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New study of the work of Terry Nation

Posted by Rich Cross on August 7, 2010

A new work by author Alwyn Turner will provide a fresh perspective on the televisual works of Survivors creator Terry Nation in the 1960s and 1970s. Due for publication in the spring of 2011, The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation, will be the first book-length study of the writing career of Nation since Jonathan Bignell and Andrew O’Day’s Terry Nation (Manchester: Manchester University Press) published in 2004. Publishers Aurum Press announced the publication of Turner’s new study as follows:

The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Sam Harrison of Aurum has acquired The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation by Alwyn W. Turner.

Cardiff-born Terry Nation was one of the most successful, prolific and celebrated writers for popular television that Britain has ever produced. His science fiction series Survivors and Blakes 7, from the late-1970s, have been durable cult and critical hits, one being re-made thirty years on and the other constantly rumoured for return, while his villainous creations the Daleks ensured, and at times eclipsed, the success of Doctor Who.

Scheduled for Spring 2011, The Man Who Invented the Daleks will focus on Nation’s work in the 1960s and 1970s, charting a career that also saw him join the legendary Associated London Scripts, become chief writer for a troubled Tony Hancock and play a key role in hit international adventures series such as The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders!.

Sam Harrison said: In his acclaimed histories Crisis? What Crisis? and Rejoice! Rejoice! Alwyn has proven himself one of the most stylish and authoritative writers on British popular culture working today. By drawing together the various strands of Terry Nation’s life and career, this book will offer a captivating window onto the creative melting pot without which British television today would look very different.

Anyone who knew and wishes to share their memories of Terry Nation can contact the author at: alwyn@alwynwturner.com.

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Survivors premiers on the PRIME channel in New Zealand

Posted by Rich Cross on August 7, 2010

Series one of Survivors has begun transmission on the national, free-to-air PRIME network in New Zealand on 29 July 2010.

Thanks to AH for alerting the blog to this news.

Survivors on PRIME in New Zealand

Survivors on PRIME in New Zealand

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Survivors series one secures BBC HD repeat – July-August 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on August 7, 2010

Series one of Survivors secured a low-key late-night repeat on the BBC HD Channel in late July and early August 2010.

The ninety-minute first episode was shown at 00:30 on Tuesday 27 July 2010, with episodes two to five then being shown at 01:00 between Wednesday 28 July and Saturday 31 Juy 2010. The repeat run concluded with a showing of episode six at 01:00 on Tuesday August 3 2010.

The series one repeat meant that all six episodes were available for seven days following transmission on the BBC iPlayer service.

There is no indication as yet as to whether the BBC HD channel plan to repeat broadcast Survivors‘ second series.

Thanks to AH for alerting the blog to this news

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