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Post-apocalyptic drama Falling Skies returns on FX in July

Posted by Rich Cross on May 22, 2012

Season two of post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Falling Skies premieres in the UK on the FX channel this July – precise transmission dates are still to be confirmed.

Ahead of the second season premiere, FX is repeating season one of Falling Skies on weekdays at 01:00am from 29 May 2012.


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The Walking Dead – series two – premieres on terrestrial Channel 5 in UK

Posted by Rich Cross on May 14, 2012

Series two of post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead premiered on terrestrial Channel 5 in the UK today (22:00, 14 May 2012), following its earlier showing on the FX cable and satellite channel.

Opening episode What Lies Ahead is available to view on the streaming Demand 5 service until 21 May.

Rick leads the group out of the Centre for Disease Control just before it blows itself sky high. The group hopes to find safety at a military base, but the road there is strewn with walkers and Sophia gets scared off the path…

The episode is repeated on 5* at 22:00 on 15 May and again at 22:00 on 19 May.

As previously reported, the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead has already been renewed for a third season.

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Original series episode Genesis features in BBC ’70s documentary

Posted by Rich Cross on May 12, 2012

Several extracts from the original Survivors first series episode Genesis feature in Dominic Sandbrook’s new BBC 2 documentary TV series The ’70s.

In the third of four episodes, which focuses on the mid-1970s [‘Goodbye Great Britain 75-77’], Sandbrook makes reference to the resonances between the widespread ‘pessimism and paranoia’ gripping Britain at the time and the post-apocalyptic preoccupations of Survivors.

Sandbrook’s commentary (33ms 20s – 35ms 04s) is illustrated with extracts from Genesis (showing Anne Tranter’s first meeting with Greg Preston; and Abby Grant’s encounter with Arthur Wormley) and an oddly irrelevant aerial shot of some moorland (sourced from some other show).

Viewers in the UK can catch the episode on the BBC iPlayer service (until 9.59pm on Monday, 21 May 2012)

BBC - The '70s - 3 - ‘Goodbye Great Britain 75-77’ - Survivors

BBC – The ’70s – 3 – ‘Goodbye Great Britain 75-77’ – Survivors

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Original series episode Law of the Jungle (with Brian Blessed) on the big screen in Derby

Posted by Rich Cross on May 10, 2012

A rare opportunity to enjoy an episode from the original Survivors on the big screen is provided during the ID Fest film festival in Derby later in May.

The series three episode Law of the Jungle, which features a memorable guest appearance by Brian Blessed is being screened on Saturday 26 May at 12:45pm. The ‘Brian Blessed Television Showcase’ also includes an equally rare cinematic outing for one of the earliest installments of the Tales of the Unexpected anthology Lamb to the Slaughter, in which Blessed also co-stars.

At 7:00pm on the same day, the festival plays host to Brian Blessed: live in conversation, an opportunity to hear the actor and raconteur reflect on decades of work on the big and small screen.

Blessed’s appearance is followed by a screening of the kitch 1980s space-opera Flash Gordon, which features a scene-stealing peformance from Blessed as Prince Vultan.

Tickets for the Brian Blessed Television Showcase and Brian Blessed: live in conversation events are available from the Quad venue web site.

Brian Blessed - Brod, original Survivors Law of the Jungle - Lamb to the Slaughter

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