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

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Original series Survivors actors at Memorabilia, Birmingham 19-20 November 2011

Posted by Rich Cross on November 20, 2011

A number of actors from the original Survivors (1975-1977) appeared at the Memorabilia event in Birmingham on 19-20 November.

Those scheduled to appear were:

* Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston, S1-S3)
* Myra Frances (Anne Tranter, S1)
* James Cosmo (Lenny Carter, The Chosen, S2)
* Roger Lloyd Pack (Wally, Lights of London S2)
* Philip Madoc (Max Kershaw, The Chosen, S2)

Roger Lloyd Pack is unique is being the only actor from the original series of Survivors to appear in the revival of the series. Lloyd Pack appeared as villainous truck driver Billy Stringer in episodes three and four of series two of the new Survivors.

No specific Survivors panel or event had been arranged, and the appearance of such a large number of Survivors alumni (all of whom have a large number of other genre credentials to their name) seems to have been entirely co-incidental.


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Survivors secures French language DVD release

Posted by Rich Cross on November 13, 2011

Survivors has been released in a special French language (Region 2) DVD series on the Koba Films label.

Individual sets of series one and series two were released on 27 April 2011, and a two series box-set released on 19 October 2011.

All three releases offer a dubbed French (along the original English) soundtrack and French subtitles, and have the additional French title of Les Survivants De L’Apocalypse (‘Survivors of the apocalypse’).

The Koba Films release is the only example so far of a second language release for Survivors. The French editions are widely available through European DVD retailers (alongside the original English-language Region 2 2-entertain release).

Survivors - French DVD

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Zombie post-apocalyptic drama returns to UK TV screens

Posted by Rich Cross on November 5, 2011

Season two TV of US zombie-post-apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead began its UK premier on the FX channel on 21 October.

The UK FX site for the show announced:

The critically acclaimed series The Walking Dead returns to UK screens this October for its gripping second season. Last season left us nailed to our seats as the survivors of the zombie apocalypse fled an epic explosion at the CDC. As we enter the new season the survivors must make their way out of Atlanta to escape the tribe of ‘walkers’ that have taken over the city. But with the stakes even higher, what new problems will they face in their fight for survival?

The seven-episode second series continues on FX in the UK on Fridays at 10pm.

Walking Dead - Season two - Episode one

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