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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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Total SciFi – episode two review and Paterson Joseph interview

Posted by Rich Cross on January 29, 2010

The Total SciFi site has published a review of episode two of Survivors second series; and an interview with actor Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston).

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Survivors series two second episode viewing figures

Posted by Rich Cross on January 28, 2010

Media Week reports that the overnight figures for the second episode of series two of Survivors show that the programme attracted 3.6 million viewers (a 14.6% audience share).

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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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BBC post clip from Survivors series two episode two

Posted by Rich Cross on January 19, 2010

A 48-second clip from episode two of series two of Survivors has been posted on the BBC Survivors web site. Entitled ‘Bowling’, the clip is embedded below.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Episode two is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC HD Channel at 09:00pm on Tuesday 26 January 2010.

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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 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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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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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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Pennant Roberts, original series director, rates the new Survivors

Posted by Rich Cross on November 29, 2008

*** EXCLUSIVE *** Pennant Roberts, who directed numerous episodes of the first and second series of the original Survivors – including the classic opening episode The Fourth Horseman – shares with this blog his initial reaction to viewing the first two episodes of the remake:

“on the whole I enjoyed watching the first episode. Remakes often have a chequered history, but writer Adrian Hodges never permitted his audience to lose the plot. Terry Nation’s storyline was faithfully reproduced, even some of his actual lines recycled. The timing of the remake appears perfect. We find ourselves challenging ‘difficult times’ once more, as Gordon Brown is so fond of saying. What a relief! Things could be far, far worse for us all.

I didn’t enjoy the second episode as much, because it contained more of Terry Nation’s bish-bash-bosh philosophising, which thankfully I was able to avoid first time around. Nevertheless, I’ll be watching the new series to the bittersweet end.”

Pennant Roberts, 28 November 2008

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Viewing figures down for Survivors second episode – but still solid

Posted by Rich Cross on November 29, 2008

Viewing figures for the second episode of Survivors are reported to have been around 5.3 million (a 22% audience share) – down on the 6.5 million audience (a 26% share) for the pilot episode according to “unofficial, overnight” figures. The strong showing for the opening episode was recognised as an “excellent performance” by viewing figures service Attentional; and such a fall-off in numbers (although not welcome) is far from atypical for drama series of all kinds.

This dip still left Survivors as the most popular programme for the 21:00 slot; and saw the show hold its own against significant competition from live football on ITV.

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More reviews of Survivors episodes one and two

Posted by Rich Cross on November 29, 2008

More reviews of (one or both of) the first two episodes of Survivors have been published: Den of Geek – episode one and two site; Quiet Earth – episode one; Quiet Earth – episode two; Digital Spy – episode two; Dreamwatch – Total SciFi – episode one; Dreamwatch – Total SciFi – episode two.

Comment on episode two was also published in Guardian (25 November); and Guardian (28 November).

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Episode two – preview video online

Posted by Rich Cross on November 25, 2008

A one-minute-and-a-bit preview video for episode two has been added to the BBC Survivors web site (see screengrab below).

Episode two preview

Episode two preview

A review of this episode will be added to the blog later this week.

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TV guides promote Sunday’s first episode of Survivors

Posted by Rich Cross on November 18, 2008

All of the main (and most of the minor) highstreet TV listings magazines (which are published today) feature promotional materials on Survivors ahead of the transmission of the first two episodes of the new series next week.

The features on offer include:

  • Radio Times: ‘Fight to Survive’, (pp.20-24)
  • Total TV Guide: ‘Grave new world’, (pp.4-5)
  • TV & Satellite Week: ‘Survival of the fittest’, (pp.12-13)
  • TV Choice: ‘Survival of the Fittest’, (pp.6-7)
  • TV Easy: ‘Deadly drama!’, (p.5)
  • TV Quick: ‘It’s the end of the world’, (pp.16-17)
  • TV Times: ‘Life after death’, (pp.16-17)
  • What’s On TV: ‘Killer Virus’, (p.15)

Total TV Guide is the only magazine to feature Survivors as its main cover photo.

Total TV Guide, 22-28 November 2008

Total TV Guide, 22-28 November 2008

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Radio Times – Survivors features, but not as the cover shot

Posted by Rich Cross on November 17, 2008

The new Radio Times (for week beginning 22 November) includes an illustrated feature on the new Survivors – although the programme has lost out as the main cover feature to the David Tennant-starring Einstein and Eddington drama.

Radio Times, 22 November 2008

Radio Times, 22 November 2008

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