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

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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)
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 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)
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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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Dead set: Muerte en directo  »

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Charlie Brooker makes a cameo as a zombie. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) See more »

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very very surprised how good this was.
28 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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