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

Archive for September, 2009

Survivors’ creator Hodges’ cancelled Primeval show resurrected

Posted by Rich Cross on September 29, 2009

The BBC News site reports that Survivors‘ creator Adrian Hodges ITV dino-drama Primeval has been resurrected by ITV three months after being unexpectedly cancelled.

Primeval has been recommissioned for a total of 13 new episodes which will be “split over the two series, with series four going out in early 2011”, as part of a complex co-production deal (involving ITV, UKTV, Watch, BBC Worldwide and German station Pro7).

Digital Spy adds that: “ITV1 will premiere series four in early 2011, while Watch will have the first run of series five later that year. ITV1 will then broadcast series five.”


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Survivors series one on BBC South Africa

Posted by Rich Cross on September 20, 2009

Series one of Survivors began transmission on BBC South Africa on Tuesday 15 September at 20:30. The show will transmit in the same slot across a six-week run. The BBC Entertainment site, describes the show as: “A thrilling new interpretation of the classic drama which follows the fortunes of a group of survivors in a world devastated by a mystery virus.”

The BBC Entertainment sites offers a brief episode guide, as well as a ‘key facts’ introduction to the series.

The site also contains an extended trailer for series one (see below):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Iain Cuthbertson (actor, original Survivors) dies aged 79

Posted by Rich Cross on September 12, 2009

Small-screen stalwart Iain Cuthbertson, who memorably appeared in the role of Laird McAlister in the final episode of the original Survivors, has died aged 79.

Probably best known for his roles in Sutherland’s Law and Budgie, Cuthbertson’s numerous genre credits include ITV children’s supernatural drama Children of the Stones, the adapted M R James’ chiller Casting the Runes, and the Doctor Who story The Ribos Operation.

In the finale of series three of the original Survivors, Cuthbertson’s Laird was determined to assert the interests of Scottish survivors and challenge any plans that Agnes’ new ruling council might have to take the country’s resources for granted.

Obituaries appeared in The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Scotsman.

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