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Survivors 

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A community of survivors struggle to stay alive in the wake of a global pandemic known as the Death that wiped out 99.98% of humanity.

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Terry Nation
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Series cast summary:
Lucy Fleming ...  Jenny Richards 32 episodes, 1975-1977
Ian McCulloch ...  Greg Preston 26 episodes, 1975-1977
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Charles Vaughan 24 episodes, 1975-1977
Stephen Dudley Stephen Dudley ...  John Millon 22 episodes, 1975-1977
Tanya Ronder Tanya Ronder ...  Lizzie Willoughby 19 episodes, 1975-1976
John Abineri ...  Hubert Goss 17 episodes, 1976-1977
Lorna Lewis Lorna Lewis ...  Pet Simpson 15 episodes, 1976-1977
Carolyn Seymour ...  Abby Grant 13 episodes, 1975
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99% of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. Written by Anonymous

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virus | post apocalypse | epidemic | See All (3) »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De overlevende See more »

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Runtime:

(38 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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The opening title sequence depicting the germ being transferred from China via air travel all around the world is often referred to as one of the most memorable and frightening titles ever made for television. See more »

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Featured in The Village That Came to Life (2012) See more »

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Good but could have been great
26 August 2000 | by RobskiSee all my reviews

The Survivors portrayed a vision of a post apocalyptic society coming to terms with itself. A virus had wiped out the vast majority of the earth population and those who were left had to come to terms with their predicament and "survive".

There were three distinct series, the first centred around three characters, Greg, Jenny and Abby, and their struggle to come to terms with their situation. The second saw Abbey leave and a community set up with Charles Vaughn and a group of others, which ultimately failed and the third saw the survivors branch out to try to unite everyone who had survived as some sort of federal government.

The first series was excellent the final series was weak, the whole concept got lost halfway through to be honest as writers other than Terry Nation got involved.

Although good this was by no means a classic overall, even though the first series was.

IF Survivors is your cup of tea then I would recommend The Last Train which was pretty good.

Survivors was always rumoured to be coming back for a fourth series set on a boat between Scotland and Norway but nothing materialised.

It is probably just as well.


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