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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 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)
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...
 DC Firth (5 episodes, 2011)
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 John (4 episodes, 2011)
Ruth Gemmell ...
 Alice (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Polus (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Vicky (4 episodes, 2011)
Lloyd Hutchinson ...
 Supt. Clement (4 episodes, 2011)
Daniela Nardini ...
 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)
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 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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Another great supernatural show from the BBC
22 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following on from the launch of Being Human a couple of years back, BBC 3 have struck gold again with The Fades. Teenager Paul (Iain De Caestecker) disturbed by apocalyptic dreams for years stumbles across their possible cause whilst trespassing with his best friend and film referencing geek Mac (Daniel Kaluuya).

Paul like so many characters from great TV shows is not your average teenager, he is special and can see the Fades - the ghosts of people who didn't move on. Now he must help to stop the future he sees in his dreams from coming true.

The show packs a lot of lore and mythology into its first episode and it will be interesting to see how it all comes together.


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