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Archive for December, 2009

BBC post ‘catch-up’ Survivors trailer

Posted by Rich Cross on December 31, 2009

In the last hour, the BBC has posted a Survivors series one ‘catch-up’ trailer on its You Tube channel. The video is also available through the BBC’s own progamme page for Survivors.

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BBC shows first Survivors series two trailer

Posted by Rich Cross on December 30, 2009

Broadcast on BBC One just before 9pm on Tuesday 29 December 2009 (ahead of episode two of the new The Day of the Triffids adaptation), the first 40-second Survivors series two trailer offered a montage of images from episode one and the tag-line ‘Fighting to Survive’.

The trailer confirms that episode one of series two of Survivors will be shown (on BBC One and BBC HD) at 9pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010.

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Survivors series two features – SciFiNow

Posted by Rich Cross on December 23, 2009

A two-page feature on series two of Survivors – written by the author of this blog – is published today in SciFiNow magazine (Issue 36).

The feature – illustrated with behind-the-scenes shots showing Max Beesley’s (Tom Price) location filming on episode one – includes interview testimony from cast members Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), Robyn Addison (Sarah), Phillip Rhys (Al) Zoe Tapper (Anya) and Nicholas Greaves (Whittaker); showrunner Adrian Hodges; co-executive producer Sue Hogg and producer Hugh Warren.

SciFiNow - World Without End

SciFiNow - World Without End

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BBC Press Office latest – episode one – Tuesday 12 January 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on December 20, 2009

Following the recent revisions in the BBC plans regarding the scheduling of Survivors series two, the BBC Press Office now indicates that episode one will be shown at 9pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010. The BBC also reports that episode two will transmit a week later at 9pm on 19 January 2010.

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BBC withdraws series one Survivors Interactive web site

Posted by Rich Cross on December 20, 2009

The BBC has pulled the Survivors Interactive web site, previously located at http://www.bbc.co.uk/survivors. The URL now redirects to the BBC Programme listing for series one at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ftbv3.

All of the content on Survivors Interactive reflected the six episodes of series one, so it was all-but certain that the material would be either withdrawn or updated ahead of the transmission of series two. Currently, it is not known if the BBC intend to launch a new version of Survivors Interactive to complement series two.

Thanks, once again, to the ever vigilant Adrian H for spotting this.

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BBFC rates Survivors series two episode three

Posted by Rich Cross on December 19, 2009

The BBFC has rated the third episode of series two of Survivors as a ’15’, with the consumer advice that it “contains strong violence”.

The BBFC previously rated episode one as a ’15’ and awarded episode two with a ’12’ rating.

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BBC Press Office publishes Survivors series two press pack

Posted by Rich Cross on December 18, 2009

The BBC Press Office has now published its press pack for Survivors series two – including brief interviews with Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Phillip Rhys, Zoe Tapper and a guide to ‘additional characters’ (new and returning).

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SFX – Survivors series two preview feature

Posted by Rich Cross on December 18, 2009

The new issue of SFX magazine (No 191) contains a five page preview feature on Survivors series two featuring interviews with cast and crew carried out as part of a set visit during the Birmingham location filming.

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Digital Spy posts Adrian Hodges S2 preview interview

Posted by Rich Cross on December 14, 2009

The Digital Spy site has posted a Survivors series two preview interview with showrunner and lead script writer Adrian Hodges.

The interview, which was recorded during the Survivors series two press day in October – quite naturally – includes revelations about series two characters and plot developments which could be treated as ***SPOILERS***.

Thanks to the eagle-eyed Adrian H for spotting that this had been posted.

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Survivors series two – BBC Press Office pulls episode two date

Posted by Rich Cross on December 13, 2009

The transmission date of episode one of the second series of Survivors is still not confirmed – with the BBC Press Office’s confirmation of an 12 January 2010 premier for episode two withdrawn from its web site.

Clearly, the scheduling of Survivors still remains in a state of flux. This blog will be updated with the latest news as information is released (and withdrawn!) by the BBC.

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Survivors series two – January 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on December 10, 2009

The BBC Press Office reports the second episode of series two of Survivors will broadcast at 9pm on BBC1 Tuesday 12 January 2010 (episode two is featured as a highlight of that week’s schedule). Although not confirmed, this makes it all-but certain that the first episode of series two would be shown on Tuesday 5 January 2010.

The Press Office’s guide to episode two contains plot ***SPOILERS***.

Read the BBC Press Office’s introduction to episode two >>>

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BBC confirms ‘high octane’ series two ‘coming soon’ – but gives no date

Posted by Rich Cross on December 6, 2009

The BBC Press Office has published a short promotional feature on series two of Survivors in an end-of-year ‘Coming soon’ round-up.

The article confirms that the “high octane” second series “picks up moments after the thrilling cliff-hanger” of episode six, but provides no confirmation of a transmission date.

Please be aware that the article contain some significant episode one plot and character ***SPOILERS***.

Read the BBC Press Office feature in full >>>

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BBFC rates Survivors series two episodes for DVD release

Posted by Rich Cross on December 4, 2009

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published its ratings decisions for the first two episodes of the series two of Survivors ahead of its DVD release next year.

Episode one has a ’15’ rating and the consumer advice that it “contains strong violence and medical gore”; episode two is rated ’12’, with the advice that it “contains moderate violence”. Decisions on the remaining four episodes will be published in the coming weeks.

Thanks to Rob Stickler for alerting the blog to this.

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