Released today: Survivors – New Dawn 1 audio boxset

BIG FINISH HAVE today (25 November 2021) release the new original Survivors audio boxset New Dawn 1 and new audiobook Ghosts and Demons.

Survivors: New Dawn 1 is available to buy, in both CD and digital download formats, from the Big Finish site.

New audiobook Survivors: Ghosts & Demons, narrated by Carolyn Seymour, is now available to purchase as a digital download .

Survivors: New Dawn 2 will be released in February 2022 and is also available for pre-order. Both releases can be purchased, in both formats, as part of a Big Finish bundle.

A New Dawn Rises for Survivors

Based on Terry Nation’s BBC TV series which ran from 1975-77, Survivors is a post-apocalyptic drama concerning the plight of a group of people who have survived a worldwide plague.

Survivors: New Dawn 1 picks up a couple of decades after the previous Big Finish series with original TV series regulars Carolyn Seymour (as Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (as Jenny Richards) in a renewed fight for survival. This new box sets also features Louise Jameson (as Jackie Burchall), Belinda Lang (as Celia Tate) and Clive Hayward (as John Bedwell).  

Survivors: New Dawn 1 is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set at £19.99 or £16.99 as a download exclusively from this website (Big Finish).

The world has ended. The Death crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population. The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society to create a new future. 

It’s been twenty years since the Death and fifteen years since Abby Grant and Jenny Richards went their separate ways. Britain has a fledgling government based in Cambridge, and some transport and communications infrastructure has been re-established. International links are being forged, and people are looking to the future with hope. But this new order is more fragile than it appears. The worst of human nature has survived along with the best. 

Tethered by Andrew Smith 

Abby Grant is heading home on a tragic mission when she meets an apparent Good Samaritan, who may be nothing of the sort. And in Cambridge, the seat of the New Federal Government, the Prime Minister tasks Law Minister Jenny Richards with a secret assignment. Both women soon find themselves in deadly peril. 

My Generation by Katharine Armitage 

Abby is on the run, and Jenny risks her future to protect her. An old friend, Jackie Burchall, is also eager to help. But when Abby falls in with an activist group called The Veil, it jeopardises everyone. 

Behind You by Roland Moore 

Abby remembers Leonard Cross as the awful children’s entertainer who came to one of her son’s birthday parties before the Death. She doesn’t expect to find herself relying on him as she recovers from injury and tragedy. And he may be even more awful than she knows… 

Carolyn Seymour said: “The challenges facing the survivors in the original TV series were almost insuperable but somehow, every time, there was a little glimmer of hope that came through that good will out and bad will be defeated.  

“Trying to wrench myself back into that part of my life was tough. I’m much less hot-headed than I was in those days. It was hard getting back there but these scripts have been very sensitively written. It’s been a great time.” 

Lucy Fleming added: “I think Abby and Jenny are quite different characters. Abby is quite driven but Jenny has a softer side. But they’ve evolved and come together more. They’ve been getting their heads down and working hard and getting these communities together.  

 “Maybe when we were younger, when we were doing the television series, we were not so sensitive as we are now. Also, the world has changed.” 

Survivors: New Dawn 1 is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set at £19.99 or £16.99 as a download here

Accompanying the box set is a brand new audiobook, Survivors: Ghosts and Demons, written by Ethan Milsea and read by Carolyn Seymour, which is available as a download only at £9.99. 

Big Finish Survivors audio sale – this week only

Big Finish - Survivors audios - sale runs from 22 November to 28 November 2021

AHEAD OF THE release of the new Survivors audiobook and audio drama boxset later this month, Big Finish are offering large discounts on all previous releases in the company’s Survivors audio range.

Discounts are available on all nine series of full-cast Survivors audios and the audiobook version of Terry Nation’s 1976 Survivors novel, narrated by Carolyn Seymour.

All releases are available in both CD and digital download formats (with the exception of series one, first released back in 2014 and now out-of-print on CD).

Best value of all comes with the range of bundles that are available. As CDs are the mostly heavily discounted items, it’s possible to acquire all nine series and the audiobook on CD for less than £100.

These Survivors offers are available exclusively from the Big Finish site until 23:59, UK time, on 28 November 2021.

Forthcoming releases

New audiobook Survivors: Ghosts & Demons will be released as a digital download, and is available to pre-order now.

New full-cast boxset Survivors: New Dawn 1 is also available for pre-order, in both CD and digital download formats.

Survivors: New Dawn 2 will be released in February 2022 and is also available for pre-order. Both releases can also be pre-ordered, in both formats, as part of a Big Finish bundle.


In the latest Big Finish podcast, hosts Nick Briggs and Benji Clifford preview the release later this week of Survivors: New Dawn 1. The pair discuss their enthusiasm for working on the series; the significance of the time-shift that New Dawn is premised on; consider the approach to music and sound design on the release; and share their evident pleasure at the return to the Survivors fray of Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) and Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant).