IN AN ARTICLE IN the Guardian (UK), Adrian Hodges – the creator and lead writer on the BBC remake of Survivors – discusses how it feels to reflect on his 2008-2010 show in the context of a modern-day, real-world pandemic. Hodges acknowledges that, even ten years on, the cancellation of Survivors “breaks my heart.” For… Read More Creator Adrian Hodges reflects on Survivors remake in the context of a present-day real-world pandemic
In response to a YouTube video Tweet from fan Steve Smallwood [ https://twitter.com/stebullmiester ], Survivors (2008-2010) cast members Phillip Rhys (Al Sadiq), Julie Graham (Abby Grant), Robyn Addison (Sarah Bowyer), Max Beesley (Tom Price), Zoe Tapper (Anya Raczynski) and locations manager Andy Morgan briefly discussed the enticing possibility (however remote, at present) of a return… Read More Cast and crew Tweet about the idea of a third series of the Survivors TV remake
Big Finish have released the first teaser audio trailer for the new series of Survivors audio adventures, to be released on CD and via digital download in June 2014, and available for pre-order from the Big Finish online store. The trailer is available to stream online and for free digital download. Based on the original… Read More Trailer for new audio adventures (based on the 1975-1977 Survivors) released
The tortuous story of the long-running plan to revive and remake Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation’s space drama Blake’s 7 has taken yet another turn this week. In April 2013 it was announced that FremantleMedia International would produce a 13-episode series remake of Blake’s 7 to be broadcast of the cable channel SyFy. This was to… Read More Remake of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 takes new turn
A number of actors from the original Survivors (1975-1977) appeared at the Memorabilia event in Birmingham on 19-20 November. Those scheduled to appear were: * Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston, S1-S3) * Myra Frances (Anne Tranter, S1) * James Cosmo (Lenny Carter, The Chosen, S2) * Roger Lloyd Pack (Wally, Lights of London S2) * Philip… Read More Original series Survivors actors at Memorabilia, Birmingham 19-20 November 2011
British actor George Baker (who memorably played the guest-starring role of union president Arthur Wormley in Genesis, the second episode of the original Survivors) has died aged 80 after a short illness (7 October 2011). Baker enjoyed a long and varied career on the big and small screen, and in the latter part of his… Read More George Baker (Arthur Wormley, original Surivors) dies aged 80
In response to repeated enquiries the BBC has added an FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) to its website: Will there be a third series of Survivors?, to which the current (4 March 2010) answer is: It has not been confirmed at present whether there will be a third series. As soon as the BBC has confirmed… Read More BBC indicates ‘no decision’ yet taken on possible third series of Survivors
The BBC have not, as yet (22:20 UK time, Tuesday 23 February 2010), confirmed whether or not there will be a third series of Survivors. As soon as that information is made available, it will be publicised here.
Reviews of episode one of series two of Survivors appear in The Guardian; and on the Total SciFi site.
*** 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
The four-page full-colour guide to the original Survivors (authored by the editor of this blog) which first appeared in the April 2008 of SciFiNow, has been republished in Volume One of the SciFiNow – Timewarp collection, which is now available in newsagents. The 256-page ‘special’ [ISBN: 978-1-906078-19-5] retails for £9.99. The five-page feature on the… Read More SciFiNow – original and new series features
In its news section, issue 230 of TV Zone magazine reports on the BBC’s announcement of the main cast for the new series of Survivors. The piece is illustrated with individual publicity shots of each cast member (though not in their new series roles) overlayed (in five cases) with thumbnails of the same character from… Read More TV Zone reports new Survivors cast details
Following the publication of the announcement in the Media Guardian on 10 July 2006 of the forthcoming revival of Survivors by the BBC, the story was picked up by SFX magazine No. 147, dated September 2006 The full text of the story was as follows: Survivors Returns. Probably. The BBC is in talks to resurrect… Read More ‘Survivors Returns. Probably’ – SFX publicises remake news
Following the publication of the announcement in the Media Guardian on 10 July 2006 of the forthcoming revival of Survivors by the BBC, the story was picked up by Dreamwatch magazine No. 144, dated September 2006. The full text of the story was as follows: Survivors Emerge? Terry Nation’s post-apocalyptic drama eyed for revival by… Read More ‘Survivors Emerge?’ – Dreamwatch publicises remake news
Confirmation that a new series of Survivors was to be made by the BBC came in a story published in Media Guardian on 10 July 2006. The full-text of the story was as follows: BBC set to revive 70s sci-fi show First came Doctor Who, now the BBC is considering reviving another cult science fiction… Read More Survivors revival – the original Media Guardian announcement