This chilling and unforgettable post-apocalyptic 1970’s series, Survivors, is based on a novel by Terry Nation (who also wrote for Doctor Who).
In the TV show, a deadly virus has destroyed most of the world’s population. A small and random selection of survivors are the “lucky ones” who must confront a new world filled with danger. They join together and utilize their talents, learn new skills and begin the process of rebuilding civilization. The survivors lack power, water, and food supplies. They confront ghost cities, empty fields, and the most frightening question of all — can they all be trusted?
Main actors in the Survivors TV show are Ian McCullock, Lucy Fleming, Carolyn Seymour, Denis Lill, Joh Abineri, Celia Gregory, Lorna Lewis, Stephen Dudley and Tanya Ronder. Notable guest stars include Patrick Troughton, Peter Jeffrey, Brian Blessed, George Baker, Philip Madoc Bryan Pringle Ian Cuthbertson Roberty Fyfe, Denis Lawson, David Neilson, Peter Duncan, June Brown, David Troughton, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Peter Bowles.
Survivors: The Complete Original Series has just been released on DVD. You can purchase it for $62.49 from Amazon. You can also try to win a copy.
The six-disc set features all 38 episodes and bonus materials including “The cult of Survivors” featurette, photo galleries, and a selection of photographs from Fleming’s personal collection.
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Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only. (International readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Contest ends May 28, 2010.
Update: Congratulations to “Anna” (who entered on our Facebook page) for winning the contest! Everyone else, thanks for playing and stay tuned, we’ll be having more contests!
If you didn’t win the DVDs you can still get the shows. If you know how bittorrent works the shows are readily available. Just search for them.
I remember seeing this series years ago. It was so much better than the recent remake.
last day of the contest–I’d still like to win 🙂
I’d really love to see this series. I loved the novel and the remake.
I havent seen the serie, but if there is a chance to win it… here i go with my try
I wish more US shows would do shortened seasons with tight story arcs. The UK does this well–rather than drag out one story way too long.
Only 3 days left to enter–still hoping to win 🙂
This version lasted for more than two seasons, why not the new one?!
IF nothing else it has to be interesting, Terry Nation also created the Daleks from Doctor Who, and his writing is great.
left a comment previously, still interested in checking this out 🙂
I know Terry Nations’ excellent writing from the Dr Who episodes he wrote so I would expect this series to be a cut above most TV sci-fi of the ’70’s.
After watching the Lost finale, I need to see how non Dharma folk Survived in the 70s
It would be great to see how similar the plots are between the old show and the new one.