Roger Lloyd-Pack dies (15 January 2014)

Roger Lloyd-Pack (the only actor to appear in both the original Survivors [1975-1977] and the Survivors remake [2008-2010]) has died. The well-respected character and comedy actor passed away from pancreatic cancer on 15 January 2014, at the age of 69. In the original series, Lloyd-Pack appeared in a memorable guest-starring role in the two-part story… Read More Roger Lloyd-Pack dies (15 January 2014)

Post-apocalyptic US drama ‘Revolution’ renewed for second season

American network NBC has renewed post-apocalyptic drama Revolution for a second season. The drama, which “centers on a family trying to reunite amidst a worldwide power failure”, secured a twenty-episode first season and has now been recommissioned for a twenty-two episode season two. Production on the second season, which begins in June, will relocate from… Read More Post-apocalyptic US drama ‘Revolution’ renewed for second season

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

Survivors ‘bloopers’ on BBC One’s Outtake TV

Four brief ‘bloopers’ from episodes of series two of Survivors feature in the 4 September 2010 edition of BBC One’s Outtake TV. The outakes are: * Julie Graham finding that her anguished facial expression is completely obscured by her hair, after she flinches from assaulting Whitaker * Max Beesley dropping the bottle of water he’s… Read More Survivors ‘bloopers’ on BBC One’s Outtake TV

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