THE SECOND EPISODE of the first series of the 2008 remake of Terry Nation’s Survivors premiered on BBC One ten years ago this evening – just two days after the opening episode was screened. Moving on from the apocalyptic catastrophe depicted in the first episode, this second instalment shows how Abby and her band of… Read More Survivors remake episode two series one was broadcast ten years ago today
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 Total SciFi site has published a review of episode two of Survivors second series; and an interview with actor Paterson Joseph (Greg Preston).
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).
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
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. Episode two is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC HD Channel at 09:00pm on Tuesday 26 January 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… Read More Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer
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
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.
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
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… Read More New series DVD – new release date and special features listed
*** 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… Read More Pennant Roberts, original series director, rates the new Survivors
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… Read More Viewing figures down for Survivors second episode – but still solid
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… Read More More reviews of Survivors episodes one and two
A one-minute-and-a-bit preview video for episode two has been added to the BBC Survivors web site (see screengrab below). A review of this episode will be added to the blog later this week.
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)… Read More TV guides promote Sunday’s first episode of Survivors
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.