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

Julie Graham (Abby Grant) returns to world of Survivors – in original series audio

Julie Graham (Abby Grant, 2008-2010) will return to the world of Survivors later this year when she guest-stars in series six of new Survivors audio adventures (set in the time and place of the original 1970s’ BBC TV series) being released by Big Finish. Graham features in the sixth series episode “Revenge of Heaven”, one… Read More Julie Graham (Abby Grant) returns to world of Survivors – in original series audio

Zoë Tapper to return to the world of Survivors – in 1970s-set audios

Ian McCulloch and Lucy Fleming (Greg Preston and Jenny Richards, original series) with Zoë Tapper Zoë Tapper, who played the role of doctor Anya Raczynski in both series of the BBC’s TV remake of Survivors in 2008-2010 will be joining the cast of series four of Big Finish’s new Survivors audio adventures, set in the… Read More Zoë Tapper to return to the world of Survivors – in 1970s-set audios

Original Survivors novelisation – review of the audio-book

Over on the original Survivors (1975-1977) series blog, I’ve just posted a review of the new audio-book version of the 1976 Survivors novel written by the show’s creator Terry Nation. This is the novel that provided the inspiration for the BBC’s remake of Survivors in 2008-2010, and acted as the sourcebook for showrunner Adrian Hodges… Read More Original Survivors novelisation – review of the audio-book

Big Finish to release audio-book version of original Survivors novel

Audio-drama specialists Big Finish have confirmed their intention to release an audio-book version of Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel – the book which was the inspiration and source material for the 2008-2010 BBC Survivors TV series. The audio version will be read by Carolyn Seymour (who played Abby Grant in the original 1975 TV version).… Read More Big Finish to release audio-book version of original Survivors novel

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

Trailer for new audio adventures (based on the 1975-1977 Survivors) released

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

Blue Plaque marks birthplace of Survivors creator Terry Nation

A commemorative ‘blue plaque‘ has been added to the birthplace of Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation, to acknowledge his role as scriptwriter and ‘creator of the Daleks’ (the perennial arch-enemies of The Doctor in Doctor Who). The plaque, added to the former Nation family home in Fairwater Grove West, Llandaff, Cardiff, was unveiled at a ceremony… Read More Blue Plaque marks birthplace of Survivors creator Terry Nation

Remake of Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 takes new turn

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

Original Survivors (1975-1977) – Big Finish to produce new audio dramas

Audio-drama genre publishers Big Finish have reached agreement with the estate of creator Terry Nation to produce a new series of audio dramas based on the original Survivors (1975-1977). The first set of four dramas will be released (on CD and through download) in 2014, with a second series following in 2015. For more details,… Read More Original Survivors (1975-1977) – Big Finish to produce new audio dramas

Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 finally secures remake treatment

After a series of false starts stretching over more than a decade, a remake of Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation’s science-fiction space drama Blake’s 7 (1978-81) has finally been confirmed. The BBC News site reported (10 April 2013) that, with the licensing of the project agreed with the Nation estate, a first series of thirteen episodes… Read More Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7 finally secures remake treatment

George Baker (Arthur Wormley, original Surivors) dies aged 80

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

Terry Nation documentary on BBC Radio Wales

A sixty-minute radio documentary exploring the career of Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation was broadcast on BBC Radio Wales on 25 December 2010 and 1 January 2011. The BBC Radio Wales web site explains that The Terry Nation Story explores: How the Welsh writer became the cornerstone of cult television in Britain with creations like Blake’s… Read More Terry Nation documentary on BBC Radio Wales

Author of forthcoming Terry Nation book interviewed

An interview with Alwyn W Turner, author of a new study of the screen work of Survivors creator Terry Nation has been added to the Survivors: A World Away site. Also added to the site (which focuses on the original Survivors [1975-1977]): * A guide to the newly accessible interior Survivors filming locations at Hampton… Read More Author of forthcoming Terry Nation book interviewed

BBC Four to repeat ‘Cult of… Survivors’ – 16 December 2008

The well-received 2006 BBC documentary on the original series The Cult of… Survivors is to be repeated on BBC Four at 10.00pm on 16 December 2008. The transmission will follow straight-on from the broadcast of the penultimate episode of the new series on BBC One. As well as clips from across the three series, the… Read More BBC Four to repeat ‘Cult of… Survivors’ – 16 December 2008

New edition of Survivors novelisation reaches the shops

With an official publication date of 27 November 2008, the new edition of the 1976 Survivors noveliation penned by Terry Nation, republished by Orion Books has now reached major highstreet books and online retailers. The press release from Orion announces: The BBC cult plague drama of the 1970s is finally back in print! Abby Grant,… Read More New edition of Survivors novelisation reaches the shops