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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Series cast summary:
Beth Cordingly ...
 Veronica 5 episodes, 2008
Kathleen McDermott ...
Brian Belo ...
 Brain Belo / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Paul 'Bubble' Ferguson ...
 Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Nick Turner ...
 Scott the Production Staff 5 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 ...
Helen Adams ...
 Helen Adams 4 episodes, 2008
 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


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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Comedy | Drama | Horror


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Release Date:

27 October 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dead set: Muerte en directo  »

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(5 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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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 »


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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very very surprised how good this was.
28 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

What can i say, i was expecting really bad zombies and really bad horror from dead set, and i'm glad to say i was pleasantly surprised.

although the acting wasn't amazing the rest of the programme was excellent, the zombies looked good, the special effects where OK and i really enjoyed the jerky camera angles.

although any fan of horror wont find this scary (think dawn of the dead 2004 or 28 days later) it was very enjoyable.

Channel 4 have done a great job making something original for a TV audience, i can honestly say i have not seen any original "horror" programming this good on TV since Ghost Watch about 15 years ago.

well done channel 4!

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