Dead Set (2008)

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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House.

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 Kelly (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Patrick (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Riq (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Marky (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Veronica (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Angel (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Space (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Joplin (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Pippa (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Grayson (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Dennis (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Bob (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Brain Belo / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Scott the Production Staff (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Claire (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Sophie (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Colin (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Danny (4 episodes, 2008)
Krishnan Guru-Murthy ...
 Krishnan Guru-Murthy / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Madra Ihegborow ...
 Makeup Girl (4 episodes, 2008)
Maxi Moffat ...
 Gormless (4 episodes, 2008)
Rachel Ogilvy ...
 Angela (4 episodes, 2008)
Kelly Wenham ...
 Chloe (4 episodes, 2008)
Helen Adams ...
 Helen Adams (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (4 episodes, 2008)
Kinga Karolczak ...
 Kinga Karolczak (4 episodes, 2008)
Saskia Howard-Clarke ...
 Saskia Howard-Clarke (4 episodes, 2008)
Makosi Musambasi ...
 Makosi Musambasi (4 episodes, 2008)
Eugene Sully ...
 Eugene Sully (4 episodes, 2008)
Ziggy Lichman ...
 Ziggy Lichman / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Imogen Thomas ...
 Imogen Thomas (4 episodes, 2008)
Marcus Bentley ...
 Marcus Bentley / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
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It's eviction night at the Big Brother house, but something very strange is happening; the dead are coming alive and attacking the living. When zombies attack all of the audience outside, the Big Brother contestants are unaware of the death outside the fan-proof (and zombie-proof) big brother house until the show's runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. Stuck with even less contact with the outside world, the house-mates must sneak out of the house to get supplies, without being seen by the zombies. Written by Jake

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The dress Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace wears is a 'Kylie' from her own 'Unique by Aisleyne' clothing range. Pippa also wears a black 'Nakita' dress from the same range for her fake eviction. See more »

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Kelly runs outside and jumps into a blue truck. When she realizes the keys aren't in the ignition, she gets out and slams the trucks door shut. In the next shot the door is suddenly wide open. See more »

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Truly frightening
6 November 2008 | by (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

Charlie Brooker breaks a number of boundaries in creating this magnificent series - but most importantly, he has written the only zombie television series to date, either in the UK or the US. Although the plot contains more gaping wounds than Davina McCall after a zombie's had a go at her, what it lacks in integrity it makes up for in sheer suspense and terror. The premise is laughable - a zombie outbreak is bringing Britain to its knees, and the only ones unaware of this are locked safely inside the "Big Brother" house - but this little gem turns out to be an extremely frightening experience.

While Big Brother host Davina McCall steals the show, she does not play a particularly challenging role, and finds her initial role of playing a fictional version of herself even more challenging than playing a bloodthirsty zombie. On the other hand, Jaime Winstone and the rest of the cast put in fantastic performances all round. One of the series' only faults is the very shaky and often frustrating camera-work, which can be effective at times in adding to the realistic "documentary feel", but often just makes it difficult to work out what is actually happening on screen.

While making a few jabs at the state of British television and celebrity culture - the world is coming to an end, yet Big Brother is still on - the series also manages to deliver truly terrifying scenes and a great sense of nihilism throughout.


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