Survivors series one on DVD

By Rich Cross   Last updated on 23 December 2020, 12:56:37

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


Menu screen from disc one of the first series DVD release

 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
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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 Cross, R. (2021). 'Survivors series one on DVD,' [online] Survivors: A World Away, 31 January. Available at: https://www.survivors-mad-dog.org.uk/a-world-away/Basics_DVD_One.php. Accessed on: 20 June 2024.

 
   

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