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The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series 1981) Poster

(1981 TV Mini-Series)

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Each 8-foot-tall triffid prop concealed an operator on a go-kart seat in a fan-cooled, 5-foot diameter base. The base was modelled on a ginseng root. Two of the props were later used in a carnivorous plant display at the Natural History Museum in London, England.
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Elisabeth Sladen, who had worked for producer David Maloney when he was a director on Doctor Who, was offered a role.
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The title sequence, by graphics designer Douglas Burd, was shot on 35mm film and used quantized color levels in stark relief against a black background. Burd was killed during production when his self-made plane crashed during a flight.
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In episode 5, John Duttine's dog Rufus plays Susan's dog, also called Rufus.
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Edmund Pegge was first offered the cameo role of Walter but was not free . So another actor was cast but at 48 hours notice Pegge was hired because the replacement actor had been fired.
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