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 Anna (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Mac (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Paul (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Jay (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Neil Valentine (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Meg (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Sarah (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2011)
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 DCI Armstrong (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Natalie (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Tremlett (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Steve (5 episodes, 2011)
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 DC Firth (5 episodes, 2011)
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 John (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Alice (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Polus (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Vicky (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Supt. Clement (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Helen (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Phil (3 episodes, 2011)
Zach Morris ...
 Sam (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fred (2 episodes, 2011)
Philip Bird ...
 Mr. Peterson (2 episodes, 2011)
Genevieve Barr ...
 Maddy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Eric (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Higgy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tracy (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva Dagoo ...
 Fade Girl (2 episodes, 2011)
Glen Stanway ...
 Fade Stalker / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. The Fades can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it's up to Paul to stop him - and all of the dead - from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race. Written by BBC Publicity

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To emphasize that The Fades were getting more tangible, the character of Natalie (a Fade who became tangible again over the course of the series) didn't make any noise in her first appearances. Not even her footsteps made any noise until she ran away from Neil at the party in the church. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.30 (2011) See more »

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Developed pretty well till episode 4 and then it was way too rushed
23 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the problems with this show pretty much stem from the rushed ending. Through episode 4 everything was entertaining enough; probably an 8.3 or so but then the booster rockets ignited and a lot of weight (i.e. subplots and believability) were jettisoned in order to fit what probably was intended to be another seasons worth of plot into 2 episodes. So, most of the side characters became plot devices instead of people and what could have been somewhat believable developments, given enough time, became lobotomizingly absurd. It is a shame too because I think the writers had a lot more story to tell and they could write some believable and interesting characters. I think they knew they were going to be canceled though and decided to give some kind of ending even though it basically ruined it for me.

I can't recommend this show but there were some performances that I think are worth mentioning. Mac steels the show for me as his character is very well performed, mostly well written, and given some evocative scenes that left quite an impression. Neil, is another mostly well written character, well performed and is my favorite anti-hero of the show. Also, Anna and Paul need to be mentioned for similar reasons.


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