The Basics

Details of the two key guides to Survivors

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Covers of two unofficial guidebooks to Survivors
‘Making of’ and Guidebooks

In 1995, Kevin Marshall self-published a 500-copy print run of The Making of Terry Nation’s Survivors — the product of an extensive period of self-funded research. Comprising short introductory guides to each of the show’s three series, the main component of the book was a set of original interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes creative team. These were supplemented by a series of descriptive reviews of all 38 episodes of Survivors, and a collection of behind-the-scenes photos. Long out-of-print, this title is highly sought after by fans of the series and now changes hands at prices that reflect its collectability.

In December 2005, The End of the World?: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Survivors, written by Rich Cross and Andy Priestner, was published by Telos. Fully-illustrated by dozens or rare and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos, the book provides detailed production essays on the making of each of Survivors’ three series; summaries and reviews of all 38 episodes; guides to the programme’s characters and its filming locations; analysis of efforts to revive the programme; discussion of the show’s influence on the post-apocalyptic genre on the big and small screen; and much more besides. The book includes a Foreword by series one and two director Pennant Roberts.

After being reprinted twice, the title went out-of-print in early 2012. Plans to publish an updated edition of the book are currently on hold.

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. Plans to publish an updated edition of the book are currently on hold.


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Basics: Introduction | Episode guide | Characters | Themes | Videos | DVDs | Novels | 'Making of...' books
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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