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

Archive for July, 2009

Tapper suggests Survivors series two ‘much darker’

Posted by Rich Cross on July 21, 2009

In an interview on the Digital Spy site, Survivors actress Zoë Tapper suggests that series two of the show is starker and bleaker than its predecessor.

Says Tapper: “I think – if this is possible – that this series is much darker than the last… There’s a lot of action and high emotion. I think people are going to be left on the edge of their seats because there’s some brilliant cliffhangers and some great writing.”

In the interview, Tapper refutes the rumour that the spectre of Swine Flu will have the effect of delaying the scheduling of Survivors series two.

Tapper is interviewed to promote her new series Desperate Romantics which begins on BBC2 on 21 July.


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BBC HD begins repeat showing of Survivors series one

Posted by Rich Cross on July 13, 2009

The opening episode of the first series of Survivors will be broadcast at 23:50 on Monday 20 July 2009 on the BBC HD Channel.

This will be the first installment of a six-part reshowing of the entire of the first series, which continues with episode two the following week.

Many thanks to Adrian H for alerting the blog to this news.

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Beesley promotes Survivors series one in Italy

Posted by Rich Cross on July 11, 2009

Survivors actor Max Beesley (Tom Price) appeared at the Italian film and TV festival RomaFictionFest being held in Rome between 6-11 July.

Beesley was in attendance to promote series one of Survivors, which is an Official Selection for the Series strand in the International competition. RomaFictionFest is also an opportunity to promote international TV sales, in the European market in particular.

Three promotional shots of Beesley’s appearance can be viewed (in thumbnail format) on the Bruno Press web site. (Deep-linking is not supported, so carry out a search for Max Beesley Fiction Festival to retrieve the relevant images).

The original 1975-1977 series of Survivors was a major TV hit in Italy, and all three series of the show have just been released on DVD in Italy for the first time – in a set of three box-sets and also as a series of ongoing ‘part-works’.

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