TV Zone has recently published a feature on the main stars of the BBC’s remake of Terry Nation’s 1975 series Survivors, which features not only Freema Agyeman, but Pete Tyler actor Shaun Dingwall…
Freema and Dingwall appear alongside Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph (Rodrick in Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways) and star of the far-fetched Bonekickers, Julie Graham in a series of hard hitting post-apocalyptic episodes.
This casting carries on a strong link between Doctor Who and Survivors – Terry Nation is the creator of the Daleks, while Survivor‘s producer Terrance Dudley both directed (Meglos) and wrote for Doctor Who (Four to Doomsday, Black Orchid and The King’s Demons). Cast wise, Patrick Troughton (the Doctor 1966-1969), Brian Blessed (King Yrcanos in Mindwarp, 1986), George Baker (Full Circle, 1980), Philip Madoc (Daleks Invasion Earth 2150, 1966, The Brain of Morbius, 1976, The Power of Kroll, 1978), Iain Cuthbertson (memorable conman Garron in The Ribos Operation, 1977), June Brown (The Time Warrior, 1974), David Troughton (The Curse of Peladon, 1972, Midnight, 2008) and Roger Lloyd-Pack (Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel) all appeared in Survivor‘s original series which portrayed a post-plague society struggling to come to terms with life and recent history.
Survivors is expected to hit BBC One in the Autumn. Learn more at survivorsbbctv.wordpress.com