As part of a ‘200 secrets’ feature in the 200th edition of SFX (October 2010), Survivors‘ actors Max Beesley (Tom Price) and Paterson Jospeh (Greg Preston) provide answers to questions posed by the magazine. Paterson Jospeh was asked: ‘What’s the secret of playing the pain of a gunshot wound in the chest?’ (Greg was shot… Read More Survivors actors share how-to ‘secrets’ with SFX
In a round-up of his “top five non-Who sci-fi shows from the Beeb’s history” in this month’s SFX, comedian Tony Hadoke celebrates the original Survivors (alongside Doomwatch, Quatermass, Being Human, and Torchwood: Children of Earth). Survivors Post-apocalyptic drama is great: human depravity, injustice, moral dilemmas and thrilling drama. Yes, it was occasionally a tad middle… Read More Survivors mentions in SFX September 2010
Press coverage ahead of next week’s transmission of episode one of series two of Survivors gathers pace online and in print. Amongst the new online features are: ‘Survivors to be grittier and darker in season two‘ (SciFiPulse, 5 January); a cast interview feature in TV Choice magazine (5 January) with a different promo shot of… Read More Press and publicity coverage for Survivors series two gathers pace
The new issue of SFX magazine (No 191) contains a five page preview feature on Survivors series two featuring interviews with cast and crew carried out as part of a set visit during the Birmingham location filming.
Reviews of the first series of Survivors DVD release appear in SFX (No 180, March 2009), SciFi Now (Issue 25, February-March 2009) and DeathRay (No 17, February-March 2009). DeathRay‘s Guy Haley concludes his review with a call to the BBC to: “Bring it back as soon as, Auntie, because this is the best SF treat… Read More Survivors series one: DVD reviews
Full-page, full-colour adverts for the upcoming Survivors first-series DVD release are appearing in the genre press (see example illustration below). The adverts confirm the special features of the release as: Easter Egg A New World: The Making of Survivors Character Profiles Survivors FX Featurette Audio Navigation Audio Description (on feature only) The DVD is still… Read More Survivors DVD ads in genre press
A two-page profile of Survivors actress Zoë Tapper appears in the February 2009 edition of SFX (No. 179). The interview focuses, in the main, on Tapper’s work in the ITV’s supernatural Saturday tea-time yarn Demons.
A full-colour five page feature on the new series of Survivors appears in the latest edition of SFX magazine (No.176, dated December 2008). Written by Nick Setchfield, ‘Survival Instincts’ includes interview quotations from show-creator Adrian Hodges; actors Paterson Joseph, Philip Rhys and actress Julie Graham, and is illustrated by a range of official BBC promotional… Read More Five-page new series feature in SFX, No 176
The current issue of sci-fi mag SFX (No 175, November 2008) reports that the next issue (No 176, December 2008) will include a feature “on set for the Survivors remake!”. That issue will go on sale on 22 October. Issue 21 of SciFi Now magazine (published towards the end of October) will include an illustrated… Read More Upcoming Survivors features in SFX and SciFi Now
SFX magazine is seeking feedback from readers on what they would (and would not) like to see in the upcoming new series of Survivors. The results will be worked into a two page ‘Your Most Wanted’ feature on the remake of Survivors in a future issue of SFX. Amongst the more serious and thoughtful suggestions… Read More SFX magazine polls readers for their new series wishlist
Several important questions are answered in a mini-interview with new series Survivors producer Kate Harwood in SFX magazine in February 2008: The remake will stay ‘close to the original’ in several key respects – not least in setting events in motion through the spread of a global pandemic The new series will be based on… Read More SFX mini-interview with Survivors executive producer Kate Harwood
SFX has published an online preview of its upcoming mini-interview with BBC Head of Series and Serials Kate Harwood. In it, Harwood reveals that The series will be based on Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel rather than directly on the story arc of the series one TV scripts The production team are aware of the… Read More SFX – online preview of mini-interview with producer Harwood
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