Facebook group for a third series of Survivors

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…

iF magazine – Adrian Hodges interview

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.

Max Beesley appears on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show

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).

TV.com: Phillip Rhys discusses Survivors series two finale

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***

Survivors series two, episode five attracts 3.4m viewers

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).

Premium Hollywood – Paterson Joseph interview

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.

IESB.net interview with Julie Graham and Paterson Joseph

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.

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

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

Max Beesley interviewed on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’

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).

Survivors series two episode five preview

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

Premium Hollywood – Adrian Hodges interview

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