DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS 1981
UK / BBC1 / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 September – 15 October 1981
Writer: Douglas Livingstone / Novel: John Wyndham / Music: Christopher Gunning / Special Effects: Steve Derwent / Producer: David Maloney / Director: Ken Hannam
Scifi drama serial. A bizarre meteor shower strikes most of the world’s population blind, evil carnivorous plants called Triffids begin to take over. Ex-Triffid farmer Bill Masen one of the few not to be blinded struggles to make some sense of it all and tries to come up with a plan to defeat the Triffids.
Straight forward but hugely enjoyable take on Wyndham’s classic, the BBC remade the drama in a big budget production which aired Christmas 2009.
JOHN DUTTINE as Bill Masen
EMMA RELPH as Jo
MAURICE COLBOURNE as Jack Coker
JONATHAN NEWTH as Dr Soames
STEPHEN YARDLEY as John
DAVID SWIFT as Beadley
GARY OLSEN as Torrence