Survivors remake episode two series one was broadcast ten years ago today

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

Julie Graham interviewed in Sunday People

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

Full Survivors series to be available on BBC iPlayer

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

Last day of series stacker iPlayer option for Survivors series one

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

New series DVD – new release date and special features listed

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

Pennant Roberts, original series director, rates the new Survivors

*** 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 down for Survivors second episode – but still solid

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

TV guides promote Sunday’s first episode of Survivors

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