A group of commuter train passagers are put in accidental suspended animation and emerge years later into a devastated world.
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 Leo Nixon (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Ian Hart (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Anita Nixon (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Roe Germaine (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Jean Wilson (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Mick Sizer (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Austin Danforth (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Colin Wallis (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Harriet Ambrose (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Jandra Nixon (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Hild (5 episodes, 1999)
Phil Smeeton ...
 Hornrim (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jonathan Geddes (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Midwife (2 episodes, 1999)
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A group of train passengers, including a policeman (Ian Hart) a wanted criminal (Mick Sizer) and an M.O.D. scientist (Harriet Ambrose) are travelling to Sheffield when their train crashes inside a tunnel and a strange gas envelopes them. When they awake, they find that Harriet froze them all so they could survive the giant meteor impact that destroyed the rest of the world. Now, they seem to be the only survivors of the human race in a world overrun with tropical plants and patrolled by packs of man-eating dogs. Written by R. Magrath

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Referenced in This Morning with Richard Not Judy: Episode #2.7 (1999) See more »

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A chilling suspense story
27 May 1999 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

There was too much hype over this series at the start, but as the series continued there was no advertising at all. However I really quite enjoyed this series. For once it is the common British public trapped in an apocalyptic tale. From start to finish you hang on to every emotion and problem that the survivors suffer. Incredibly moving in parts and quite chilling, this story was certainly worth the £4 Million to make it, Carlton T.V.'s highest ever payment to produce a show. Great story with a number of interesting twists at the end. Definitely worth watching.


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