The Total SciFi site’s Paul Simpson has posted (3 March 2010) a report from a set visit he made during the latter stages of the filming of Survivors second series in 2009. During the visit to various locations, Simpson interviews Phillip Rhys (Al), Chahak Patel (Najid) and showrunner Adrian Hodges – who concludes: “In some… Read More Total SciFi set visit report from series two location filming
The iF magazine website has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, in which he discusses (for a US audience now following series one on BBC America) the process of reviving Survivors; the post-apocalyptic genre; updating characters from Terry Nation’s novel; and the challenges of filming an ‘end of the world’ drama.
The Daily Beast site has published an interview with Survivors showrunner Adrian Hodges, as the publicity surrounding the premiere of series one on BBC America gathers pace.
Following on from Julie Graham’s appearance (3 February), Max Beesley (Tom Price) appeared on ITV daytime chat show Loose Women on 12 February. A video of Beesley’s interview is available on the Loose Women web site (select ’12 Feb 2010 – Max Beesley’ from the video highlights list).
The Premium Hollywood site has published an interview with Survivors creator Adrian Hodges, in which he discusses the writing of the scripts; the casting of the main characters; comparisons between the original series and the new; and many other aspects of the show.
Manchester Evening News journalist Ian Wylie (who covered series one of Survivors extensively in 2008) has an interview with Julie Graham (Abby Grant) on his Life of Wylie blog; and a preview feature on the new series (featuring interviews with cast and crew) on the main Manchester Evening News site.
The Total SciFi site has posted an interview with Survivors producer Hugh Warren, in which he talks about shifts in storytelling in series two; the move to Birmingham; audience and BBC feedback; viewing figures for series one; and the team’s plans for the future of the show.
As promoted on BBC One at the end of episode one, the BBC Survivors site now offers a video interview with showrunner and lead writer on the series Adrian Hodges.
The print TV listings magazines have, between them, previewed Survivors second series extensively. Coverage includes: ‘The viral countdown’ (Total TV Guide) ‘The last action heroes’ (TV & Satellite Week) ‘Apocalypse now?’ (TV Quick) ‘Abby’s lab terror’ (What’s On TV) ‘Pick of the Day: Survivors’ (Radio Times) ‘Survivors’ (TV Easy) ‘Pick of the Day: Survivors (TV… Read More TV listings magazines preview Survivors series two
The BBC Press Office has now published its press pack for Survivors series two – including brief interviews with Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Phillip Rhys, Zoe Tapper and a guide to ‘additional characters’ (new and returning).
The Digital Spy site has posted a Survivors series two preview interview with showrunner and lead script writer Adrian Hodges. The interview, which was recorded during the Survivors series two press day in October – quite naturally – includes revelations about series two characters and plot developments which could be treated as ***SPOILERS***. Thanks to… Read More Digital Spy posts Adrian Hodges S2 preview interview
In an interview for the Total SciFi site showrunner and main scriptwriter Adrian Hodges discusses the reception of the first series of the new Survivors and his plans for series two. There are no specific series two spoilers, but in the interview he reveals the following: I read Terry Nation’s book very carefully, and I’ve… Read More Adrian Hodges discusses reception for series one and plans for series two
Martin Worth, who wrote scripts for the second and third series of the original Survivors, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House on Sunday 30 November, discussing how the real-world survival skills of current day survivors would compare with those expected of the public thirty years ago. (The episode is available on the BBC’s… Read More Original series writer Martin Worth interviewed on Radio 4
The BBC’s BBC Writers’ Room blog includes a post by Piers Beckley, introducing interviews by scriptwriters Adrian Hodges and Gaby Chiappe, who both discuss their craft on the programme. Beckley also announces that, to assist would-be scriptwriters in understanding how to translate ideas to screen-ready telescripts, the full-script for the first episode of Survivors will… Read More BBC Writers’ Room – Survivors
In Broadcast magazine – ‘On location: Survivors’ (19 November 2008), producer Hugh Warren describes the triumphs, challenges and tribulations of bringing the new Survivors to the screen.