Survivors:
The Basics

Details of the release of series one of Survivors on DVD in 2003

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  Menu screen from disc one of the first series DVD release

Survivors series one on DVD

In October 2003, the first series of Survivors was released on DVD, in a four-disc set by DD Video. Special features included in the release were:

  • Episode commentaries on The Fourth Horseman (with director Pennant Roberts and actress Carolyn Seymour [Abby]) and Law and Order (with Lucy Fleming [Jenny] and Ian McCulloch [Greg])

  • On-camera interviews with Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Pennant Roberts, Tanya Ronder [Lizzie] and Carolyn Seymour

  • A photo gallery of BBC promotion stills and behind-the-scenes shots by Lucy Fleming

  • Mute cine-camera footage from the Hampton Court shoot of the first series finale A Beginning

  • Fully-illustrated Viewing Notes booklet, documenting the history of the programme and introducing each of the thirteen episodes of the series, authored by consultant on the release Andy Priestner

The series was simultaneously re-released on a set of three double-pack VHS PAL videos, also available in a combined six-tape box-set.

Reviewing the release for Ultimate DVD David Richardson declared the show: A sobering, unsensationalized 70s drama... intelligent storytelling is complemented by powerful performances... Still relevant almost three decades on (Issue 48, 2003).

Scenes from the special features section of the Survivors series one DVD

Screen-captures from the special features section of the series one Survivors DVD set, featuring Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant), Tanya Ronder (Lizzie Willoughby), Pennant Roberts (director), Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) and Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston).

Related pages on this site: Series one press advertisements; Series one DVD studio day photo gallery.

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Survivors: The Basics

An introduction to Survivors
Episode guide
Themes and plot 'arcs'
Survivors: main characters
Survivors on satellite & cable TV
The BBC Worldwide video release
The Sovereign Video re-release
The DD Video re-release
Survivors series one on DVD

Survivors series two on DVD
Survivors series three on DVD
Survivors three series DVD box-set
Survivors Italian DVD releases
Survivors Region 1 DVD box-set
Survivors novelisations
'Making of' and Survivors Guide Books
Fanzines and other publications
Reviving and remaking Survivors

 

 
Front cover of The End of the World?: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors

Cover price: £ 12.99.

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The End of the World?

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to all aspects of Survivors is provided in The End of the World?: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors, co-authored by Rich Cross and Andy Priestner. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, the book includes: Guides to the production of each of the three series of the show; reviews and analysis of all 38 episodes; assessments of the core themes of each series; character and location guides... and much more besides.

Published by Telos Publishing in December 2005, the title is currently out of print. An announcement about plans for the publication of an updated edition of the book will be made in 2016.


 

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Behind-the-scenes:Unseen series one location shots
Books: Survivors book: The End of the World? | Survivors book: Worlds Apart
Terry Nation study - Bignell and O'Day | Terry Nation study - Turner | Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Survivors
Cast and crew: Memorabilia 2011 | Pennant Roberts: 1940-2010
DVDs: Series 1 DVD | Series 2 DVD | Series 3 DVD | DVD news
DVD studio day photo galleries: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3
Interviews: Jonathan Bignell | Peter Duncan | Don Shaw | Roger Monk | Alwyn W Turner | Pete Wallbank
Locations: Genesis: 2005 location finds | Genesis: 2013 location finds | Genesis: Greg Preston's home
Gone Away: 2013 location finds | Hampton Court interiors | The Last Laugh locations
TV: 'The Cult of...' Survivors | Survivors Australian trailer | See The Enemy in 'TV Heaven'
Writing: Writings on Survivors | SciFi Now: Survivors | Action TV: Survivors
More: 'Goofs and Gaffes' | Survivors at the BFI | Survivors in SFX 'best ever' poll
Survivors on Mastermind | How to annoy a Survivors fan

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