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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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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 Alex (5 episodes, 2008)
Beth Cordingly ...
 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)
Kathleen McDermott ...
 Pippa (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Grayson (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Davina McCall (5 episodes, 2008)
Cavan Clerkin ...
 Dennis (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Bob (5 episodes, 2008)
Brian Belo ...
 Brain Belo / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...
 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
Nick Turner ...
 Scott the Production Staff (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Claire (4 episodes, 2008)
Jennifer Aries ...
 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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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User Reviews

 
outstanding multi layered cynical masterpiece
2 November 2008 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

I was going to say this could have been really bad but the mind of Charlie Brooker probably wasn't going to mess this up, and it delivered on multiple layers. brilliant acting, brilliant characters, possibly too brilliant gore effects. This is so much more than a zombie flick and it really had to be to succeed.

Andy Nyman had many of the best lines but there were so many to go round, including Kathleen Mcdermotts delightfully dense pippa. all of em were engaging and believable, and Jamie Winstone obviously inherited some skills from her dad, she rules her scenes.

watching something like this renews your hope in TV. there's probably more depth than can be consumed in one sitting and its incredibly entertaining to boot. I'll be thinking about this show for the next few days. more please.


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