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

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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One Response to “Original series episode Genesis features in BBC ’70s documentary”

  1. David Staples said

    This documentary made the usual glib errors perpetuated by slipshod research, claiming that Arthur Wormley was the series’ main villain when he only appeared for 10 minutes in one episode.

    OK, Terry Nation may have intended this character to appear more but the fact is, he didn’t.

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