The Fades (2010– )

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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... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Anna (7 episodes, 2011)
 Mac (6 episodes, 2011)
 Paul (6 episodes, 2011)
 Jay (6 episodes, 2011)
 Neil Valentine (6 episodes, 2011)
 Meg (6 episodes, 2011)
 Sarah (6 episodes, 2011)
 Mark (6 episodes, 2011)
 DCI Armstrong (6 episodes, 2011)
 Natalie (5 episodes, 2011)
 Dr. Tremlett (5 episodes, 2011)
 Steve (5 episodes, 2011)
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...
 DC Firth (5 episodes, 2011)
 John (4 episodes, 2011)
Ruth Gemmell ...
 Alice (4 episodes, 2011)
 Polus (4 episodes, 2011)
 Vicky (4 episodes, 2011)
Lloyd Hutchinson ...
 Supt. Clement (4 episodes, 2011)
Daniela Nardini ...
 Helen (4 episodes, 2011)
 Phil (3 episodes, 2011)
Zach Morris ...
 Sam (2 episodes, 2011)
 Fred (2 episodes, 2011)
Philip Bird ...
 Mr. Peterson (2 episodes, 2011)
 Maddy (2 episodes, 2011)
 Eric (2 episodes, 2011)
 Higgy (2 episodes, 2011)
 Tracy (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva Dagoo ...
 Fade Girl (2 episodes, 2011)
Glen Stanway ...
 Fade Stalker / ... (2 episodes, 2011)


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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21 September 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Fades: Eglovismenes psyhes  »

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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 »


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

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More Story Less FX
28 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

Well I have to say I loved it...and for the exact reason that there is more of a story to be told instead of holes in a story being filled up and/or hidden behind millions of dollars of CGI and other SPECIAL effects. While yes I will agree that perhaps the first episode was a bit slow at first but then I have found that to be true with some really good books as well as movies. For me..there were just enough effects to make this series special and I hope they keep it going by doing a second season. I'm an American living in the Netherlands and I watch a lot of British T.V. as well as Dutch and in the last few years having the opportunity to watch more movies and shows made in the U.K. I think many of what comes out of the U.K. is fresh and down to matter what the genre. The American market proves it yearly with all the programs that they copy for British television and import it to America and make it nothing like the original.

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