial guide to Survivors (written by this blog editor and co-author Andy Priestner) has been reprinted by publishers Telos ahead of the transmission of the BBC’s new series. The contents of the book remains unchanged, providing: “a detailed guide to the making of all three series of the show;… Read More ‘The end of the world?’ Survivors guide reprinted
Some recent blog postings (personal and publication) that I picked up in a recent web trawl: Virgin media (brief) Survivors preview Dreamwatch on casting new ‘The human race drops dead but at least were still pretty’ Pics: Freema Agyeman filming new role
The 13-19 September 2008 edition of TV & Satellite Week includes a half-page feature on the new Survivors as part of a round-up of the upcoming Autumn drama schedule. The preview includes a good-size BBC promo shot, showing Zoe Tapper (Dr Anya Raczynski), Freema Ageyman (Jenny Collins) and Bryony Afferson (Pat). It is likely that… Read More TV & Satellite Week – half-page Survivors preview
Brief clips from the new Survivors series is available to view online (within the UK) on the BBC Press Office site. The streaming promotional video for the BBC Autumn Drama schedule includes a few seconds of footage from Survivors mainly featuring Julie Graham (Abby Grant).
The BBC has set up the sub-domain http://www.bbc.co.uk/survivors to host the forthcoming new series mini-site. No content has yet been added, and the site is not likely to be populated until much closer to transmission.
Orion publishers are to republish the 1976 Survivors novel, authored by series creator Terry Nation. Orion have confirmed to this blog their intended publication date of November 2009. Publication details are as follows: 256pp, paperback ISBN-13: 978-1409102649 ISBN-10: 978-1409102649 Publisher: Orion Publication date: 26 November 2009 Provisional cover price: £6.99 Review the Amazon listing, or… Read More Orion to republish Terry Nation’s Survivors novel
In a round-up of the BBC Autumn 2008 drama schedule, the Daily Telegraph reports that the new series of Survivors will be broadcast in October 2008 – although, in fact, this remains unconfirmed by the BBC. Survivors is included as one of ten ‘top’ dramas featuring on TV screens in the coming weeks. The Telegraph… Read More Daily Telegraph suggests October transmission date