New series DVD – new release date and special features listed

The release date for the three-disc DVD of the first series of the new Survivors (which was previously announced as 5 January) has now been confirmed as 26 January 2009. The release is listed for pre-order on Amazon; the BBC shop, and on other online retailers. The listed price is £29.99, though several retailers are… Read More New series DVD – new release date and special features listed

Pennant Roberts, original series director, rates the new Survivors

*** EXCLUSIVE *** Pennant Roberts, who directed numerous episodes of the first and second series of the original Survivors – including the classic opening episode The Fourth Horseman – shares with this blog his initial reaction to viewing the first two episodes of the remake: “on the whole I enjoyed watching the first episode. Remakes… Read More Pennant Roberts, original series director, rates the new Survivors

Viewing figures down for Survivors second episode – but still solid

Viewing figures for the second episode of Survivors are reported to have been around 5.3 million (a 22% audience share) – down on the 6.5 million audience (a 26% share) for the pilot episode according to “unofficial, overnight” figures. The strong showing for the opening episode was recognised as an “excellent performance” by viewing figures… Read More Viewing figures down for Survivors second episode – but still solid

BBC launches Survivors Interactive

The BBC Survivors web site has launched Survivors Interactive. This new site (which requires Flash software, and which seems to work far better in Internet Explorer than Firefox) includes interviews with actors; clips from the programme; and original in-character pieces-to-camera. The interactive component is based on visitors selecting characters from the show and then answering… Read More BBC launches Survivors Interactive

Adrian Hodges describes the demise of Jenny in episode one

On the Digital Spy web site, show creator Adrian Hodges today explains his decision to ‘kill off’ the character of Jenny (played by Freema Ageyman) in the first episode. “There’s nothing wrong with the character,” he says, “and there’s certainly nothing wrong with the actress who played her, but I didn’t think she had a… Read More Adrian Hodges describes the demise of Jenny in episode one

BBC adds video content to Survivors web site

New video content has been added to the BBC Survivors web site, including: Episode one extract: ‘Abby searches for son Peter in the aftermath of the deadly viral attack’ Interview: ‘Actor Chanak Patel tells us why Najid’s faith is important to him Context feature: ‘Ecologist Joaquin Hortal gives us expert advice on how to survive… Read More BBC adds video content to Survivors web site

First episode of Survivors available on iPlayer

The first ninety-minute episode of Survivors is now available on the BBC’s iPlayer service (and was loaded within 20mins of the episode’s broadcast). The episode will be available until the transmission of the the sixth and final episode of the first series has been added to the iPlayer for seven days – under the Series… Read More First episode of Survivors available on iPlayer

BBC Writers’ Room – Survivors

The BBC’s BBC Writers’ Room blog includes a post by Piers Beckley, introducing interviews by scriptwriters Adrian Hodges and Gaby Chiappe, who both discuss their craft on the programme. Beckley also announces that, to assist would-be scriptwriters in understanding how to translate ideas to screen-ready telescripts, the full-script for the first episode of Survivors will… Read More BBC Writers’ Room – Survivors