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The Day of the Triffids | An Englishman in New York | 30 Rock | The South Bank Show | Watch this

27 December 2009 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Day of the Triffids | An Englishman in New York | 30 Rock | The South Bank Show

The Day of the Triffids

9pm, BBC1

John Wyndham's classic science-fiction tale of carnivorous plants gets a 21st-century makeover. The set-up runs as follows: triffids are being cultivated because they're a source of biofuel that's saved the world from global warming. Then, a solar storm hits and lights in the sky largely blind the world's population. The walking Venus flytraps get free. There are a few silly scenes as zombie-like figures stumble around London, but that's to be expected. Dougray Scott as Dr Bill Masen anchors a starry cast, the triffid expert left saying I told you they were dangerous . . .

An Englishman in New York

9pm, ITV1

Suitably ravaged and utterly magnificent, John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp. "The moment I saw Manhattan, I wanted it," says Crisp, and secures Resident Alien »

- Jonathan Wright, Will Dean, Andrew Mueller

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