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

Archive for February, 2010

Facebook group for a third series of Survivors

Posted by Rich Cross on February 28, 2010

A Facebook group to lobby the BBC to commission a third series of Survivors has now been launched by Andy Priestner.

The ‘Survivors series three please’ group asks:

Do you want to know what Tom gets up to in ‘paradise’? If Greg’s wife and kids are alive? Whether devious Samantha will get her comeuppance? If so, join this campaign…

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Posted in Series one, Series three, Series two, Survivors | 26 Comments »

Survivors series two, episode six attracts 3.66m viewers

Posted by Rich Cross on February 24, 2010

The Media Guardian reports that the sixth and final episode of Survivors second series attracted 3.66 million viewers (a 14.4% audience share).

Posted in Series two, Transmission | 7 Comments »

No news yet on plans for a third series of Survivors

Posted by Rich Cross on February 23, 2010

The BBC have not, as yet (22:20 UK time, Tuesday 23 February 2010), confirmed whether or not there will be a third series of Survivors. As soon as that information is made available, it will be publicised here.

Posted in Remake, Series one, Series two, Survivors | 95 Comments »

iF magazine – Adrian Hodges interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 22, 2010

The iF magazine website has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, in which he discusses (for a US audience now following series one on BBC America) the process of reviving Survivors; the post-apocalyptic genre; updating characters from Terry Nation’s novel; and the challenges of filming an ‘end of the world’ drama.

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Max Beesley appears on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show

Posted by Rich Cross on February 22, 2010

Max Beesley (Tom Price) appeared – briefly – on ITV’s teamtime Alan Titchmarsh Show today (22 Feburary) to discuss his work on Survivors; the release of series two on DVD; his musical career and his pre-production work on his screenplay Mr Goodnight. The interview begins just under 38mins into the episode; and includes a short clip from episode four of series two.

The episode is available to view on the ITV Player (select 22 February 2010 edition).

Posted in Cast interviews, DVD, DVD - new series, Episode four, Episode six, Press coverage | 1 Comment »

TV.com: Phillip Rhys discusses Survivors series two finale

Posted by Rich Cross on February 22, 2010

In an interview on the TV.com site, Phillip Rhys (Al) discusses the events of the Survivors series two finale, which will be shown on Tuesday 23 February on BBC One and on Thursday 25 February on BBC HD.

***Please note that the interview contains significant plot SPOILERS concerning episode six***

Posted in Cast interviews, Episode six, Press coverage, Series two, Survivors | 3 Comments »

Survivors series two episode six preview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 19, 2010

The BBC has posted a 2m 16s preview of episode six of series two of Survivors (embedded below) which is entitled ‘A Vaccine’.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Posted in Episode six, Series two, Survivors | 1 Comment »

Film Review Online: series two, episode six image gallery

Posted by Rich Cross on February 19, 2010

The Film Review Online site has published a gallery of sixteen BBC publicity stills from Survivors series two episode six.

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Survivors series two, episode five attracts 3.4m viewers

Posted by Rich Cross on February 17, 2010

The Media Guardian reports that the overnight figures for episode five of series two of Survivors show that the programme drew an audience of 3.4m viewers (a 12.9% audience share).

Posted in Broadcast, Episode five, Press coverage, Series two, Survivors | 12 Comments »

Premium Hollywood – Paterson Joseph interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 15, 2010

The Premium Hollywood site has published an interview with Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), discussing his varied career; his shortlisting for the role of The Doctor; acting in science fiction; and some of his forthcoming roles.

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IESB.net interview with Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

Posted by Rich Cross on February 15, 2010

As the premiere of Survivors on BBC America continues to attract press attention on the other side of the Atlantic, the IESB.net site has published an interview with Julie Graham (Abby Grant) and Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), in which the pair discuss working together before Survivors; the development of their characters in series one of Survivors; working with other cast members on the show; and the differences between the first and second series.

Extracts from Julie Graham’s interview have also been published on the Film Review Online site.

Posted in Broadcast, Cast interviews, Press coverage, Series one, Series two, Survivors, Transmission | Leave a Comment »

CraveOnline publishes Adrian Hodges interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 15, 2010

The US based CraveOnline site has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, discussing his work on both Survivors and Primeval.

Posted in Cast interviews, Press coverage, Production series one, Production series two | Leave a Comment »

First reviews of BBC America’s premiere of Survivors series one

Posted by Rich Cross on February 14, 2010

The US MetaCritic site has published a round-up of reviews of the first press review of Survivors opening episode which began on BBC America on 13 February 2010.

The eight reviews already published (from publications including TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly and Variety) are aggregated as “generally favorable”.

Many thanks to Adrian H for alerting the blog to this – and for other updates too numerous to mention

Posted in Episode one, Press coverage, Reviews, Series one | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

The Daily Beast – Adrian Hodges interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 14, 2010

The Daily Beast site has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, as the publicity surrounding the premiere of series one on BBC America gathers pace.

Posted in Crew interviews, New series preview, Press coverage, Series one | Leave a Comment »

Max Beesley interviewed on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’

Posted by Rich Cross on February 13, 2010

Following on from Julie Graham’s appearance (3 February), Max Beesley (Tom Price) appeared on ITV daytime chat show Loose Women on 12 February. A video of Beesley’s interview is available on the Loose Women web site (select ’12 Feb 2010 – Max Beesley’ from the video highlights list).

Posted in Crew interviews, Press coverage, Series two, Survivors | Leave a Comment »

Survivors series two episode five preview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 13, 2010

The BBC has released a preview clip from the fifth episode of series two of Survivors (which is embedded below). Entitled ‘Running into trouble’, the clip is 1m 31s duration. Although advertised as being available on the BBC Survivors web site, the clip is only currently available through the BBC’s official YouTube channel

Posted in Episode five, New series preview, Series two, Transmission | 4 Comments »

Survivors series two, episode four attracts 3.8m viewers

Posted by Rich Cross on February 13, 2010

The Media Guardian site reports that the fourth episode of series two of the new Survivors drew an audience of 3.8m viewers (a 15% audience share) on 9 February.

Posted in Episode four, Press coverage, Series two, Transmission | 1 Comment »

Total SciFi: Julie Graham interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 11, 2010

The Total SciFi site has a new (10 February) interview with Survivors actress Julie Graham (Abby Grant) in which she discusses developments in series two; Abby’s relationship with her son; and more besides.

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Premium Hollywood – Adrian Hodges interview

Posted by Rich Cross on February 10, 2010

The Premium Hollywood site has published an interview with Survivors creator Adrian Hodges, in which he discusses the writing of the scripts; the casting of the main characters; comparisons between the original series and the new; and many other aspects of the show.

Adrian Hodges

Adrian Hodges

Posted in Crew interviews, Press coverage, Series one, Series two | 1 Comment »

Survivors series two episode five – photo gallery

Posted by Rich Cross on February 10, 2010

Film Review Online has posted a gallery of fourteen BBC publicity stills from episode five of the second series of Survivors.

Posted in Episode five, Press coverage, Production series two, Series two, Survivors | Leave a Comment »

 
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