The Last Train (1999)

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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)
Dinita Gohil ...
 Anita Nixon (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Roe Germaine (6 episodes, 1999)
Janet Dale ...
 Jean Wilson (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Mick Sizer (6 episodes, 1999)
James Hazeldine ...
 Austin Danforth (6 episodes, 1999)
Steve Huison ...
 Colin Wallis (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Harriet Ambrose (6 episodes, 1999)
Amita Dhiri ...
 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)
Flo Wilson ...
 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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Post apocalypse drama, cliched but great
21 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At a time when ITV was struggling to make drama that did not revolve around a rose tinted view of the fifties or was based in a medical practise in the Derbyshire hills this post apocalyptic (forgive the corny cliche) drama came as a welcome surprise. With a cast of familiar faces but no real stars this was 6 episodes of excellent well written and characterised drama. The similarity with Survivors is evident. The main character in Survivors searched for her son, in The Last Train the main character searched for her former lover. Still they both got into scrapes to entertain us.

Commendable performances from James Hazeldine and Treva Etienne and a truly moving death scene form Amita Dhiri (remember that punch in This Life) but more than this was a taut plot that had twists and turns but was still focussed.

I would hope The Last Train would be released on DVD sometime soon, It was great.


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