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

THE FOURTH EPISODE of the first series of the BBC’s 2008 remake of Terry Nation’s Survivors was broadcast ten years ago today, on 9 December 2008. The plot of episode four pivoted on a storyline lifted directly from the pages of Terry Nation’s 1976 novelisation, which the show’s creator himself adapted and reworked from his… Read More Survivors remake episode four series one was broadcast ten years ago today

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

THE FIRST SERIES of the BBC’s 2008 remake of Terry Nation’s Survivors reached its half-way point ten years ago today, as the third of six episodes premiered on BBC One. The third episode reintroduced the character of junior government minister Samantha Willis (played by Nikki Amuka-Bird), who is revealed to have set up a community,… Read More Survivors remake episode three series one was broadcast ten years ago today

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

Ten years since the first episode of the Survivors remake premiered on BBC One

ON 23 NOVEMBER 2008, the BBC broadcast the first episode of Adrian Hodges’ remake of Survivors, the first instalment of the six-part series one. Starring Julie Graham (as Abby Grant), Paterson Joseph (as Greg Preston), Zoë Tapper (as Dr Anya Raczynski), Max Beesley (as Tom Price), Phillip Rhys (as Al Sadiq), Nikki Amuka-Bird (as Samantha… Read More Ten years since the first episode of the Survivors remake premiered on BBC One

Big Finish release new audio dramas based on original (1975-1977) Survivors

Audio drama specialists Big Finish have today (5 June 2014) released series one of their new Survivors audio adventures set in the time of place of Terry Nation’s original TV drama (1975-1977). Big Finish say: WE ARE IMMENSELY proud to announce the release of Terry Nation’s Survivors – Series 1. The original TV series ran… Read More Big Finish release new audio dramas based on original (1975-1977) Survivors

Julie Graham (Abby Grant) press interview from 2008 shared online

A not-heard-before press interview with Julie Graham (Abby Grant) from the 2008 pre-series-one promotional campaign (by journalist Katy Blackwell) has been made available on the SoundCloud streaming service. In the 5m 25s interview, Graham discusses the then-forthcoming first series, the character of Abby Grant, the contemporary relevance of the show, the making of the first… Read More Julie Graham (Abby Grant) press interview from 2008 shared online

Post-apocalyptic TV drama – new series and recommissions

In the UK, Survivors may have been cancelled after two series, and Outcasts after just one, but in the US post-apocalyptic TV drama is continuing to enjoy an unexpected (and diverse) renaissance. New dystopian, post-apocalyptic TV drama Revolution premieres in on NBC (in the US) on 17 September 2012. Created by Eric Kripke, and produced… Read More Post-apocalyptic TV drama – new series and recommissions

Survivors theme composer – streaming extracts online

Samples of award-winning TV composer Edmund Butt’s music for Survivors are available for streaming on the Cool Music web site. Amongst an online collection of samples of Butt’s work are two extracts from his Survivors score – Survivors – Sacrifice (2m, 46s) and Survivors – Anarchy (1m, 35s), in streaming MP3 format. There is no… Read More Survivors theme composer – streaming extracts online

BBC takes different view of end of series cliffhangers – says SFX

In a feature on forthcoming BBC scifi drama Outcasts in SFX No 205 (March 2011) Tim OgleThorpe suggests that the BBC drama department is no longer keen to for series’ finales to end on unresolved cliffhangers. Says Oglethorpe: Interestingly, [show creator] Ben Richards says that the first series [of Outcasts] will end “on a series… Read More BBC takes different view of end of series cliffhangers – says SFX

Max Beesley blasts ‘dreadful’ Survivors’ cancellation decision

Actor Max Beesley has denounced the BBC’s cancellation decision as ‘dreadful’, during an interview with Digital Spy. He told interviewer Paul Millar: “It’s a very difficult thing, this thing that’s happening now in the business, that is showbiz. It seems to be about ratings, and sustaining a market. “Certainly Survivors, when we put that series… Read More Max Beesley blasts ‘dreadful’ Survivors’ cancellation decision

Survivors series one secures BBC HD repeat – July-August 2010

Series one of Survivors secured a low-key late-night repeat on the BBC HD Channel in late July and early August 2010. The ninety-minute first episode was shown at 00:30 on Tuesday 27 July 2010, with episodes two to five then being shown at 01:00 between Wednesday 28 July and Saturday 31 Juy 2010. The repeat… Read More Survivors series one secures BBC HD repeat – July-August 2010

Italian broadcaster RAI-TRE repeats Survivors series one

Italian TV station RAI-TRE which premiered series one of Survivors in September 2009 only to suspend transmission after showing just three episodes begins a repeat showing of series one on Monday 24 May 2010 at 11.10pm. Italian Survivors fans naturally hope that this time the broadcaster will commit to showing the entire run – of… Read More Italian broadcaster RAI-TRE repeats Survivors series one