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

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***.


Abby and her mismatched family of survivors are in disarray, as the series written by Adrian Hodges and starring Julie Graham, Paterson Joseph, Zoe Tapper, Max Beesley and Nikki Amuka-Bird returns.

The series picks up moments after the thrilling cliff-hanger to the first series and the survivors are now struggling not just with the difficulties of day-to-day life amidst the ruins of the post-virus apocalypse but also with the threat of other emerging communities and the machinations of the sinister Lab.

As the series begins, Abby is being held by Whittaker and Fiona at the Lab. There, she learns that the scientists have avoided infection and are looking desperately for a vaccine which they believe her unique immune system alone will generate.

Meanwhile, the family races to save Greg’s life as he lies dying from a gunshot wound. Drawn into a burning hospital by their search for the necessary medical equipment, Al and Anya are caught in an avalanche of rubble as the building collapses around them. Tom is faced with the stark challenge of rescuing his friends from a seemingly insurmountable disaster, with only Sarah and Naj to help him.

Characters returning for this high-octane second series are Abby, a devoted mother with a missing son; Greg, a loner, hiding the pain of his past; Anya, a doctor who has seen too much; Al, a playboy who becomes a surrogate father to the young and headstrong Najid; Sarah, a hedonist used to getting her own way; Tom Price, handsome, dangerous and a high-security prisoner before the virus hit; and Samantha Willis, the last surviving member of the British Government.

Abby is played by Julie Graham, Greg by Paterson Joseph, Anya by Zoe Tapper, Al by Phillip Rhys, Najid by Chahak Patel, Sarah by Robyn Addison, Tom by Max Beesley and Samantha Willis by Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Lab scientist Whittaker is played by Nicholas Gleaves, with Geraldine Somerville as Fiona and Ronny Jhutti as Sami. Patrick Malahide features as Landrey, a mysterious figure linked to the Lab.

BBC Press Office. 2009. ‘Coming soon: Survivors‘. 3 December Accessed 3 December 2009.


3 Responses to “BBC confirms ‘high octane’ series two ‘coming soon’ – but gives no date”

  1. rob said

    it seems like i’ve been waiting for ages for this to come back and now it’s due back i think the 12th jan here in the uk….at last something worth watching……….

  2. Lol said

    Looks like series 2 begins Tuesday 5th Jan. Although not mentioned in the press release of that week, shows episode 2 is being shown on Jan 12th.

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