Survivors – BBC TV

The BBC's revival of the classic 1970s post-apocalyptic drama by Terry Nation

Is the original Survivors available on DVD?

Yes, Survivors is available to buy on DVD.

A complete three-series DVD boxset of Survivors was released on the 2-entertain label on 24 November 2008. Previous plans to release a complete box-set of the series were thwarted by the collapse of the DDHE group (which had released each of the three series on DVD in turn between 2003 and 2005).

The set is available from the usual high-street outlets and online retailers including Amazon and Play.com.

Between 2003 and 2005, the three series of Survivors were each released in individual sets on the DD Video and DD Home Entertainment label.

The four-disc series one DVD box-set (released in 2003 by DD Video), features all 13 episodes of series one, plus a range of special features including:

  • Episode commentary on opening episode The Fourth Horseman, featuring Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and director Pennant Roberts
  • Episodes commentary on Law and Order, featuring Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards)
  • On-camera interviews with Carolyn Seymour, Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Pennant Roberts and Tanya Ronder (Lizzie Willoughby)
  • Fully illustrated Viewing Notes booklet, including a detailed ‘Making of’ essay; detailed episode guide; studio day report
  • Photo gallery
  • Mute on-location cine-film from the recording of series finale A Beginning

Discover more about the release of the Survivors series one DVD.

The four-disc series two box-set (released in 2004 by DD Video), offers all 13 episodes of the second series, plus special features:

  • Episode commentary on Lights of London II, featuring Denis Lill (Charles Vaughan) and director Pennant Roberts
  • On-camera interviews with Denis Lill, Lorna Lewis (Pet Simpson); Heather Wright (Melanie) and Pennant Roberts
  • Fully illustrated Viewing Notes booklet, including a detailed ‘Making of’ essay; detailed episode guide; studio day report
  • Photo gallery

Find out more about the Survivors series two DVD release.
The four-disc series three box-set (released in 2005 by DD Home Entertainment) includes all 12 episodes of series three along with the following special features:

  • Episode commentary on Law of the Jungle, featuring Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) and director Peter Jefferies
  • Episode commentary on Mad Dog, featuring Morris Perry (Richard Fenton) and director Tristan de Vere Cole
  • An exclusive documentary on the making of series three New World Rising, featuring interviews with Lucy Fleming, Peter Jefferies, Tristan de Vere Cole, Stephen Dudley (John Millon) and co-author of The End of the World: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors Rich Cross
  • Fully illustrated Viewing Notes booklet, including a detailed ‘Making of’ essay; detailed episode guide; studio day report
  • Photo gallery

Learn more about the release of the Survivors series three DVD; and review a comparison of the different Survivors DVD releases.

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