Survivors (1975-1977)

UK, 16 April 1975-8 June 1977
3 series, 38 episodes, average 50m
videotape, 16mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British science fiction television series created by Terry Nation.

Plot Summary

Following the accidental release of a virus in the Far East, the world’s population is almost wiped out. Small pockets of survivors struggle to make their way. In Britain, several groups are trying to restore society but face all manner of obstacles – some natural, some man made – along the way.

Episodes

Series One
The Fourth Horseman (16 April 1975)
Genesis (23 April 1975)
Gone Away (30 April 1975)
Corn Dolly (7 May 1975)
Gone to the Angels (14 May 1975)
Garland’s War (21 May 1975)
Starvation (4 June 1975)
Spoil of War (11 June 1975)
Law and Order (18 June 1975)
The Future Hour (25 June 1975)
Revenge (2 July 1975)
Something of Value (9 July 1975)
A Beginning (16 July 1975)

Series Two
Birth of a Hope (31 March 1976)
Greater Love (7 April 1976)
Lights of London Part 1 (14 April 1976)
Lights of London Part 2 (21 April 1976)
The Face of the Tiger (28 April 1976)
The Witch (5 May 1976)
A Friend in Need (12 May 1976)
By Bread Alone (19 May 1976)
The Chosen (26 May 1976)
Parasites (2 June 1976)
New Arrivals (9 June 1976)
Over The Hills (16 June 1976)
New World (23 June 1976)

Series Three
Manhunt (16 March 1977)
A Little Learning (23 March 1977)
Law of the Jungle (30 March 1977)
Mad Dog (6 April 1977)
Bridgehead (13 April 1977)
Reunion (20 April 1977)
The Peacemaker (27 April 1977)
Sparks (4 May 1977)
The Enemy (11 May 1977)
The Last Laugh (18 May 1977)
Long Live the King (1 June 1977)
Power (8 June 1977)

Remake
Survivors (2008-2010)

References

Periodicals

  • Journal of British Cinema and Television vol.10 no.2 (2013) pp.321-339 – article (Acting in the new world: studio and location realism in Survivors by Richard Hewett)
  • Radio Times vol.211 no.2740 (15 May 1976) p.66 – article
  • Starburst Special no.54 Star Trek pp.32-37 – illustrated interview with Carolyn Seymour (Romulan war bird by Nick Joy)
  • TV Zone no.169 (November 2003) pp.50-53 – illustrated interviews with Carolyn Seymour, Lucy Fleming and Ian McCulloch (Still surviving by David Richardson)
  • TV Zone Special no.60 Yearbook (December 2004) pp.62-64, 66 illustrated interviews with Denis Lill and Lorna Lewis (Approaches to survival by Anthony Brown)