Feature length 90 minute opener for this reboot of the 1970’s classic. A group of disparate people, among them suburban housewife Abby Grant, former systems analyst Greg Preston, jailbird Tom Price and school teacher Jenny Collins, slowly come together when a devastating virus wipes out 99% of the world’s population.
This first film length episode of this re-imagining of the classic seventies series spends most of the episode, much like the first episode of the original series, dealing with the break down of society. People who remember or have seen the original will be shocked by how many changes have been made but it works in its own right as strong piece of drama.
UK / BBC One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 23 November 2008 at 9.00pm
Writer: Adrian Hodges / Director: John Alexander
Series: Survivors Season 1 Episode 1
JOANNA ROWDEN as Linda Pope
GUY HARGREAVES as Mr Styles
CHRISTINE ANDERSON as Marion Sturges
TIM DANTAY as Gary Wilson
JOE JACOBS as Tony Coyne
JAMIE BELMAN as Mark Carter
FLO WILSON as Helen Crawley
SOPHIA DI MARTINO as Simone
BRYONY AFFERSON as Patricia Kelly