Dramatist Phil Redmond slates Survivors remake
Posted by Rich Cross on April 4, 2010
Well-known British TV dramatist Phil Redmond (creator of children’s show Grange Hill and soaps Brookside and Hollyoaks) has heavily criticised Adrian Hodges’ Survivors remake in a belated series review in the Liverpool Daily Post.
Revealing that the original 1970s Survivors “was one of the things that drew me to the power of television”, Redmond dismisses the new Survivors as an acute “disappointment”. He argues that: “Survivors may have been entertaining, but it contributed little to ethical or social debate” and suggests that the new series “proved that not many remakes work.”