A group of commuter train passagers are put in accidental suspended animation and emerge years later into a devastated world.
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Series cast summary:
Sacha Dhawan ...  Leo Nixon 6 episodes, 1999
Christopher Fulford ...  Ian Hart 6 episodes, 1999
Dinita Gohil Dinita Gohil ...  Anita Nixon 6 episodes, 1999
Zoe Telford ...  Roe Germaine 6 episodes, 1999
Janet Dale Janet Dale ...  Jean Wilson 6 episodes, 1999
Treva Etienne ...  Mick Sizer 6 episodes, 1999
James Hazeldine ...  Austin Danforth 6 episodes, 1999
Steve Huison ...  Colin Wallis 6 episodes, 1999
Nicola Walker ...  Harriet Ambrose 6 episodes, 1999
Amita Dhiri ...  Jandra Nixon 5 episodes, 1999
Caroline Carver ...  Hild 5 episodes, 1999
Phil Smeeton Phil Smeeton ...  Hornrim 3 episodes, 1999
Ralph Brown ...  Jonathan Geddes 2 episodes, 1999
Flo Wilson Flo Wilson ...  Midwife 2 episodes, 1999
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A group of train passengers, including a policeman (Ian Hart) a wanted criminal (Mick Sizer) and an M.O.D. scientist (Harriet Ambrose) are travelling to Sheffield when their train crashes inside a tunnel and a strange gas envelopes them. When they awake, they find that Harriet froze them all so they could survive the giant meteor impact that destroyed the rest of the world. Now, they seem to be the only survivors of the human race in a world overrun with tropical plants and patrolled by packs of man-eating dogs. Written by R. Magrath

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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A good, post-apocalyptic drama
10 November 1999 | by jpnSee all my reviews

This six-part mini-series does a good job of describing the journey of a group of individuals that survive an apocalyptic event in modern-day Britain. The tone is dark and depressing, and the writer develops the hopelessness of the story quite well, particularly as the main characters come to realize the brutal reality of the situation that they find themselves in. The acting is reasonable, but is generally overshadowed by the story itself.

Certainly not an uplifting story, but recommended for fans of this sort of thing.


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