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Archive for March, 2010

Worlds Apart – Survivors guidebook – published 7 April 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on March 31, 2010

Due to a slight production delay at the book’s printers, Worlds Apart: the unofficial and unauthorised guide to the BBC’s remake of Survivors will now be published on 7 April 2010.

The book can be pre-ordered from the Classic TV Press website; and the latest news about the book can be found through the Classic TV Press Twitter.


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The Age – Survivors Channel Nine preview video

Posted by Rich Cross on March 31, 2010

Australian newspaper The Age published an extremely positive preview of Survivors ahead of the transmission on the opening episode of series one on Channel Nine on 21 March (the video contains advertisement previews).

Serious concerns are being expressed at Channel Nine’s treatment of the series with reports that the channel had made signficant edits and merged truncated versions of separate episodes.

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Paterson Joseph on GMTV – 26 March 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on March 31, 2010

Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston) appeared on ITV’s GMTV on Friday 26 March 2010. No online video of Joseph’s appearance is currently available, but GMTV‘s preview for the day (now only available as a cached Google page) indicates:

the star of Survivors and Peepshow joins us to talk about his new drama Blood and Oil

Joseph mentioned various possible options regarding the future of Survivors, but was unable to confirm the show’s current status.

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Houston Chronicle – seven episode reviews of Survivors on BBC America

Posted by Rich Cross on March 31, 2010

The Chron blog of the Houston Chronicle has posted reviews of all six episodes of series one of Survivors and of the opening episode of series two (which are being shown as a single 12 episode series on BBC America).

New reviews will be added at the same URL as the remaining five episodes of series two of Survivors are broadcast.

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BBC America – Survivors second series moves to Tuesday

Posted by Rich Cross on March 26, 2010

Although BBC America is presenting the twelve existing episodes of Survivors as a single ‘season’, the scheduling of the show was moved between episode six (the series one finale) and episode seven (the series two premiere) this week.

The series one finale of Survivors was shown on Saturday 20 March, with the opening episode of series two transmitted on Tuesday 23 March. The remaining episodes of series two will be shown on Tuesdays at 9pm (8pm Central time), concluding on Tuesday 27 April.

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SciFiNow Survivors series two DVD review

Posted by Rich Cross on March 25, 2010

Reviewing the Survivors series two DVD in SciFiNow magazine (Issue 39), James Rundle declares the second series “highly recommended” and adds:

Alternately distressing, heartwarming, savage, restrained, brutal and disciplined, this is surely one of the finest post-apocalyptic shows of the millennium…. [I]t’s possible to jump in at this point if you missed the first season, although we’d recommend watching that first if you have the opportunity… This is quality drama.

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Survivors series two photo prints

Posted by Rich Cross on March 21, 2010

Photographer Craig Holmes (who was commissioned by the BBC to provide the Survivors‘ series two publicity stills, and whose pictures illustrate the series two DVD cover) has added a set of Survivors‘ cast portraits to his online portfolio.

As well as reviewing the gallery online, it is possible to buy photo-cards and photo-prints of the images of Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston), Phillip Rhys (Al), Max Beesley (Tom Price) and Patrick Malahide (Landry) through the site.

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Survivors to premiere in Australia on Channel Nine in March

Posted by Rich Cross on March 11, 2010

Survivors‘ international reach extends down under, with the news that the series will premiere on Channel Nine in Australia, begining on 21 March.

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BBC indicates ‘no decision’ yet taken on possible third series of Survivors

Posted by Rich Cross on March 4, 2010

In response to repeated enquiries the BBC has added an FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) to its website: Will there be a third series of Survivors?, to which the current (4 March 2010) answer is:

It has not been confirmed at present whether there will be a third series.

As soon as the BBC has confirmed its intentions in respect of Survivors series three, news will be posted here.

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Total SciFi set visit report from series two location filming

Posted by Rich Cross on March 4, 2010

The Total SciFi site’s Paul Simpson has posted (3 March 2010) a report from a set visit he made during the latter stages of the filming of Survivors second series in 2009. During the visit to various locations, Simpson interviews Phillip Rhys (Al), Chahak Patel (Najid) and showrunner Adrian Hodges – who concludes:

“In some ways we feel that we’ve barely begun with Survivors, but in other ways I have to accept that this might be its final series… What I’ve tried to do with this series is give a satisfying conclusion so that if it proves to be the last episode, at least it will feel like a series that has finished in an appropriate way, but at the same time, almost every door is left open.”

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Survivors series two (and series one and two) DVDs released

Posted by Rich Cross on March 2, 2010

The DVD of Survivors series two (along with the series one and two boxset) has now been released (1 March 2010).

The DVDs are available for purchase on Amazon (series two and series one and two boxset) and Play (series two and series one and two boxset).

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

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