Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
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 Kieren Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Jem Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Sue Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Cooper ...
 Steve Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Amy Dyer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Sutton ...
 Gary Kendal (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stephen Thompson ...
 Philip Wilson (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Garti ...
 Duncan Lancaster (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Shirley Wilson (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Pearl Pinder (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Maxine Martin (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Simon Monroe (6 episodes, 2014)
Gerrard Thompson ...
 Dean Halton (6 episodes, 2014)
Fiona Wass ...
 Sandra Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Sara Kestelman ...
 Connie Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Ann Saville ...
 Zoe (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Brian (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Ken Burton (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Vicar Oddie (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sarah Jane Corrigan ...
 Loyal Parishioner (4 episodes, 2014)
Paul Warriner ...
 Dr. Tom Russo (4 episodes, 2014)
Sherry Ormerod ...
 Rose (4 episodes, 2014)
Charlie Kenyon ...
 Henry Lonsdale (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Brenda (4 episodes, 2014)
Eve Gordon ...
 Frankie Kirby (4 episodes, 2014)
Chris Finney ...
 Clive Furness (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Janet Macy (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Bill Macy (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Lisa Lancaster (3 episodes, 2013)
Bryan Parry ...
 Freddie Preston (3 episodes, 2014)
Juliet Ellis ...
 Patty Lancaster (3 episodes, 2013)
Gerard Thompson ...
 Dean (3 episodes, 2013)
Rita Tushingham ...
 Mrs. Lamb (3 episodes, 2014)
Kate Wood ...
 Sylvia Lonsdale (3 episodes, 2014)
Anita Breheny ...
 Denise (3 episodes, 2014)
Daniel Handbridge ...
 PDS Disciple / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Oliver Birch ...
 Giles Weir (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Rick Macy (2 episodes, 2013)
Julian Gorman ...
 Male Zombie (2 episodes, 2013)
Roma Christensen ...
 Little Girl Zombie (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Julian (2 episodes, 2014)
Jordan Jessup ...
 Dad in Hotel (2 episodes, 2014)
Susan Twist ...
 Mrs. Bennett (2 episodes, 2013)
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 John Weston (2 episodes, 2014)
Darren Morfitt ...
 Victor Halperin (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Keith (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Cherie (2 episodes, 2014)
Rachel Levine ...
 Karen (2 episodes, 2014)
Cajun Sanderson ...
 Hilary (2 episodes, 2014)
Tasha Connor ...
 Charlotte Reigns (2 episodes, 2014)
Jack North ...
 Rob (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Iain Monroe (2 episodes, 2014)
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Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

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Anyone who was a zombie during the 'rising' and got the medical treatments are diagnosed with PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome). See more »

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It's mentioned that when the PDS Sufferers were in their untreated state, brain eating was how they got their energy. It's never stated how they got their energy in their treated state, as the drug that keeps them in line only exists to help them function and doesn't actually give them energy. They can't eat or drink anything and are seen using sheep brains as a drug, but that exists only as a high. See more »

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Completely Original Drama
15 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rarely does a drama come along which is original as In the Flesh. I fear that when most people hear it's about zombies they imagine it's a poor man's Walking Dead but actually the two shows have few things in common. The show is all about what happens when zombies are cured and brought back into society.

One of the one hand it is a good supernatural drama. "Rotters", as they tend to be known in this world, actually play a bigger part in the second series. There are rotter attacks and a mythology about a second rising. The whole concept is unique and the writers continually add the the actually pretty small mythos.

On the other hand though the "partially deceased syndrome" sufferers play a very real-world role. They are symbolic of any race or group of people have been segregated and made a prejudice by the majority due to fear and lack of understanding. The key point is that the undead only cause trouble when they are provoked. There are also lots of other issues appearing in the show, like extreme politics and the effect of religion.

A supernatural drama which brilliantly reflects on real world issues, In the Flesh is brilliant. The first series was good but the second series totally eclipses it. I really hope that it will get a third series.


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