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

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Great show , original and breathtaking .
12 June 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I really have my expectations lowered these days , most series seem to follow a formula , and while most aren't bad , they aren't good either . Well thats how I feel , and maybe the problem is me watching too many of them .

But every now and then a diamond comes along , a surprise , a series that achieves excellence in so many departments that perfection is within reach . And I don't write these words lightly .

This is one of those diamonds . What a wonderful surprise . This geeky couple of friends will win you over from the first scene . They pulse with life , so fully fleshed a character set I have not seen for a long time . And a great story . So unexpected , so full of twists and turns .

But you get even more . A villain that you can understand . A tortured soul that only wants to live . A group of heroes that has no clear cut mission , having to withstand so much ..

Add excellent acting , atmosphere , a plot that just makes you want more , and here it is lady's and gents , The Fades . I love it , and I bet you will too .


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