ON 23 NOVEMBER 2008, the BBC broadcast the first episode of Adrian Hodges’ remake of Survivors, the first instalment of the six-part series one. Starring Julie Graham (as Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph (as Greg Preston), Zoë Tapper (as Dr Anya Raczynski), Max Beesley (as Tom Price), Phillip Rhys (as Al Sadiq), Nikki Amuka-Bird (as Samantha… Read More Ten years since the first episode of the Survivors remake premiered on BBC One
All six episodes of the second series of Survivors are now available for digital download from the iTunes shop. For UK customers, individual episodes cost £1.89 to download, or £9.99 for all six – using a ‘Series Pass’. (To use the service, you will need to download the free iTunes client and register an iTunes… Read More Survivors – all six series two episode available on iTunes
The US MetaCritic site has published a round-up of reviews of the first press review of Survivors opening episode which began on BBC America on 13 February 2010. The eight reviews already published (from publications including TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly and Variety) are aggregated as “generally favorable”. Many thanks to Adrian H for alerting the… Read More First reviews of BBC America’s premiere of Survivors series one
Julie Graham (Abby) is interviewed in the Sunday People (24 January 2010), discussing life in the acting profession; the ageing process; her dislike of shows such as I’m A Celebrity…; filming the first episodes of Survivors second series; her daughter’s recent bout of Swine ‘Flu; her own episodic battles with asthma; and her thoughts about… Read More Julie Graham interviewed in Sunday People
The cover designs for the Survivors series two DVD and series one and two DVD boxsets have been released. Both DVDs have a current release date of 22 February 2010 (the day before episode six of series two is shown on BBC One and BBC HD). The DVDs are available for pre-order on Amazon (series… Read More Survivors – new DVD cover designs released
More reviews of episode one of series two of Survivors appear in The Times (which also previewed the show (on 9 January)); The Telegraph; and on the
All six episodes of series two of Survivors will be available for streaming (or time-limited download) on the BBC iPlayer service. Rather than the standard seven-day access to a single episode (after which a new episode replaces the previous one) the entire series will be ‘stacked’ on the iPlayer, with each new episode joining those… Read More Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer
Episode one of series two of Survivors is repeated on the BBC HD channel at 23:15 on Saturday 16 January 2010 and on BBC One at 01:10 on Tuesday 19 January 2010. Details are provided on the ‘Episodes coming up’ section of the BBC Survivors website.
The first episode of series two of Survivors drew in 4.45m viewers (a 17.5% audience share) according to overnight figures published by Attentional. This is a fairly strong showing, but down on the 5.33m (22.2%) the first ninety-minute episode of series one attracted in 2008.
Reviews of episode one of series two of Survivors appear in The Guardian; and on the Total SciFi site.
The second series of Survivors – the first episode of which is shown on BBC One and BBC HD on Tuesday 12 January – is previewed on the BBC News site in a feature by BBC News Entertainment Correspondent Tim Masters.
A 1m 9s trailer for episode one of series two of Survivors (‘Hospital mad dash’) has been posted on the BBC Survivors site (and is embedded below):
The Den of Geek site has posted a gallery of BBC publicity stills promoting series two of Survivors. The majority of the stills are from the Birmingham location filming for episode one.
The BBC Press Office has confirmed that the showing of the second episode of series two of Survivors will be delayed by a week, because of a rescheduled Carling Cup football match. The semi-final fixture between Manchester City and Manchester United was due to take place on 6 January, but was postponed because of the… Read More Survivors second episode delayed a week by live football
The Radio Times website is listing details of the first episode of Survivors series two: Survivors Tuesday 12 January 9:00pm – 10:00pm BBC1 Ninety-nine per cent of the population are dead, Abby has been kidnapped and Greg lies badly wounded – can things get any worse for the Family? Anya realises that they will need… Read More Radio Times online lists Survivors series two episode one
A two-page feature on series two of Survivors – written by the author of this blog – is published today in SciFiNow magazine (Issue 36). The feature – illustrated with behind-the-scenes shots showing Max Beesley’s (Tom Price) location filming on episode one – includes interview testimony from cast members Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph… Read More Survivors series two features – SciFiNow
Following the recent revisions in the BBC plans regarding the scheduling of Survivors series two, the BBC Press Office now indicates that episode one will be shown at 9pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010. The BBC also reports that episode two will transmit a week later at 9pm on 19 January 2010.
The opening episode of the first series of Survivors will be broadcast at 23:50 on Monday 20 July 2009 on the BBC HD Channel. This will be the first installment of a six-part reshowing of the entire of the first series, which continues with episode two the following week. Many thanks to Adrian H for… Read More BBC HD begins repeat showing of Survivors series one
All six episodes of the first series of the new Survivors are now available for digital download from the iTunes shop. Individual episodes cost £1.89 to download, or £11.34 for all six. (To use the service, you will need to download the free iTunes client and register an iTunes account).
Access to all six episodes of the first series of Survivors on the BBC’s iPlayer service will cease at 9:29pm on Tuesday 30 December, when the ‘series stacker’ option for the programme comes to an end. The series one DVD will be released for sale on 26 January 2009. (2 January update: Although all Survivors… Read More Last day of series stacker iPlayer option for Survivors series one