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Survivors – all six series two episode available on iTunes

Posted by Rich Cross on May 9, 2010

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 account).

Survivors series two on iTunes

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First reviews of BBC America’s premiere of Survivors series one

Posted by Rich Cross on February 14, 2010

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 blog to this – and for other updates too numerous to mention

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Julie Graham interviewed in Sunday People

Posted by Rich Cross on January 25, 2010

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 surviving without civilisation and modern technology.

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Survivors – new DVD cover designs released

Posted by Rich Cross on January 23, 2010

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 two and series one and two boxset) and Play (series two and series one and two boxset) .

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

Survivors - series one and two DVD

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Survivors episode one – more reviews

Posted by Rich Cross on January 17, 2010

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

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Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer

Posted by Rich Cross on January 14, 2010

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 already available (until a week after the last episode is shown, at which point all six episodes will be withdrawn from the iPlayer).

The service currently indicates that episode one of Survivors series two will be available until 23 February (which would have been a week after episode six had broadcast). With a two-week gap now separating the broadcast of episodes one and two, it is certain that this date will be revised – meaning that episodes will be available until 2 March 2010.

Please note: access to programme content on the iPlayer service is only available in the UK

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Survivors series two episode one repeats

Posted by Rich Cross on January 13, 2010

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.

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Survivors episode one series two pulls in 4.45m

Posted by Rich Cross on January 13, 2010

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.

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Survivors series two episode one reviews

Posted by Rich Cross on January 13, 2010

Reviews of episode one of series two of Survivors appear in The Guardian; and on the Total SciFi site.

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BBC News – Survivors preview

Posted by Rich Cross on January 11, 2010

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.

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BBC trailer for Survivors series two episode one

Posted by Rich Cross on January 9, 2010

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):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Den of Geek post Survivors BBC publicity stills

Posted by Rich Cross on January 9, 2010

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.

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Survivors second episode delayed a week by live football

Posted by Rich Cross on January 7, 2010

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 heavy snowfalls in the region. The rearranged match will now be shown live on BBC One at 09:00pm on 19 January 2010 – meaning that episode two of Survivors (which would have been shown at that time) will be pushed back a week.

There will therefore be a gap of two weeks between transmission of episode one of Survivors‘ second series (12 January) and episode two (26 January).

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Radio Times online lists Survivors series two episode one

Posted by Rich Cross on January 4, 2010

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 medical equipment to save Greg’s life and she leads Al and Tom into a hospital, where they face both the threat of disease and a raging fire. Elsewhere, Abby finds herself a prisoner of Whitaker, the obsessive leader of the Laboratory scientists.

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Survivors series two features – SciFiNow

Posted by Rich Cross on December 23, 2009

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 (Greg Preston), Robyn Addison (Sarah), Phillip Rhys (Al) Zoe Tapper (Anya) and Nicholas Greaves (Whittaker); showrunner Adrian Hodges; co-executive producer Sue Hogg and producer Hugh Warren.

SciFiNow - World Without End

SciFiNow - World Without End

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BBC Press Office latest – episode one – Tuesday 12 January 2010

Posted by Rich Cross on December 20, 2009

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.

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BBC HD begins repeat showing of Survivors series one

Posted by Rich Cross on July 13, 2009

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 alerting the blog to this news.

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Survivors – all six series one episodes available on iTunes

Posted by Rich Cross on January 1, 2009

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).

Survivors - available for purchase on iTunes

Survivors - available for purchase on iTunes

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Last day of series stacker iPlayer option for Survivors series one

Posted by Rich Cross on December 30, 2008

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 episodes have now been withdrawn from the main iPlayer, episode six is still available from the BBC Survivors mini-site until 5 January. This version is the one with in-screen sign-language).

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New series DVD – new release date and special features listed

Posted by Rich Cross on November 30, 2008

The release date for the three-disc DVD of the first series of the new Survivors (which was previously announced as 5 January) has now been confirmed as 26 January 2009.

The release is listed for pre-order on Amazon; the BBC shop, and on other online retailers. The listed price is £29.99, though several retailers are discounting this to less than £18.00 (for pre-order).

The (unconfirmed) list of ‘special features’ on the release are as follows:

  • Making of Survivors
  • Character Profiles
  • Survivors Special Effects Featurette
  • Easter Egg

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