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The Fades -- A town left deserted. An Angelic on the edge of desperation. A Fade on the cusp of victory. And a reluctant 17 year old boy with visions of the apocalypse - it all comes down to this final showdown. People will die. Ash will fall. It is inevitable.

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Writer:
Jack Thorne (created by)
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Seasons:
1
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Plot:
A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough... See more »
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Awards:
4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Superb, well crafted show with tons of potential See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 31 of 34)

Lily Loveless ... Anna (7 episodes, 2011)

Daniel Kaluuya ... Mac (6 episodes, 2011)

Iain De Caestecker ... Paul (6 episodes, 2011)

Sophie Wu ... Jay (6 episodes, 2011)

Johnny Harris ... Neil Valentine (6 episodes, 2011)

Claire Rushbrook ... Meg (6 episodes, 2011)

Natalie Dormer ... Sarah (6 episodes, 2011)

Tom Ellis ... Mark (6 episodes, 2011)

Robbie Gee ... DCI Armstrong (6 episodes, 2011)

Jenn Murray ... Natalie (5 episodes, 2011)

Francis Magee ... Dr. Tremlett (5 episodes, 2011)

Chris Mason ... Steve (5 episodes, 2011)

Theo Barklem-Biggs ... DC Firth (5 episodes, 2011)

Joe Dempsie ... John (4 episodes, 2011)
Ruth Gemmell ... Alice (4 episodes, 2011)

Ian Hanmore ... Polus (4 episodes, 2011)

Eleanor Matsuura ... Vicky (4 episodes, 2011)
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Supt. Clement (4 episodes, 2011)
Daniela Nardini ... Helen (4 episodes, 2011)

Craig Conway ... Phil (3 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Hodgkin ... Fade (3 episodes, 2011)
Zach Morris ... Sam (2 episodes, 2011)

Brandon Robinson ... Fred (2 episodes, 2011)
Philip Bird ... Mr. Peterson (2 episodes, 2011)
Genevieve Barr ... Maddy (2 episodes, 2011)

James Greene ... Eric (2 episodes, 2011)
Karl Collins ... Higgy (2 episodes, 2011)

Sophia La Porta ... Tracy (2 episodes, 2011)
Fiaz Ali ... Student (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva Dagoo ... Fade Girl (2 episodes, 2011)
Glen Stanway ... Fade Stalker / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Farren Blackburn (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Shankland (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Jack Thorne (7 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Angie Daniell .... co-producer (1 episode, 2011)
Susan Hogg .... executive producer (1 episode, 2011)
Caroline Skinner .... producer (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Thomson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephan Pehrsson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Luke Dunkley (3 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Tabern (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Julie Harkin (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Catrin Meredydd (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Fabrice Spelta (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Claire Nia Richards (1 episode)
 
Series Costume Design by
Emma Fryer (6 episodes, 2011)

Diana Moseley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (7 episodes, 2011)
Garry Marriott .... contact lens effects (6 episodes, 2011)
Laura Schalker .... hair & make-up supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Sally Crouch .... trainee makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Nina Pratley .... makeup trainee (2 episodes, 2011)

Nicola Buck .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Peta Dunstall .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Patt Foad .... make up trainee (unknown episodes)
Paul McGuinness .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Emma Scott .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Storey .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Foster .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Scrivener .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Marco Ciglia .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Glyn Harper .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Steve Register .... property master (7 episodes, 2011)
Simon Riley .... standby props (7 episodes, 2011)
Ben Bagley .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Boyton .... scenic artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Hemy .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2011)
James Mannell .... props (6 episodes, 2011)
Antoine Robin .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Dean Spicksley .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Graham Ward .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Wildman .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2011)

Kimberley Fahey .... set decorator buyer (unknown episodes)
Anthony Rutter .... standby prop (unknown episodes)
Greg Staples .... concept artist (unknown episodes)
Richard Usher .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Philip Clements .... foley editor (7 episodes, 2011)
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer (7 episodes, 2011)
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist / foley recordist/editor (7 episodes, 2011)
Alex Ellerington .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Juraj Mravec .... foley editor / foley recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Tom Oliver .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Richardson .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Graham Tait .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2011)
Craig Burns .... boom operator: dailies (3 episodes, 2011)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
James Kum .... boom operator: second unit / sound assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paul McGuinness .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Khalid El Khouani .... visual effects production assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Alexis Haggar .... visual effects supervisor (7 episodes, 2011)
Mark Maltby .... online editor: The Look (7 episodes, 2011)
Ken Turner .... visual effects artist (7 episodes, 2011)
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (7 episodes, 2011)
Pragti Wadhwa .... compositor (7 episodes, 2011)
Antony Sofokleous .... conform assistant: The Look (6 episodes, 2011)
Ravindar Reddy Bhavanam .... digital effects artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Roger Serrabassa Vilar .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Ian Pead .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Rashid Phoenix .... stunt performer: parkour (2 episodes, 2011)

Adam Brashaw .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Des Willie .... still photographer (7 episodes, 2011)
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Gary Norman .... grip (6 episodes, 2011)

Julius Ogden .... focus puller: a camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting Department
Kate Ringsell .... casting associate (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kat Cappellazzi .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2011)
Chloe Flanagan .... costume trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Jane Leonard .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Thomas Urbye .... colourist: The Look (7 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Cannings .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Dan Marbrook .... post producer: The Look (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator (7 episodes, 2011)
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra (7 episodes, 2011)
Goetz Botzenhardt .... music mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Iain Cooke .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Dunkley .... conductor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Cookson .... script editor (7 episodes, 2011)
Jethro Ensor .... location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Anne Frederick .... publicist (7 episodes, 2011)
Nic Benns .... title designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Booton .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Burrows .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Dorothee Freytag .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Jacqueline Graham .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (6 episodes, 2011)
Yusoof Patel .... production runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Richards .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Duncan Laing .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Claire Chang .... script supervisor: second unit (2 episodes, 2011)

Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Nikki Chamberlin .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
David Harwood .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Katie Neal .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Esther Springer .... script editor (unknown episodes)
 

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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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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Superb, well crafted show with tons of potential, 21 October 2011
Author: markjohnevans79 from United Kingdom

What can I say about this show other than its great.

Interesting, well developed characters you really care about. An original story with compelling subplots. The mostly young, mostly unknown actors all play their parts with heart and soul. All in all a well acted, well thought out new show.

Recently I began to watch two new shows, this one and Terra Nova. Whilst I was fully aware of Terra Nova (and it was hard not to be with all the money Fox threw at advertising it) I found The Fades entirely by accident (and was already 4 episodes in). After watching the first episode of The Fades I was hooked and immediately dived into the other three. After watching the first three episodes of Terra Nova I decided not to watch anymore. These two shows highlight the current gulf in quality between American and British sci-fi/ fantasy with America starting to really fall behind (with honourable exceptions to Supernatural and The Walking Dead). Whilst Terra Nova boasts a massive budget and tons of CGI, its characters are weak, its plots are derivative and clichéd and all around is frankly uninteresting. The Fades has a tenth of its budget but manages to stand head and shoulders above it in terms of quality. American shows clearly have no respect for the intelligence of their audience and believe people are simpletons who will clap happily at expensive special effects and big explosions. Therefore, for the moment at least, I think I'm sticking with British shows like The Fades who do not feel they need to hold the hand of the viewer and prefer to rely on well crafted stories than meaningless CGI (then again American shows stopped being about storytelling long ago and these days are simply a vehicle to sell advertising).

The Fades has the potential to run for many years and puts me in mind of another BBC success that came from humble beginnings, Being Human. I can't recommend this show highly enough and if you yearn for fantasy with substance then this show is for you.

As a footnote I'd just like to make a prediction. The date today is Oct 21st 2011. I guarantee at some point in the future an American network will take note of The Fades and, as they always do, rather than simply re-showing the British version will remake it for American audiences. It'll boast a bigger budget but will end up, as every other one has, a pale imitation of a better quality original. It's about time the main American networks (and those who enjoy their p*ss poor programming) had a bit of humility and realised that their way is not automatically the best way.

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