On arriving they are repeatedly shot at but manage to get through to find that Vic is still alive, although his legs are completely crushed. The group are becoming irritable with each other after trading their petrol for some seed which turns out to be bad, and a fox has killed their chickens. Abby accidentally gets involved in a local war when she picks up a wounded man being chased by a group of armed men. Greg has driven to the nearest town to get medicine. Abby, Jenny and Greg are driving towards Abby's home town of Brimpsfield, looking for her son. The third opens the fuel tank, allowing the petrol to spill onto the ground and states his intention to spill all of it, and Greg shoots him dead. One of the women in the community, Mina, is receiving much unwanted attention from Hubert, who has taken a liking to her. All episodes of Survivors. The survivors move on to a new settlement led by Charles Vaughan. Cities worldwide have been trashed, but London still seems to be the hub of civilisation. 1-2, 5-8, 10-13), Terry Denton as Vic Thatcher (ep. And so begins the unknown virus which is to change the face of mankind. They all take off to the area and find a house to stay in, but Greg is accidentally shot by a man who took shelter there, Lincoln, who's given Greg a minor flesh wound. The others have found a large manor house with plenty of land for grazing nearby sheep and growing vegetables. Charles complains of their domineering approach, though he proposes they conduct trade and form a federation. In an attempt to reason with them, Lewis goes to talk to them but is shot dead. Watch Survivors (1975) - Season 1, Episode 1 - The Fourth Horseman: A virulent flu bug is spreading through the country like wildfire. Track Survivors (1975) season 2 episodes. Gone Away 8.1 30 Apr. Having received a message from Greg, Charles and Jenny go to Greg's last known location. 7 – uncredited), Vivienne Burgess as Mrs. McGregor (ep. Survivors (1975–1977) Episode Guide. One of the new girls, Sally, is pregnant. As Abby goes in search of her son Peter, who was away at boarding school when the pandemic occurred, Jenny wanders aimlessly through the countryside. 1, 6, 10), Angie Stevens as Lizzie Willoughby (eps. The series' main actors included Carolyn Seymour (Abby), Lucy Fleming (Jenny), Ian McCulloch (Greg), and Denis Lill (Charles). Greg, Abby, and Jenny decide to accompany them to Maredell before deciding whether to join forces. This statement was made to avoid copyright problems, as the rights to the television series were vested with a different legal entity from the rights to the book. Much of episode 2, "Genesis", was filmed around the village of Rose, Cornwall. Greg is driving through the countryside when he meets Anne, who begs him to come and help the man she is staying with, Vic, who has been injured. After he threatens Abby, she locks him in the back of his van. Jenny finds it a challenge to survive on her own. Lucy Fleming's photo collection – Lucy Fleming's photos taken during the making of Series 1. The travellers arrive at a large community, which has its own brewery and mine. On-camera interviews with Pennant Roberts, Carolyn Seymour, Ian McCulloch, Lucy Fleming and Tanya Ronder (Lizzie Willoughby). The original or 'classic' Survivors was an 38 episode drama series which aired on BBC1 between 1975 and 1977. They all take off to the area and find a house to stay in, but Greg is accidentally shot by a man who took shelter there, Lincoln, who's given Greg a minor flesh wound. On arrival, they discover that many in the settlement have become mortally ill from poisoned fish. Events in this series take place after "Something of Value". The disease quickly spreads across the world through air travel, infecting and killing thousands. While Abby goes to her son's school, Jenny and Greg run across two small children, John and Lizzie, who have been living in the home of John's dead grandmother. He attempts suicide but is saved by Charles. However, they meet a broad spectrum of other survivors along the way, and the series continues to explore alternative reactions to the Death and what it takes to survive. After several adventures on the road, they find a property called The Grange which they can use as a base and, joined by other survivors, they form a potted community of disparate individuals all united by a shared purpose; to relearn the old skills of farming and tool-making, and to try to live in this new world. Charles is delighted and re-ignites his interest in more of the community having children. He agrees to join them and help. [2] The Cult of... series also included documentaries on Blake's 7 (another series devised by Terry Nation) and Doomwatch (produced by Terence Dudley). Jenny has had a baby boy, whom she is naming David. Other major characters introduced in the first few episodes are the resourceful engineer Greg Preston, the shifty Welshman Tom Price, and two children, John Millon and Lizzie Willoughby. In his travels, Greg meets a group of men who gain his confidence as he talks about his trip to Norway. Events in this box-set take place between Series 1 and Series 2 of the TV series. Jenny and Andrew return to Pat's home to find she has died from the disease, and Andrew reveals the true extent of the situation to Jenny: he too has got the disease, the virus is wiping out thousands, and there is nothing anyone can to do stop or cure it. Denis Lill's photo collection – Denis Lill's photos taken during the making of Series 2 and Series 3. Laura has the baby and agrees to return to the settlement along with Norman, but entrusts her baby girl to the community where she will be safe, but not before Tom and Huxley are both killed in a final showdown. Notable guest stars in the series included Patrick Troughton, Peter Jeffrey, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Philip Madoc, Bryan Pringle, Iain Cuthbertson, and Peter Bowles. They find Ruth, who explains that the 500 are planning to move to the. Greg and the others in his group agree to contact other settlements so they can band together and form an alliance ... Rewatch Worthy Science Fiction Television. The group is led by a duplicitous, manipulative operations manager named Manny, and a physician who informs Ruth that only a group numbering 500 or more can survive; a smaller community would become extinct within several generations. While waiting in ambush, Jenny is placed as bait for the sniper. The pair are brought to Whitecross but appear quite aggressive. Having received word that Greg has returned to England from Norway and is injured, Charles and Jenny set out on horseback to find him. They need seeds and tractor parts. The intention, however, is to set up a government enforcing proper law and order. They shoot one of Abby's tyres as she escapes. There were two episodes set in London, but they were filmed in the studio and I think down the Tube. She shuts herself away with her baby, and Hubert begins to spread a rumour that she is a witch. However, they begin to suffer the effects of the, Ruth brings to Whitecross a small group of young people, who've escaped the effects of an aggressive strain of. Vic is struggling to adapt to life of disability in a world where only the strong survive. The five travellers leave after the three men have died. Fearing for their safety they leave the area the next day, with Abby vowing to continue searching for her son. 1975 Greg tries to strangle the sniper, who is shot in the struggle. There is much opposition to this from the women, including Sally, who forces herself to miscarry. 1), Margaret Anderson as Mrs. Transon (ep. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. Having received word that her son is still alive, Abby has left the Grange to resume her search. On arrival, they discover that many in the settlement have become mortally ill from poisoned fish. Jenny escapes and shoots a guard, while Charles learns that it is actually a medical research centre, and the military aspect is a facade to ward off looters. Uneasy about him, she steals his fish and runs away. The group leaves Lincoln behind and rejoins Abby at the "angels'" cabin. Meanwhile, a man and woman, named Norman and Laura, have arrived at the manor seeking shelter. Each series set included a colour booklet written and researched by Survivors fan Andy Priestner chronicling the making of each series, plus the following extra features: On 24 November 2008, the BBC company 2 Entertain released all three series of Survivors together in a boxset, with the BBC4 documentary The Cult of Survivors from 2006 included as an extra. 1; 2; 3; 1. Upon arriving at the house of one of Hubert's friends, Hubert, Jenny, and Charles discover the man has broken his leg. Created by Terry Nation. In the credits, this version is said to be based on Terry Nation's novel Survivors (1976), rather than the previous series. Genesis 8.2 23 Apr. This argument and the clear need for another doctor tempt Ruth to stay, and she enjoys the settlement's electricity and running water. [5], In June 2014, Big Finish Productions released the first four-episode volume of an audio drama expansion of Survivors, with Seymour, McCulloch, and Fleming reprising their screen roles. Abby, Jenny, and Greg return, but one of Wormley's men warns them not to enter the church, so the trio waits in the dark until the gang leaves. In a High Court case in the mid-1970s, which was abandoned by both sides due to escalating costs, writer Brian Clemens claimed that he had told Terry Nation the concept for the series in the late 1960s and had registered the idea with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain in 1965. He is extremely hostile, however, and claims to have no more interest in his former career. 7 – uncredited), Constance Reason as Alice Briggs (ep. While Jimmy is finding another vehicle for Abby she is captured by Knox, who convinces her his intentions for Garland's estate are reasonable and honourable, and she agrees to find Jimmy ... An old friend returns along with some new faces to join the gang as they find a place to call home. Meanwhile, Abby rescues Emma from a pack of roaming, savage dogs. Track Survivors (1975) new episodes, see when is the next episode air date, series schedule, trailer, countdown, calendar and more. All on-camera interviews recorded on 5 June 2003. The men threaten to shoot them if they take the food and insist they sign up at the community. In an unspecified location, an enigmatic and unnamed Asian scientist accidentally smashes a bottle containing a deadly and unnatural virus. Abby refuses, and her group manages to overcome the men and escape. Greg, Tom, Barney and Paul go to Vic's quarry to see what they can get there. 1, 6, 10), Alfreda Atkinson as Alfreda (ep. Coming to his senses, Alec agrees to help and goes with them. Gone to the Angels 7.7 14 May 1975 6. The group says they were driven from their land by a large band of thieves roaming the area. Jenny packs her bags and leaves for the country to look for more survivors. Events in this box-set happen between the episodes of the second TV series. She comes across Tom Price, who offers her food in return for favours. Warned by Jack that Charles and Jenny should turn back as they're heading into danger, Hubert sets out on horseback after Charles and Jenny. All series were broadcast on Wednesday evenings on BBC 1, from April 1975 to June 1977. Abby, Greg, and Jenny go to find him but discover he is dead, but is not Abby's son. Pet recognises one of them as a convicted criminal, and when Mina finds John's murdered corpse and confronts the pair, they take the children hostage. Greg realises they are the next target and calls on a nearby community for help. Jenny is about to have Greg's baby, and he goes in search of Ruth to help with the delivery. The man, Jimmy Garland, takes Abby to the cave where he has been staying: there is instant chemistry between the pair. While there, they come up against some armed men who are working on Wormley's behalf. The truck's brakes fail to work and two of the men are killed. Brockhampton Court near How Caple, Herefordshire was used as "Waterhouse" in the episode "Garland's War". Abby, tired of her role as the leader, retreats and talks it over with Jenny, who reveals she is pregnant with Greg's child. The main title caption seen throughout the series, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "2017-19 PRE-ORDERS - AND SPECIAL BUNDLES", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Survivors_(1975_TV_series)&oldid=992834401, Television series created by Terry Nation, 1970s British science fiction television series, Articles needing additional references from February 2010, All articles needing additional references, Articles needing additional references from December 2015, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Laura is pregnant, and the group is on the run from Huxley, who has taken Laura as his woman but insists on her getting rid of the baby. There they find a military-like operation run by Max and Joy. You could also do … Watch Survivors (1975) - Season 3, Episode 2 - A Little Learning: Jenny is searching for Greg alone. They discover that many community members are there against their will due to Brod's bullying tactics. He tells them of a young boy he encountered who Abby hopes may be her son. Trouble ensues as the gang try to protect the strangers. Survivors (1975 TV series). Initially reluctant, Charles comes round to the idea after the camp is infiltrated by two bandits, and the group locks up the bandits rather than shooting them. Jenny rushes out to tell her the news that her son is still alive. Arriving there, they find a military-run community which appears hostile. They run across settlement members, Charles and Loraine, who themselves have just found a young boy, Mick. The child actor Stephen Dudley (John) was given his part by his father, the show's producer Terence Dudley; while the child actress Tanya Ronder (who in series 1 and 2 played Lizzie) is the daughter of Jack Ronder, who wrote eight episodes of Survivors. Abby brings Jimmy to Knox, but his men attack and restrain him. Extensive use was made of the Severn Valley Railway. The trio leaves the following day. Additionally, Greg and Paul go to a nearby town and find Vic a proper wheelchair. The second and third volumes were released in 2015, and the fourth and fifth in 2016, with sixth and seventh volumes scheduled for 2017. However, the group discovers that Alec is haunted by the memory of his dead wife. The show took pains to make sure these characters represented a broader spread of racial and social backgrounds. Abby, tired of her role as the leader, retreats and talks it over with Jenny, who reveals she is pregnant with Greg's child. The thing I always found funny about Survivors was how clean and tidy everyone looked. However, the men quickly become ill, and they realise Abby has brought the plague with her and infected them. Abby meanwhile, needing some peace, leaves the settlement to seek out Jimmy Garland, and stays with him in his house. On arrival they are attacked by a pack of rats. Later, when Jenny, Greg, and the children set out to follow Abby, Lincoln takes Lizzie hostage, but she is saved by her dog. All series were broadcast on Wednesday evenings on BBC 1, from April 1975 to June 1977. Greg makes it to a nearby settlement, where he meets a doctor who is dying of. Season 3 guide for Survivors (1975) TV series - see the episodes list with schedule and episode summary. Lights of London: Part 1. Popular writer Terry Nation (whose work included many scripts for Doctor Who) created the series, but he left the show after the firs… Greg, Abby, and Jenny decide to accompany them to Maredell before deciding whether to join forces. Meanwhile, Lawson has met up with two friends and tells them of the tanker. As the world's population is almost annihilated by a mysterious pandemic, accidentally unleashed by an unnamed Chinese scientist, the crisis is first seen through the eyes of two characters—Jenny Richards, a young working woman in London who is naturally immune to the disease, and Abby Grant, a middle-class corporate wife living a comfortable existence in a suburban commuter village who caught the virus but barely recovered, while her husband died. Tom agrees to join their settlement, and they begin trashing Abby's group's possessions. They seize his map, notes, boots, clothes, and horse, however, and leave him for dead. Greg and the others in his group agree to contact other settlements so they can band together and form an alliance against similar attacks. "New World Rising" – documentary on the making of Series 3 produced by Andy Priestner with contributions from directors Peter Jefferies and Tristan DeVere Cole and actors Lucy Fleming and Stephen Dudley (John Millon). He has set up a small community where he has appointed himself the man in charge of the entire area. [citation needed]. "Judges" and "Esther" take place after the Grange's cellar storeroom is flooded ("Something of Value"). At a petrol station they find posters for a nearby settlement. During the night he looks around and soon finds the tanker of petrol. 1975 2. In series 2 people did go off to cities from time to time, but you only saw them leaving the settlement and then coming back a while later. Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series created by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC, that broadcast from 1975 to 1977.It concerns the plight of a group of people who have survived an accidentally released plague – referred to as "The Death" – that kills nearly the entire human population of the planet. The only flaw in this television series, is the camera work, especially in season one, seemed somewhat stilted. Believing Greg is being held captive, they search for him but are locked up. In modern-day London, a young woman named Jenny visits her friend Andrew, a physician who is working in a city hospital, to ask him to come see a mutual friend, Pat, who has become ill. The survivors join another community, Whitecross, run by Charles Vaughan, and become once more focused on the everyday practicalities of post-Death life. 1975 4. The sniper is revealed to be a woman. Charles is unsure of Alec's willingness to work with them, and during a night of heavy drinking tries to persuade Jenny to sleep with Alec. Charles and Hubert catch up with Jenny, who has been travelling for days. While Jimmy is finding another vehicle for Abby she is captured by Knox, who convinces her his intentions for Garland's estate are reasonable and honourable, and she agrees to find Jimmy and play mediator between them. Terry Nation’s Survivors rediscovered – Season 1, episodes 7 to 13. Abby, Jenny, and Greg eventually come together and realise they must start again from scratch now that the civilisation they once knew has been destroyed. It is deep midwinter, and Abby has gone to reunite with her son. Arriving back at the church they find a tramp, Tom Price, has taken shelter at their house. S1, Ep3 30 Apr. Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series created by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC, that broadcast from 1975 to 1977. Two strangers on the run from a possessive merchant fall under the mercy of Abby, Jenny, Greg and the Gang. Charles, Jenny, and Hubert arrive at a religious settlement, where no violence or guns are allowed. It is led by Huxley, who travels around different communities offering food and other items in exchange for gold. Jenny finds it a challenge to survive on her own. To achieve this, Greg departs Whitecross in a hot air balloon bound for Norway. 5-13), Christopher Reich as Dr. Andrew Tyler (ep. Abby leaves, and finds Greg, Jenny and the children looking for her. Soon, civilization begins to collapse as the deaths increase, mass absenteeism affects public services, and amenities and the electronic media go off air. 11 – uncredited). Events in this box-set happen after the end of the third TV series. 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